Honor Your Mentor Tributes





Generous tribute donations in honor of mentors allow us to invest in the future of maternal-fetal medicine.

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Tribute Gifts In 2020

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Ron Wapner, MD

Sze-Ya Yeh, MD in honor of Ted Quilligan, MD

Kendra Gray, MD in honor of Jordan Perlow, MD

Nicole Krenitsky, MD in honor of Mary D'Alton, MD

Alexandra Spadola, MD in honor of Mary D'Alton, MD

Kendra Gray, MD in honor of Roman Starikov, MD

Tribute Gifts In 2019

Spencer Kuper, MD in honor of Lorie Harper, MD, MSCI


Christina Han, MD in honor of Lawrence Platt, MD

For his unending enthusiasm, innovation, support, encouragement, and understanding, I am eternally grateful.


Christina Han, MD in honor of Joshua Copel, MD

For his teaching through the years, and continued support and friendship.


Erika Werner, MD in honor of Christina Han, MD

Thank you for making me the MFM I am.


Mara Dinsmoor, MD in honor of Scott MacGregor, DO


F. Gary Cunningham, MD in honor of Norman Gant, MD


Sherri Longo, MD in honor of Tamerou Asrat, MD


Michael Foley, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD


Jay Iams, MD in honor of Roger Newman, MD


Carolyn Zelop, MD in honor of John Repke, MD

Congratulations! In celebration of your illustrious career as maternal-fetal medicine leader, researcher, mentor and teacher.


Shirlee Jaffe, MD in memory of Richard Jaffe, MD


Donna Johnson, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Thanks for all that you have done for women’s health. And thanks for being an excellent role model for others.


Jeffrey Kuller, MD in honor of Phillip Heine, MD

Thank you for being such a great division chief.


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of Richard Berkowitz, MD


George Saade, MD in honor of Catherine Spong, MD


Kenneth Moise Jr, MD in honor of Robert Carpenter, MD

In honor of my mentor who first introduced me to the world of fetal medicine through his compassion and expertise


Michael Brennan, MD in honor of Dr. John Queenan

Thanks to Dr. John Queenan, a marvelous mentor for our daughter Michele Brennan Prince. From, Helen and Mike Brennan


Mariam Naqvi, MD in honor of Blair Wylie, MD


Malavika Prabhu, MD in honor of Blair Wylie, MD

For believing in my RCT when no one did and then adopting a penguin in Antarctica in my honor on day 1 of the trial!


George Wendel, MD in honor of F. Gary Cunningham, MD

Tribute Gifts In 2018

Burt Rochelson, MD in honor of Adiel Fleischer, MD

Who by training obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists for decades, and by his exceptional skills and caring, has improved the lives of thousands of mothers and babies. His selflessness, superior teaching abilities, and his pursuit of excellence and character are a model for those of us who are fortunate enough to have learned from him.


Mark Landon, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Esteemed colleague and trusted friend. Thank you for all you do to promote our specialty.


Gary Cunningham, MD in honor of Larry Gilstrap, MD


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of Sean Blackwell, MD

For his incredible leadership and support of the Foundation for SMFM.


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of Joanne Stone, MD

For being the most generous person I know.


Bill Grobman, MD in honor of Alan Peaceman, MD

For the guidance, support, and help he has offered me since I was a fellow.


Jordan Perlow, MD in honor of Douglas Montgomery, MD

Honoring my UCI / Long Beach Co-Fellow 1990-1992: Dr. Douglas Montgomery, a wonderful physician and dear friend. Our fellowship years are long past, but the bond is forever!


Joy Vink, MD in honor of Cathy Spong, MD


Erika Werner, MD in honor of Don Coustan, MD


Emily Miller, MD in honor of Bill Grobman, MD

I wouldn’t have the opportunities I do without the ongoing support and mentorship of Dr. Grobman.


Barbara Parilla, MD in memory of Harold Schulman, MD

Dr. Schulman was my chairman during my residency and was the inspiration for me to become an MFM specialist.


Bill Barth, MD in honor of Blair Wylie, MD

With gratitude for your strong support and reverse mentoring of your friends and colleagues at Mass General.


Jennifer McIntosh, MD in honor of James George, MD


Thomas Moore, MD in honor of Robert Resnik, MD


D. Michael Nelson, MD in honor of Jay Iams, MD


Sherri Longo, MD in honor of Alfred Robichaux, MD


Ingrid Liff, MD in honor of Blair Wylie, MD


Sue Palmer, MD in honor of Calvin Hobel, MD


Carolyn Zelop, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

Your iconic contributions to MFM and sonography are only surpassed by your integrity as a physician and genuine individual.


Burt Rochelson, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD and Richard Berkowitz, MD

They have been mentors to all of us, combining goodness and excellence.

Tribute Gifts In 2017 

Rachel Humphrey, MD in honor of Michael Nelson, MD, PHD


Steven Allen, MD in honor of Drs. Patrick Duff, Amelia Cruz, Alfred B. Knight, and Michael Nelson

I regularly tell students in teaching settings that MFM is the BEST job in medicine. I thank you for helping me see that, for training me, and for being wonderful role models over the years.


Sarah Pachtman, MD in honor of Burton Rochelson, MD


Caroline Stella, MD in honor of Jeanne Van Sciver & the outstanding Labor & Delivery nurses and staff

For their commitment to excellent Obstetric care!


Lynn Larsen, MD in memory of William Spellacy, MD


Kjersti Aagaard, MD in honor of Kirk Ramin, MD


Randall Kelly, MD in honor of Federico Mariona, MD


Bethany Stetson, MD in honor of Isabelle Wilkins, MD


Christina Penfield, MD, MPH in honor of Michael Nageotte, MD


Sarah Kilpatrick, MD, PHD in memory of Bill Parer, MD


Sarah Rae Easter, MD and Malavika Prabhu, MD in honor of Lawrence Platt, MD and John T. Queenan, MD


Mohak Mhatre, MD in honor of Lawrence Platt, MD and John T. Queenan, MD


Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD in honor of Lawrence Platt, MD and John T. Queenan, MD


Lynn Simpson, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD


Gary Cunningham, MD in honor of Jack Pritchard, MD


Shirlee Jaffe, MD in memory of Richard Jaffe, MD

I would like to make a donation in memoriam Richard Jaffe, MD, a caring MFM physician and father.


