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Obstetrics

Dr. Luis Bracero, MD, FACOG, a Maternal/Fetal Medicine Specialist, Dr Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA, Vice-Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and the Obstetrics and Gynecology generalists attend this service. One resident from each year level is on this service at all times.

Medical students, sub-interns, and interns from the Charleston Area Medical Center Family Medicine program, Emergency Medicine program, Pediatric program, Urology program, and osteopathic interns also participate on the service. This team rounds daily on all antepartum, labor, and postpartum patients. Rounds include didactic instruction as well as reviews of the current literature. Multiple opportunities are provided to discuss patients and review disease processes and management.

The CAMC Women and Children's Hospital delivers approximately 3000 neonates per year, and residents are responsible for almost one-half of these. We assist all clinical faculty on Cesarean sections. We receive about 10-15 high-risk obstetric transports per month. Residents have a leading role in managing these patients. Residents manage busy high-risk obstetric clinics under faculty supervision beginning the first year.

A unique interactive web-based limited obstetrical ultrasound curriculum is offered to all residents. Residents participate in all aspects of ultrasound learning and become proficient in the performance of ultrasound. We use state of the art equipment, complete with color Doppler capability, 3-D, and 4-D imaging. There are opportunities to perform both non-genetic and genetic amniocenteses and other antepartum procedures.

Gynecology

Benign Gynecology Service:

Dr. Stephen Bush, Dr. Todd DePond, Dr. Paul Dietz, Dr. Greg Heywood, Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Emily Montgomery, as well as other clinical faculty, attend the gynecology service. Didactic instruction, review of surgical indications, pre-operative work-up, and technical aspects of the different surgeries are covered in detail. Residents scrub in all gynecology service surgeries, as well as the majority of the clinical faculty surgery cases.
Intraoperative instruction is an important aspect of our training. Residents have the opportunity to learn different surgical techniques from several different attendings with diverse training backgrounds. Post-operative care is provided on an individual basis, with residents performing rounds informally under the supervision of the primary attending overseeing the
case.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Diagnostic and surgical treatments of female patients utilizing minimally invasive techniques such as diagnostic and operative laparoscopy and robotic surgery assist in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic disorders previously requiring opening of the abdomen. These procedures reduce postoperative pain and facilitate shorter recovery periods. The learning modality is being accelerated by utilization of newer teaching techniques which are being used by residents, resulting in acceleration of the learning process while aiding in mastering the current delicate surgical techniques.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Generalists:

Stephen Bush, M.D., FACOG
Associate Professor & Chairman

S. Greg Heywood, M.D., FACOG
Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director

R. Todd DePond, M.D., FACOG
Assistant Professor and Medical Student Clerkship Director

Paul D. Dietz, M.D., FACOG
Assistant Professor and Director of the
Women’s Medicine Center

David L. Williams, M.D., FACOG
Assistant Professor

Emily A.P. Montgomery, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Gynecologic Oncology

Michael A. Schiano, M.D., a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist attends the Gynecologic Oncology Service. There are two residents on his service at all times, as well as medical students. As a major referral center for this region, we see and manage diverse oncology clinical entities. Intraoperative instruction is emphasized.
Because there are no gynecologic oncology fellows, the Obstetrics and Gynecology residents either first or second-assist on all cases. This allows residents to hone their surgical skill and become very proficient at advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Schiano also conducts daily teaching rounds with intensive instruction in postoperative care, adjuvant therapies, and basic oncology principles. Residents are responsible for the management of ICU patients under Dr. Schiano’s guidance and become very adept at caring for the critically ill.


Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Pickens Gantt, M.D., a fellowship-trained Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist, attends the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility service. He has experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which he brings to the department.
Medical students and residents are active participants in seeing all aspects of female infertility and the procedures associated with evaluating and treating the infertile patient. The residents will have the opportunity to learn vaginal ultrasound, follicular scans, hysterosalpingogram, sonohysterogram, and intrauterine insemination.
A fully equipped embryology laboratory enhances student learning in regard to advanced reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization.
Surgically the resident shall learn evaluating the patient who needs surgery, surgery indications, counseling the surgery patient, and the opportunity to actively participate in infertility surgery.
Didactic lectures are given on Wednesdays where the medical students and residents will learn all the aspects of reproductive endocrinology and infertility such as polycystic ovarian disease, delayed puberty, contraception, and the other related subjects pertinent to endocrinology and infertility.


Intrauterine Insemination

Gary Randall, Ph.D. is highly trained and certified in embryology, endocrinology and andrology, and provides experience and training in the laboratory.


For information about our residency programs write to:
Jennifer Cooperrider - Residency Coordinator, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 830 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 304
Charleston, WV  25302
Phone: 304-388-1522
Email: jennifer.cooperrider@camc.org


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