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Obstetrics and Gynecology Archives

New Clinician Spotlight: Catherine Watson

Sep. 13, 2022—Catherine Watson, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in gynecologic oncology.

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As severe blood shortages continue, mothers and babies are counting on donors

Dec. 20, 2021—Mothers and their babies depend on the generosity of blood donors to ensure that they return to good health following labor and delivery. “As a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, I have at least two patients at a time — mom and baby — and both need ample blood to stay well,” said Lisa Zuckerwise, MD, FACOG,...

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Study finds increased risk of serious opioid events in mothers, regardless of dose

Apr. 26, 2021—A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers finds that new mothers who receive opioids after uncomplicated vaginal births face an increased risk of serious opioid-related events regardless of the opioid dosage, a finding that could significantly impact care delivery.

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Hemingway receives Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology designation

Jan. 3, 2019—Celeste Hemingway, MD, recently received the Focused Practice Designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The board designation is fairly new, and Hemingway is the first Vanderbilt physician to achieve the recognition.

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Welcome to 2019

Jan. 2, 2019—Say hello to Vanderbilt’s first baby of 2019, Ozlynn-Kay West.

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Study tests new vaccine for precancerous cervical cells

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in an international study to determine the effectiveness of a new therapeutic vaccine for treating women with precancerous changes on the cervix.

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Fleischer’s ultrasound research contributions lauded

Nov. 1, 2018—Arthur Fleischer, MD, medical director of Ultrasound and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), received the Laurence (Larry) A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) Annual Meeting held in October in San Diego.

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Probing the genetics of fibroids

Oct. 1, 2018—A new study identified multiple genetic locations associated with the size and number of uterine fibroids — common non-cancerous uterine tumors.

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Vanderbilt employees, families focus of new OB service

Sep. 13, 2018—The Center for Women’s Health at Vanderbilt will see the return of a service designed for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University employees and their families.

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Four named to OB-GYN association leadership posts

Jul. 19, 2018—Four members of Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have been named to key leadership positions for several professional organizations.

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Velez Edwards named to Women’s Health Research leadership

Jun. 19, 2018—Digna R. Velez Edwards, PhD, has been named director of Women’s Health Research, succeeding longtime director and founder, Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, associate dean of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders adds treatment options

Jun. 7, 2018—Two years ago, Melinda New, MD, associate professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and nurse practitioner Lisa Milam, MSN, WHMP, opened a specialized clinic called the Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders.

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