Fadi Bsat, MD in memory of Michael Plevyak, MD

Mike Plevyak was an outstanding clinician, a loyal friend, and a dedicated husband and father. He is dearly missed!


Joy Vink, MD in honor of Catherine Spong, MD


Laxmi Baxi, MD and Vibhakar Baxi, MD in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ishwardas Haridas Bhatia


Charles Hill, MD in honor of John T. Queenan, MD

To Dr. John Queenen, one of my exceptional teachers


Thomas Lee, MD in memory of Michael Plevyak, MD


Nancy Chescheir, MD in memory of Robert Cefalo, MD

This gift is in honor of Dr. Robert Cefalo who was director of MFM during my residency, fellowship and most of my career. He was a fabulous clinician, teacher, and leader.


Robert Carpenter Jr, MD in memory of Clark Hinkley, MD


Lawrence Platt, MD in honor of John T. Queenan, MD


Jay Iams, MD in memory of Frederick Zuspan, MD


Charles Macri, MD in honor of Richard Paul, MD


Alessandro Ghidini, MD in honor of Richard Berkowitz, MD


Yalda Afshar, MD, PHD in honor of Edward Quilligan, MD


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Ronald Wapner, MD

Ron has been an incredible mentor and role model from the time I first met him over 12 years ago. His pursuit of knowledge, whether scientific or otherwise, is exemplary. He is truly one of the “greats”!


Nathan Fox, MD in honor of Drs. Frank Chervenak, Stephen Chasen, Daniel Saltzman, Andrei Rebarber, Michael Silverstein, and Samuel Bender


Anita Gondy, MD in memory of Cliff Kahle, MD


Tammy Reynolds, MD in honor of Jon Hazen, MD


Laura Riley, MD in memory of Fredric D. Frigoletto, MD


Laura Riley, MD in honor of Ruth Tuomala, MD and Michael Greene, MD


Asal Fathian, MD, MHA, MS in honor of Marvin Williams, MD


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary is an inspiring role model, mentor, and friend. She makes us all want to be better.


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Joanne Stone, MD

There is likely not a more gracious life mentor than Dr. Joanne Stone!


William Grobman, MD in honor of Alan Peaceman, MD


Christina Han, MD in honor of Joshua Copel, MD

On this #GivingTuesday, I’d like to honor Dr. Joshua Copel for all that he has taught me and his continued encouragement over the years.


Christina Han, MD in honor of Lawrence Platt, MD

On this #GivingTuesday, I`d like to honor Dr. Lawrence Platt for his continued dedication to our field and the promotion of junior faculty and trainees.


Amber Samuel, MD in honor of Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD and Hyagriv Simham, MD


Keisha Benn, MD in honor of Winston Campbell, MD

I am grateful every day for your invaluable and endless knowledge, wisdom and guidance.


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Dan O’Keeffe, MD

Thank you, Dan, for your years of dedicated service to the Society. Your presence will be missed greatly!


Joseph Adashek, MD in honor of Ted Quilligan, MD

Thank you to Dr. Quilligan for being such an inspiration.


Dan O’Keeffe, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

The Irish connection is strong, but the friendship is stronger. The help Mary has given me personally, with SMFM and the Foundation can never be repaid. I continually thank you for being there for me. May our friend ship just get stronger. This donation is just a small token of thanks.


Dan O’Keeffe, MD in honor of Mike Nageotte, MD

I have known Mike for 38 years, since he was a resident. We have developed an enduring friendship through the years. He has been my consigliere all that time. Mike is always there when I need advice and it is always on the money. He has helped me in many projects for SMFM and PQF. This donation is to honor all he has done for me.


Antonette Dulay, MD in honor of Catalin Buhimschi, MD and Irina Buhimschi, MD


Emily Su, MD in honor of Mike Socol, MD


Katharine Wenstrom, MD and Dwight Rouse, MD in honor of Frank Zlatnik, MD and in memory of William Spellacy, MD


Brian Shaffer, MD in memory of Bill Parer, MD

You taught me so much; I hear your lessons when I educate residents and fellows and will miss you.


John Allbert, MD in honor of John Morrison, MD


Moeun Son, MD in honor of Bill Grobman, MD

I feel extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to train with Bill Grobman. He is an exemplary mentor, physician, and role model. He is an inspiration to so many, and I hope to make him proud!


Moeun Son, MD in honor of Alan Peaceman, MD

Dr. Peaceman is a generous mentor and leader and has been amazingly supportive throughout my fellowship. He taught me to challenge dogma, always pushing me to ask “why?”


Moeun Son, MD in honor of Emily Miller, MD

Emily Miller is an amazing mentor, truly wise beyond her years. I have learned so much from her, as have many other fellows, residents, and medical students. I am so grateful for her mentorship and support.


Moeun Son, MD in honor of Mike Socol, MD

He always encourages us to try to strive for “best.” And he leads by example to inspire all of us to be doctors of lifelong learning, care, hope, justice, and humility.


Tony Sciscione, DO in honor of Tim Johnson, MD


Eva Pressman, MD in honor of Timothy Johnson, MD


Erika Werner, MD in honor of Dwight Rouse, MD

No one has challenged me more when it comes to research!


Robert Resnik, MD in honor of Ted Quilligan, MD

He was my mentor in medical school and the reason I went into Ob/Gyn.


Carolyn Zelop, MD in memory of James Egan, MD

In loving memory of Jim as a wonderful research collaborator, physician and dear friend.


Carolyn Zelop, MD in memory of Frederic Frigoletto, MD

In loving memory of your dedication to your residents and fellows.


Fadi Bsat, MD in honor of Glenn Markenson, MD

Glenn is a man of many qualities. He is an accomplished and hardworking clinician, a kind soul, a dedicated family man, and a patient listener and leader. I learned greatly from his “big picture” outlook on life and work, and his compassion to patients and staff. Thank you for all you have done for so many!


Mara Dinsmoor, MD in honor of Ronald Gibbs, MD

Ron taught me how to do sound clinical research and care for patients from all walks of life. He and his wife, Jane, have become my second parents, though Jane would prefer I consider her a sister!


David Schwartz, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

We are making this donation to acknowledge the outstanding care and supervision that Dr. Larry Platt provided to our daughter during her recent twin pregnancy. His expertise, availability and personal interest in her wellbeing was much appreciated by all and was instrumental in the wonderful outcome.


