Meet the Experts
All of the health information on this website is reviewed or written by ob-gyns and other health care professionals. Get to know the team of expert reviewers and contributors.
The obstetrician–gynecologists (ob-gyns) and health care professionals who review the information on this website are members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Editorial Board for Patient Education. This board is focused on helping people understand their health and how to make healthy decisions. Current and former members of other ACOG committees, task forces, and work groups may also be invited to review content and contribute to the website.
All ob-gyn reviewers and contributors are ACOG Fellows and Junior Fellows. These are ob-gyns who have met high ethical and professional standards. Fellows 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
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
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.
Keisha Bell Catchings, MS, MD
Dr. Bell Catchings is an ob-gyn hospitalist and assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She serves as the ob-gyn clerkship director and is an ACOG Fellow.
Sara Cichowski, MD
Dr. Cichowski is an ob-gyn who specializes in urogynecology. She is an associate professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University and the fellowship program director. She is a Fellow of ACOG, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the International Urogynecologic Society.
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
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
Dr. Deak is an ob-gyn who serves as division chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC San Diego Health and clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is an ACOG Fellow.
Denise De Los Santos, MD
Dr. De Los Santos is an ob-gyn in Edinburg, Texas. She is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, a module director for second-year medical students, and medical director of the ob-gyn faculty practice for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. She is an ACOG Fellow.
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
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
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
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.
Alexis C. Gimovsky, MD
Dr. Gimovsky is an ob-gyn, maternal–fetal medicine specialist, and assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a Fellow of ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Angelica Glover, MD
Dr. Glover is an ob-gyn and maternal–fetal medicine specialist with Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a Fellow of ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
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
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.
Piyali Kundu-Veldhoven, LMSW, MS
Ms. Kundu-Veldhoven is a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. She is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and administrative manager for programming and training at a private group practice and training institute. She has a master’s degree in health economics and has worked as a global health consultant and academic research coordinator with a focus on maternal and child health and education.
Shana Miles, MD, PhD
Dr. Miles is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a PhD in emerging infectious diseases from the Uniformed Services University. She is an ACOG Fellow.
Caela R. Miller, MD
Dr. Miller is an associate professor of gynecologic oncology at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. She also serves as deputy chair of gynecologic surgery and obstetrics. She is an ACOG Fellow and the current ACOG Armed Forces District Army Section Chair.
Louis Monnig III, MD
Dr. Monnig is an ob-gyn at Ochsner Health in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an ACOG Junior Fellow in Practice.
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
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
Dr. Terrell is an ob-gyn who serves as associate professor and director of the Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midwifery & 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.
Jumesha Wade, PhD
Dr. Wade is the executive director at Start at Zero, a nonprofit that partners with parents and caregivers to promote healthy early childhood development. She serves on the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Commission’s Birth Equity Committee.
Barry Witt, MD
Dr. Witt is an ob-gyn specializing in reproductive endocrinology. He serves as the medical director at the Greenwich Fertility Center in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also an associate professor of clinical obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. He is an ACOG Fellow and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Hope Yates, JD, MPH
Ms. Yates 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.