VINCENT DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Meet New Vincent Fellows
With support from The Vincent Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Vincent Department of OB/GYN offers 12 fellowships in four subspecialties, serving as a professional springboard for young physician-scientists to pursue the demanding training that will help them become tomorrow’s leaders in academic medicine. In 2018–19, the physicians below are in the research year of their three-year fellowship, focusing on key questions in women’s healthcare.
Preventing Pre-term Birth
Kaitlyn Edelson, MD, a Vincent fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is studying pathways that trigger labor, specifically pre-term labor, focusing on how placental DNA fragments called telomeres shorten as a woman approaches her due date.
Caitlin R. Sacha, MD, a Vincent fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, is studying the physiology of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) to learn how AMH levels vary between follicles and over time for women with different infertility diagnoses.
Identifying Protective Microbes
Patricia Hudson, MD, a Vincent fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), focuses on identifying strategies to promote healthy vaginal bacteria and their role in controlling or eliminating the pathogens associated with urinary tract infections.
Optimizing the Patient Experience
Katelyn Dorney, MD, a Vincent fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, focuses on improving the patient experience, increasing efficiency, and decreasing costs to benefit patients, providers, the hospital and society, including optimizing the quality of patient care at the end of life.