Fadi Bsat, MD in memory of Andrew Helfgott, MD

Andy was a leader at SMFM greatly admired and appreciated for his kindness and humanity. I will forever be grateful for his generosity, advice, and support. One rarely encounters in life a more selfless colleague and mentor. He will be forever missed.


Fadi Bsat, MD in honor of Dan O’Keeffe, MD

Dan O’Keeffe is a leader of unusual energy and vision. His impact is much felt all over SMFM and its different committees. I was lucky to have numerous interactions with him in the coding committee, the SMFM Leadership course, and many other SMFM projects. His enthusiasm is contagious; his wisdom invaluable!


Rachel Rodel, MD in honor of Mike Foley, MD

Dr. Foley is an incredible mentor. I am thankful for his unwavering support. He has a special ability to provide guidance through challenges in life, career and all domains of life – all while staying positive in every situation.


Jeffrey Kuller, MD in honor of John Repke, MD


Leslie Moroz, MD in honor of Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD

Cynthia is a wonderful mentor and friend. She inspires me on a daily basis to keep my research projects going and to continue to ask new questions. I am so grateful for her ongoing guidance and support. Thank you, Cynthia!


Leslie Moroz, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary’s steadfast commitment to improving healthcare for women is inspirational. She is a tremendous role model as a clinician and a leader in our field. I am so grateful for her continued guidance and support. Thank you, Mary!

Tribute Gifts In 2016

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary is an inspiring role model, mentor, and friend. She makes us all want to be better.


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Joanne Stone, MD

There is likely not a more gracious life mentor than Dr. Joanne Stone!


Martin Gimovsky, MD in memory of Roy Petrie, MD


Ingrid Liff, MD in honor of Blair Wylie, MD

To my fabulous mentor, cheerleader, and friend Blair Wylie. Your spirit, creativity, and perseverance in MFM global health research is an inspiration to us all. I am so lucky to work with you!


Gary Dildy, MD in honor of David Cotton, MD

In lasting appreciation of Dr. Cotton mentoring me into the discipline of MFM.


David Sacks, MD in honor of Edward Quilligan, MD

Dr. Quilligan served as a positive influence for me at different steps of my career: during fellowship, when he was department chair, as an editor of AJOG, and as a potential witness on my behalf when my license was jeopardized. I am but one of several who has benefitted from the wisdom, tutelage, and compassion of this wonderful mentor.


Mark Landon, MD in honor of Steven Gabbe, MD

I have had the remarkable good fortune to be blessed with having Dr. Steven Gabbe as my mentor, best friend, and advisor for over thirty years. He has taught me so much about leadership and life’s experiences. Dr. Gabbe has also inspired and helped so many students, residents and MFM physicians and others in his roles as division director, chair, Dean, and CEO. His pride in the success of those he has trained and mentored is well known and appreciated by those he has touched.


Luis Bracero, MD in memory of Harold Schulman, MD

Harold instilled in me a love for learning, teaching, and doing research. I am forever grateful.


Luis Bracero, MD in memory of Roy Petrie, MD

Roy guided me during my residency training to follow a career in Maternal Fetal Medicine. I will always be appreciative.


Haywood Brown, MD in honor of Luella Klein, MD

Dr. Klein had an amazing impact on my academic career and my focus on underserved women and health disparities. She was my fellowship director at Emory/Grady and was the director of Maternal and Infant Care Project at Grady. I remember fondly being in Maternal High Risk OB clinics with her and I have patterned my maternal clinical care model over the years based on her example. She was very much a leader and served as the first woman President of ACOG. What amazed me is that she was committed to lifelong learning and continued to attend the Annual SMFM meeting until her health failed her just a few years ago. She saw things in me that I perhaps did not even see in myself, and I have so benefited from her support over the past 30 years. What an example she is for so many of us in MFM. Dr. Klein, on behalf of your many fellows and resident trainees, I salute you.


Marshall Lindheimer, MD in memory of Frederick Zuspan, MD

Sat next to Fred Zuspan in an air plane after having submitted an abstract regarding the kidney in pregnancy. It led to my recruitment to U of Chicago. Incidentally when Fred left, everyone received a signed picture, mine the only with writing on it, “Marshall do keep honest.”


Yasser El-Sayed, MD in honor of Maurice Druzin, MD

Dr. Maurice Druzin is known as the Father of Stanford Obstetrics, and for good reason. Over the last 25 years he has transformed our clinical program, advanced scientific investigation, and dedicated himself to the training and mentorship of countless medical students, residents and fellows. He is a tireless champion for obstetrics and women’s health and reproductive rights. Thank you Maurice!


Brian McCulloch, MD in honor of Tom Garite, MD

Dr. Tom Garite has been an inspiration. It was always challenging to be a Dr. Garite fellow and I hope I lived up to his high standards. Thanks.


Brian McCulloch, MD in honor of Manny Porto, MD

He has been a wonderful role model and mentor . Even after 30+ years he’s still there for me. Thank you.


Deirdre Lyell, MD in honor of Yasser El-Sayed, MD

Dr. Yasser El-Sayed has been an incredible mentor to countless fellows, residents and medical students through the years. He taught us how to do RCTs on a shoe-string budget through his endless curiosity and questioning of aspects of care that some take as a given. His work ethic is unparalleled, yet somehow he manages to write award-winning short stories and play in the Peds Surgery band. You rock. Thank you.


Randall Kelly, MD in honor of Federico Mariona, MD

During residency and as a young attending physician in maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Mariona was always available for me to help teach me new knowledge, how to be better in the OR, how to talk with patients in a more empathetic manner, and overall how to be a better physician in maternal-fetal medicine. I will always be indebted to him.


Laxmi Baxi, MD in memory of Roy Petrie, MD

Thanks to Roy for introducing hundreds to MFM and this society (SPO then). It was in late seventies that I attended my first annual meeting, when the society was a small family. Roy is remembered as a kind person, who exuded compassion, mentored innumerable medical students, residents, fellows, and junior attendings, and left behind a legacy. His contribution to our specialty, this society in particular, and memory of a selfless, exemplary OB-GYN doctor will remain forever.


Ignatia Van den Veyver, MD in honor of all her mentors

I feel extremely fortunate to have benefited from mentorship from many outstanding individuals, both from inside and outside the MFM specialty and inside and outside my own institution. This contribution is in honor of all of you. You will always be my mentors and you continue to inspire me!


