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Articles and Presentations by Residents


2017 - 2018


Adeola Awomolo, Kristy Palomares, Guadalupe Herrera Garcia, Todd Rosen, Christina Duzyj, Elena Ashkinadze. Trends in Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Testing at a Single Institution. Prenat Diagn. 2018 May 29. PMID 29845619,

Awomolo A, Orfanelli T, Segal J, Duzyj C. T cell lymphoma associated with immunomodulatory therapy in a pregnant patient with Crohn’s disease. Journal of Cases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. July 2017.


Barnett R, Banks, N, Decherney AH. Fertility preservation and Endometriosis. BOOK CHAPTER. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Invited Book Chapter. 2017 Sep; 60(3):517-523. PMID: 28742583.


Chattopadhyay R, Neal SA, Juneau CR, Landis, Morin S, Kaser DJ, Scott RT. The presence of fluid in the endometrial cavity, even when it resolves after progesterone administration, is associated with a higher incidence of preterm birth in frozen embryo transfer cycles. POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Conference, March 2018.


Chattopadhyay R, Neal SA, Juneau CR, Landis J, Morin SJ, Werner, MD, Scott RT. Empiric antibiotic treatment of suspected chronic endometritis does not improve sustained implantation rates following failed euploid frozen embryo transfer (FET). POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Conference, March 2018.


Connell MT, Csokmay JM, Yamasaki M, Dolitsky S, Healy MW, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. Progesterone on the Day of Trigger and Obstetric Outcomes. POSTER. ASRN. San Antonio, TX. October 28-November 1, 2017.


Dougherty MP, Green KA, Franasiak JM, Juneau CR, Morin SJ, Patounakis G,M. D. Werner,  R. T. Scott. Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) index on day of transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR) does not correlate with the incidence of segmental aneuploidy in blastocysts analyzed with targeted next generation sequencing (NGS). POSTER. PCRS Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 3/21/18. Fertnstert.109(3), e25–e26.


Dougherty MP, DeCherney AH.  Benign Disorders of the Uterine Corpus. Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Obstetrics and Gynecology, By Alan H DeCherney.  12th ed., McGraw-Hill Medical, 2018. BOOK CHAPTER.


Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Meike Schuster, Han-Yang Chen, Daniela Gomez, Lindsay Maggio, Michael J. Paglia, Suneet P. Chauhan. Rate of Hyperglycemia and Adverse Outcomes among Gestational Diabetics. POSTER. 38th annual SMFM. 1/28/18-2/3/18, Dallas TX.


Melissa Lott, Daniela Gomez, Jenani Jayakumaran, Hector Figueroa-Hernandez, A. Dhanya Mackeen, Michael J. Paglia, Cara Nordberg, Meike Schuster. Compliance with blood glucose testing and gestational weight gain in patients with gestational diabetes: a secondary analysis. ORAL PRESENTATION. Diabetologist. May 2018. New York, NY.


D. Gomez, RE Packard, D. Clarke, M. Schuster, C. Woods, M. Paglia. Providing high-risk obstetric patients access to MFM Physicians’ Notes using perinatal OpenNotes may improve patient compliance: a secondary analysis. POSTER. New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society 68th annual conference; 2018 Jun 1-2; Atlantic City, NJ


Horne JA, Merjanian LL, Balica AC. An unusually large ciliated cyst of the vulva in an adolescent patient. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May;218(5):532-533. Epub 2017 Dec 23. PMID: 29277627


Jayakumaran J, Colonna E, Schuster M. Diagnosis Airhead: A Case of Pneumocephalus in Labor. POSTER, New Jersey ObGyn Society Annual Meeting, June 2018, Atlantic City, NJ.

Suhotliv A, Jayakumaran J, Phillips N. Effect of ACOG 39-week delivery recommendation on the rate of unscheduled repeat cesarean sections and their outcomes. POSTER. New Jersey ObGyn Society Annual Meeting, June 2018, Atlantic City, NJ. WON 2ND PLACE POSTER.

Jayakumaran J, Khan S, Schuster M. Can Lighting Strike Three Times at the Same Place: The Challenge of Counseling the Recurrence of Sporadic Anomalies. POSTER. Philadelphia Prenatal Conference, June 2018, Phila, PA.

Jayakumaran J, Khan S, Schuster M. Reproductive Implications of Consanguinity: Recurrent Hydrops. POSTER. Philadelphia Prenatal Conference, June 2018, Phila PA.

Kohut A, Orfanelli T, Poggio JL, Gibbon D, Buckley De Meritens A, Richard S. Morbidity and Mortality Risk Assessment in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 May;28(4):840-847 PMID: 29664848


Mitra A, Yadava S, Ashkinadze E. Could Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome be causing embryonic lethality and responsible for recurrent miscarriages? POSTER. American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. 4/12/18. Charlotte, NC.


