The UW SMPH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is recognized for its strong commitment to ongoing research in support of improved women’s health and reproduction. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division takes pride in the accomplishments of its faculty and fellows in pursuing advancements to better the lives of women and infants through its clinical and basic science research efforts.

Current Fellows

Vivek Gupta, MD
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Geoffrey Gordon, MD
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Dr. Gordon works in Dr. Dinesh Shah's lab. His research focus is on inflammation and preeclampsia. Currently, they are evaluating cytokines in maternal serum using a transgenic mouse model of preeclampsia. Dr. Gordon has also participated in clinical research evaluating the association of fetal crown-rump lengths with maternal obesity, as well as, evaluating fetal breathing in association with premature atrial contractions. These two investigations have been done with Division Director, Dr. Iruretagoyena.

Graduate Fellows

Danielle Berdahl, MD
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Master’s Degree

May 2017: Completed in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology under direction of Dr. Ian Bird. Thesis work involved effects of growth factors and cytokines on the calcium signaling response in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) as a model for preeclampsia with rescue by conjugated linoleic acid.

Presentations

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Gynecologic Surgery. University of Iowa grand rounds 2006.
  • Enlarge yolk sac and pregnancy outcomes. 9/07 University of Iowa Post-graduate Conference.
  • Detection of enlarged yolk sac on early ultrasound is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Poster presentation at Society for Gynecological Investigation 55th Annual Meeting, March 2008.
  • 10,12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Rescue of Endothelial Dysfunction Due to Exposure to a Wide Range of Growth Factors and Cytokines Associated with Preeclampsia. Poster presented at: Society of Reproductive Investigation, 63rd Annual Meeting; Montreal, QC, Canada, March 2016.
  • Modeling Preeclampsia Endothelial Dysfunction in a HUVEC Model with VEGF, TNFalpha, and IL-6 with Rescue by CLA. Poster presented at: Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 37th Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, January 2017.
  • A Novel Conjugated Linoleic Acid Therapy for Preeclampsia Shows Protective Effects on Human Endothelial Cell Function in Vitro. Oral presentation at: Society of Reproductive Investigation, 64rd Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida, March 2017.
Justin Bohrer, MD
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Nauman Khurshid, MD
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Daniel Mandel, MD
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Jeffrey Denney, MD
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Jennifer Krupp, MD
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Heather Bankowski, MD
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Igor Iruretagoyena, MD
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Chanel Tyler, MD
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C. Kevin Huls, MD
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