Francesca Facco, MD in honor of Bill Grobman, MD

Dr. Grobman is an exemplary mentor. If I can be half the mentor he was and still is to me, I will consider myself successful.


Mary D’Alton, MD in memory of Frederic Frigoletto, MD

In memory of his leadership in our field and, more recently, his courage in adversity and his unique ability to maintain a sense of humor throughout illness, which was inspirational. I miss him dearly.


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of Brian Mercer, MD

When I took over as Chair of the Foundation, I knew I needed a person with enormous attention to detail. Your leadership of the Finance Committee has been in large part responsible four our current success. I could not be prouder to have collaborated with you on your first paper!


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of Larry Gilstrap, MD

In honor of his retirement from ABOG and his cherished support throughout my career.


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of John Hobbins, MD

You gave me my tickets and you irreversibly changed the way I practice.


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of Gary Hankins, MD

For clarity of thought and incredible contributions to our field. Thank you.


Lynn Simpson, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

An amazing leader, teacher, and mentor — a giant in our field and an exemplary role model for all of us!


Joanne Stone, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary D’Alton is a role model for all women (and men) in our field. She has personally been a tremendous source of support and guidance. Her commitment to our Society and the Foundation is unsurpassed and I wanted to honor her for her hard work and commitment. Thank you Mary!!


Joanne Stone, MD in honor of Dan O’Keeffe, MD

Dan O’Keefe is a true leader and visionary. I was truly inspired by him first when attending the SMFM Leadership Course but also every time I listen to him speak. I want to thank him for all he has done for our Society and for being a personal inspiration to me.


Bryann Bromley, MD in honor of Beryl Benacerraf, MD

Dr. Benacerraf is a luminary in the field of ultrasound. Her creativity and energy sparked a generation of physicians dedicated to discovering the nuances of fetal imaging. I feel blessed to be one of them. She is a selfless mentor, confidant and great friend.


Bryann Bromley, MD in memory of Frederic Frigoletto, MD

Dr. Frigoletto inspired me to become an MFM. Each meeting started with “Hey, how are you?” A skillful physician and teacher, he always provided insight and advice to any difficult situation whether it be clinical or political. I always felt that he ‘had my back.’ I will miss him tremendously.


Bharat Shah, MD in honor of Steve Gabbe, MD, Michael Mennuti, MD, and Arnold Cohen, MD

Steve Gabbe is nothing but an awesome human being and physician. Just his presence is enough to light up the room. I was so fortunate to work with him. I also want to honor my other mentors, Dr. Michael Mennuti and Dr. Arnold Cohen. These three mentors helped shape my life and save several other lives. Thank you all. My love and blessings for you all and your families.


Thomas Easterling, MD in honor of Thomas Benedetti, MD

He taught me to care for and about women. He taught me to formulate research ideas from clinical observations and to test them. He introduced me to the world of hypertension in pregnancy. Thanks.


Kim Boggess, MD in honor of Thomas Benedetti, MD

I still hear your voice in my head.


Kim Boggess, MD in honor of Thomas Easterling, MD

Thank you for getting my research career started!


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Richard Berkowitz, MD

To my “great,” thanks for believing in me and making me an MFM.


Cornelia Graves, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD

Dr. Boehm taught all of us not to see a medical diagnosis but to see the patient. He demonstrated to us how to care for the patient and her family and how to deliver good and bad news with grace and dignity. His commitment to continuing education and development sets an example for residents, fellows and faculty.


David Adair, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


H Breck Collins, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Kelly Angela Bennett, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Eric Dellinger, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


William Dobak, DO in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


David Fox, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Angela Hawk, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Audrey Kang, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Joseph Kipikasa, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Garrett Lam, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Salvatore Lombardi, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Kathleen Mayor Lynn, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Sunanda Sadanandan, DO in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Patricia Scott, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Carlos Torres, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Thomas Wheeler, MD in honor of Frank Boehm, MD


Keith Eddleman, MD in honor of Ken Moise, MD

Although we live and practice over 1,000 miles apart, Dr. Moise has been an incredible mentor to me. He has given me guidance not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. By example, he “sets the bar” extremely high, but somehow always managed to give me the tools I need to reach and exceed it. Thank you, Ken.


Alexandria Hill, MD in honor of Gary Hankins, MD

I have learned to never use a rope for what a string can fix…and many other important life lessons. Thank you for your guidance.


Alexandria Hill, MD in honor of Mike Foley, MD

Dr. Mike Foley has served as a mentor to many. He is supportive to students, fellows, and everyone in the MFM community. Thank you for helping to forge a harmonious path for all those you encounter.


Alexandria Hill, MD in honor of Stephanie Martin DO

Dr. Martin became a mentor to me when I was a resident. She guided me through writing my first chapter in a book and helped mold me as a physician through my fellowship. She is an educator to many, and her leadership and mentorship is appreciated and valued more than words can express. I am thankful to have such an amazing person to help guide my MFM journey.


Heidi Leftwich, MD in honor of Isabelle Wilkins, MD

My relationship with Dr. Wilkins began on day one of my fellowship and has continued to grow. Her dedication to maternal-fetal medicine, education and teaching is exemplary. I have been fortunate enough to have trained with her and continue to be fortunate that our relationship remains after fellowship, as she is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic, passionate, and wonderful mentors I could have ever imagined.


Aaron Caughey, MD in memory of Julian “Bill” Parer, MD

Julian “Bill” Parer was my fellowship director, partner, mentor, and friend. Bill showed me the ropes at both the SMFM and PCOGS meetings and always knew where the best food and wine were at any meeting – he will be sorely missed.


Mike Foley, MD in honor of Steve Gabbe, MD

In appreciation for many years of guidance, support and mentoring.


Mike Foley, MD in honor of Dan O’Keeffe, MD

In appreciation for many years of guidance, support and mentoring.


Jeannie Kelly, MD in honor of Sabrina Craigo, MD

Dr. Craigo’s years of expertise made her my go-to for guidance when a tricky clinical situation presented itself. She is a strong believer in “paying it forward” with education, and handed over the needle to her fellows for all of our first amniocentesis, CVS, PUBS, and fetal procedures. On top of her dedication to clinical medicine and education, she is a compassionate, outspoken role model who is not afraid to ask the hard questions in order to provide better patient care. She drills the value of “unconditional positive regard” for patients into her trainees, and her fellows graduate with “What Would Sabrina Do” as a guiding principle. She has wise words and practical solutions for her young female trainees struggling to balance work and family. She has shaped my whole career and is the reason I went into MFM.


