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 and enforce all obstetrics protocols for the MVH Perinatal Health Center, 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 care of complicated, high-risk obstetrical patients, and for its expertise in perinatal, neonatal and gynecological ultrasound, and fetal diagnostics and therapy. Fetal heart rate monitoring, antepartum testing, biophysical profiles, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), cordocentesis and intrauterine transfusions, Doppler flow studies and other ultrasound studies are performed on high-risk pregnancy patients.
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology includes board-certified faculty who exhibit subspecialty credentials. These faculty members are responsible for providing gynecologic oncology teaching to the residents and medical students. They offer daily clinical teaching rounds, pre-op rounds and weekly tumor boards (attended by residents, students, nurses, and other medical support personnel). This division supports a heavy clinical practice and is actively involved in numerous research protocols and studies.
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 therapy also includes ovulation induction with Clomid or Pergonal, intrauterine inseminations, and/or testing the male factor in infertility.
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 senior year. In addition to presentations at regional and national meetings, research papers are presented annually during the spring research seminar.