Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jun. 7, 2017—A 10-year study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., disrupts conventional wisdom that uterine fibroids cause miscarriages.
May. 4, 2017—Kevin Osteen, Ph.D., Pierre Soupart Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, and his team at the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center have developed a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip cell model that mimics the endometrial lining of the uterus in an effort to test therapeutic interventions for reproductive diseases.
Jan. 12, 2017—Genetic counselors are playing a greater role in areas of medicine in the wake of advancement in genomic technology.
Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Women’s Health has launched a new clinic with the opening of the Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders.
Oct. 17, 2016—Ronald Alvarez, new professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chair of the department, is a leading expert in the field of clinical gene therapy for ovarian and cervical cancers.
Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is consolidating its practice sites and moving to the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health at Cool Springs. Providers will begin seeing patients at the new location beginning Thursday, Sept. 1.
May. 24, 2016—With summer time approaching and the topic of mosquitoes abuzz, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Sarah Osmundson, M.D., has a few recommendations for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant.
Apr. 28, 2016—Ronald David Alvarez, M.D., Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Sep. 3, 2015—Donna Session, M.D., has been named to direct Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, which treats problems related to reproductive medicine including infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, congenital uterine anomalies, fibroids and risk of genetic disorders in offspring.
Aug. 27, 2015—Howard Jones III, M.D., Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and chair of the department, will be stepping down as chair on June 30, 2016. Jones will continue his clinical practice as well as serve as a consultant on outreach projects.
Aug. 11, 2015—Drugs that target DNA damage improve ovarian cancer cell response to platinum chemotherapies, suggesting new therapeutic opportunities.
Jun. 4, 2015—Ted Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recently elected treasurer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). His three-year term began in May.