Jay Iams, MD in honor of Robert Goldenberg, MD

Robert taught me how to do clinical research properly. Before I met him, it was all trial-by-errors! Robert’s example was my training. Thank you, Robert.


Fadi Mirza, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

I was fascinated by Mary before I even met her, and I was fortunate to later train under her leadership and with the amazing MFM team at Columbia. She has been a constant source of support and guidance for me as a fellow and, later, as a faculty member. Despite her extraordinarily busy schedule, she always found time for mentorship and advice, and, as such, touched my professional and personal life tremendously. She will always remain a true source of inspiration for me.


Bill Grobman, MD in honor of Mike Socol, MD

Dr. Socol has led by example, showing many of us how to be a caring, compassionate (and evidence-based) physician. He is renowned for his counseling sessions, and whenever I and members of my group are faced with a clinical conundrum, we typically resolve it by asking “What would Mike do?” I cannot thank him enough for the help he has given me throughout my career.


Katherine Connolly, MD in honor of Joanne Stone, MD

Dr. Stone has been my mentor/role model since medical school and inspired me to go into MFM. She really can do it all and is amazing at everything she does, whether she is providing compassionate care to patients, educating fellows/residents, or doing invasive procedures.


Yalda Afshar, MD in honor of Christina Han, MD

Chris Han only modestly realizes her gift of kindness, passion, and interpersonal skills that continually influences others. She truly loves her work and reaches out to her students and mentees in such a way, not to make a clone of herself, but to watch them excel. She truly is a mentor.


Yalda Afshar, MD in honor of Sarah Kilpatrick, MD

Dr. Kilpatrick is a true mentor – she builds confidence, encourages thought, edifies rigor, and leads by example that I aspire to emulate. She is hands down one of the biggest reasons I decided to pursue MFM. Thank you.


Yalda Afshar, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

Dr. Platt is an incredibly giving mentor. He is dedicated to the future of his mentees, their passions (however different they may be from his) and recognizes people’s strength well before they are aware of it. He empowers us to remain passionate about MFM and his door is always open. I’m incredibly thankful to his kindness, mentorship, and his friendship.


Linda Kleeman, MD in honor of Sabrina Craigo, MD

Dr. Craigo is the inimitable force of our division. Her astute clinical insight prompts many former fellows around the country to ask ourselves in the middle of the night how she would manage a patient. Her divine sense of humor is surpassed only by her “unlimited kind regard” for both patients and colleagues. I am incredibly fortunate to have trained under her guidance.


David Colombo, MD in honor of Jay Iams, MD

Dr. Iams is one of the kindest people I have never met. It was a privilege to work with him as a medical student and a fellow. His contributions to our understanding of preterm labor have made him an icon. He was trained by Frederick Zuspan and clearly took away the skills to be a great mentor. To this day, I still pass along his teachings to my current residents and students.


David Colombo, MD in honor of Atef Moawad, MD

Dr. Moawad is one of the best clinicians I have ever worked with. His ability to remain calm in any situation was amazing. Whenever I am in a stressful situation, I can still hear his voice in my head with his words of wisdom. He was also a disciple of the great Fred Zuspan.


Tracy Manuck, MD in honor of Michael Varner, MD

A quiet force, he seeks no recognition or limelight. He is one of the hardest working people I know and is always willing to put aside his own work on behalf of helping mentees. He is personally responsible for the successful careers of countless residents, faculty, and junior faculty. I am personally indebted to him for all he has done for my career and am proud to call him a friend.


Erin Washburn, MD in honor of Mary Norton, MD

Dr. Norton is a true inspiration and a role model for excellence in clinical care, research, and education.


Shilpa Chetty, MD in honor of Mary Norton, MD

Dr. Norton has been a constant source of support and guidance for so many fellows and faculty. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to have my career shaped in a meaningful way by her wisdom. Her humility and kindness, in addition to her vast clinical expertise, are among the many reasons that she is such an important mentor to me.


Teresa Sparks, MD in honor of Mary Norton, MD

Dr. Norton is a completely outstanding mentor! She is approachable and dedicated to fellow education and career development. She goes out of her way to ensure our well-being, further our education and career development, and is consistently thoughtful and honest with her guidance. We are incredibly lucky to learn from her, and I look forward to continued collaboration in the future!


Washington Hill, MD in honor of Ted Quilligan, MD

When I was an older OB-GYN physician interested in the new subspecialty called “Maternal Fetal Medicine,” I asked Ted what he thought about it and advice. He said “go for it.” I took that advice and the rest is history. Hope I have made a contribution.


Joseph Hurt, MD, PhD in honor of John Hobbins, MD

John is an inspiring model for enthusiastic teaching, learning, and patient care, at any stage of training. I was privileged to train with him as a fellow and know that his approach to patients and his dedication to trainees will influence the rest of my career.


Michael Linzey, MD in honor of Roger Freeman, MD

This man inspired me in his love of medicine, his trust in asking me to be his first fellow. He is an excellent clinician and a person of high moral values. I emulate him in many aspects and wish to honor a man who was more of a friend than anything else.


Manisha Gandhi, MD in honor of Stephanie Martin, DO

She mentors others without them even knowing it. She is constantly providing guidance while also encouraging you to figure it out on your own. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.


Manisha Gandhi, MD in honor of Joanne Stone, MD

She was the first to encourage my interest in MFM, took me through fellowship, and continues to support me since graduating. She showed me what it means to be “really good” at needle-guided procedures.


Dan O’Keeffe, MD in honor of Roger Freeman, MD

I would not be where I am if it were not for Dr. Freeman. He took a chance on a foreign medical graduate for his fellowship. I am forever indebted to him for this.


Dan O’Keeffe, MD in honor of Tom Garite, MD

From the day I walked into my residency, through my fellowship, and for all the years I practiced, Dr. Garite was there for me – teaching, consulting, and just being my friend. I would not be where I am today without his mentoring.


Patricia Dix, MD in honor of John Fishburne, MD

Fellowship director at Wake Forest – amazing teacher.


