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Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nancy C. Chescheir, MD
Chapel Hill, NC

Associate Editor, Obstetrics
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH
Providence, RI

Associate Editor, Gynecology​
John O. Schorge, MD
Boston, MA​

Associate Editor, Statistics
Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD
Northbrook, IL

Consultant Editor, Web
John R. Fischer, MD
Minneapolis​, MN

Consultant Editor, Journal Club
Nathan S. Fox, MD
New York, NY

Consultant Editor, Journal Club
Rebecca G. Rogers, MD
Austin, TX

Consultant Editor, CME
Roger P. Smith, MD
Boca Raton, FL

Consultant Editor, Clinical Conundrums
Mark A. Turrentine, MD
Houston, TX

Editors Emeritus
Roy M. Pitkin, MD
2001-present 

James R. Scott, MD
2013-present 

Editorial Board (2018-2019​​​​​)

Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH, Providence, RI
Amy M. Autry, MD, San Francisco, CA
John D. Buek, MD, Washington, DC
​Marianne L. Burda, MD, PhD, MA, Wexford, PA
Jodi S. Dashe, MD, Dallas, TX
Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, MSCE, Seattle, WA
Sherif A. El-Nashar, MBBCh, MSc, MS, PhD, Cleveland, OH
Abimbola O. Famuyide, MBBS, Rochester, MN
Saketh R. Guntupalli, MD, Denver, CO
Keith A. Hansen, MD, Sioux Falls, SD
Wendy F. Hansen, MD, Lexington, KY
Torri D. Metz, MD, MS, Salt Lake City, UT
​​Scott M. Petersen, MD, Washington, DC
Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, San Antonio, TX
Jamie L. Resnik, MD, La Jolla, CA
Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, Birmingham, AL
Stephanie Ros, MD, MSCI, Tampa, FL
Dale W. Stovall, MD, Dallas, TX
Gretchen S. Stuart, MD, MPHTM, Chapel Hill, NC
James L. Whiteside, MD, MA, Cincinnati, OH​​​
Jason D. Wright, MD, New York, NY


Editorial Staff

Senior Director and Managing Editor
Rebecca S. Benner

Senior Manuscript Editor
Denise Shields

Production Editor
Stephanie Casway

​Editorial Administrator
Randi Y. Zung

​​Editorial Assistant
​Daniel Mosier

​​Editorial Assistant
​Katie McDermott

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Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, is Professor ​of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Chescheir has served on several of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' national committees and the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board. She was one of the principal editorial task force members for the fifth edition of the College's Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month for ​patients. She is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a past president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Chescheir has authored more than 75 journal articles and book chapters related to her primary research interests in prenatal diagnosis, maternal-fetal surgery, patient safety and quality, and international health. In 2001–2002, Dr. Chescheir participated in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women. She served as the chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Chescheir spent half of her time as the chief of staff and head of obstetrics and gynecology at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. (Photo courtesy of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2016.)

Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a practicing maternal–fetal medicine specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. The author of many peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Rouse served on the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board from 2002 to 2007 and was Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics, Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, from 2006 to 2011. He was an Associate Editor of the 22nd edition of Williams Obstetrics, is an author of the current (23rd) edition, and is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Practice Bulletin Committee-Obstetrics. For 12 years, Dr. Rouse has been a Principal Investigator in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, in which he led a major trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in children born preterm and another of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm birth in women carrying twins.

John O. Schorge, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. He completed OB/GYN residency at the integrated Brigham & Women's Hospital-Mass General program and gynecologic oncology fellowship at 'the Brigham.' Dr. Schorge served on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for eight years before returning to Mass General in 2008, where he served as Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He is an editor of Williams’ Gynecology, has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and is a board examiner in both obstetrics & gynecology and gynecologic oncology.

Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD, attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate biology (Phi Beta Kappa), medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha) and post-graduate training in Pediatrics. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio followed by board certification in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. During his cardiology fellowship, he completed an M.Sc. in Biometry from Case Western Reserve University, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Riggs was on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. While serving as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, he obtained a Master's degree in biostatistics and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where his doctoral thesis was on non-typeable H. flu colonization among children in day care centers and comparison of three methods of modeling transmission. He also completed post graduate training in computer simulations and non-linear systems at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems in the Department of Physics, University of Michigan and did a postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology in the Department of Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he helped develop a computer model of T-cell motion and cellular interactions within a lymph node, based on in vitro real time studies. Dr. Riggs retired from medical practice in 2011 as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at University of Michigan Medical School. He also worked as a research scientist at the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he assisted attending physicians, fellows and residents in clinical study design and data analyses. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Pediatric Research and has authored more than 90 articles in the fields of pediatrics, fetal and neonatal echocardiography, maternal-fetal medicine, immunology, surgery, infectious disease transmission and epidemiology. Dr. Riggs is keenly interested in applying quantitative methods to advance evidence-based medicine.

