Our faculty consists of caring educators who are leaders of their respective fields. Many are Chairmen, Deans, tenured Professors and department heads who give dynamic presentations and insight into their specialties. They have a passion for women’s health and will give you the information you need to help you pass the boards and make changes in your practice. They offer the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available. This includes the latest guidelines and recommendations from ACOG and other organizations such as CDC, WHO, ASRM, SMFM, SOAP, SGO, AUGUS, and many more to make sure you are ready for that exam.

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2017 Columbus Course Faculty

Amie Kawasaki, M.D.

Dr. Kawasaki is an Assistant Fellowship Program Director and Assistant Professor  in the Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Duke University, Durham, NC.  She received her medical degree in 2005 from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.  In 2009 she completed her residency from Emory University.  In 2012 she completed a fellowship from the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Duke University.   Dr. Kawasaki’s major research and clinical interests include Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Robotic Surgery, Vaginal Surgery,  Laparoscopic Surgery and Sacral Neuromodulation.  She has published 12 articles and 1 book chapter.

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC

Heather Hampel is an Associate Director in the Division of Human Genetics.  She is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and an Associate Director of Biospecimen Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Ms. Hampel received her Masters in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College in 1995.  Her major research and clinical interests include cancer genetics.  Ms. Hampel has published 92 articles and 1 book chapter

Patrick Duff, MD University of Florida

Dr. Duff is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Florida.  Dr. Duff received his medical degree in 1974 from Georgetown University.  He completed his residency in 1978 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and his Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship in 1983 at the University of Texas, San Antonio.  Dr. Duff’s clinical and research interests include infectious diseases, prenatal diagnosis and medical education.  Dr. Duff has published 214 articles, 47 book chapters and 9 books.

Jeffrey Johnson, MD University at Buffalo

Dr. Johnson is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Dr. Johnson received his medical degree in 1993 at Boston University School of Medicine.  In 1998 he completed his residency at Boston Medical center, and in 2001 he completed his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Johnson’s clinical and research interests include premature delivery, prenatal diagnosis and infectious diseases.  He has published 32 articles and 4 book chapters.  Dr. Johnson has stated in writing that he or his spouse do not have any relevant commercial interests.

Elizabeth Buschur, MD The Ohio State University

Dr. Buschur is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  She completed her MD at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 2008.  She then completed her residency at the University of Michigan in Internal Residency in 2011.  In 2013 she completed a Fellowship in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes from the University of Michigan.  In 2014 she completed a fellowship in Women’s Health from the University of Michigan.  Her major interests include diabetes in pregnancy, thyroid disease in pregnancy, transitions of care among young adults with diabetes, general endocrinology and women’s health.  She has published 9 articles and 1 book chapter.

Edward Yeomans, M.D. University of Texas

Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

M.D. received (year
and institution): 1976-1980 Creighton University School of Medicine

Postgrad education
(years and institutions): 1980-1984 Residency – Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
1985-1987 Fellowship MFM UT Southwestern

Major interests (research
and clinical): Forceps, cord gases

Articles published (#): 35
Book chapters (#): 17
Books authored and/or
edited (#): 4

Dr. Yeomans has no commercial relationships to disclose.

Colleen Kennedy Stockdale, M.D. University of Iowa

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Colposcopy Clinic & Vulvar Vaginal Disease Clinic

M.D. received (year and institution)
1995, Medical College of Pennsylvania

Postgrad education (years and institutions)
1995-99, Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
2002-04, Fellowship, University of Iowa, K-30 Fellow Clinical Investigation

Articles published (#): 51
Book chapters (#): 10

Dr. Stockdale has stated that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Katherine Strafford, M.D. The Ohio State University

Dr. Strafford is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University.  She received her medical degree in 2002 from Northwestern University Medical School.  She completed her residency at The Ohio State University in 2006. Her major interests in clinical and research include medical education.  She has published 1 article and 1 book chapter. Dr. Strafford has stated that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Aparna Shah, M.D., University of Cincinnati

Dr. Shah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She received her medical degree in 2000 from the University of Michigan Medical School. From 2000-2004, she was an Intern and Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  From 2005-2008, she was a Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  She has published 16 articles. Dr. Shah has stated that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Jonathan Schaffir, M.D. The Ohio State University

Dr. Schaffir is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He received his medical degree in 1990 from Brown University.  His postgraduate education was from 1990-94 at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.  His major interests, both research and clinical include psychosocial ob/gyn, sexual health and obstetrical folklore.  He has published 18articles, 6 book chapters and authored/edited 1 book. Dr. Schaffir has stated that he does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Britton Rink, M.D. Mount Carmel Health Systems

Dr. Rink is the Director of Perinatal Genetics in the Mount Carmel Health Systems.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Molecular and Human Genetics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

She received her MD in 2002 from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at The Ohio State University. She completed a fellowship in both genetics and maternal fetal medicine at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2010.

