From the Editor

35 years in service to you, our community of reproductive health care clinicians

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In January 2023, OBG Management begins its 35th year of publication, in service to our readers and their patients


 

The mission of OBG Management is to enhance the quality of reproductive health care and the professional development of obstetrician-gynecologists and all reproductive health care clinicians. As we celebrate the beginning of our 35th anniversary year, we recommit to our mission, providing the highest quality reproductive health information in both print and electronic portals. Guiding all our actions is our deep commitment to being worthy of the trust of our readers.

OBG Management is one of the most widely-read publications dedicated to obstetrician-gynecologists. We recognize that it is difficult for clinicians to keep up with the vast and growing corpus of information that is relevant to clinical practice. A priority goal of OBG Management is to ensure our readers are aware of practice-changing information. The OBG Management Board of Editors guide all aspects of the editorial work at OBG Management, alerting us to upcoming practice-changing discoveries, including new research findings, new medications, and important guidelines. As we begin our 35th anniversary year, we would like to highlight our distinguished Board of Editors. Of note, this year, Dr. Cheryl B. Iglesia was named as Deputy Editor, with an expanded responsibility to curate the gynecology content for OBG Management.

We wish all our readers a wonderful New Year and the best health possible for our patients.

Arnold P. Advincula, MD

I serve on the executive board that oversees the Fellowships in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), and in January 2023 will transition into the role of President. I bring to this leadership role nearly 25 years of surgical experience, both as a clinician educator and inventor. My goal during the next 2 years will be to move toward subspecialty recognition of Complex Gynecology.

Linda D. Bradley, MD

My passion is diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, simple procedures that can both evaluate and treat intrauterine pathology. Recently, I was thrilled to coauthor an article on office hysteroscopy for Obstetrics & Gynecology (September 2022). I will have a chapter on operative hysteroscopy in the 2023 edition of TeLinde’s Textbook of Gynecology, and I am an author for the topic Office and Operative Hysteroscopy in UpToDate. Locally, I am known as the “foodie gynecologist”—I travel, take cooking classes, and I have more cookbooks than gynecology textbooks. Since Covid, I have embraced biking and just completed a riverboat biking cruise from Salamanca, Spain, to Lisbon, Portugal.

Amy L. Garcia, MD

I am fellowship trained as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon (MIGS) and have had a private surgical practice since 2005. I am involved with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), AAGL, and international surgical education for office hysteroscopy and related practice management. I am passionate about working with start-up companies in the gynecologic medical device arena and innovation in gynecologic surgery.

Steven R. Goldstein, MD, NCMP, CCD

I just completed my term as President of the International Menopause Society. This culminated in the society’s 18th World Congress in Lisbon, attended by over 1,700 health care providers from 76 countries. I delivered the Pieter van Keep Memorial Lecture, named for one of the society’s founders who died prematurely of pancreatic cancer. I was further honored by receiving the society’s Distinguished Service Award. I am very proud to have previously received the NAMS Thomas B. Clarkson award for Outstanding Clinical and Basic Science Research in Menopause. I also have one foot in the gynecologic ultrasound world and was given the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award and was the 2023 recipient of the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award, both from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, having written the second book ever on vaginal ultrasonography.

On a personal level, I love to play golf (in spite of my foot drop and 14 orthopedic surgeries). My season tickets show some diversity—the New York City Ballet and St. John’s basketball.

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD

I am the 49th president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the 5th woman to hold this position, and the first of Filipino-American descent. I recognize that it is only through extraordinary mentorship and support from other giants in gynecology, like Drs. Andrew Kaunitz (fellow OBG Management Board member), Linda Brubaker, and Dee Fenner and the love, support, and encouragement of my parents, husband, and daughters that I have been able to reach this milestone. A feather in my cap is the recent appointment to Deputy Editor of Gynecology for this journal, under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Barbieri. Over the past 31 years, I have had the privilege of learning from the best experts and gynecologic surgeons and the honor of working with skilled partners as we pass on our collective knowledge to our fellows, residents, and medical students. The passion in this next generation of ObGyns is so invigorating!

PS—In the spirit of continually learning, I want to add the Argentine tango to my dancing repertoire and go on an African safari; both are on my bucket list as the pandemic eases.

Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, NCMP

Since starting with the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville in 1984, I have enjoyed caring for patients, training residents and medical students, and being involved with publications and research. My areas of focus are menopause, contraception, gyn ultrasound and evaluation/management of women with abnormal uterine bleeding. In 2020, I received the North American Menopause Society/Leon Speroff Outstanding Educator Award. In 2021, I received the ACOG Distinguished Service Award. I enjoy spending time with my family, neighborhood bicycling, and searching for sharks’ teeth at the beach.

Barbara Levy, MD

I have been privileged to serve on the OBG Management Editorial Board for several decades. I am passionate about delivering the best possible care for the patients we serve, and helping women’s health care professionals provide that care. Through positions at AAGL, ACOG, and the American Medical Association, I have worked hard to champion best practices and to support fair, equitable, and accessible care for our patients and reimbursement for our services. My true north is to base patient care on reliable, valid, and properly interpreted data.

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