John R. Fischer, MD, is Division Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fischer was formerly Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He started his medical career as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force and then completed residency training at Wright State University and Urogynecology Fellowship training at Indiana University. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. He was director of the Female Pelvic Floor and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed, and was the residency program director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. His research interests include the effects of pregnancy, labor, and delivery on the pelvic floor and surgical education. He was previously on the Editorial Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and now serves as the Consultant Web Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, ​is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Integration at Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin. She is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves on the subspecialty Board for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She served as the subspecialty representative to the ACOG Executive Board. Her clinical practice focuses on both the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Rogers has received funding from the NIH to study the effects of pregnancy and delivery on pelvic floor disorders and was funded through NICHD as a member of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. Her current research interests focus on patient reported outcomes development and value based care.

Roger P. Smith, MD, is Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Smith has served on or chaired several of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' national committees and served on the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board. He holds leadership positions with the Association of Professors of Obstetrics (APGO), the Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and other professional organizations. He has served on the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chaired the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Education Committee, and has served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the author of approximately 180 peer-reviewed articles, books and chapters and oversaw the revision and reuse of some of the classic​ Frank Netter texts and illustrations, such as The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Reproductive System.

Nathan S. Fox, MD, is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also a Vice President of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, PLLC, in New York City. Dr. Fox completed medical school and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is actively involved in patient care, including comprehensive Obstetric care as well as a consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine, including maternal care, diagnostic ultrasound and fetal diagnosis. He is also actively involved in research, with a particular focus on multiple gestation, diagnostic ultrasound, and preterm birth, and has authored many peer reviewed publications. Dr. Fox has won several teaching awards for resident and medical student education, and serves as a research mentor and teacher for students in middle school, high school, college, medical school, and residency.

Mark A. Turrentine, MD, is a Professor and Director of Research for the Division of Gynecologic and Obstetric Specialists in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is actively involved in patient care in both obstetrics and gynecology. He is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of and currently Chair of the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists’ Committee on Practice Bulletins – Obstetrics. Dr. Turrentine’s research interest include clinical obstetrics and infectious disease.​

2018–2019 Editorial Board

Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Science (Section of Medical Education) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has been at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI since 2007 in the Division of Ambulatory Care. She completed her medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency Program. She stayed at Harvard Medical School to pursue a Fellowship in Family Planning. She is Director of the Ryan Residency Training Program in family planning for the OB/GYN residency at Brown and of Family Planning services for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center at Women and Infants Hospital. She is also co-director of the scholarly concentration in Women’s Reproductive Health for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is co-Editor of a textbook on contraception for women with medical problems and has contributed to national guidelines for the Society of Family Planning and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Allen has also served on ACOG’s Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology and the Patient Education Editorial Board.

Amy M. Autry, MD, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. She received her medical training at Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. She is the Residency Director and Director of Graduate Medical Education in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. Since serving 3 years in the US Army, where she was stationed in Germany, she has worked in education, initially at the Medical College of Wisconsin, then back at UCSF since 2001. She served on the CREOG question writing committee, as well as the NBME question writing committee, is a board examiner and just recently completed her 2-year term as President of APGO (Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics). She was the Program Chair of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society in 2015 and is past President of the San Francisco Gyn Society. Dr. Autry’s current research activities revolve around education and education innovations. She is interested in faculty attrition and the impact of educational innovations implementation. Most recently, she has focused on education and skills transfer on a global level in collaboration with the Ob/Gyn Department at Mulago Hospital, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She has published an article in Obstetrics & Gynecology on remote teaching of basic surgical skills. Dr. Autry was the primary investigator on an APGO educational grant developing a curriculum for learners in underserved settings both internationally and nationally. Her program received Song Brown Funding from the state of California to recruit and train learners in low resource settings particularly in California. She travels to Uganda quarterly, mostly for skills transfer and research collaboration.

John D. Buek, MD, is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Temple University School of Medicine (AOA) and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Hawaii. After graduation he served four years active duty and 16 years in the Air Force Reserves at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews AFB. Dr. Buek started his civilian career in academic medicine at Georgetown University in 2001. He has spent the past 12 years as Residency Program Director at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. He has received multiple teaching awards including the National CREOG Award for Excellence in Resident Education and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Buek has served on the CREOG exam committee, ACOG Simulation Working Group and is an ABOG oral board examiner. Areas of interest include educational research and minimally invasive surgery.

