Mary Stephenson, MD MSc
Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan
Professor & Head
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
P (312) 996-7006
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Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago!
The new year a busy and exciting time for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
OB/GYN Residency Match was just announced and we are delighted to welcome,
Darlene Ariel, University of Illinois at Chicago
Leshaun Clayton, Meharry Medical College
Caitlin Fujisawa, University of Minnesota
Jennifer Janssen, University of Minnesota
Karla Lorente, Boston University
Thomas Owens, Howard University
Danielle Vachon, Florida International University
We look forward to these interns starting in June 2016. The Department will be hosting an Intern Boot Camp in our newly renovated OB/GYN Simulation Center, along with interns from other OB/GYN Programs in the city of Chicago.
Our Department has a new Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please welcome:
Monique Sutherland, MD, who is presently completing an OB/GYN residency at Louisiana State University. Dr. Sutherland is well-known to many of us since she completed medical school here at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Our Department also has a new Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Hongling Du, MD, PhD, who is presently completing an OB/GYN residency at Wayne State University. Before residency, Dr. Du was an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University where she performed studies to determine whether bone marrow-derived stem cells could contribute to endometriosis.
The Department has built upon our existing educational programs and expanded our subspecialty fellowship programs. I would like to acknowledge our educational leader including:
Dr. Abigail Litwiller, Associated Department Head of Education and Faculty Development, and Director of the OB/GYN Residency Program
Dr. Tamika Alexander, Associate Director of the OB/GYN Residency Program
Dr. Julia Switzer, Director of Clerkship (3rd Year medical students)
Dr. Nuzhath Hussain, Director of Electives/Selectives (4th Year medical students)
Dr. Micaela Della Torre, Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Musa Zamah, Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship
Dr. Gelila Goba, Director of the Global Women’s Health Fellowship
Dr. Mary Stephenson, Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Fellowship
But it “takes a community” to make our educational programs great and at University of Illinois at Chicago, the Department of OB/GYN has outstanding faculty, residents, and staff, all of whom contribute to our educational mission.
This January, we welcomed Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of Translation Research. Dr. Al-Hendy is well funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study genetic and environmental factors associated with uterine fibroids. He has a large research laboratory in the College of Medicine Research Building. In addition, Dr. Al-Hendy is leading several clinical trials for treatment of uterine fibroids and stem cell therapy in OB/GYN.
Our Annual Conference, “Challenges in OB/GYN: Pearls for Practice” is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018. Please mark your calendars.
Please join me in congratulating our faculty who were peer-recognized regionally and nationally for their excellence in patient care! Our 2018 Castle Connolly Top OB/GYNs are:
Gloria L. Elam, MD, MPH, Top Doctors®
William Kobak, MD, Top Doctors®
Sondra Summers, MD, Top Doctors®
Rajul Kothari, MD, Top Doctors, Gynecologic Oncology®
Humberto Scoccia, MD, America’s Top Doctors® and Top Doctors in Chicago Magazine®
Mary D. Stephenson, MD, MSc, America’s Top Doctors® and Top Doctors in Chicago Magazine®
We continue to expand our Department and we are actively recruiting faculty. Please check out the links below:
- Open Rank Faculty, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
- MFM Faculty Leadership
- Open Rank Faculty, Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Open Rank Faculty, Gynecologic Oncology
- Gynecologic Oncologist Faculty Leadership
Our diverse faculty and staff are committed to moving the Department forward through their hard work and passion for excellence in patient care, education and research. Feel free to stop by my office to discuss the exciting changes taking place in our thriving Department.
Mary Stephenson, MD MSc
Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan Professor & Department Head
University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: (312) 996-7006