Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty


Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill Faculty

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Dev Maulik, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Program Director & Professor Senior Associate Dean, Women’s HealthDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Calcutta Medical College, Universtiy of Calcutta, India
  • Residency: Edn Hospital-Calcutta Medical College, Charing Cross Hospital Medical School-University of London, UK
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship: University of Rochester, NY
  • Postgraduate: Ph.D.: University of London, UK
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Gary Sutkin, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Program Director Associate Dean of Women’s HealthVictor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health

Professor, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (Tenure) and Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • M.D. Degree: Northwestern University
  • M.B.A. Degree: J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • Residency: Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship: Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Subspecialty Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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Biography

Gary Sutkin is the Associate Dean and Victor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health. He is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Dr. Sutkin comes to the University of Missouri Kansas City from the University of Pittsburgh. There he was in the Academy of Master Educators and directed the Obstetrics and Gynecology core clerkship. His research centered on surgical education and the prevention of postoperative urinary tract infections. He was a co-investigator in the NIH Pelvic Floor Disease Network. He contributed to the establishment of the Nazarbayev School of Medicine in Astana Kazakhstan.

Dr. Sutkin’s research interests center on surgical safety and error prevention. He is interested in how communication between attending and resident surgeons impact patient outcome. He collaborates with a cognitive psychologist and members of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

He is a practicing Urogynecologist and specializes in women with pelvic floor prolapse. He provides both reconstructive pelvic surgery and non-surgical treatments for women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and other pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Sutkin was born in San Antonio and grew up in Richardson, Texas. He attended Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education, worked at the federal Reserve bank in Chicago, and attained his BS, MD, and MBA degrees at Northwestern. He is an avid Northwestern fan.