Marianne L. Burda, MD, PhD, MA, is the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Research at Chillicothe VA Medical Center. She is from Pittsburgh, PA. She has a B.S. in Biology from Marquette University and attended medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University College of Medicine). She also has a Master's Degree in Theology and a Ph.D. in Health Care Ethics from Duquesne University. Dr. Burda was the first physician to complete the Veterans Health Administration‘s Advanced Interdisciplinary Simulation Fellowship. Her clinical practice focused on comprehensive ob/gyn across women’s lifespan. Her areas of research include reproductive ethics, professionalism, and ethics simulation education. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Jodi S. Dashe, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is the Director of Prenatal Diagnosis at Parkland Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Dashe received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MD from Yale Medical School. She completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and abstracts on topics related to obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and medical complications of pregnancy. She is actively involved in resident and fellow education in sonography and has led the Ultrasound Scientific Forum of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). She has served on the Editorial Review and Publications Committees of the SMFM, has chaired the Publications Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and an Editor of Williams Obstetrics.

Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, MSCE, is a practicing OBGYN Hospitalist at Swedish Medical Center, First Hill in Seattle, Washington. She joins the board as the representative from the Society of OBGYN Hospitalists. Her undergraduate work was completed at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and her Medical Education and Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her current position she was an Assistant Professor and Resident Research Director at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she was recognized by the residents and her patients for excellence in education. In her current position Dr Dunsmoor-Su is the consultant for the academic family practice physicians, supervises and teaches residents and fellows and is provider for all unassigned patients who present to labor and delivery. Dr Dunsmoor-Su’s research and practice interests include basic obstetric care, reducing cesarean delivery rates, chronic female pelvic pain, and bridging the gap between out of hospital birth providers and physicians.

Sherif A. El-Nashar, MBBCh, MSc, MS, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; and is an attending physician at the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MacDonald Women’s Hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio. Dr. El-Nashar is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As a clinician, he serves women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and other pelvic floor dysfunctions. Dr. El-Nashar graduated with honors from Assiut University School of Medicine, Egypt where he also completed a residency and obtained a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. El-Nashar completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. El-Nashar also holds a Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical and Translational Research from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. As of April 20, 2017, Dr. El-Nashar has over 140 publications including 60 peer-reviewed publications (H-index of 17). Dr. El-Nashar research interest includes: pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, gynecologic surgery, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, abnormal uterine bleeding, research methodology and evidence based medicine.

Abimbola (Ola) Famuyide, MBBS, is Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota and a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon. He holds appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, and has examining privileges in Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Famuyide is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Pearls of Exxcellence, and serves as a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, letters and non-peer reviewed articles in journals including the Harvard Business Review. His areas of interest include outcomes research in abnormal uterine bleeding and obstetric safety.

Saketh R. Guntupalli, MD, is Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at Denver. He received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston. After completing his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, he completed a three-year fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Guntupalli serves as director of the fellowship program in women’ cancer as well as director of the Placenta Accreta Response Team (PART) at the University of Colorado Hospital. He has been extensively involved in clinical research focusing on improvement of post-operative quality outcomes and is the principal investigator for the Gynecologic Oncology Group/NRG research consortium at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. He serves on numerous committees with the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists including vice-chair for legislative affairs and co-chair of the task force on women in clinical trials. Dr. Guntupalli has a focused interest in international-global health and has lectured extensively throughout the world on gynecologic surgery and cancer therapeutics and has received numerous awards for his patient care and surgical expertise.​

Keith A. Hansen, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Pediatrics at Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD, as well as Reproductive Endocrinologist at Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He trained in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Combined Federal Fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and at the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of the National Institutes of Child Health and Development. His bibliography includes investigations into the genomics of endometriosis, immunology of reproduction, pelvic adhesions, genetics of hyperprolactinemia and other conditions, as well as clinical treatment of endometriosis.

Wendy F. Hansen, MD, is Professor and John W. Greene, Jr., MD Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky. She is a Michigan native, attending the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and Northwestern University for Medical School, graduating AOA. Internship, residency, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship were all completed at the University of North Carolina. She has worked as a faculty member both at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa before joining the University of Kentucky in 2004 as Associate Professor and Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In 2010, she became John W. Greene, Jr., MD Chair of the Department. In July 2012, she became Professor while continuing as Chair. Research interests include preterm labor, substance abuse, and breastfeeding. Major accomplishments and honors include: APGO Scholar and Leaders (2003), APGO Excellence in Teaching (1996, 2006), CREOG Excellence in Teaching (2009), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Board of Directors (2006–2009), authored the MFM Fellowship application and led its accreditation at the University of Kentucky starting in 2008, MFM Fellowship Director (2008–2010), University of Kentucky Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director (2008–2012), ELAM (Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for women, Drexel University College of Medicine; class of 2011–2012), and Co-Chair of the Search Committee for Executive Vice President for Health Affairs for the University of Kentucky (2017).

