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Residency Program


UCSF MC Women's Hospital

Resident Publications and Research


2020 Resident Research Day Topics

Emilia Basilio, MD, MPH

Predictive Value of Fetal Echocardiogram for Progression in PART and Stage I TTTS

Advisor: Nasim Sobhani, MD

Brittni Boyd, MD

Differences in the Surgical Approach to Vaginal Prolapse by Race and Ethnicity

Advisor: Vanessa Jacoby MD, Kavita Mishra MD

Arianna Cassidy, MD

OMG: Describing a Popular Facebook Site for OB/GYN-Trained Mothers and Its Role in Their Lives

Advisor: Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH

David Klein, MD

Chemotherapy Alone for Patients 75 Years and Older With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer—Is Interval Cytoreductive Surgery Still Needed?

Advisor: John K. Chan, MD

Megan Orlando, MD

Gestational Duration as a Mediator in the Relationship Between Housing Status And Abortion Outcomes

Advisor: Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS; Eleanor A. Drey, MD, EdM; Sara Newmann, MD, MPH

Leslie Palacios-Helgeson, MD

Attitudes of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Regarding Current Requirements for Gynecologic Surgical Training

Advisor: Meg Autry, MD

Molly Siegel, MD

The Use of an Automated Call to Elicit and Characterize Postpartum Concerns after Hospital Discharge

Advisor: Melissa Rosenstein, MD, MAS

Nicole Teal, MD, MPH

Quantifying the Risks and Benefits of Continuing Labor Induction: Data for Shared Decision-Making

Advisors: Adam K. Lewkowitz, MD, MPHS, Sarah L. P. Koser, MPH, BS, Carol B. N. Tran, BA, Stephanie L. Gaw, MD, PhD

Mark Wilcox, MD Mark Wilcox, MD

Willingness to Undergo Induction Termination as a Method of Abortion: An Opportunity for Expanding Access

