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The obstetrician–gynecologists (ob-gyns) and health care professionals who review the information on this website are members of the Patient Education Review Panel of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This panel is focused on helping women understand their health and how to make healthy decisions. Current and former members of other ACOG committees, task forces, and work groups also may be invited to review content and contribute to the website.

All ob-gyn reviewers and contributors are ACOG fellows. Fellows are ob-gyns who have met high ethical and professional standards. They are board-certified in obstetrics, gynecology, or both.

Reviewers help ensure that all of the content on this website is accurate, educational, empowering, and inclusive. Ultimately, this website is designed to support ACOG’s mission of improving women’s health and commitment to changing the culture of medicine. This involves acting to eliminate racism and promote equity in women’s health. Learn more about ACOG’s commitment and action plan.

 

Reviewers and Contributors

 


Cynthia Abraham, MD

Cynthia Abraham, MD
Dr. Abraham is an ob-gyn and assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Tamika C. Auguste, MD

Tamika C. Auguste, MD
Dr. Auguste is an ob-gyn at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where she serves as vice chair of Women’s and Infants’ Services. She is a professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a member of the ACOG Executive Board. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Rebecca H. Cohen, MD, MPH

Rebecca H. Cohen, MD, MPH
Dr. Cohen is an ob-gyn who specializes in complex contraception and abortion services. She is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology who practices at the University of Colorado. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Holly W. Cummings, MD, MPH

Holly W. Cummings, MD, MPH
Dr. Cummings is an ob-gyn who serves as assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Pamela Deak, MD

Pamela Deak, MD
Dr. Deak is an ob-gyn who serves as division chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC San Diego Health System and clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Rupa DeSilva, MD

Rupa DeSilva, MD
Dr. DeSilva is an ob-gyn who specializes in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She serves as a clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Esther Eisenberg, MD, MPH

Esther Eisenberg, MD, MPH
Dr. Eisenberg is an ob-gyn and reproductive endocrinologist. She serves as medical officer in the Fertility and Infertility Branch at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her areas of expertise include reproductive aging, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, and endometriosis. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Meredith P. Field, MSEd, PhD

Meredith P. Field, MSEd, PhD
Dr. Field is an assistant professor in the Division of Social Sciences at Alfred University in New York. She is a medical sociologist specializing in issues of access and equity in health and medicine. She previously served as the OPEN postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Sociology at University of Cincinnati.

 


Valerie French, MD, MAS

Valerie French, MD, MAS
Dr. French is an ob-gyn who specializes in family planning. She serves as an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Angelic Glover, MD

Angelica Glover, MD
Dr. Glover is an ob-gyn, maternal–fetal medicine specialist, and clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. She is a fellow of ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

 


Caroline M. Hewitt, DNS, NP

Caroline M. Hewitt, DNS, NP
Dr. Hewitt is a clinical professor and assistant dean of undergraduate nursing programs at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing. She is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).

 


Charlie Kilpatrick, MD, MEd

Charlie Kilpatrick, MD, MEd
Dr. Kilpatrick is an ob-gyn who specializes in urogynecology, also known as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He serves as vice chair of education, residency program director, and associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a fellow of ACOG and the American Urogynecologic Society.

 


Shana Miles, MD, PhD

Shana Miles, MD, PhD
Dr. Miles is an ob-gyn, military physician, and fellow in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee Women’s Hospital in Pennsylvania. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


David G. Mutch, MD

David G. Mutch, MD
Dr. Mutch is a professor of gynecologic oncology and vice chair of gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an ACOG fellow, the past president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the chair of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, and the co-chair of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Steering Committee.

 


Barbara M. O'Brien, MD

Barbara M. O’Brien, MD
Dr. O’Brien is a geneticist, ob-gyn, and maternal–fetal medicine specialist. She practices at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and is an associate professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She is a fellow of ACOG and the American College of Medical Genetics.

 


Carrie Ann Terrell, MD

Carrie Ann Terrell, MD
Dr. Terrell is an ob-gyn who serves as associate professor and division director of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midwifery, and Family Planning at the University of Minnesota. She also serves as the medical director of the Women’s Health Specialists Clinic at the University of Minnesota. She is an ACOG fellow.

 


Hope Yates, JD, MPH

Hope Yates, JD, MPH
Hope is the director of strategy and communications for women’s health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is dedicated to improving women’s health through patient education, technology, and innovative care delivery.