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From the Director

Gyencology & Obstetrics
November 30, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is experiencing tremendous growth across the tripartite mission. Highlighted in this issue is but a small sample of our innovative clinical, research and education programs.

Karen WangKristin Patzkowsky and Khara Simpson offer minimally invasive gynecologic surgical options for many patients with conditions previously requiring extensive open surgery. A newly accredited postgraduate minimally invasive gynecologic surgical training program will begin in July of 2017. 

Amanda Fader and Ed Tanner continue to lead gynecologic oncology in minimally invasive options for the treatment of cancers. Ie-Ming Shih and Jim Segars direct our Richard W. TeLinde Gynecologic Pathology Research Program and our Howard W. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones Laboratory of Reproductive Sciences, respectively. These programs focus on translational research in gynecologic cancers, fibroids and endometriosis.

Arthur Vaught joins our Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, bringing additional expertise in critical care medicine. Our department continues to push the limits of discovery and innovation as they apply to patient care and research.

I hope you enjoy reading about some of our team members in this issue. For a broader look at our department and programs, please visit us at

Andrew J. Satin, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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