Commentary

Our readers weigh in on a variety of clinical and regulatory issues that matter to physicians and their practice of medicine.

A Perfect Storm

Bobby Daly, MD, MBA, is the chief fellow in the section of hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. His clinical focus is breast and thoracic oncology, and his research focus is health services. Dr. Daly researches disparities in oncology care delivery, oncology health care utilization, aggressive end-of-life oncology care, and oncology payment models. He received his MD and MBA from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, both in Boston, and a BA in Economics and History from Stanford (Calif.) University. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Award at Harvard Medical and Business Schools.

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP, OON, is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, and director, Center for Global Health at the University of Chicago. She is adopting emerging high throughput genomic and informatics strategies to identify genetic and nongenetic risk factors for breast cancer in order to implement precision health care in diverse populations. This innovative approach has the potential to improve the quality of care and reduce costs while saving more lives.

Board Exam Corner

Sam Siddighi, MD, is editor-in-chief of the Ob/Gyn Board Master. He is director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and director of grand rounds at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health. Dr. Siddighi has been an invited speaker for numerous events around the country and has authored more than 40 book chapters, four books, and numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has also appeared on radio and television shows.

Drugs, Pregnancy, & Lactation

Gideon Koren, MD, is professor of physiology/pharmacology and pediatrics at Western University in Ontario. He is the founder of the Motherisk Program. Dr. Koren has conducted numerous research studies, including investigations into how pregnant women perceive drug risk.

Gerald G. Briggs, BPharm, is clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, and an adjunct professor of pharmacy at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and at Washington State University, Spokane. He coauthored “Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation,” and coedited “Diseases, Complications, and Drug Therapy in Obstetrics.”

Lee S. Cohen, MD, is the director of the Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which provides information resources and conducts clinical care and research in reproductive mental health. His work spans the domains of research, teaching and clinical care in the area of treatment of mood and anxiety disorders with subspecialty interest in psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. These include psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and director of clinical research at Rady Children’s Hospital, and associate director of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the University of California, San Diego. She is director of MotherToBaby California, past president of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, and past president of the Teratology Society.

Gynecologic Oncology Consult

Emma C. Rossi, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she maintains a clinical practice and conducts research. Her research focuses primarily on novel surgical techniques in the treatment of endometrial and cervical cancers. She has conducted several trials exploring a novel technique for the mapping of sentinel lymph nodes.

Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, is the chair and the Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a professor of in the division of gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His areas of interest include ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer; prevention and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism following gynecologic oncology surgery; and complex pelvic surgery.


Mental Health Consult

Mental Health Consult is chaired by Lorenzo Norris, MD, medical director of psychiatric and behavioral services at George Washington University, Washington, and an expert panel that includes James L. Griffith, MD, chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and April Barbour, MD, MPH, director of the division of general internal medicine.

Master Class

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, is vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, as well as the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and dean of the school of medicine. He specializes in maternal-fetal medicine. His research focuses on diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects, and prenatal diagnosis.

Charles E. Miller, MD, is clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and past president of the AAGL and the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy. He is a reproductive endocrinologist and minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon in private practice in Naperville and Schaumburg, Ill.; director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and the director of the AAGL/SRS fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

Ob.Gyn. News Turns 50

In 2016, Ob.Gyn. News celebrated its 50th anniversary with 12 in-depth articles looking at the evolution of the specialty, including the history of contraception, changes in gynecologic surgery, and the transformation of the well-woman visit. These articles feature commentary from leaders in the field, exclusive reporting by the Ob.Gyn. News staff, and multimedia extras.