As a resident in the Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program at Lankenau Medical Center you will complete a research project with advice and guidance from an attending physician. Research projects range from case studies to double-blind trials. Research performed by Lankenau residents has been both published and presented at national meetings (see list below). At the end of each academic year the OB/GYN department hosts a Residency Research Day. All residents are encouraged to present any finished research project to date or give a report on the progress of their senior research project. The PGY-4 must have a finished research project to present.

The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research is located on campus. Its scientists, technicians and facilities are available to assist with residents' research.

Obstetrics/gynecology residents research

(Residents' names in bold)

Rachel Horowitz MD, Marwan Ma'ayeh MD, Gwyneth McNeill DO, Katie Hawthorne MD, Andrew Gerson MD “Preeclampsia and its Association with Post-Partum Depression” presented at annual ACOG meeting May 2019.

Ma'ayeh M, McClennen E, Chamchad D, Geary M, Brest N, Gerson A. Hypercoiling of the umbilical cord in uncomplicated singleton pregnancies. Journal of Perinatal Medicine 2017; Epub ahead of print. PMID 28672757.

Ma'ayeh M, Daugherty C, Stickles X, Daum G, Holtz D. Sarcomas in hysterectomies and myomectomies for presumed fibroids: A retrospective study. Poster presented at: 46th AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 12-16 November 2017, Maryland, United States.

Ma'ayeh M, Scott S, Chamchad D, Geary M, Brest N, Gerson A. Persistence of low-lying placentas diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasonography in the second trimester. Poster presented at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress, 20-22 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

E. McClennen, KS Richter, E. Moon, I Sasson, I.A. Bishop “The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study,” Presented at 2016 ARSM Conference October 15-17 Salt Lake City Utach.

Transvaginal Ultrasound Training for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident: Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial of Educational DVD; Brooke High, DO; Norman Brest, MD; Rebekah J. McCurdy, MD; Peter F. Schnatz, DO; Jason Baxter, MD; Xuezhi Jiang, MD. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting May 2016 New Orleans (Won First Place).

Crystal Brogan, MD PGY-4 and Norman Brest, MD Presented at the CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting in New Orleans March 3, 2016 “Clay Modeling: A Hands-On Approach to Understanding Pelvic Floor Anatomy.” Khalifeh, A, Weiner S, Berghella V, Donnenfeld, AE; Trends in invasive prenatal diagnosis from 2002-2014; effect of sequential screening and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Poster, San Diego, CA 2015.

Patient satisfaction and cosmetic outcome in Randomized study of Cesarean skin closure. A. Dhanya Mackeen, Jonah Fleisher, Adeeb Khalifeh, Vincenzo Berghella, Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 2014.

Changing Trends in Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy, Adeeb Khalifeh, Fionnuala Breathnach, Sam Coulter-Smiht, Michael Robson, Chris Firzpatrick, Fergal Malone, J Obstet Gyneaecol 2014 Feb :34(2):135-7.

Dmitri Chamchad, MD1,2; Jay Horrow3; Gail Ables, RNC1; Lacy Parker, MD1; Norman Brest, MD1, Why Bolus Epidurals with Bupivacaine? Presented at SOAP April 2013.

Dmitri Chamchad, MD1,2,3, Jay Horrow, MD, MS3, Lacy Parker, MD1, Andrew Day4, Norman Brest, MD1, Maternal Intrapartum Predictors of Mode of Delivery, Presented at SOAP April 2013.

Comparative Analysis of Two- Versus Three-Dimensional Sonography for Nuchal Translucency (NT) Measurement Adeeb Khalifeh, Fergal Malone, Dimitri Chamchad, Antonella Lavelanet and Andrew Gerson.Presented at SMFM February 2013.

Trends in Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis from 2002-2011: A Population-Based Evaluation Adeeb Khalifeh, Stuart Weiner, A. Dhanya Mackeen, Gerson A, Alan Donnenfeld -Presented at SMFM February 2013.

Enhanced Laparoscopic Identification of Peritoneal Endometriosis with Indocyanine Green Contrast: An Educational Video. Joseph M. Gobern, MD, MBA, FACOG, Christina M. Mezes, DO, Sam W. Meske, MS to be presented 11.12.19 at AAGL conference in Vancouver CA

Martini A, Horowitz R, Devine K, Tsai J-H, Hill M, DeCherney A, Doyle J, Kallen CB. Live Birth Data from 498 Elective and Non-Elective Autologous Oocyte Thaw Cycles (2009-2018). American Society for Reproductive Medicine Philadelphia Pa, October 2019

Sharon Anderson, Johns Orris, DO, Rachael Miller, MD, and Allison Bloom, DO: Relationship Between Patient Serum Anti-Mullerian Hormone and Embryo Quality. Presented at 11th annual ART World Congress, October 10-11 New York, New York.