About Our Authors

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 7th Edition

 

John David Gordon, M.D.

Dr. Gordon is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton, and received his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. Following an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, he relocated to Stanford, California where his wife joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Gordon then completed a second internship in Ob/Gyn at Stanford. During this time he and Dr. Jan Rydfors created a small handbook for the incoming Ob/Gyn interns in 1991. From these original 4 copies grew the handbook used now by thousands of clinicians, Following his residency he moved up the coast to UCSF for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr, Gordon is currently Co-Director of Dominion Fertility in Arlington, VA. His is Division Directo prof Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Inova Fairfax Hospital and provides weekly to the medical students and residents from the Inova Ob/Gyn and George Washington University School of Medicine programs. He is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) School of Medicine. He has received the CREOG/APGO National Resident Teaching Award four times in the past 15 years.

Dr. Jan Rydfors

Dr. Rydfors received his Medical degree and specialization training from Stanford University Medical Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University Medical Center and is board certified. Dr. Rydfors has extensive experience in high risk Obstetrics and advanced fertility treatment. He is the co-founder of the most comprehensive pregnancy Mobile App available called Pregnancy Companion (http://www.pregnancycompanionapp.com/) and co-founder of the personal emergency communication network called OneDegree (http://www.onedegree.io/). He contributes as a Medical Consultant for several Silicon valley Startups. He is the recipient of the Compassionate Doctor and Patient's Choice award. Dr Rydfors is fluent in French, Spanish, Swedish and speaks some Mandarin.

Maurice L. Druzin, M.D.

Maurice L. Druzin, M.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Program Director, Ob Gyn Residency training Program, Professor of Pediatrics(by courtesy) Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a six year combined premedical and medical school training program at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, a rotating internship at St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, Colorado and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals. His fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine was completed at University of Southern California Medical Center, Women’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He was Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cornell University Medical College before moving to Stanford in 1991. At Stanford he served as Chief of MFM 1991-2013, Associate dean for Academic affairs 2002-2015, Co-Director of Johnson Center 1997-2013, and Medical Director of Regional Perinatal Programs, 1991-present.

He has authored over 120 peer review articles and was a member of the ACOG Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Presidential Task Force that wrote the new guidelines for hypertension in pregnancy. He also co-chaired the Preeclampsia Task Force for CMQCC (California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative) that published the Preeclampsia Toolkit in January 2014, and has had over 5,000 downloads internationally. Dr. Druzin’s major areas of interest are in clinical investigation of medical complications of pregnancy and fetal assessment. He has authored more than eighty publications.

Dr. Yasser El-Sayed

Dr. Yasser Y. El-Sayed is an Associate Professor and Associate Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma and his medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine both at Stanford University.

Dan I. Lebovic, M.D., M.A.

Dr. Lebovic is originally from Los Angeles, California and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley for undergraduate and graduate school (masters degree in endocrinology). He attended George Washington University School of Medicine followed by a surgical internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. From here he returned to the mid-atlantic and completed an Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. H
e then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCSF.
Dr. Lebovic is currently Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through which he conducts clinical trials for endometriosis-pain. He has received two APGO Teaching Awards and serves on the Editorial Board for Fertility and Sterility as well as Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. He has recently served on ACOG’s Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology. Dr. Lebovic resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Katherin Fuh, M.D.

Dr. Katherine Fuh is originally from Merced, CA and is currently a chief resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her medical school training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She is currently pursuing a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. She is interested in continuing research as well as continuing to teach medical students and residents. She has received a medical student teaching award during her residency and has co-authored 7 professional publications.

Yona Tadir M.D.

Dr. Tadir is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine, (http://www.bli.uci.edu/profiles/profile.php?id=ytadir) and heads the Israeli Center for Uterine Fibroids (www.myoma.co.il). Dr. Tadir developed the world’s first Laser Laparoscope (1979), the first Laser based system for gamete micro-manipulations in assisted reproduction (1989), and other patented inventions in Minimally Invasive Surgery. His past positions include Founder and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery service and the division of Reproductive Endocrinology/Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) at the Beilinson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University (1985-1991). Medical Director of the Beckman Laser Institute at UC Irvine (1991-1997), and Director of Ramat Marpe Hospital, Assuta Medical Centers, Israel (1997-2003). Dr. Tadir has co-authored 175 scientific publications and 4 books. Dr. Tadir is active in developing tools techniques and protocols for minimally invasive surgery, ART, photodynamic therapy, and uterine fibroids. He holds an M.D. degree from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (with excellence).

Elizabeth Langen M.D.

Elizabeth Langen completed her OB/Gyn residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training at Stanford University. She is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Michigan where she focuses on maternal complications of pregnancy. She co-chairs the maternal cardiac care committee and volunteers on committees for the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

John Chan M.D.

Dr. Chan obtained his M.D. from Los Angeles School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. While at the University of California at Irvine, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Chan specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of ovarian and other pelvic cancers. He is board certified in gynecologic oncology, and obstetrics and gynecology. He is investigating new treatments for gynecologic cancers, including targeted biologic therapies, and exploring the role of tumor-initiating cells in ovarian cancer. A clinician and surgeon, Dr. Chan is a principal investigator of studies assessing the treatment and health outcomes of ovarian and uterine cancer patients.