Advisor: Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH



PETERS PN, Pierson W, Chen L, Westphalen AC, Chapman JS, Hsu I PET-detected asymptomatic recurrence is associated with improved survival in recurrent cervical cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Jul 8. doi: 10.1007/s00261-020-02633-0. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32638077
BLAUVELT C, Chiu C, Donovan A, Prahl M, Shimotake TK, George RB, Schwartz BS, Farooqi NA, Ali SS, Cassidy A, Gonzalez JM, Gaw SL Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Preterm Pregnant Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jul;136(1):46-51. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003949. PMID: 32384385
Pierson WE, PETERS PN, Chang MT, Chen L, Quigley DA, Ashworth A, Chapman, JS An integrated molecular profile of endometrioid ovarian cancer Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Apr;157(1):55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.02.011. Epub 2020 Mar 3. PMID: 32139151
KOKROKO J, Kogut K, Harley K, Eskenazi B Prenatal β-hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) exposure and 7-year child IQ in the CHAMACOS birth cohort Neurotox Res. 2020 Jan 18. doi: 10.1007/s12640-020-00160-w. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31955369
ZAKAMA A, Gaw S Malaria in Pregnancy: What the Obstetric Provider in Nonendemic Areas Needs to Know. Gynecol Surv. 2019 Sep;74(9):546-556. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000704.​ PMID: 31830300
UKOHA E, Yee L, Feinglass, J Disparities in Electronic Patient Portal Use in Prenatal Care: Retrospective Cohort Study J Med Internet Res. 2019 Sep 23;21(9):e14445. doi: 10.2196/14445. PMID: 31586367
Weston E, Raker C, HUANG D, Parker A, Cohen M, Robison K, Mathews C Opioid use after minimally invasive hysterectomy in gynecologic oncology patients Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Aug 9. pii: S0090-8258(19)31453-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.08.002. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31405609
Ray K, Cotter SY, Arzika AM, KIM J, Boubacar N, Zhou Z, Zhong L, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Doan T High-throughput Sequencing of Pooled Samples to Determine Community-Level Microbiome Diversity. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Nov;39:63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.09.002. Epub 2019 Sep 20. PMID: 31635933
Hamm RF, BLAUVELT C, Wang EY, Srinivas SK Effectiveness of antepartum intravenous iron sucrose: dose timing and impact on outcomes PMID: 31448677
Weston E, Raker C, HUANG D, Parker A, Cohen M, Robison K, Mathews C Opioid Use After Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy in Gynecologic Oncology Patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Oct;155(1):119-125. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.08.002. Epub 2019 Aug 10. PMID: 31405609
Weston E, Raker C, HUANG D, Parker A, Robison K, Mathews C The association between mindfulness and post-operative pain: A prospective cohort study of gynecologic oncology patients undergoing hysterectomy PMID: 31449907
Myers ER, Eaton JL, McElligott KA, Moorman PG, Chatterjee R, ZAKAMA AK, Goldstein K, Strauss J, Coeytaux RR, Goode A, Borre E, Swamy GK, McBroom AJ, Lallinger K, Schmidt R, Davis JK, Hasselblad V, Sanders GD Management of Infertility. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 217. (Prepared by the Duke Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00004-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 19-EHC014-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2019  
Hoppenot C, Thomas S, PETERS PN, Lee N, Yamada SD Malignant bowel obstruction due to uterine or ovarian cancer: Are there differences in outcome? Gynecologic Oncology. 2019 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31056111
Deiner MS, Fathy C, KIM J, Niemeyer K, Ramirez D, Ackley SF, Liu F, Lietman TM, Porco TC Facebook and Twitter vaccine sentiment in response to measles outbreaks Health Informatics J. 2017 Nov 1:1460458217740723. doi: 10.1177/1460458217740723. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29148313
Janiak E, Fulcher IR, Cottrill AA, TANTOCO N, Mason AH, Fortin J, Sabino J, Goldberg AB. Massachusetts' Parental Consent Law and Procedural Timing Among Adolescents Undergoing Abortion Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Apr 5. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003190. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30969206
Chryplewicz A, Tienda SM, Nahotko DA, PETERS PN, Lengyel E, Eckert MA. Mutant p53 regulates LPA signaling through lysophosphatidic acid phosphatase type 6 Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 26;9(1):5195. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41352-5. PMID: 30914657
Shahin MN, Magill ST, Dalle Ore CL, Viner JA, PETERS PN, Solomon DA, McDermott MW Fertility treatment is associated with multiple meningiomas and younger age at diagnosis. J Neurooncol. 2019 May;143(1):137-144. doi: 10.1007/s11060-019-03147-6. Epub 2019 Mar 13. PMID: 30868355
KIM J, Oldenburg CE, Cooley G, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Keenan JD, Gaynor BD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Martin DL Community Level Chlamydial Serology for Assessing Trahcoma Elimination in Trachoma-Endemic Niger PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jan 28;13(1):e0007127. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007127. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30689671
McNAMARA BC, Cutler A, Lundsberg L, Kennedy HP, Gariepy A. "I'm used to doing it by myself": exploring self-reliance in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Oct 5;18(1):393. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-2022-8. PMID: 30290785
UKOHA EP, Yee LM. Use of Electronic Patient Portals in Pregnancy: An Overview J Midwifery Womens Health. 2018 May 14. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12761. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29758124
Theophanous C, PETERS P, O'Brien P, Cousineau MR. What do medical students think about health-care policy education? Educ Health (Abingdon). 2018 Jan-Apr;31(1):54-55. doi: 10.4103/1357-6283.239049. PMID: 30117475
Yu E, HUANG D, Leonard K, DiPetrillo T, Wazer D, Hepel J Analysis of Outcomes using Hypofractionated Tumor Bed Boost Combined with Hypofractionated Whole Breast Irradiation for Early Stage Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 Dec;17(8):638-643. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2017.05.010. Epub 2017 May 25. PMID: 28629952



