About the Program


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center considers the education of our residents to be one of our most important responsibilities. We are proud to have faculty clinicians and investigators who have been widely recognized for their teaching skills.

Our residents are part of The Ohio State University/Mt. Carmel Health Integrated Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This exciting program offers the best of two worlds – the strength of a large academic medical center and collaboration among leading community hospitals.

Our fully accredited, four-year residency program consists of 44 residents, who participate in clinical activities at three sites: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mt. Carmel West Hospital and Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

Program Basics

Goals and Objectives

Residency goals and objectives

Our residency program offers outstanding resources for general obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialties, plus a strong base in ambulatory care.

Our goal is to help residents gain the experience and skills they need to become successful healthcare practitioners. Our well-rounded program includes outpatient training, inpatient care of complex patients and a structured didactic curriculum that meets all Residency Review Committee (RRC) accreditation requirements and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) objectives.

The educational objectives for our residency training program are as follows:

  • To train competent and compassionate clinicians who will deliver state-of-the-art complete health care for women in a humane and personalized manner
  • To provide a solid foundation in general obstetrics and gynecology to prepare the resident for a career in general obstetrics and gynecology or fellowship training
  • To provide residents with a basic understanding of, and appreciation for, research methodology within our specialty. Our goal is to help each resident develop the ability to critically evaluate medical literature and develop a scholarly approach to patient care which she/he will maintain throughout her/his career
  • To help our residents develop a true appreciation and understanding of the diversity within our nation so that they can provide medical care in a compassionate, nonjudgmental manner

Rotation Schedule

Residency rotation schedule

Residency rotation schedule

Our residents participate in clinical activities at three sites: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel West Hospital and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

First-Year Rotations

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center:
• Ambulatory clinics 
• Antepartum/high-risk obstetrics
• Benign gynecology
• Gynecologic oncology
• Labor and delivery
• Night float
• Reproductive endocrinology and infertility 

Mount Carmel West Hospital:
• Benign gynecology
• Labor and delivery
• Night float

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital:
• Labor and delivery

Second-Year Rotations

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center:
• Ambulatory clinics 
• Family planning
• Float
• Gynecologic oncology
• Labor and delivery
• Night float
• Triage-labor and delivery

Mount Carmel West Hospital:
• Labor and delivery

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital:
• Benign gynecology
• Labor and delivery
• Night float

Third-Year Rotations

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center:
• Antepartum/high-risk obstetrics
• Benign gynecology
• Elective/research
• Float
• Gynecologic oncology
• Night float (two rotations)
• Urogynecology

Mount Carmel West Hospital:
• Benign gynecology

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital:
• Benign gynecology 
• Nationwide Children's Hospital: pediatric and adolescent gynecology

Fourth-Year Rotations

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center:
• Ambulatory
• Benign gynecology (two rotations)
• Consults
• Gynecologic oncology
• Labor and delivery
• Night float

Mount Carmel West Hospital:
• Benign gynecology
• Labor and delivery

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital:
• Benign gynecology
• Labor and delivery

Faculty Expertise

Residency training program faculty expertise

Our faculty includes academicians and researchers, hospital-based physicians and private practitioners.

Ohio State’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is comprised of six specialty divisions with more than 25 full-time faculty members who supervise inpatient and outpatient training in obstetrics and gynecology.

Faculty members at all of our hospitals offer training expertise in advanced surgical techniques along with basic and clinical research.

Application Process

We accept applications for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel Health only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and we participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Application must include: 

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Successful completion of USMLE/COMLEX
  • ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates)
  • Eligibility requirements met for a J1 Visa (for international medical graduates) 

We have 11 categorical positions available each year.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Oct. 1, 2017. Our interviews will be held on three Saturdays in November, December and January.

Thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel Health.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

PGY4

Mary Beth Baylon, MD

MD: University of Louisville

Elinor Brown, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Stephen Gee, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Vanessa Hux, MD

MD: Vanderbilt University

Alex Lagneaux, MD

MD: University of Iowa

Emily Oliver, MD, MPH

MD: King's College

Rebecca Pareja, MD

MD: Wake Forest University

Christine Pennesi, MD

MD: Pennsylvania State University

Sasha Pradhan, MD

MD: Case Western Reserve

Alan Rosenbaum, MD

MD: University of Pittsburgh

Lisa Vienneau, MD

MD: University of Pennsylvania

PGY3

Kristina Caine, MD

MD: University of Florida

Kelly Copeland, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Frances Fei, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Rahel Ghenbot, MD

MD: Washington University

Megan Hutchcraft, MD

MD: University of Illinois

Alan Lee, MD

MD: Virginia Commonwealth University

Cathy Taliani, MD

MD: Pennsylvania State University

Ruchika Vij, MD

MD: University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Wagner, MD

MD: Temple University

Nan Wang, MD

MD: University of Pittsburgh

Calvan Ward, MD

MD: University of Kentucky

PGY2

Erika Boothman, MD

BoothmanMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Emily Cassell, MD

CassellMD: University of Cincinnati

Robert Collins, MD

CollinsMD: University of Texas San Antonio

Jhalak Dholakia, MD

DholakiaMD: University of Louisville

Lindsey Grantham, MD

GranthamMD: West Virginia University

Miranda Kiefer, DO

KieferDO: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lindsey Knapke, MD

KnapkeMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Paul Paetow, MD

PaetowMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Stacy Smrz, MD

SmrzMD: University of Wisconsin

Abby Thuet, MD

ThuetMD: Saint Louis University

Mackenzie Treloar, MD

TreloarMD: University of Iowa

PGY1

Adebayo Adesomo, MD

AdesomoMD: University of Texas San Antonio

Megan Battin, DO

BattinDO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Matthew Conrad, MD, PhD

ConradMD: University of Illinois

Joe DeMari, MD

DeMariMD: SUNY Upstate

Paulina Haight, MD

HaightMD: Case Western Reserve

Kelly McDaniel, MD

McDanielMD: Eastern Virginia

Chanel Melendez, MD

MelendezMD: University of Oklahoma

Lauren Montemorano, MD

MontemoranoMD: University of Virginia

Rieham Owda, MD

OwdaMD: Michigan State University

Erin Walker, MD

WalkerMD: University of Florida

Kaitlin Wandell, MD

WandellMD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Past Residents

Past Residents

Class of 2017

2017 residents group photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Andrzejewski, MD
General OB/GYN
Lewiston, NY
              Kallie Appleton, MD
General OB/GYN
Maysville, KY
     Andrew Doering, MD
General OB/GYN
Columbus, OH

       
Abigail Justiss, MD
General OB/GYN
Bellingham, WA
Angela Marchin, MD
Family Planning Fellowship
Denver, CO
  Chailee Moss, MD
General OB/GYN
Baltimore, MD

         
Christopher Nau, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Providence, RI
  Michelle Sarin, MD
General OB/GYN
Philadelphia, PA
  Omar Sinno, MD
General OB/GYN
Zanesville, OH
         
Andrea Snyder, MD
General OB/GYN
Columbus, OH
  Monica Vetter, MD
Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship 
Columbus, OH
 
         

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