Her major area of research and clinical interest is genetics, prenatal diagnosis and fetal treatment.

Dr. Rink has published 7 articles and 5 book chapter. Dr. Rink has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships do disclose.

* John T. Queenan Jr., M.D. The University of Rochester, NY

queenanjr6Dr. Queenan is professor for the department of ob/gyn, division of reproductive endocrinology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He received his M.D. in 1988 at the University of Pennsylvania. His postgraduate education includes a residency at John Hopkins (1992) and a fellowship at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Endocrinology in 1994.
His major interests include IVF, uterine fibroids, recurrent pregnancy loss, PCOS and endometriosis. He has published 27 articles and 7 book chapters. Dr. Queenan has stated in writing that he does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Jill Powell, M.D., St. Louis University

Dr. Powell is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  Dr. Powell is also the Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.  She received her medical degree in 1995 from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency in 99 from The Ohio State University. Her major interests (research and clinical) include: Pediatric and adolescent gynecology, pediatric vulvar dermatology, gynecologic care for the developmentally disabled, medical student education, non-gynecologic causes of pelvic pain. She has published 3 articles and 3 book chapters. Dr. Powell has stated in writing that she, or her spouse, does not have any relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

Stephen Povoski, M.D. The Ohio State University

Professor of Surgery, Director of High Risks and Breast Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Surgery Oncology, Department of Surgery

M.D. received (year and institution):
1989, The State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse

Postgrad education (years and institutions):
1989-96, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
1996-98, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Major interests (research and clinical):
Breast Cancer, radioguided surgery

Articles published (#): 139
Book chapters (#): 20
Books authored and/or edited (#): 2

Dr. Povoski has no commercial relationships to disclose.

Richard O’Shaughnessy, M.D. Miami Valley Hospital, Trinity Health Care

Dr. O’Shaughnessy works in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH and Trinity Health Care in Columbus, OH.  He is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He received his medical degree in 1973 at The Ohio State University.  His postgraduate education were 1973-74, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 1974-77, Washington University, St. Louis, MO and 1977-79, The Ohio State University.  His major research and clinical areas are fetal therapy. He has published 100 articles and book chapters. Dr. O’Shaughnessy has stated in writing that he does not have any commercial relationships do disclose.

David McKenna, M.D., Wright State University, Ohio

Dr. McKenna is the Medical Director of the Perinatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Wright State university Boonshoft School of Medicine.  Dr. McKenna received his medical degree in 1992 from Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. From 2002-03 he was in the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Solvey Educational Scholars Development Program.  From 1996-98 he was in Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University. and from 1992-96 he was in  Residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wright Patterson AFB and Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  His Major interests (research and clinical) include prematurity, preeclampsia, antenatal steroids, cervical ripening, isoimmunization, obstetrical ultrasound.  He has published 46 articles and 5 book chapters. Dr. McKenna has stated in writing that he or his spouse does not have any commercial relationships do disclose.

Kara Markham, M.D. The Ohio State University

Dr. Markham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Markham received her medical degree in 2005 from the University of Michigan Medical School.  She completed her OBGYN residency in 2009 and her Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship in 2012 from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Marham’s research and clinical interests are hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, diagnosis and management of fetal anomalies and advance maternal age.  Dr. Markham has published 10 articles and 2 book chapters.  Dr. Markham has declared in writing that neither she nor her partner/spouse have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

* Elizabeth Kennard, M.D. The Ohio State University

kennardDr. Kennard is an associate professor and Director for the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the department of ob/gyn at The Ohio State University.

She received her M.D. in 1986 at Case Western Reserve University.