Hariton E, Morris J, PORTUGAL A, Anderson-Bialis J, Anderson-Bialis D, Cedars M What determines how patients are counseled regarding stimulation with autologous oocytes? American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2020 Scientific Congress & Expo Poster
BLAUVELT CA, Schultz H, Rocha F, Harris I, Parikh N, Agrawal A, Gonzalez J, Sobhani N Cardiovascular and Obstetric Outcomes of Subsequent Pregnancies in Women with Congenital Heart Disease International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy Poster
PETERS PN*, Guerra R*, Compadre A, Chen L, Chapman JC Surgeon and Staff Awareness of Operating Room Supply Costs. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) 2020 Annual Meeting. (Virtual only) Poster
Craig A, PETERS PN, GARCIA E, Chen L, Chapman J Disparate care in primary treatment of advanced ovarian cancer: do we maintain equipoise? Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2020 Poster
Teal EN, ANUDOKEM K, Baer R, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Mengesha B Racial and ethnic disparities in rates of and indications for cesarean delivery in California Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting Oral
Swanson, K, Wijekoon A, HUANG D, Blat C, Rosenstein M, Mok-Lin E, Sperling J, Gras J Does preimplantation genetic testing increase the risk of abnormal placentation in IVF pregnancies? Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting Poster
ZAKAMA, A High-dose Misoprostol with Subsequent Foley versus Low-dose Misoprostol with Concurrent Foley for Cervical Ripening Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting Poster
ZAKAMA, A Generation of a malaria-negative African birthweight standard for diagnosis of small for gestational age Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting Poster
CORBETTA-RASTELLI C, Steward R, Sokoloff A, Bednarek P, Drey E, Pearlson G, Kerns J Participant side effect and satisfaction outcomes: secondary analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of intrafetal digoxin as an adjuvant for dilation and evacuation at 20 to 24 weeks’ gestation Society for Family Planning Poster
HUANG D, Greenwood E, Marsh P, Runge A, Cedars M, Rosen M Comparison of euploid rates via preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) and subsequent pregnancy outcomes between Asian and White patients American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo Oral
HUANG D, Greenwood E, Kao C, Quinn M, Cedars M, Huddleston H Prevalence and predictors of adequate physical activity in a multiethnic polycystic ovary syndrome patient population American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo Poster
JOVEL I, Cartwright A, Ralph L, Rocca C, Upadhyay U Effects of waiting periods on decision-certainty among people searching online for abortion care: A prospective study Society of Family Planning Poster
Craig A, PETERS PN, GARCIA E, Chen L, Chapman J Disparate care in primary treatment of advanced ovarian cancer: do we maintain equipoise? Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society (MAGOS) 2019 Annual Meeting  
SCHWARTZ R, Cheeks, Oleson, Cohen C, Drey E, Seidman D Trichomonas vaginalis prevalence in patients presenting for abortion Society of Family Planning Poster
Patel M, MANSOUR T, Paul T, Hadpawat-Lee A VBAC Rates before and after Introduction of an OB/GYN Residency and Hospitalist Program ACOG District Meeting Poster
Arya R, Jutzy JN, Contangco K, PETERS PN, Daily EW, McCall AR, Howard AR, Hasan Y, Kothari R, Son CH Opioid use in cervical cancer patients at two urban medical centers. American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2019 Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois Poster
KIM J, BLAUVELT C, Siegel M, Teal N Targeted Interventions to Increase Postpartum Anticoagulation Uptake 2019 SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting Poster
KIM J, Movilla P, Lager J Pregnancy Outcomes and Placenta Accreta Spectrum After Myomectomy by Route American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Oral
Korenaga T, KIM J, Pierson W, Yoshida E, Chen LM Brachytherapy Facility Case Volume Does Not Affect Overall Survival Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) 2019 Annual Meeting Poster
Klein D, REYES F, Swanson M, Ueda S, McNally L, Chen LM The Timed Get Up and Go Test Predicts Post-Operative Disposition Better Than the American Society of Anesthesiologist Score Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) 2019 Annual Meeting Poster
GARCIA E, Pierson W, Chen LM, Swanson M Does post-operative chemoradiation improve survival compared to post-operative radiotherapy alone for patients with intermediate-risk cervical cancer initially treated with radical hysterectomy? Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting Poster
GARCIA E, Guerra R, Freeman J, Pierson W, Chapman J, Chen LM Does Conization Matter? Recurrence Rates in Women with Early-stage Cervical Cancer who Underwent Preoperative Cold Knife Conization Followed by Minimally Invasive versus Abdominal Radical Hysterectomy Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) 2019 Annual Meeting Poster
McNAMARA B, Manrriquez E, Pierson W, Chen L Treatment of Uterine Carcinosarcoma: A Retrospective Review of 89 Cases Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) 2019 Annual Meeting Poster
MCNAMARA B, Joudeh L, Corbetta-Rastelli C, Orlando M, Kerns J Women's experiences traveling out of state to receive abortion services National Abortion Federation's 43rd Annual Meeting Poster
Henry, D, Washington C, RASHAD M, MubasherM, Fan G, Rao V, Matthews R, Frazier M Glycemic microenvironment and ovarian cancer risk in underserved minority populations Grady Memorial Hospital Resident Research Day Poster
Feinglass J, UKOHA E, Yee L Patient Portal Use For Secure Messaging during Pregnancy ACOG 67th Annual Meeting Poster