Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Obstetrics and Gynecology2018-10-29T15:32:30+00:00

Mary Stephenson, MD MSc, FRCSC, FACOG, FRCOG (Fellow ad Eundem)
Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan
Professor & Head


Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

820 S. Wood Street, M/C 808, Chicago, IL 60612

Second Floor, Clinical Sciences North
Reception: Room 253

Brianna Banks
Assistant to Department Head

P (312) 996-7006
F (312) 996-4238

E uic.obgyn.dept@gmail.com

Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago!

Fall is a busy and exciting time for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  We are receiving applications for our OB/GYN Residency Program and preparing for our Annual Conference, “Challenges in OB/GYN: Pearls for Practice” on October 26, 2018. 

Our new Interns arrived this summer and their year started with a Boot Camp in our newly renovated OB/GYN Simulation Center, along with interns from other OB/GYN Residency Programs in Chicago.  Please welcome:
Darlene Ariel, from University of Illinois at Chicago
Leshaun Clayton, from Meharry Medical College
Caitlin Fujisawa, from University of Minnesota
Jennifer Janssen, from University of Minnesota
Karla Lorente, from Boston University
Thomas Owens, from Howard University
Danielle Vachon, from Florida International University

We look forward to these interns starting in June 2018.  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, from Louisiana State University.  Dr. Sutherland is well-known to many of us since she completed medical school at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Our Department also has a new Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Please welcome:
Hongling Du, MD, PhD, from 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 leadership which includes:
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.

Our Annual Conference, “Challenges in OB/GYN: Pearls for Practice” is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018.  Please mark your calendar!  The theme of the Conference is on Medical and Surgical Management of Fibroids.
This year’s Distinguished Faculty include:
Dr. Erica Marsh, Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Michigan
Dr. Kimberly Kho, Associate Chief of Gynecology and Director, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Bruce Carr, Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
In addition, we will have several outstanding UIC faculty presenting!
Please visit the conference webpage or call my office to learn more about the Conference.

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®

The Department of OB/GYN continues to expand and we are actively recruiting faculty.  Please check out the links below:

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.

Best regards,

Mary Stephenson, MD MSc, FRCSC, FACOG, FRCOG (Fellow ad Eundem)
Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan Professor & Department Head
University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: (312) 996-7006