Awards
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Teaching Award – 2002
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics/Solvay Scholar – 2002-2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society – 2003
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Dean’s Clinical Science Teaching Award – 2006
  • Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Award – 2011
  • Residency Program Top 10% Golden Apple Teaching Award – 2011
  • Appointment to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators – 2012
  • Finalist, Patil Teaching Innovation Award – 2015
Research Interests
  • Surgical error prevention and communication
  • Intraoperative teaching
  • Midurethral sling surgery
  • Postoperative Urinary tract infections
Selected Publications
  1. Sutkin G, Littleton E, Kanter S. Intelligent cooperation: A framework of pedagogic practice in the operating room. Am J Surg. 2017 Publication Pending
  2. Oliphant S, Littleton E, Gosman G, Sutkin, G. Teaching the Retropubic Midurethral Sling  Using a Novel Cadaver and Model-Based Approach. Cureus. 2017; 9(5): e1214. DOI 10.7759/cureus.1214. PMID:PMC5453826.
  3. Paradis E, Sutkin G. Beyond a Good Story: From Hawthorne Effect to Reactivity in Health Professions Education Research. Medical Education. 2016 PMID: 27580703.
  4. Markland AD, Jelovsek E, Whitehead WE, Andy UU, Newman DK, Dyer K, Harm-Ernandes I, Cichowski S, McCormick J, Rardin C, Sutkin G, Shaffer A, Meikle S. Implementation of a Multi-site Manometric Biofeedback Intervention with Anorectal Manometry for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence in Women. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2016 PMID: 27453154.
  5. Lowder J, Oliphant S, Shepherd J, Ghetti C, Sutkin G. Genital Hiatus Size is Associated with and Predictive of Apical Vaginal Support Loss. Am J Obstetrics Gynecology. 2015; PMID: 26719211
  6. J. Eric Jelovsek, Alayne D. Markland , William E. Whitehead, Matthew D. Barbe, Diane K. Newman, Rebecca G. Rogers, Keisha Dyer, Anthony Visco, Vivian W. Sung MD, Sutkin G, Susan F. Meikle Marie G. Gantz. Controlling anal incontinence by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015;44, 164-74. PMID: 26291917
  7. Sutkin G, Littleton EB, Kanter SL. How surgical mentors teach: A classification of in vivo teaching behaviors part 2: Physical teaching guidance. Journal of Surgical Education. 2015; 72(2), 251-7. PMID: 25468768
  8. Sutkin G, Littleton EB, Kanter SL. How surgical mentors teach: A classification of in vivo teaching behaviors part 1: Verbal teaching guidance. Journal of Surgical Education. 2015;72(2), 243-50. PMID: 25456208
  9. Zimmern P, Litman HJ, Nager CW, Lemack GE, Richter HE, Sirls L, Kraus SR, Sutkin G, Mueller ER. Effect of aging on storage and voiding function in women with stress-predominant urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2014 Feb 8. pii: S0022-5347(14)00131-1. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.01.092. PMID: 24518790.
  10. Frankman EA, Alperin M, Sutkin G, Meyn L, Zyczynski HM. Mesh exposure and associated risk factors in women undergoing transvaginal prolapse repair with mesh. Obstet Gynecol Int. 2013;2013:926313.  doi: 10.1155/2013/926313. Epub 2013 Sep 8. PMID: 24194763; PMCID: PMC3782123.
  11. Sutkin G, Dzialowski K. A gynaecologic clinic dedicated to student teaching. Clin Teach. 2013 Jun;10(3):181-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00633.x. PMID: 23656681
  12. Nager CW, Brubaker L, Litman HJ, Zyczynski HM, Varner RE, Amundsen C, Sirls LT, Norton PA, Arisco AM, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Barber MD, Dandreo KJ, Menefee SA, Kenton K, Lowder J, Richter HE, Khandwala S, Nygaard I, Kraus SR, Johnson HW, Lemack GE, Mihova M, Albo ME, Mueller E, Sutkin G, Wilson TS, Hsu Y, Rozanski TA, Rickey LM, Rahn D, Tennstedt S, Kusek JW, Gormley EA; Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 24;366(21):1987-97. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1113595. Epub 2012 May 2. PMID: 22551104; PMCID: PMC3386296
  13. Skoczylas LC, Littleton EB, Kanter SL, Sutkin G. Teaching techniques in the operating room: the importance of perceptual motor teaching. Acad Med. 2012 Mar;87(3):364-71. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31824484a0. PMID: 22373633.
  14. Nygaard I, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Markland AD, Menefee SA, Sirls L, Sutkin G, Zimmern P, Arisco A, Huang L, Tennstedt S, Stoddard A. Risk factors for urinary tract infection following incontinence surgery. Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Oct;22(10):1255-65. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1429-9. Epub 2011 May 11.  PMID: 21560012.
  15. Martirosian Smith TE, Trowbridge ER, Pastore LM, Smith SC, Brennan MC, Dooley Y, Matthews CK, Ozel B, Sutkin G, Hullfish KL. Multicenter Urogynecology Study on Education: Medical Student Educational Experiences and Knowledge Outcomes During the OBGYN Clerkship. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar;17(2):100-104. PMID: 22453697.
  16. Sutkin G, Daucher J, Zyczynski H. Prolapse in the Older Woman. European Urologic Review. 2010;5:64-8.
  17. Park AJ, Barber MD, Bent AE, Dooley YT, Dancz C, Sutkin G, Jelovsek JE. Assessment of intraoperative judgment during gynecologic surgery using the Script Concordance Test. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep;203(3):240.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.04.010. Epub 2010 May 21. PMID: 20494330.
  18. Nager CW, Kraus SR, Kenton K, Sirls L, Chai TC, Wai C, Sutkin G, Leng W, Litman H, Huang L, Tennstedt S, Richter HE; Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Urodynamics, the supine empty bladder stress test, and incontinence severity. Neurourol Urodyn. 2010 Sep;29(7):1306-11. doi: 10.1002/nau.20836. PMID: 20127832.
  19. Sutkin G, Alperin M, Meyn L, Wiesenfeld HC, Ellison R, Zyczynski HM. Symptomatic urinary tract infections after surgery for prolapse and/or incontinence. Int Urogynecol J. 2010 Aug;21(8):955-61. doi: 10.1007/s00192-010-1137-x. Epub 2010 Mar 31. PMID: 20354678.
  20. Sutkin G, Littlefield JH, Laube DW. Nursing staff assessment of residents’ professionalism and communication skills. Med Educ. 2009 Nov;43(11):1104. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03461.x. Epub 2009 Oct 2. PMID: 19799729.
  21. Sutkin G, Lowder JL, Smith KJ. Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infection during clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) for management of voiding dysfunction after prolapse and incontinence surgery: a decision analysis. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Aug;20(8):933-8. doi: 10.1007/s00192-009-0885-y. Epub 2009 Apr 10. PMID: 19582384.
  22. Sutkin G, Aronoff CK. Resident front office experience: a systems-based practice activity. Med Educ Online. 2008 May 28;13:6. doi: 10.3885/meo.2008.T0000120. PMID: 20165536; PMCID: PMC2779599.
  23. Sutkin G, Wagner E, Harris I, Schiffer R. What makes a good clinical teacher in medicine? A review of the literature. Acad Med. 2008 May;83(5):452-66. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31816bee61. Review. PMID: 18448899.
  24. Sutkin G, Burley H, Zhang K, Arora N. Characteristics of good clinical educators from medical students perspectives: A Qualitative inquiry using a web-based survey system. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. 2008;3(2):69-86.
  25. Sutkin G, Krohn MA, Heine RP, Sweet RL. Antibiotic prophylaxis and non-group B streptococcal neonatal sepsis. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar;105(3):581-6. PMID: 15738028.
  26. Sutkin G, Mamlok V. Images in clinical medicine. Fetus papyraceus. N Engl J Med. 2004 Apr 15;350(16):1665. PMID: 15084699.