Pass Your Oral OB/GYN Board Exam, 5th Edition

A. Krishna Das, M.D.

Krishna Das, M.D. completed her undergraduate and medical school education at Indiana University. Her residency was at Methodist Hospital Graduate Center in Indianapolis, IN and she is currently in Private practice at Hendersonville OB/GYN as well as serving as the Founder and Course Director of America’s Ob/Gyn Board Review Course (ABC). She has been mentoring her junior colleagues for their board exams since the early 1990s. She was a pioneer in lecturing on exam strategy. Dr. Das practices what she preaches, and has a busy private practice in North Carolina. She is double board certified in General OB/GYN and FPM, and has received multiple awards, including Top Doc, a peer selected award, and Doctor of Distinction, a peer nominated award from New Hampshire. She is a peer reviewer for international and national journals, a surgical mentor, and has appeared on TV. Dr. Das is a retired US Army Colonel.

Cardiology

Elias Hanna, M.D.

Dr. Hanna was born and raised in Lebanon. He received his MD from the Jesuit St. Joseph University Medical School in Beirut where he graduated as valedictorian in 2002. He completed his residency, cardiology fellowship (LSU New Orleans), and interventional cardiology fellowship (Oklahoma University) in the US and joined the Section of Cardiology at LSUHSC in October 2010.

Dr. Hanna has been a prolific writer and managed to write early in his career a cardiology book that is widely used by residents and fellows. He finished writing this book during cardiology fellowship. He also first authored many original papers and wrote a second book, a cath lab book, in his first year as a cardiologist at LSU. Dr. Hanna has a particular clinical and research interest in complex coronary, peripheral arterial, and renal interventions, intravascular imaging, antithrombotic therapies, electrocardiography and cardiovascular hemodynamics.

Roberto Quintal M.D., PhD

Dr. Quintal was born and raised in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He received his medical degree from the Universidad de Yucatan in 1975. Before starting his residency, Dr. Quintal enrolled at Tulane University School of Public Health where he received an M.P.H & T.M in June of 1978 and the Dean’s Scholastic Award. He also received a Ph. D. from Tulane in December 1978. He was a resident in Internal Medicine at the Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals from 1978 to 1981 and continued with a Cardiology fellowship in the same institution. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.

During his medical school years, Dr. Quintal was a research Associate in the Department of Tropical Medicine in the Universidad de Yucatan where he returned for a brief period (1983 to 1885) as an Investigator and Professor of Parasitology. He first joined the Faculty of the School of Medicine at LSU in 1988 as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Quintal is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Quintal has served in a number of administrative positions and is currently the Director of the Division of Medicine and Chief of Cardiac and vascular Services at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans which is one of the major teaching hospitals for the Cardiology fellowship program at LSU. He served as President of the Medical Staff at Touro from 2000 to 2001 and as President of the Orleans Parish Medical Society in 2006. He is the current First District Councilor of the Louisiana State Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, The American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians the American College of Angiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State medical Society and the Orleans Parish Medical Society, as well as, the American Heart Association.

He is an Interventional Cardiologist with a special interest in peripheral vascular disease and mesenteric ischemia. He is active in the catheterization laboratories at Touro Infirmary and the LSU interim Hospital.

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Dan I. Lebovic, M.D., M.A.

Dr. Lebovic is originally from Los Angeles, California and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley for undergraduate and graduate school (masters degree in endocrinology). He attended George Washington University School of Medicine followed by a surgical internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. From here he returned to the mid-atlantic and completed an Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. H
e then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCSF.
Dr. Lebovic is currently Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through which he conducts clinical trials for endometriosis-pain. He has received two APGO Teaching Awards and serves on the Editorial Board for Fertility and Sterility as well as Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. He has recently served on ACOG’s Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology. Dr. Lebovic resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

John David Gordon, M.D.

Dr. Gordon is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton, and received his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. Following an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, he relocated to Stanford, California where his wife joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Gordon then completed a second internship in Ob/Gyn at Stanford. During this time he and Dr. Jan Rydfors created a small handbook for the incoming Ob/Gyn interns in 1991. From these original 4 copies grew the handbook used now by thousands of clinicians, Following his residency he moved up the coast to UCSF for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr, Gordon is currently Co-Director of Dominion Fertility in Arlington, VA. His is Division Directo prof Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Inova Fairfax Hospital and provides weekly to the medical students and residents from the Inova Ob/Gyn and George Washington University School of Medicine programs. He is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) School of Medicine. He has received the CREOG/APGO National Resident Teaching Award four times in the past 15 years.

Robert N. Taylor M.D., PhD

Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, he was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University and Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Taylor received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and completed the combined MD-PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine. His graduate work on the molecular biology of estrogen action was performed under the supervision of Roy G. Smith, PhD and Bert W. O’Malley, MD. Taylor trained as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subsequently as a fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology with Robert B. Jaffe, MD at UCSF. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Lewis T. ("Rusty") Williams, MD, PhD in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCSF, where he studied the regulation of placental angiogenesis by growth factors and their receptors. He is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist widely published in the areas of endometriosis, embryonic implantation and early pregnancy complications.

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