Ob/Gyn residents and fellows present research at Sloane Academic Assembly

Graduating fellows and PGY-3 residents in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center presented their final research projects at the annual Sloane Academic Assembly on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Faculty in the Department of Ob/Gyn attended the assembly, and Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, University Professor, Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health and Director of ICAP delivered the keynote address, “COVID-19: Global Challenge, New Opportunities.”

PGY-3 Resident Presentations

  • Clara Bertozzi-Villa, MD
    Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Patients with Ultrasound-Diagnosed Uterine Window
    Preceptor: Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc
  • Anne Knisely, MD
    Disparities in Access to High-Volume Surgeons Within High-Volume Hospitals for Hysterectomy
    Preceptor: Jason D. Wright MD
  • Nicole Krenitsky, MD
    Trends in Venous Thromboembolism during Delivery Hospitalizations from 2000-2018
    Preceptors: Alexander Friedman, MD, MPH; Timothy Wen, MD
  • Elizabeth Ludwig, MD
    Oral Nifedipine Versus Intravenous Labetalol in the Treatment of Severe Hypertension in the Postpartum Period
    Preceptor: Whitney Booker, MD
  • Vanessa Nieto, MD
    Impact of Medical Comorbidities on Racial Disparities for Endometrial Cancer
    Preceptor: Jason D. Wright, MD
  • Alexis Panzer, MD
    Care Utilization After Expedited Postpartum Discharge
    Preceptor: Alex Friedman, MD, MPH

Fellow Presentations

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow Presentation

  • Jenna Turocy, MD
    DNA Double-Strand Breaks Frequently Cause Chromosome Loss in Human Embryos
    Preceptor: Dieter Egli, PhD

Family Planning Fellow Presentation

  • Nancy Fang, MD
    Measurement and reliability of contraceptive performance measures at New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Preceptor: Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD, MSc

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Presentation

  • Charlotte Gamble, MD
    Quality of care and outcomes of patients with gynecologic malignancies treated at safety-net hospitals
    Preceptor: Jason D. Wright, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Presentations

  • Maria Andrikopoulou, MD
    Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Nulliparous Participants Undergoing Labor Induction by Cervical Ripening Method
    Preceptor: Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc
  • Caitlin Baptiste, MD
    Prenatal Exome Sequencing in Fetuses with Central Nervous System Anomalies
    Preceptors: Ronald Wapner, MD; Jessica Giordano, MS, CGC
  • Desmond Sutton, MD
    Clinical and Demographic Risk Factors for COVID-19 during Delivery Hospitalizations in New York City
    Preceptor: Alexander Friedman, MD, MPH

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellow Presentation

  • Esther Han, MD
    Assessing the Risk to Surgical Teams Performing Laparoscopic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cadaver Study
    Preceptor: Arnold P. Advincula, MD

In addition to the research project presentations, the department also honored the following residents and faculty members, who received awards at the graduation ceremony on Friday night:

  • Howard C. Taylor Award: Aaron Praiss, MD
  • Solan Chao Award: Jordan Emont, MD
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards
    • PGY 1: Margaret Bogardus, MD
    • PGY 2: Brittany Arditi, MD
    • PGY 3: Clara Bertozzi-Villa, MD
    • PGY 4: Sbaa Syeda, MD
  • SASGOG Award: Conrad Stern-Ascher, MD
  • APGO Excellence Teaching Award: Svjetlana Lozo, MD
  • CREOG National Faculty Award: Jean-Ju Sheen, MD
  • Captain Compliance: Austin Oberlin, MD
  • Richard U. Levine Memorial Award: Conrad Stern-Ascher, MD
  • AAGL/MIGS Award: Nicole Krenitsky, MD
  • AUGS Award: Anne Knisely, MD
  • SLS Award: Ryan Boone, MD
  • SMFM Award: Nicole Krenitsky, MD
  • Gynecologic Oncology Award: Aaron Praiss, MD and Tiffany Sia MD
  • Family Planning Award: Conrad Stern-Ascher, MD
  • Golden Needle Award for Procedural Excellence: Desmond Sutton, MD
  • Sreedhar Gaddipati MFM Teaching Award: Noelia Zork, MD