Torri Metz, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at University of Utah Health.  Dr. Metz completed both her medical school and residency training at the University of Colorado. She then went on to complete her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship and Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at the University of Utah in 2012. Dr. Metz currently chairs the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Affairs Committee and is a member of the ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics. She has received numerous teaching awards including the ACOG District VIII Mentor of the Year Award, and the National CREOG Award for Excellence in Resident Education. Her research interests include marijuana use in pregnancy, maternal congenital heart disease, and factors influencing mode of delivery.​

Scott M. Petersen, MD, is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has a B.S. in Biology (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Oregon and attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He completed residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is on the Board of Directors for the Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and an education committee member for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). He is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and recently completed his tenure as the residency program director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. He served 24 years in the Army Medical Corps and received multiple awards to include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the “A” designator for academic achievement and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit. Dr. Petersen is a technical advisor to the Survive and Thrive program advancing global health initiatives and education and serves on the Global Operations Advisory Group for ACOG. He serves as a reviewer for multiple peer- reviewed journals including, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Editorial Board member), Transfusion, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Journal of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. He currently serves as the Armed Forces District (AFD) Army section chair, has been named the AFD mentor of the year, and is the AFD Champion for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders for ACOG. His research interests include prenatal diagnosis, novel fetal therapies, medical student and resident education, and global health.

Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, is Professor, practicing maternal-fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio where he serves as Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Maternal Transport and Outreach Program. Dr. Ramsey received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1987 and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN in 1998 and subsequently completed subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he remained on faculty until 2009. He also received his Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama in 2003. Dr. Ramsey is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG) and International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). He has previously served as the Associate Member Representative on the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Executive Board. He has served two terms on the national ACOG Executive Board initially as the Chair of the ACOG Junior Fellows College Advisory Council and subsequently as Young Physician-at-Large. He is the Founder and Director of the annual ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting Medical Student Course started in 2006. He has also served ACOG as the Junior Fellow Advisor for ACOG District XI, Junior Fellow Chair for District VII, and various committees. He is currently the Vice Chair for ACOG Section 5 in District XI. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 5 book chapters, and over 130 scientific abstracts. He also served on the editorial board for sixth edition of the College's patient education resource, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month published in 2015. Dr. Ramsey has led several randomized trials and his work was recognized with the Roy M. Pitkin award from Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2006 and 2008. His research focuses on the diagnosis and management of preterm labor, preterm birth prevention and prevention of adverse neonatal outcomes.

Jamie L. Resnik, MD, is currently a Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California at San Diego. She received her undergraduate degree at Yale University, and the received her medical degree at UCSD. She completed her residency training at UCSD, as well, and has been on the faculty there ever since. She has been involved with medical education both at the medical student and resident level in the field of simulation. She has also been active with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, having served on the Committees for Obstetrical Practice and Gynecological Practice, as well as serving on the Editorial Board for Clinical Updates in Women’s Health.

Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, is the J Marion Sims Endowed Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology & Geriatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Research Director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Director of the Urogynecology Care and Genitorectal Disorders Clinics and Ambulatory Clinics. She is past President of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and currently serves as the SGS Liaison to the ACOG Gynecology Practice Comm​ittee, of which she served as a member from 2006-2009. She currently serves as an Editor of International Urogynecology Journal and is the North American representative to the International Urogynecology Association Advisory Board. She was the Principal Investigator of the NIDDK-sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network and, currently PI of the NICHD-sponsored Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. She oversees other NIH and industry sponsored research. She was also the recipient of a 10-year mid-career award (K24-NIDDK) in patient oriented pelvic floor research and mentors many investigators. Dr Richter has received numerous awards and is involved in didactic and research initiatives with residents, medical students, and fellows. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers. Dr Richter has a strong interest in treating vesicovaginal fistulas and has visited Africa regularly over the past 12 years, and serves on the Board of Directors of the World Wide Fistula Fund. In 2010, the National Association for Continence acknowledged the UAB as the first Center of Excellence in the United States, which was renewed in 2014.

Stephanie Ros, MD, MSCI, is an Assistant Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, where she is part of a busy academic practice overseeing fellows, residents, and medical students. She is also the Associate Program Director for the Ob-Gyn residency program, and has won several awards for teaching. She currently serves on the ACOG Committee on Genetics. Her clinical interests include genetics, recurrent pregnancy loss, the impact of Zika infection in pregnancy, and general clinical obstetrics.