Her postgraduate education includes a residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (1986-90) and a fellowship at The Ohio State University (1990-92).

Her major interests include reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

She has published 9 articles, 10 book chapters and authored/edited 1 book.

Dr. Kennard has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Michelle Isley, M.D., M.P.H. The Ohio State University

Dr. Isley is an Associate Professor – Clinical in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center& Public Health.  She received her medical degree in 2002 from the University of Minnesota Medical School.  She completed her residency in 2006 at The Ohio State University Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and in 2008 she completed her fellowship in Family Planning at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.  In 2008 she completed her Master of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.  Her clinical and research areas include General obstetrics and gynecology; Family planning in general, with special interest in contraception for women with coexisting medical conditions, postpartum contraception, resident and medical student training in abortion and LARC insertion. She has published 14 articles and 7 book chapters. Dr. Isley has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Hytham Imseis, M.D., Novant Health

Dr. Imseis is  in private practice with Novant Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Charlotte, NC.  He received his degree in 1991 from LA State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.  In 1995, Dr. Imseis completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  He completed his Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.  His clinical and research interests include preterm birth, medical complications of pregnancy, medical ethics, fetal ultrasound and medical education.  He has published 10 articles. Dr. Imseis has stated in writing that he does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Steven G. Gabbe, M.D., The Ohio State University

Dr. Gabbe is the Emeritus Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University Medical Center Wexner Medical Center and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his medical degree in 1969 at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His postgrad education (years and institutions) include:
1969-70, Intern in Medicine, New York Hospital, New York, NY
1970-72, Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine, Boston Hospital for Women, Boston, MA
1970-72, Research Fellow in Biological Chemistry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1972-75 Resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1972-75 Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

His interests include diabetes mellitus and pregnancy, assessment of fetal well being, premature labor, burnout in obstetrics and gynecology and academic medicine.

He has published 181 articles, 83 book chapters and edited/authored 17 books. He has stated in writing that he has no commercial relationships to disclose.

Cynthia Evans, M.D. The Ohio State University

Dr. Evans is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

She received her medical degree in 1985 at The Ohio State University.

She completed her residency in 1989 at McGaw Medical Center in Northwestern University.

She has published 2 articles, 4 book chapters and edited/authored 1 book.

Dr. Evans has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Gary Eglinton, M.D., The NewYork Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Eglinton is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the NewYork Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, NY, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill-Cornell College of Medicine.

MD degree:
1976, University of Arizona

Postgraduate education:
1976-80 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, California
1980-82 Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

He has published 45 articles and 11 book chapters.

Dr. Eglinton has stated in writing that he does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

David Colombo, M.D. Spectrum Health

Dr. Colombo is the Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his medical degree in 1993 at The Ohio State University. His postgraduate education includes the University of Chicago from 1993-1997, and from 1997-2000 at The Ohio State University. His major interests include cardiac disease in pregnancy, fetal anomalies and maternal disease in pregnancy. He has published 16 articles and 5 book chapters. Dr. Colombo has stated in writing that he does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Leigh Cantrell, M.D., M.S.P.H. University of Virginia

Dr. Cantrell is an Associate Professor and Residency Program Director in the  Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,  Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Virginia Medical School.  She received her medical degree in 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  From 2004-07 she was in Residency, Ob/Gyn, and from 2007-10 she was a Fellow, Ob/Gyn in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her major clinical and research interests are uterine and ovarian carcinosarcoma, robotic surgery and education.  Dr. Cantrell has published 22articles and 4 book chapters. Dr. Cantrell has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Floors Backes, M.D. The Ohio State Univesity

Dr. Backes is an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, division of gynecologic oncology at The Ohio State University. She received her medical degree in 2004 at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. She completed her residency at The Ohio State University in 2009 and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at The Ohio State University in 2012.  Her major interests include gynecologic oncology. She has published 72 articles and 1 book chapter. Dr. Backes has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

Marjan Attaran, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Attaran is on staff for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is the head of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

She received her medical degree in 1988 at Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine.

Her postgraduate education includes a residency at Akron City Hospital and Rush Presbyterian Hospital.

Her major interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology, laparoscopic surgery, infertility, WF.

She has published 26 articles and 8 book chapters.

Dr. Attaran has stated in writing that she does not have any commercial relationships to disclose.

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