Section Officers


Kurt Barnhart, MD, MSCE, Chair is Vice Chair for Clinical Research and the Director of the Women Health Clinical Research Center for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the William Shippen Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology. He received his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his M.S.C.E. degree (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Dr. Barnhart’s current research interests are focused on clinical and epidemiologic aspects of reproduction, including ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, family planning, and prevention of HIV. His research papers have appeared in journals such as Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine. He also has served on numerous NIH Study Sections and scientific committees of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Barnhart is also currently an Associate Editor for Fertility and Sterility and President of the Societies for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI).


Lynne Coslett-Charlton, MD, Vice-Chair, is managing partner of OB/Gyn Associates in Wilkes-Barre with clinical staff privileges at Wyoming Valley Healthcare System and Geisinger Health System.  She is active in private practice and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at The Commonwealth Medical College and volunteer staff physician at Volunteers in Medicine in Luzerne County.

Dr. Coslett-Charlton received her BS in Chemistry from Villanova University , her MD from Jefferson Medical College, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital.  She currently holds the position of Legislative Chairperson for the PA Section of ACOG and serves as the Division III Representative on the Advisory Council.  Dr. Coslett-Charlton also serves on the ACOG Government Affairs Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American Medical Association , and The Pennsylvania Medical Society where she has served as a delegate of the Specialty Leadership Cabinet. She resides in Luzerne County with her husband, Dr. William Charlton, and their four children.


Stephen Smith, MD, Treasurer, is a practicing physician at Abington Perinatal Associates and resides in Gwynedd Valley.  He serves as the Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Abington Memorial Hospital and as Clinical Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University School of Medicine.  He is also the Associate Program Director of the residency and Medical Student Clerkship Director at Abington Memorial Hospital. 

After receiving his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Lafayette College, he obtained his M.D. degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.  He completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and then a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. 


Amanda Flicker, MD, Secretary, is the Medical Director for inpatient obstetrics at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. In addition, she is active in medical student and resident education, serving as the Clerkship Co-director for the Women’s Health and Pediatrics Course for the USF-Lehigh Valley campus and as the Associate Program Director for the ob/gyn residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network. She holds the position of Assistant Professor for the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Flicker received her BS in Chemistry from Villanova University, her MD from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and completed her residency in ob/gyn at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She has been active in ACOG since residency serving as Junior Fellow District 3 vice-chairperson and chairperson, and then sitting on two ACOG national committees before being elected to the position of secretary of the PA section. She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Medical Association. She has interest in patient safety and quality improvement, as well as legislative advocacy, and has participated in ACOG’s national Congressional Leadership Conference and PA section’s legislative day on numerous occasions. Dr. Flicker lives in Lehigh County with her husband and two sons.


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