Orfanelli T, Chung S, Kohut A, Gibbon D, Leiser A. Ogilvie's Syndrome after Robotic-Assisted Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Jan;25(1):175-179. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PMID: 28711762


Suh, C.H., Lee, Y., Balica, A.C.. Rare Obstructive Mullerian Anomaly with Endometriosis and Elevated CA-125. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2017, Nov. PMID: 29155007


Suh, C., Mulheron, G., O’Brien, D., Esguerra, C., Pradhan, A., Balica, A.. A multi-modality pelvic anatomy education program for ob/gyn residents. POSTER, ACOG, April 2018, Austin, TX.


Amirahmadi, R., Yeung. P., Suh, C., Lu, C., & Hutchinson-Colas, J.. Genetic evaluation of women with retroverted uterus. POSTER. AUGS, Pelvic Floor Disorders Week. October 2017, Providence, RI. (Abstract published in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 2017 Supplement, Vol. 23, pS85-S86)


Suh, C., Worndle, N., Mollner, M., Balica, A.. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for benign minimally invasive gynecology. POSTER. ACOG, April 2018. Austin, TX.

Suh C, Amirahmadi R, Lu C, Olweny E, Yeung P, Hutchinson-Colas J. Exploring the connection between retroverted uterus and pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Association Annual Meeting. POSTER, June 2018, Vienna, Austria.


2016 – 2017


Awomolo, A., Ashkinadze, E., Rosen, T., Duzyj, C. Conventional First Trimester Screening and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in high risk women. POSTER, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2017


Awomolo, A., Duzyj, C., Ciarliariello,M., Ashkinadze, E., Rosen, T. Phenomenon of Recency – Does the Timing of Cell Free DNA screening impact the uptake rate of invasive testing?  POSTER, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2017


Awomolo, A., Ashkinadze, E., Rosen, T., Duzyj, C. Conventional First Trimester Screening and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in high risk women. POSTER, 1st World Congress on Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine, London, United Kingdom, April 2017


DeCherney AH, Barnett, RL. IVF Research is Translational Research. Reprod Sci. 2016 Dec;23(12):1634-1638. PMID 27821560.


Alan H DeCherney, Rebecca L Barnett. In Vitro Fertilization Research is Translational Research. Reproductive Sciences 2016, Vol 23(12) 1634-1638


Franasiak JM, Barnett R, Molinaro TA, Gabriele D, Gartmond TD, Treff NR, Scott RT. CYP1A1 3801T>C polymorphism implicated in altered xenobiotic metabolism is not associated with variations in sperm production and function as measured by total motile sperm and fertilization rates with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Fertil Steril. 2016 Aug;106(2):481-6. PMID: 27117375.


Chattopadhyay, Juneau, Landis, Morin, Neal, Scott, Persistent Fluid in the Endometrial Cavity that Resolves After Progesterone Administration Prior to Transfer Does Impact Live Birth Rate, POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, March 2017, Indian Wells, CA. WINNER: Excellence In-Training Award.


Connell MT, Csokmay JM, Yamasaki M, Dolitsky S, Healy MW, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. Progesterone on the Day of Trigger and Obstetric Outcomes. POSTER. ASRM. Oct 28-Nov 1, 2017. San Antonio, TX.


Dougherty, Morin, Juneau, Neal, Scott, Fewer Than 9 Days of Estrogen Exposure Prior To Progesterone Initiation Results In Lower Pregnancy Rates In Programmed Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycles, POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Indian Wells, California, March 21, 2017.


Nina Peel, Jyoti Iyer, Anar Naik, Michael P Dougherty, Markus Decker Kevin F O’Connell. Protein phosphatase 1 down regulates ZYG-1 levels to limit centrosome duplication. PLOS Genetics. 2017 Jan 19;13(1). PMID: 28103229


Michael P. Dougherty, MD, Scott J. Morin, MD, Leo Doherty, MD,  Michael Bohrer, MD, Sara Leary, Richard T. Scott, MD, HCLD, Linnea Goodman, MD. Surgical management of complete uterine/vaginal septum with duplication of the cervix. VIDEO PRESENTATION, ASRM 10/2017. Fertnstert. 85(2) 494.e9–494.e10.


Leah Goldberg, Sammy Elsamra, Juana Hutchinson-Colas, Saya Segal. Delayed diagnosis of vesicouterine fistula after treatment for mixed urinary incontinence: menstrual cup management and diagnosis. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2016; Sep-Oct; 22(5)e29-31. PMID: 27403759

Goldberg Leah, Ashley Ulker, Archana Pradhan. Using Design Thinking to Improve the Wellness of our OB/GYN Clerkships. POSTER. AGPO Faculty development Seminar, January 7-10, 2017, Palm Springs CA.

