General Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology provides an active clinical teaching program at the two affiliated institutions. Board-certified faculty members are responsible for providing general obstetrics and gynecologic teaching and supervision for residents and students.
Outpatient clinics and surgical procedures, tubal and postpartum sterilizations, colposcopy, pelviscopy procedures, and laser surgery provide the residents the hands-on experience needed to hone their techniques and surgical skills. Pelvic reconstructive surgery and urogynecology are special techniques also incorporated into the educational program.
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine includes board-certified faculty who develop obstetrics protocols for the PICU and the Center for Women’s Health as well as the obstetrics standards for obstetrical services at the USAF Medical Center, Wright-Patterson (in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Operating Instructions). Residents and students are taught all aspects of obstetrical care: high-risk obstetrics patient care, labor and delivery, postpartum care, consultation, service and research.
The Division is a referral base for complicated, high-risk obstetrical patients and for its expertise in perinatal ultrasound diagnostic testing. Fetal heart rate monitoring, antepartum testing, biophysical profiles, amniocenteses, CVS, cordocentesis, Doppler flow studies and other ultrasound studies are performed on high-risk pregnancy patients.
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology includes board-certified and board eligible faculty who exhibit subspecialty credentials. Faculty is responsible for providing gynecologic oncology teaching to residents and medical students. They offer daily clinical teaching rounds, pre-op rounds and weekly tumor boards and case conferences that are attended by residents, students, nurses, and other medical support personnel. The division supports a heavy clinical practice and is actively involved in numerous research protocols and studies.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility consists of board-certified faculty who are responsible for training residents and students in reproductive endocrinology and infertility including all advanced pelviscopy procedures, laser, hysteroscopy, and microsurgery. Infertility treatments include intrauterine fertilization (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), tubal embryo transfer (TET), and embryo cryopreservation. These techniques, as well as ultrasound-guided oocyte recovery, laser laparoscopic KTP surgery, and tubal reconstruction microsurgery are addressed with the residents in their endocrine rotations. Infertility therapy also includes ovulation induction with Clomid or Pergonal, and/or testing and treatment of the male factor.
Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
The Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery provides an active clinical teaching program at the two affiliated institutions. Fellowship trained faculty members (board certification is not available at this time) are responsible for providing teaching and supervision for residents and medical students in the care of women with urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction and interstitial cystitis.
Diagnostic evaluation including history and physical examination techniques, pelvic floor testing (including simple and complex urodynamics) and cystoscopy, as well as medical and surgical management of pelvic floor problems are emphasized. Surgical training incorporates the full range of vaginal and abdominal techniques for the correction of pelvic floor disorders, with incorporation of office-based and minimally invasive techniques.
The department of obstetrics and gynecology has active research efforts in obstetrics, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine and endocrine infertility. The department has recently established a reproductive research laboratory and continues to expand its research efforts.
Residents actively participate in research projects and are required to complete at least one project in their third year. In addition to presentations at regional and national meetings, research papers are presented annually during the spring research seminar.