Dale W. Stovall, MD, is the program chair and obstetrics and gynecology residency director at Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC). He is board certified in both Ob/Gyn (since 1993) and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI, since 1994). Dr. Stovall received his M.D. from Texas Tech University in 1985, and he completed his residency in OB/GYN at Texas Tech in 1989. Dr. Stovall completed his fellowship training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1991. Before coming to Methodist, Dr. Stovall was the OB/GYN Chair and Residency Program Director at Riverside Health System. Prior to his work at Riverside, he was a tenured Professor and the Director of the REI Division and the Assisted Reproduction Program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Stovall has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 16 book chapters, over 90 abstracts presented at scientific meetings, and edited a book on Osteoporosis. He has served as the Vice Chair and Legislative Chair for the Virginia Section of ACOG, and on both the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and the Legislative Committee for ACOG’s District IV. He is a member of ACOG’s Gynecology Practice Committee. He has been the Chair of the Registry Committee for ASRM and has served as the President for ASRM’s Immunology Special Interest Group. He received ASRMs STAR award in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has served as a mentor for many young NAMS investigators. He serves on the editorial board of three other journals.  He has received the distinguished alumnus research scientist award from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and has served on the FDA’s Reproductive Medicine advisory panel. He joined MDMC as Chair and program director in November 2016.​

Gretchen S. Stuart, MD, MPHTM, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she has been for the past 10 years. Prior to that, Dr. Stuart spent 5 years as faculty at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Parkland Hospital. Dr. Stuart is Director of the Division of Family Planning and the Director of the Fellowship in Family Planning at UNC. Dr. Stuart is an expert in contraception and abortion. Dr. Stuart was Director at Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina/South Atlantic for 2 years. She has conducted numerous clinical trials focused particularly on postpartum contraception and the interactions between HIV and hormonal contraception. She also has extensive experience in global women’s health, particularly in Lilongwe Malawi.  

James L. Whiteside, MD, MA, is currently an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He also serves as the Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. Dr. Whiteside completed undergraduate studies at The College of William and Mary in Virginia followed by a graduate degree in Botany at the University of Georgia. Following medical school at the Medical College of Georgia he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University/Women and Infant’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Whiteside also holds a Masters in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and will complete a Masters in Health Administration at The University of Cincinnati in 2017. He has served on the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists Committee on Ethics as well as the Committee on Gynecologic Practice Urogynecology sub-committee. He is nationally recognized for his research and has given both national and international talks on topics ranging from anatomy to ethics. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and a grant reviewer for both national and international research in pelvic floor dysfunction.

Jason D. Wright, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Sol Goldman Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Wright is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Wright received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Wright’s major research interest is health outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. His work has examined the use of novel drugs and technologies for cancer patients, surgical quality, fertility preservation, and the management of complications in cancer patients. He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous chapters, reviews and abstracts.

Editorial Staff

Rebecca S. Benner is the Senior Director and Managing Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for coordinating the efforts of authors, reviewers, the Editorial Board, editors, staff, publisher, and other vendors involved in the production of the print and online journal. Rebecca has worked for the College since November 2000. She received an MPS in Publishing from The George Washington University and a BA in English from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Denise Shields is the Senior Manuscript Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for reviewing manuscripts and interacting with authors, editors, and other staff for content review. Denise has worked for the College since March 2006. She received a BA in Liberal Studies/Organizational and Technical Writing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She received a Publications Specialist certificate from The George Washington University and a Medical Writing and Editing certificate from the University of Chicago.

Stephanie Casway is the Production Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for tracking all material in production, for ensuring the quality of art and videos published in the journal, for checking manuscripts for plagiarism, and for assisting with maintenance of the journal’s web site. Stephanie has worked for the College since August 2008. She received an MA in Health Communication from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland in College Park.

Randi Y. Zung is the Editorial Administrator for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office, for assisting the Editor-in-Chief with the review of manuscripts, and for managing the logistics of the journal's annual Editorial Board meeting. Randi has worked for the College since April 2012. She received an MA in Public Anthropology from American University and a BA in Anthropology/Sociology from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Daniel Mosier is an Editorial Assistant for Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office and for assisting the Associate Editors with the review of manuscripts. Daniel has worked for the College since September 2015. He received an MPS in Publishing from The George Washington University and a BA in English and Anthropology from The College of William & Mary.

Katie McDermott is an Editorial Assistant for Obstetrics & Gynecology. ​She is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office and for screening and assigning all new manuscript submissions. Katie has worked for the College since September 2017. She received an MA in Teaching and a BA in English Language and Literature/Letters from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.