Andrea Edlow, MD in honor of Diana Bianchi, MD

I have been so fortunate to have Dr. Bianchi as my mentor, first as a fellow, and now as junior faculty. Guided by Dr. Bianchi, I made my initial foray into basic science research, and have never looked back! She has taught me so much about asking interesting questions, identifying key results, letting the data lead you in your next steps, perseverance, integrity, and how to lead by example. In addition to being a brilliant scientist, she is a good and kind person, and I have learned so much from her not just about science but about having grace and generosity of spirit in life.


Andrea Edlow, MD in honor of Michal Elovitz, MD

Dr. Elovitz was one of my attendings as a medical student. She inspired me to pursue a career in MFM and continues to inspire me in my own research career with her passion and dedication to good science and important translational research.


Carolyn Zelop, MD in honor of Beryl Benacerraf, MD

Dr. Benacerraf is an iconic physician who has dedicated her life to the quest of supreme knowledge and excellence in patient care. We began working together during my fellowship, but her inspiration continues to guide and support my career. She has taught: Asking questions, the right questions allows you to continue to evolve.


Janet Horenstein, MD in honor of Greggory DeVore, MD

Wonderful teacher. Incredibly dedicated fetal cardiac expert.


Janet Horenstein, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

Incredible impact on women’s care. Most personable, caring and generous person.


Nancy Chescheir, MD in honor of Robert Cefalo, MD

My first boss, the person who taught me to think about “what could kill the woman” as the first thing in the differential diagnosis–and then work from there. Always compassionate, always kind to patients. The man who taught me to become a maternal-fetal medicine doctor.


Ying Chan, MD in honor of Ron Wapner, MD

Ron is one of the most intelligent mentors I ever had. Despite his brilliance, he is also an incredibly nice person.


Ying Chan, MD in honor of Joseph Apuzzio, MD

Joe is the reason I decided to pursue MFM fellowship. He is the best mentor anyone can dream of. He is eager to teach and share his life experience.


Margaret Sprauve-Martin, MD in honor of Michael Lindsay, MD

Dr. Lindsay was the most motivational, accessible, insightful, consistent, patient mentor a fellow could wish for!


Charles Lockwood, MD in honor of John Queenan, MD


Ivan Ngai, MD in honor of David Garry, DO

Dr. Garry is the reason I became a MFM. He has always been inspiring and pushed me to be the best physician I can be. I am very fortunate to have his mentoring in research, clinical medicine, and career path. I will always remember the bedside manner he taught me: “there is always time for patients.”


Francis Nuthalapaty, MD in honor of Patrick Ramsey, MD, MSPH

When I started my MFM Fellowship, I had no idea if I could cut the mustard. My faculty were all highly regarded, well-published academics. Yet, from the first day of my fellowship, one person stood out because he didn’t treat me like a fellow, but rather as a colleague and friend. That person is Dr. Patrick Ramsey. I had the privilege of observing how Dr. Ramsey so generously gave of his time and talents to any level of learner. He helped me discover my passions and apply them in ways that I would not have come up with on my own. When I started my own career as a junior faculty, Dr. Ramsey became the gold-standard, to which I always compared myself. Thank you Dr. Ramsey!


John T Queenan, MD in honor of J Brooks Hoffman, MD

A great clinician and teacher.


Dale Reisner, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary is the perfect mentor. She consistently fosters intellectual curiosity and inspires confidence. If you have the interest and drive, she provides opportunity and advocacy as you develop your ideas and goals.


Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD in honor of Jodi F Abbott, MD

Dr. Abbott is the obstetrician I have always aspired to be. She is fiercely committed to making sure all women have safe and effective care through education, advocacy and personal example.


John Gaudez Ilagan, MD, MS in honor of Mark P. Johnson, MD, MS

As a high school kid growing up in Detroit, I read in the local newspaper about the innovating and otherworldly work of the “two Mark’s,” Dr. Mark P. Johnson and Dr. Mark Evans in fetal surgery. I was fortunate to later have Mark Johnson as my genetics lecturer and clinical Ob/Gyn professor in my years as a Wayne State medical student. Years later, he walked me through one of my first cesarean sections and fetal bladder shunts as a Penn Ob/Gyn resident. Following residency, I had the opportunity to work with the CHOP fetal therapy group on a couple projects, before moving on to MFM fellowship. He also served as my unpaid career counselor and personal motivator through his own challenges and successes. Dr. Mark P. Johnson is a well-known expert, leader and trailblazer in fetal surgery. I am also incredibly fortunate to call him my mentor.


Maya Cruz Ithier, MD in memory of Andy Helfgott, MD

Dr. Helfgott not only introduced me to the MFM world but he was my mentor, my supporter. He was always available to talk about research, clinical, life. He taught me evidence-based practice and to question everything we did. It was a pleasure to have met him.


Charles Macri, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

Thank you for teaching me about Ultrasound, Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetics at USC/LAC Women’s Hospital.


Daniel Roshan, MD in honor of Charles Lockwood, MD

He is a genius who taught me how to practice MFM properly.


Daniel Roshan, MD in honor of Karin Blakemore, MD

She is a wonderful MFM who has trained many wonderful fellows.


Burt Rochelson, MD in honor of Harold Schulman, MD

Innovative and brilliant, he always inspired us to be curious, to think it through and most importantly, to “have a good question.”


Joseph Adashek, MD in honor of Manuel Porto, MD

What can I say about Manny that hasn’t already been said? It has been 20 years since I finished my fellowship with Dr. Porto and I still have him in my head to this day. He taught me how to be compulsive, compassionate and, most of all, to never panic in difficult situations. He was smart and intuitively knew how to handle each and every high-risk situation with a smile on his face. I feel blessed and lucky to have had him as a teacher and professor.


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Mary Jo O’Sullivan, MD

She was an inspiration. I will never forget the 3 hours we spent after work as a PGY2 when she told me her life story and inspired me to push forward with my goals.


Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD in honor of Victor Gonzalez Quintero, MD

He was my very first mentor. He helped me with a project as an intern, and we won the research award that year.


Charles Macri, MD in honor of Richard Paul, MD

Dr. Paul helped to train many specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California – Women’s Hospital. I was fortunate to be one of his many fellows and appreciated his encouragement, his clinical expertise and his drive for research in our field.


Vincenzo Berghella, MD in honor of Ron Wapner, MD

The greatest example of a smart, dedicated academician I could have dreamed of. Thanks Ron, forever. You changed my life, and gave me happiness.


