Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds

  • Residents, Medical Students, Nurses, Medical Assistants and women's health professionals are encouraged to attend.

  • The objective of our program is to enhance knowledge for healthcare providers in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

  • Talks are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.





APRIL 4, 2014 - 2 Presentations

1st Topic:  Data and Policy:  The Case of Hormonal Contraception and HIV Acquisition

Jamie Krashin, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives: 

  • Review data regarding hormonal contraception and risk of HIV acquisition.
  • Understand the role of family planning and HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Understand the polilcy implications of conflicting data.

2nd Topic:  To Niger and Back:  A Review of Malaria and TB Management in Pregnancy

Eva Patil, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives: 

  • Review malaria parasitology, diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy.
  • Review diagnosis and management of tuberculosis in pregnancy.
  • Share experiences from Galmi Hospital, Niger

APRIL 11, 2014 - GU/UROGYN Visiting Professor Grand Rounds

FDA and Mesh:  What's all the fuss about?

Suzette E. Sutherland, M.D., M.S., Director of Female Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Learning objectives:
  • Identify the issues that were concerning to the FDA.
  • Understand the true risk/benefit ratio associated with the use of transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse repair as it compares to native tissue repairs and abdominal sacrocolpopexy.
  • Understand what efforts are bieng done today to comply with the FDA requirements.

APRIL 18, 2014 - 2 Presentations

1st Topic:  Who's Your Daddy?  A Primer on Paternity for OB/GYNs

Brian Nguyen, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the associations of paternity/partnership with perinatal outcomes.
  • Examine the multiple modalities of paternity testing available to patients.
  • Discuss ethical considerations surrounding disclosure of paternity.

2nd Topic:  Surgical Missions Abroad:  Impact During Residency Training

Audra Norris-Jacob, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU
Learning objectives: 
  • Review effectiveness, sustainability, ethics of global surgical missions.
  • Discuss impact of short term international rotations during residency training.
  • Share experiences at Hospital de la Familia in Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala. 


1.  7:15-8:15 a.m.

OB/GYN Grand Rounds

AMH as a Biomarker of Ovarian Aging:  Its Utility in ART and other Areas of Reproductive Medicine

David Seifer, M.D.
Maimonides Medical Center, Clinic Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine

Learning objectives:

  • Review the relationship between folliculogenesis and the clinical practice of determining ovarian reserve.
  • Review the biological basis of using AMH for ovarian reserve testing.
  • Describe the potential roles of using AMH in reproductive medicine.
  • Understand the current limitations of using AMH.

2.  8:15-9:00 a.m. - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds

Sleep like a baby?  Safe Sleep in the Hospital and at Home

Amanda Burrage, M.D.,PGY-1, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Elicit OHSU provider opinions and practices.
  • Discuss current controversy in the media.
  • Examine recent data on SIDs and co-sleeping.
  • Review AAP recommendations on safe sleep.
  • Highlight OHSU hospital sleep policy.
  • Debate parent education strategies.

MAY 2, 2014

Morcellation:  Stirring up controversy

Jacob Meyer, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Know the reasons for morcellation and risks associated with it.
  • Understand the sequence of events that led to the FDA Safety Communication regarding morcellation.
  • Understand the prevalence of leiomyosarcoma at the time of surgery for benign fibroids.
  • Understand the risks associated with morcellation of leiomyosarcoma.
  • Understand the recommendations of relevant professional organizations.

MAY 9, 2014

Genetic Carrier Screening in Pregnancy:  what's old, what's new and what's about to rock your world

Cori D. Feist, M.S., C.G.C., Prenatal Diagnosis Program, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine,  Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Learn current recommendations for genetic carrier screening and your role/responsibility as an OB/GYN or CNM.
  • Understand the concept of residual risk.
  • Learn about new carrier screening tests.


MAY 16 - NO GRAND ROUNDS (Mock Orals)



1st topic:  Management of Chronic Opiate Use in the Pregnant Woman and Newborn

Jessica Johnson, M.D., M.P.H. and Ben Pederson, M.D., Department of Family Medicine, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Name and describe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for women using chronic opiates in pregnancy.
  • Understand the administrative requirements and clinical use of buprenorphine in pregnancy.
  • List the expectations of care for opiate-using women during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.
  • Describe the implications of in utero opiate exposure for the neonate.

2nd topic:  Discharge Teaching - How much is, and should be, taught during 24-48 hours??

Jillian Sanford, M.D.Department of Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning objectives: 

  • Increased knowledge on common discharge teaching practices.
  • Improved skills to avoid redundant work.
  • Attitudinal change with respect to focus of discharge teaching.


MAY 30, 2014

A Case for Love in Care

Sarah J. Snell, M.D.,Chief Experience Officer and Medical Director of Quality, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Learning objectives:

  • Appreciate the plight of our patients.
  • Recognize medical jargon for what it is.
  • Grasp the meaning and importance of partnering with our patients.
  • Peer into the dehumanizing aspects of medical education.
  • Remind ourselves of the value of vulnerability as a means of connecting with patients and each other.




Lisa Bayer, M.D., Fellow in Family Planning, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

An Evaluation of Oral Midazolam for Anxiety and Pain in First-Trimester Surgical Abortion:  a Randomized Controlled Trial

Learning objectives:

  • Review the use of oral premedications in abortion care.
  • Understand the role of oral midazolam in first-trimester surgical abortions.
  • Examine side effects related to oral midazolam.
Amy Doss, M.D., Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Differential Expression of Aquaporins in Amnion of Normal and Gestational Diabetic Pregnancies

Learning objectives:

  • To determine the relative expression profile and the regional expression pattern of AQP1, AQP3, AQP8, AQP9 and AQP11 in human amnion.
    • Quantify both mRNA and protein levels of each aquaporin and compare their relative abundance in placental and reflected amnion.
  • To analyze the regional expression pattern in order to identify differences between placental and reflected amnion.
  • To investigate the subcellular distribution of the 5 aquaporins in the amnion.
    • Two of the aquaporins, AQP8 and AQP11 have been previously shown to localize intracellularly.


JUNE 20, 2014 - NO GRAND ROUNDS due to Resident Research Day



Postpartum Blood Loss:  To Estimate or to Quantify, THAT is the Question!

Michele Megregian, CNM, MS and Maggie Shaw, CNM, PhD
With assistance from Cathy Emeis, CNM, PhD and Sally Hersh, CNM, DNP
Midwifery at the Center for Women's Health, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the rationale for quantified (measured) blood loss.
  • Describe system barriers to quantifying blood loss.
  • Identify two methods to improve early identification of postpartum hemorrhage that lead to improved patient outcomes.

Recordings of past events

As of September 2011, some OB-GYN Grand Rounds may be available online following the lecture. No CME credit is available for viewing lectures online. See recordings of past OBGYN Grand Rounds.

Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds Calendar

Most Friday mornings, September-June

Time & Location

7:15-8:15 a.m. 

OHSU Hospital, 8th Floor, Room 8B60 (Auditorium)

Videos available online afterward with speakers' permission.


For more information or to join our electronic mailing list, please contact the OB/GYN Grand Rounds Coordinator, Elizabeth Cook, at cooke@ohsu.edu or 503 418-3744.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.