Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan
Professor & Head
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
820 S. Wood Street, M/C 808, Chicago, IL 60612
Spring is a busy and exciting time for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We anxiously await the residency match, update the respective curriculum for medical students and resident, and prepare for our Department Conference for October 2016.
The results of the 2016 OB/Gyn Residency Match are in! The new class of interns joining us this year include:
Sarah Atkinson, MD, from Wayne State University
Sean Berstein, MD, from University of Nebraska
Nicole Betenia, MD, MPH, from University of California at San Francisco
Yue Guan, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine
Joanna Izewski, MD, from Saint Louis University
Jessica Siegler, MD, from University of Illinois
Anna Whelan, MD, from Northwestern University
Please check out our News & Events for more information about our Interns on here
We welcome two new Fellows starting in July 2016:
Abida Hasan, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow, completed OB/Gyn residency at The University of Chicago
Channing Burks, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Fellow, completed OB/Gyn residency at RUSH University
Last year’s Annual Conference was a great success, thanks to the outstanding contributions from our distinguished external and internal faculty, along with our dedicated conference organizers and staff. This year, our Challenges in OB/Gyn: Pearls for Practice Conference will be on October 27-28, 2016; please mark your calendar! Please visit the conference webpage to learn more.
This year’s Distinguished Faculty include:
Dr. Dianne Miller, Division Director of Gynaecologic Oncology at The University of British Columbia, will discuss opportunistic salpingectomy, and, cervical cancer screening in the era of HPV.
Dr. David Olive, Co-Founder of Wisconsin Fertility and former Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give a lecture on medical and surgical management of endometriosis.
Dr. Mark Pearlman, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Michigan, will discuss new guidelines for breast cancer screening.
Dr. Katharine Wenstrom (UIC alumnus), Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Director, The Warren Alpert Medicine School of Brown University, who will give an update on prenatal genetic testing.
Plus several of our own outstanding faculty!
The Department was recently notified of our 2015-2016 Castle Connolly Top Ob/Gyns. Please join me in congratulating the following clinicians for being peer-recognized regionally and nationally for their excellent in patient care!
Gloria L. Elam, MD, MPH, Top Doctors
Sadia Haider, MD, MPH, Top Doctors
William Kobak, MD, Top Doctors
Dimitrios Mastrogiannis, MD, PHD, MBA, Top Doctors
Humberto Scoccia, MD, America’s Top Doctors
Mary D. Stephenson, MD, MSc, America’s Top Doctors
Sondra Summers, MD, Top Doctors
Mark Vajaranant, MD, Top Doctors
In September 2015, our Department established a formal partnership with Mekelle University to support and improve the quality of their OB/Gyn residency program, and provide faculty development, expand educational programs and initiate joint research. Several of our faculty and residents have joined Dr. Gelila Goba, Director of the Mela Project, in Mekelle, and faculty from Mekelle University have attended OSCE training through the UIC Department of Medical Education. The Mela Project received funding from a Chicago-based organization which supports sustainable global health projects. Further funding is crucial for the Mela Project, please consider making a donation. Please visit UIC Ob/Gyn Continues Work in Ethiopia on here!
The UIC Department of OB/Gyn Simulation Center is nearing completion. This Center will have state-of-the-art training modules for residents, medical students and community providers. Please contact my office if you are interested in donating to this educational initiative.
We are delighted to announce that the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has granted accreditation to a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship in our Department. Congratulations to Dr. Zamah, REI Fellowship Director and the REI Division!
We continue to expand our Department. There are presently available faculty positions and we encourage you to apply. Please check out the links:
Associate or Professor Family Planning Fellowship Director
Open Rank Faculty, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Open Rank Generalist
Open Rank Research-PhD
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 to our growing Department.
Mary Stephenson, MD MSc
Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan Professor & Head