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Tim Bennett, M.D.
Vice Chairman & Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas
  • Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine Wake Forest University Medical Center
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Barbara Bohon, M.D.
Assistant Professor Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Residency: Truman Medical Center
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Kent M. Burk, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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Eftichia V. Kontopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Truman Medical Center Hospital HillDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
  • Research Fellowship: Endocrinology, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Saint Peter’s University Hospital
  • Fellowship:UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Saint Peter’s University Hospital
  • Postgraduate: Ph.D.: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Devika Maulik, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Cornell University
  • Residency: Columbia University & UCLA
  • Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University Program
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Pedro Morales, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Nicaraugua
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Bynecologists
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Susan M. Mou, M.D.
Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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David C. Mundy, M.D.
Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Howard University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • Certifications: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine
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R. Ryan Reynolds, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Missouri, St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Sara Reynolds, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Baylor University
  • Residency:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Julie L. Strickland, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Program Director of Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Tom G. Sullivan, M.D.
Vice Chairman, Associate Professor and Director of Clerkship Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas
  • Residency: University of Kansas Medical School
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Lauren Vestal, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
 

Truman Medical Center Lakewood Faculty

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Peter B. Greenspan, D.O.
VIce Chairman, Associate Professor and Associate Program Director Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Associate Chairman, Department of OB-GYN, TMC-Lakewood
  • D.O. Degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Kristin Kruse, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas
  • Residency: University of Kansas
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Sarah E. Sudduth, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • MD Degree:  University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency:  St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, Indianapolis, IN
  • Certification:  American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 

Saint Luke’s Hospital Faculty

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John Yeast, M.D.
Vice Chairman and Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Residency: Navy Regional Medical Center in San Diego
  • Fellowship: Maternal/Fetal Medicine University of California, Irvine
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Stacey Algren, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Residency:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Fellowship:  Pelvic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Roberta Blandon, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Universidad De Guadalajara,
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Fellowship:  Female Pelvic Med & Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Karen L. Florio D.O.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • D.O. Degree: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Residency: New York Methodist-Columbia/Cornell- Presbyterian, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Richard F.C. Hill, M.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City/Truman Medical Center/Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Fellowship: Pelvic Surgery/Urogynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Joan Schieber, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Residency:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Kristen Wootton, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • D.O. Degree:  Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
 

Research Medical Center Faculty

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Verda Hicks, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree:  University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Residency:  Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty Gynecologic Oncology
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K. Shawn Lybarger, D.O.
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical School:  Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – Kirksville, Missouri
  • Residency:  Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital – Pontiac, Michigan
  • Fellowship:  Wellspan Cancer Care- WellSpan Health, York Gynecologic Oncology – York Pennsylvania
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Gregory Starks, M.D.
Clinical Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree:  Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency:  Case Western Reserve University, University of Cleveland
  • Fellowship:  Case Western Reserve University, University of Cleveland
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Bradley Sullivan, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: University of Kansas
  • Residency: Saint Luke’s Hospital
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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John Weed, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • M.D. Degree: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Duke University Medical Center, University of Alabama Hospitals
  • Fellowship:  Duke University Medical Center
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty Gynecologic Oncology
 

Volunteer / Part Time Faculty

Tim Hall, M.D.
Bela Satija, M.D.
Jeff Wall, M.D.