David Garry, DO in honor of Negesh Tejani, MD

An eloquent pioneer in the field of Maternal Fetal Medicine. She has been an inspiration to many students, residents, fellows and attending physicians in her career. She possesses the ability to easily impart knowledge to learners and push her pupils to a higher level of understanding. Her research has helped to answer fundamental questions in our specialty. I am fortunate to have worked with her for many years and have her as a friend.


Thomas Moore, MD in honor of Robert Resnik, MD

The icon of Maternal Fetal Medicine


Jan Lanouette, MD in honor of Honor Wolfe, MD

Dr. Wolfe is an energetic teacher, mentor and friend who was an educational force through residency, fellowship and beyond. She was always available to me at whatever hour particularly on my very first night of “attending call.” I will always hear her say “how will that affect your management” when I am considering additional tests and procedures. As time has passed she has continued to provide guidance through “electronic consults.”


Sally Segal, MD in honor of George Macones, MD


Thomas Lee, MD in honor of A. George Neubert, MD

George Neubert was my inspiration to pursue a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine as a resident. His passion for excellence, ardent support, and friendship throughout the years have been inspirational to me as an MFM physician. Thank you George for all that you have bestowed upon me through the years!


Catalain Buhimschi, MD in honor of George Saade, MD

Dr. Saade played major key roles in my life as mentor and personal friend. I am at this point in my career because of him.


Catalain Buhimschi, MD in honor of Carl P Weiner, MD

Dr. Weiner is an exceptional mentor who played a key role in my life. I am here today because of him!


Catalain Buhimschi, MD in honor of Charles J Lockwood, MD

Dr. Lockwood is an exceptional mentor. He touched the life and career of many graduate students, fellows and junior faculty. I am proud to be one of them.


Amanda Kalan, MD in honor of Mark Landon, MD

He taught us the importance of following our babies until they were discharged and to remember the human side of patient care. I also remember his generosity.


Amanda Kalan, MD in honor of Jay Iams, MD

He invested so much of his time in his residents and fellows and has always been incredibly supportive!


Amanda Kalan, MD in honor of Philip Samuels, MD

He always makes work fun and he shows unconditional support for his residents!


Brian Mercer, MD in honor of Baha Sibai, MD

Dr. Sibai’s passion for research, teaching and care of complex patients is infectious. He is an inspiration to us all. I would not have accomplished my dreams without his mentorship and guidance.


Sara Garmel, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary is a rock star! She is so smart and so personable. And ahead of her time. She is the perfect role model and mentor!


Amie Hollard, MD in honor of Carl V Smith, MD

He lit the fire of my passion for MFM when I was his medical student.


Amie Hollard, MD in honor of Manuel Porto, MD


Hilary Roeder, MD in honor of Douglas Woelkers, MD

Dr. Woelkers has served as a research and clinical mentor throughout my MFM fellowship and since I have joined faculty at UCSD. He has endless ideas and energy and has taught me to always question my practice and of course to read the literature. As a mentor he has given me the tools to do the above, and is willing to discuss a sick patient or provide research advice at a moment’s notice. Most importantly, Dr. Woelkers serves as a professional role model because of the way he interacts with patients, staff, and referring providers. He is kind, sincere, and generous and always does the right thing even when it involves countless hours of extra work. As my career moves forward, I hope to incorporate his values into my practice and cannot thank Dr. Woelkers enough for mentorship.


Hilary Roeder, MD in honor of Thomas Moore, MD

Dr. Moore has been instrumental in helping me advance my research career as a MFM fellow. He has served as my mentor on my Pregnancy Foundation/AAOGF scholarship project “Treating Prediabetes in the First Trimester – a RCT” and has provided me endless support and advice. I will always remember Dr. Moore throughout my career as an MFM.


Karin Fox, MD in honor of Michael Belfort, MD

Dr. Belfort has impacted me in an extremely powerful way – by giving me my first job after fellowship. Since then, he has inspired me by his positive style of “servant leadership.” He is always available to his staff to lend an ear or when advice is needed, and constantly seeks the “win-win” when it comes to negotiation. Under his leadership, I have had unbelievable opportunities to grow both as a physician, an academician, and as a person. If he ever tires, he doesn’t show it and is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever encountered.


Karin Fox, MD in honor of Gary Hankins, MD

I would not be an MFM without Dr. Hankins. Even as Department Chair, he made it his mission to remain on the “front lines” in L&D every Wednesday. There he interacts with and teaches each and every resident. Early in my training, he mentioned to me after signout, “Come and talk to me about MFM, you need to consider it.” I had thought that I was fortunate enough to go from the military, to med school to a community setting to residency, and had until then, never considered fellowship an option. To this day, I must repeat something I learned from Dr. Hankins on a weekly basis to the residents and fellows with whom I work. His insistence on being actively involved in all levels of care and of his team have impacted the way I wish to lead, when called to the task.


Mary Jo Johnson, MD in honor of Timothy RB Johnson, MD


Jane Cleary Goldman, MD in honor of Drs. Mary D’Alton & Lynn Simpson

They were wonderful teachers and role models. I still think of them whenever I am in a challenging situation (almost daily) and try to manage the issue as they would. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences they gave me.


Roberta de Regt, MD in honor of Howard Minkoff, MD

Dr. Minkoff was influential throughout my training both professionally (guidance for career path, search interests, and technical skills) and personally (learning the nuances of interpersonal skills at all levels). He is also one of the “nicest” human beings in MFM.


Virginia Lupo, MD in honor of Menachem Miodovnik, MD

I met Menachem when I was a 2nd year resident and he was a MFM fellow at the University of Cincinnati. He taught me more about obstetrics and diabetes than I can ever measure. He had the ability to bring things to completion, which is an uncommon skill. His judgement was always so down to earth and sound. It’s his fault that I’m in MFM.


Judette Louis, MD in honor of Brian Mercer, MD

I continue to be in awe of his dedication and service to SMFM. He is the most ethical person I know and has “raised” me in that fashion. Through his mentoring I have become a better person and the best me that I can be.


Judette Louis, MD in honor of Sean Blackwell, MD

Our relationship started in fellowship when he was my attending. He was the doctor that I wanted to be: clinically skilled and practical. Through the years, he has been the obstetrician who delivered my children and my academic and career champion. He is the voice of reason when I am crazy and no matter how busy he is, makes time to help me. Whether the question is related to research, administrative, or work-life balance, I always know that he will be there.


