Department News


Dr. Resad Pasic appointed as Honorary Chair of the 49th AAGL Global Congress

Portrait of Dr. Pasic   

Dr. Resad Pasic 

The AAGL Congress will be held November 4–8, 2020. This special honor is granted to those who have had a life-long commitment to teaching, mentoring and disseminating the knowledge necessary to perform safe and reproducible surgical procedures for the improvement of women’s healthcare. Congratulations Dr. Pasic!

Welcome to Stacy Lenger, MD to the Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health

 

Stacy Lenger, MD

Dr. Stacy Lenger completed her fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis before moving to Louisville. She is passionate about helping women and improving their quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and crafting. We look forward to her joining our team!

Welcome Edward Miller, MD FACOG to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health Department

 

Edward Miller, MD FACOG

Dr. Miller was born and raised in Southern California and attended New York University where he studied Anthropology.  His desire to serve and make a difference led him to Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he earned his medical doctorate.  At Wake Forest he fell in love with the field of Maternal Fetal Medicine and decided that caring for mothers and their families was his mission.  He enrolled in residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC where he served as House Staff President and received the prestigious resident of the year award. He returned to California to complete fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he received training in ultrasound and the management of high risk pregnancies from leading experts in the field.  During his time at UCSF he authored numerous publications and presentations and developed his passion for leadership in the realm of Diversity and Inclusion as well as medical education.  In his final year of fellowship Dr. Miller was nominated and received the UCSF Innovation award for excellence in Graduate Medical Education.  In his spare time Dr. Miller enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, and growing his bourbon collection. 

Sean L. Francis, MD, MBA Great Day Live Interview

Discussion of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)

Please see interview at WHAS 11 Dr. Sean L. Francis, MD, MBA, Chairman of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health, regarding discussion of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology.) 

Welcome to James Pullano, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine Faculty

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James Pullano, MD to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division

James Pullano, MD

After a career in music and Business (MBA) Dr Pullano discovered medicine as his final choice. He completed his Ob/Gyn Residency at Ports Mouth Naval Hospital and his Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellowship at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He is board certified in Ob/Gyn and MFM. He served as Chair of Ob/Gyn at St. Michaels’ Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Then at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York he directed several MFM divisions over the years. He comes to UofL from Texas where he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School. During his stay in Texas, he became eligible to treat Opiate addicted Patients and hopes to help the Opiate Addicted Pregnant Population in Louisville. Dr Pullano is delighted to continue his career here at the University of Louisville and is proud to be a part of the Residency teaching Faculty. As an Italian Restaurant enthusiast, he is delighted to have discovered many new & fine culinary establishments in Louisville. His little free time is spent on the golf course or with an accordion in hand.

 

Welcome to Sarah Todd, MD - Gynecologic Oncology

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Todd, MD to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health in the Gynecologic Oncology Division.

Sarah Todd, MD

Dr. Sara Todd has joined Dr. Daniel Metzinger and the team at Uof L Physicians – Gynecologic Oncology. She is available to see patients at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center and performs surgery at UofL Hospital.

Dr. Todd is trained in robotic surgery utilizing the da Vinci XL system and is brining HIPEC (heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy) as a treatment option for select advanced ovarian cancer patients.

Dr. Todd graduated from UofL School of Medicine in 2011 and continued residency at UofL training under Daniel Metzinger, MD, gynecologic oncologist and head of robotic surgery. She completed fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sean Francis, MD named Chairman of Patient Quality and Safety Committee

Congratulations to Sean Francis, MD for being named Chairman of Patient Quality and Safety Committee. 

Dr. Jan, MIGS, Visits Jordan to Work With Syrian Refugees

Ambareen Jan, an OB/GYN who is completing her fellowship in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery at UofL, has written a piece titled “Healing in the Void,” which was published last week in “The Islamic Monthly.” The article focuses on her work with Syrian refugees in Jordan and is available online.

Center for Women & Infants at UofL Hospital named a Baby-Friendly Designated birthing facility

The University of Louisville Center for Women & Infants at UofL Hospital has been named a Baby-Friendly Designated birthing facility by Baby-Friendly USA, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The UofL Center for Women & Infants is the only Downtown Louisville facility and the fourth facility in Kentucky to earn the designation. Currently there are 405 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birthing centers in the United States and more than 20,000 worldwide.

UofL Physicians Fertility Center Appears on Great Day Live!

Dr. Kelly Pagidas and Dr. Henry Bohler (Fertility Center) went on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live! to talk about the UofL Physicians Fertility Center and its new location. http://www.whas11.com/entertainment/television/great-day-live/problems-conceiving-the-uofl-physicians-fertility-center-is-there-when-the-stork-isnt/359456416

REI Fertility Center Featured in the Louisville VOICE Magazine

REI Fertility Center

We are excited to share that UofL Physicians has the following advertisement featured in the spring 2016 The VOICE of Louisville magazine (their Derby issue).  Copies of this publication are available for free at local restaurants and businesses in the city and is delivered to select neighborhoods. You may also view it online.

Dr. Sean Francis, MD Approved by the UofL Board of Trustees as Chair of the Department of OB/GYN & Women's Health

Jan. 15, 2016

Sean L. Francis, currently the interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville, has been named to the post permanently. The appointment was approved by the UofL Board of Trustees at its Jan. 14 meeting.

http://louisville.edu/medicine/news/francis-named-chair-of-uofl-obstetrics-gynecology-and-women2019s-health

Dr. Henry Bohler, REI, Interviewed in October's Louisville Magazine

Dr. Henry Bohler, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, appeared in an article on in-vitro fertilization in Louisville Magazine’s October issue. http://loumag.epubxp.com/i/573919-oct-2015.

OB/GYN & Women's Health Faculty Honored at Fall Honors Convocation

Dr. Marvin Yussman, Vice Chair of Academic and Clinical Affairs, was awarded the Dean's Education Award for Distinguished Educator.  Dr. Yussman was recognized for his accomplishments in the area of teaching and his commitment to educating future physicians.

Dr. Petruska was awarded the Golden Apple Award by the UofL Medical School Students Class of 2016.  The Golden Apple Award is given to faculty who demonstrate outstanding teamwork, professional responsibility, and consideration of medical students.

Spotlight: Damara Jenkins Nurse Midwife

Damara Jenkins, Certified Nurse Midwife, with the University of Louisville Department of OB/GYN & Women's Health, appeared on WHAS 11 to highlight the services offered by Nurse Midwifes at the University of Louisville Center for Women & Infants.  To view the video, follow this link:  http://www.whas11.com/videos/news/health/2015/06/04/interview-uofls-midwife-program/28478037/.

Dr. Franklin Awarded the ACOG Award for Outstanding District Service (ODS)

Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Franklin on being chosen to receive The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Award for Outstanding District Service (ODS).  Dr. Franklin, was recognized, along with the other ODS Award recipients, during the Presidential Inauguration and Convocation held at the 2015 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, California on Wednesday May 6, 2015.

Dr. Franklin, assistant professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, graduated from that school with a joint degree in medicine and a master’s in public health with a clinical investigation emphasis.

In July 2011, she received grant funding to establish the Ryan Residency Training Program in Family Planning. Dr. Franklin has received the Outstanding Educator Award for her accomplishments in developing a new curriculum, a new clinical service, and a regional patient referral site.

As District V Junior Fellow vice-chair, chair, and immediate past chair from 2011-2014, she revitalized Junior Fellow involvement and activity. She also organized the first Legislative Day in Kentucky this year, helping physicians advocate and build relationships with state legislators.