The obstetrics/gynecology residency program at Lankenau Medical Center offers residents a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum. You will receive intensive exposure in the following areas:
- Over 2,800 deliveries per year
- Labor and delivery suite featuring 10 LDR’s and three operating rooms
- Residents participate in the care and management of all private and clinic patients
- Large high-risk population with six perinatologists, a level III nursery, and seven neonatologists on staff to assure 24/7 coverage
- Work directly with generalists and sub-specialists on all cases (no fellows)
- Large per resident volume of gynecologic surgery
- Extensive training in minimally invasive surgery, including FLS curriculum and robotic surgery
One resident is assigned to each of the sub-specialties within the department.
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI)
You work exclusively with our seven reproductive endocrinologists in the office and the operating room. REI lectures occur one-on-one in the office, and as part of the Friday morning CORE curriculum lectures.
The Center for Reproductive Medicine, under the direction of Michael J. Glassner, MD, is located at the Bryn Mawr Hospital campus.
Other physicians on the REI staff include:
- John J. Orris, DO (Graduate of the residency program in 2000)
- Deanna R. Brasile, DO
- Benjamin Gocial, MD
Shady Grove Faculty
- Isaac E. Sasson, MD, PhD, FACOG
- Caleb Kallen, MD, PhD
- Ryan Martin, MD
Experience is gained in radical surgery, radiation techniques, chemotherapy, and the complications inherent in these conditions in the hospital and office settings. Since the program does not have fellows, the residents receive invaluable experience in critical care, and work directly with the oncologists in the O.R. insuring a first-class surgical experience.
David Holtz, MD, chief of the division of gynecologic oncology, along with Xiaomang Stickles, MD, takes a proactive role in didactic instruction, organizing a monthly oncology didactic conference as well as a monthly oncology slide review with the pathologists. Christine Kim, MD has recently joined our staff in the division of gynecologic oncology.
Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM)
Andrew G. Gerson, MD, chief division of maternal fetal medicine, together with Eric J. Carlson, DO, Alan E. Donnenfeld,MD, Garo Megerian, MD, Sara Nicholas, MD, and Antonette T. Dulay, MD, are responsible for the residents MFM curriculum. Time is divided between the Perinatal Testing Center (PTC) where ultrasound skills are learned and the Antepartum Unit (APU) where high-risk obstetrical patients are managed. Six perinatologists are on staff performing more than 8,000 procedures a year in the PTC at Lankenau. Residents work directly with the ultrasonographers and perinatologists. The resident covering the MFM service also works in the high risk clinic under the direction of the perinatologist twice monthly.
The Friday CORE curriculum includes lectures given by the MFM faculty.
Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
Marc R. Toglia, MD, director of the continence program for women at Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, and chief of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, along with his associate Mitchell Berger, MD are responsible for the residents' education in urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. Lectures are given throughout the year on pelvic floor anatomy/function and the diagnosis/management of urinary and fecal incontinence as part of the residents' Friday CORE curriculum lectures. While on the female pelvic and reconstructive surgery service, residents work with Drs. Toglia and Berger, in the office and receive significant experience in vaginal and urogynecology surgery.
Residents are chosen each year to be part of mission trips to Guatemala. This gives the resident exposure to the medicine of this country and the need these women have for trained physicians. Many lives are changed by this experience both the patients and the residents who are given this opportunity.