Emily Baker, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Despite her busy life and numerous commitments, Mary gave her full attention and prepared me fully for academic medicine. I aspire to be the kind of leader she is, including her kindness and thoughtfulness to all who work with her.


Jay Iams, MD in honor of Frederick P Zuspan, MD

One of the Founders of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, he dreamed great things and taught his fellows to do the same. There is only one Dr. Z.


John Barton, MD in honor of Baha Sibai, MD

He was my fellowship director at Univ of Tennessee-Memphis and remains one of my closest friends.


John Barton, MD in honor of Stanley Gall, MD

He was highly supportive in my early career as a community-based perinatologist.


Alessandro Ghidini, MD in honor of Richard Berkowitz, MD

For the 3 years of my Fellowship, Dick was a solid presence, a pillar in the MFM unit, and a source of useful counsel and suggestions for a young fellow like me. After the Fellowship I have worked with Dick in various committees, and I have always appreciated his sharp mind and laser-like capacity to go to the core of the issues at hand.


Alessandro Ghidini, MD in honor of Charles Lockwood, MD

A mentor and a true friend since before I started my residency training through my fellowships and beyond!


Laura Riley, MD in honor of Steve Caritis, MD

A wonderful teacher in residency and an honest and consistent mentor for all of the years that have followed residency.


Laura Riley, MD in honor of Eberhard Mueller Heubach, MD

An awesome teacher in residency, advocate during fellowship, advisor and friend for the rest of my career!


Vanita Jain, MD in honor of Anthony Sciscione, DO

Tony’s enthusiasm for teaching, leadership and mentorship is unparalleled. I cannot mention enough good things about this kind-hearted person. He has been wonderful at pushing me to participate in new roles, take on new leadership positions, do more research and teach more residents. Yet he does all this with such a positive attitude it’s infectious. Anytime I attend meetings with him, it’s inspiring to me how many of his former students, residents or fellows seek him out to say thank you or even continue to get career advice. And he’s great at sharing his opinions and giving advice, even if you no longer work in his department or his division. If he can help you in any way, he will. He has been a very supportive mentor to me, helping me cultivate my strengths, and improve my weaknesses. I can not express my gratitude to him enough!


Vanita Jain, MD in honor of Arundathi Jeyabalan, MD

Dr. Jeyabalan is the reason I become a perinatologist. She continues to inspire me with her dedication and commitment to patient care.


Christina Han, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

One of the most philanthropic individuals our Society will ever see. Dedicates himself in service to the community, advancement of science/technology, education, and mentorship.


Christina Han, MD in honor of Josh Copel, MD

A man of conviction and dedication.


Mary D’Alton, MD in honor of John Hobbins, MD

Irreversibly changed the way I thought about the practice of obstetrics and my career.


Stephanie Martin, DO in honor of Thomas Garite, MD


Brian Mercer, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

The reason I went into MFM. She inspires me to continue striving to be better.


Cheryl Albuquerque, MD in honor of Michael Ross, MD

Terrific guy. Has been extremely supportive.


Cheryl Albuquerque, MD in honor of Mike Foley, MD

Terrific guy. Can text him at any moment.


Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD in honor of Aaron Caughey, MD

Dr. Caughey singlehandedly changed the trajectory of my medical career. I had initially planned to pursue a pediatrics residency. Then during my second year of medical school Dr. Caughey, in all of his charismatic glory, taught one of my small group sessions during our OB block. His passion for his work was infectious and sparked my interest in reproductive health. I went to him during my third year and talked to him about “doing some research” in OB (I meant a side project). He convinced me to take a year off to do a research fellowship with him. That was the best year of medical school and gave me skills that I have used throughout residency and now fellowship. Dr. Caughey is still *the* person who comes to mind when someone asks me to identify my mentor. I am so grateful to him.


John Owen, MD in honor of John Hauth, MD


Cecilia Avila, MD in honor of Peter Granum, MD

The kindest educator ever!


Leo Brancazio, MD in honor of Steve Caritis, MD


George Saade, MD in honor of Gary Hankins, MD

The sage of Galveston.


George Saade, MD in honor of Ken Moise, MD

He started it all.


Jennifer McNulty, MD in honor of Michael Nageotte, MD


Blair Wylie, MD in honor of Ron Wapner, MD

As intellectually curious as they come; he is the rare person who thinks with you, critiques your work and notches it up.


Blair Wylie, MD in honor of Mary D’Alton, MD

Mary has the uncanny ability to identify your strengths and potential before you see them yourself. And push you to do bigger things!


Asal Fathian, MD in honor of Dean Myers PhD

Encouraging and supportive of fellow education and research.


Camille Hoffman, MD in honor of Victor Gonzalez Quintero, MD

Converted me from wanting to do REI to MFM as a resident because he made it interesting, fun and was a wonderful research mentor during residency.


Joanne Stone, MD in honor of Richard Berkowitz, MD

My chairman and fellowship director and continues to be a source of inspiration.


Donna Neale, MD in honor of John Queenan, MD

Kind, gentle man – first introduced me to MFM and encouraged to me pursue further training.


Donna Neale, MD in honor of Gary Eglinton, MD


Jasmine Lai, MD in honor of Aaron Caughey, MD

A great singer as well as a great mentor!


Justin Lappen, MD in honor of William Grobman, MD

Fostered my love of all things OB and pushed all who surrounded him to ask thoughtful questions and then find the answers. Supports my career, even from hundreds of miles away!


Yair Blumenfeld, MD in honor of Maurice Druzin, MD

The original proponent of the “M” in MFM.


Jean Bolan, MD in honor of Sergio Fabro, MD

Specialized in toxicology, set up Reprotox database. Best teacher I’ve ever met, got me through thesis and orals.


Carolina Reyes, MD in honor of Larry Platt, MD

He is a trusted advisor who is passionate about teaching.


Kate Pettit, MD in honor of Gladys “Sandy” Ramos, MD

An incredible role model and clinician. She is a passionate supporter of resident and fellow research, an invaluable mentor.


Rachael Overcash, MD in honor of Robert Resnik, MD

A monumental force within the field of MFM. I am honored to have worked and learned from him. His guidance and mentorship will always be appreciated.