J Horne, JM Franasiak, CR Juneau, SJ Morin, RT Scott. Paternal age does not impact aneuploidy rates as determined by comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) in donor oocyte cycles. POSTER. ASRM. 10/2016, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kohut, Orfanelli, Buckely, Gibbon, Leiser, Determining risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism in the gynecologic oncology population. POSTER, SGO 48th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 11-15, 2017, National Harbor MD.


Alimova I, Ng J, Harris P, Birks D, Donson A, Taylor MD, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. MPS1 kinase as a potential therapeutic target in medulloblastoma. Oncol Rep. 2016 Nov;36(5):2633-2640. Epub 2016 Sep 12. PMID: 27633003


Grindler NM, Ng J, Tocce K, Alvero R. Considerations for management of interstitial ectopic pregnancies: two case reports. J Med Case Rep. 2016 Apr 27;10(1):106. PMID: 27118381


Orfanelli, T., Awomolo, A., Gomez, D., Doulaveris, G., Duzyj, C. A comparison of peripartum scoring systems of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis. ePOSTER, ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, San Diego, May 2017


Orfanelli T, Kim CS, Vitez SF, Van Gurp J, Misra N. A Case Report of Aggressive Angiomyxoma in Pregnancy: Do Hormones Play a Role? Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016; Epub 2016 Nov 15. PMID: 27974982


Chung, SL, Orfanelli T, Bachmann G, Breast Cancer Risk and Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Does type of progestin matter? POSTER. NAMS Meeting 2016, Orlando FL.



2015 – 2016


 RL Barnett, JM Franasiak, RT Scott, EJ Forman. Embryos Derived From Surgically-Extracted Sperm Are At A Decreased Risk of Aneuploidy When Oocyte Age Is >35 Compared to the General Infertility Population. POSTER. Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Conference, March 2016, Rancho Mirage.


Franasiak J, Werner MD, Juneau CR, Barnett R, Scott RT. Knowledge of Aneuploidy Status is Associated with Decreased Transfer Order and Increased Elective Single Embryo Transfer. ABSTRACT PRESENTATION, 2015, ASRM, Baltimore, MD.


Cohen RA, Check JH, Dougherty MP, Evidence that exposure to progesterone alone is a sufficient stimulus to cause a precipitous rise in the immunomodulatory protein the progesterone induced blocking factor (PIBF).J Assist Reprod Genet, 2016 Feb; 33(2):221-9. 26634256


Balica AC, Esguerra C, Bachmann G Scaramella NM. “Public Interest in Morcellation Controversy.” 44th AAGL Global Congress, Abstract, November 15-19, 2015. Las Vegas, NV.

Bircsak KM, Gupta V, Yuen PY, Gorczyca L, Weinberger BI, Vetrano AM, Aleksunes LM. Genetic and Dietary Regulation of Glyburide Efflux by the Human Placental Breast Cancer Resistance Protein Transporter. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2016 Apr;357(1):103-13. 26850786


Gupta, V., Bachmann, G., Gopal, M. Development  and Testing of a New Surgical Simulator For Training Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents in Performing a Suburethral Sling. POSTER: AUGS, PFD Week 2015; October 13-17, 2015; Seattle, WA.


J Horne, J Fanasiak, M Olcha, CR Juneau, SJ Morin, PA Bergh, RT Scott. Aneuploidy rate in donor oocyte cyclens remain substantial, but are lower when compared to general infertility population. POSTER. Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Meeting. 3/8/16 – 3/13/16, Palm Springs CA.


Balica AC, Horne J, Naisiri N, Egan S, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. 44th AAGL Global Congress, Video Abstract, November 15-19, 2015. Las Vegas, NV.


Kim CS, Egan S, Simhadri P, Balica A. Localization of Essure microinserts: Easy 3D Algorithm. E-POSTER. 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention (AIUM), New York, NY.


 Orfanelli T, Kohut, A, Sisti G, Doulaveris G, Gibbon D. High Grade Serous Carcinoma of ovary and fallopian tube after the new model of assignment of primary site: an analysis of incidence, demographic and clinical features. POSTER. SGO 47th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2016.


Kohut A, Orfanelli T, Richard S, Gibbon D, Sisti G, Poggio JL. Morbidity and mortality risk assessment in gynecologic oncology surgery using the ACS NSQIP database. SGO 47th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2016, Poster


Orfanelli T, Sultanik E, Shell R, Gibbon D. Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis: A rare manifestation of gynecologic cancer.Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2016 May 31;17:72-4. eCollection 2016 Aug. PMID: 27453927