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Obstetrics & Gynecology Faculty

There are currently 24 full-time faculty members and 20-25 part-time faculty members. All the major subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology are represented by the faculty members.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Saju Joy Saju Joy, MD
University of North Carolina
University of Florida - HSC Jacksonville
The Ohio State University
Rebecca Pollack, MD
Indiana University
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University
Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Kentucky
Courtney Stephenson, DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Methodist Hospital
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New York University
Connors-Ngina.jpg Ngina Connors, MD
West Virginia University
West Virginia University
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Wake Forest University
Mehta-Shoba.jpg Shobha Mehta, MD
University of Cincinnati
Wayne State University
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University
Mertz-Heather.jpg Heather Mertz, MD
West Virginia University
West Virginia University
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wake Forest University
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OB/GYN Specialists

Susan Bliss, MD 
UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
University of Virginia Medical Center
Amy Boardman, MD
University of Alabama
University of Florida 
College of Medicine
Image Not Available Shane Miller, MD
University of South Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Tara Vick, MD
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Virginia Medical Center
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John McNamara, MD
Ohio State University
Carolinas Medical Center
Lynn Pitson, MD
University of Toronto
Kristen Russo-Rivera, MD Kristen Russo-Rivera, MD
Wake Forest University
Carolinas Medical Center
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Urogynecology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery

Kevin Stepp, MD Kevin Stepp, MD
Wayne State University
Case Western Reserve And Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Elizabeth Morgan, MD Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS
University of Cincinnati
University of Michigan Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Erinn Myers, MD Erinn Myers, MD
University of Tennesee
Carolinas Medical Center
University of North Carolina
Gerald Bernard Taylor, MD G. Bernard Taylor, MD
University of North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Northside Hospital Atlanta
Tarr-Megan.jpg Megan Tarr, MD
Indiana University
University of Chicago
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University
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Gynecologic Oncology

James B. Hall, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Wright State University - Miami Valley Hospital
Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Higgins, MD
East Carolina University
Charlotte Memorial Hospital
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Kentucky Medical Center
Brigitte Miller, MD Brigitte Miller, MD
University of Duesseldorf
Soest Town Hospital, Germany, Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wendel R. Naumann, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
David Tait, MD
University of Tennessee, Memphis
Regional Medical Center, University of Tennessee
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Crane-Erin1.jpg Erin Crane, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
University of Virginia
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Brad Hurst, MD
University of Texas Medical Center at Houston
Duke University Medical Center
Reproductive Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University
Paul Marshburn, MD
Emory University
Duke University Medical Center
Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michelle Matthews, MD Michelle Matthews, MD
Northeastern Ohio University
Summa Health System
Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Rebecca Usadi, MD
Duke University
Memorial Health University Medical Center, Mercer University
Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Obstetrics and Gynecology Academic Program


  • Robert V. Higgins, MD, Interim Chair and Residency Program Director
  • Susan Bliss, MD, Clerkship Director

Division Leaders

  • Saj Joy, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Shane Miller, MD, Obstetrics
  • Amy Boardman, MD, Gynecology
  • James B. Hall, MD, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Kevin Stepp, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Paul Marshburn, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
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