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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Ob/Gyn Residency: Where You Design the Program

Thank you for your interest in Cleveland Clinic's Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program. Unlike other residency training programs in the nation, Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn residency training program allows you flexibility to design your own program. During this four-year, ACGME-accredited program, you determine which track to take, and we tailor the curriculum to meet your needs.

With the availability of exceptional educational and clinical resources and renowned faculty, our residents train while caring for an incredibly complex and demanding patient population. With the flexibility of a tailored curriculum, you are able to train with a focus in the subspecialty of your choice. In this exceptional environment, we train experts in the field who become leaders in research, academics, and private practice.

Every residency program must offer core training in the fundamentals of obstetrics and gynecology to prepare you for passing your boards. In addition to this core training, you will have the opportunity to gain significant experience and a deeper understanding of gynecologic surgical training as well as issues in women’s health that physicians deal with daily.

We encourage you to review the information on our program to compare various tracks, including general Ob/Gyn, female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, gynecologic oncology, and reproductive endocrinology & infertility, maternal fetal medicine and global health.

J. Eric Jelovsek, MD, MMEd
Program Director

Natalie Bowersox, MD
Associate Program Director

Jonathan Emery, MD
Associate Program Director

Program Tracks

Most obstetrics and gynecology residency programs in the U.S. have a rigid and fixed curriculum that largely focuses on training in obstetrics, with a lesser focus on gynecologic training. The major strength of Cleveland Clinic’s program lies in the breadth and depth of exposure to gynecologic surgical training while still maintaining core training in obstetrics.

By the end of your first year, you can choose to concentrate your training in general Ob/Gyn or you can choose to concentrate your training in one of the following subspecialty tracks:

  • Global Health
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

View our Ob/Gyn residency curriculum diagram here.

Program Track Themes

Each Ob/Gyn track involves five themes, which are:

  • Primary and Preventative Ambulatory Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

There are several rotations within each theme, some of which are core for specified levels of the program. The remainder of rotations contributes to a wide menu of options from which residents select as the most appropriate to their needs.

Family Planning

The Ob/Gyn and Women's Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic recently created a Section of Family Planning and is an official Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning.

This prestigious program is part of a national initiative to enhance comprehensive resident training in uterine evacuation techniques, complex contraception, LARC, advocacy and grieving/bereavement counseling. Our innovative program has been carefully designed to be in full compliance with all ACGME requirements and maintains a partial participation option for our residents. The Cleveland Clinic Section of Family Planning and our Cleveland Clinic Ryan Program initiative has seen unprecedented success and growth since its inception in 2013.

Program Advantages


In this "trainee-centered" program, you have the option to track into a curriculum specifically designed to give you more extensive experience in the gynecologic subspecialties. By self-selecting into areas of career interest, you will naturally demonstrate a greater focus on your training. This flexible training concept also allows you to spend more time within your subspecialty areas of interest, thereby gaining increased proficiency in advanced procedures and becoming more active in surgical management of patients and complex decision making.

Outcome-based approach

The outcome-based approach provides a useful framework for all rotations, thereby guaranteeing that all residents are held to the same standards. It emphasizes the technical aspects of clinical responsibilities as well as the scholarship and professionalism of Ob/Gyn practice. This approach also identifies what the physician should take responsibility for in terms of further professional development.


The curriculum has been developed by a group of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, many of whom are innovators in the field. This not only gives the curriculum credibility, but it also ensures that the material is at the cutting edge of Ob/Gyn education.

What’s more, Cleveland Clinic is consistently named as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and we are ranked among the top 3 in gynecology.

New State-of-the-Art Simulation Center

In 2012, Cleveland Clinic’s Education Institute unveiled a new multidisciplinary simulation center designed to enhance the clinical learning experience for healthcare professionals. All physicians, nurses and allied health providers can engage in high-fidelity, team-based interventions to learn specific clinical skills or to practice new technical skills such as laparoscopy through the use of state-of-the-art task simulators. The Simulation Center provides an interactive learning experience in a low-stress, risk-free environment.

Clinical Training Settings

Training occurs in a large referral-based medical center in Northeast Ohio. Most training will take place at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. However, you also will train at Hillcrest and Fairview hospitals, both of which are Cleveland Clinic health system hospitals that provide obstetrics care. General and subspecialty operative gynecology are also performed in these locations.

In addition, the resident continuity clinic will take place at Westown Physician's Center which is located near Fairview Hospital. Continuity clinics are precepted by full-time Ob/Gyn generalist faculty members who have training and interest in outpatient clinical teaching. One faculty member is assigned to each half-day clinic. Patients are scheduled so that residents see an average of six patients during a half-day session at the beginning of the PGY 1 year. No resident will go longer than two months without a continuity clinic.

Cleveland Clinic provides patient care for regional, national and international patients at locations throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area.


  • Fairview Hospital features a level III perinatal center, a level III NICU and a level II trauma center.
  • Hillcrest Hospital features a level III NICU and level II trauma center.

In each year of training, you will rotate on the Hillcrest and Fairview hospitals' high-risk labor and delivery service and the maternal-fetal medicine clinics.

Educational Opportunities

Schedule of Activities

One morning per week is departmental-protected conference time for faculty and trainees. The first Wednesday of the month is morbidity and mortality conference, the second Wednesday is journal club, the third and fifth Wednesdays are Grand Rounds, and the fourth Wednesday is administrative time.

Resident-protected education time occurs every Wednesday morning following departmental-protected times. During these sessions, various didactics, small group activities, simulation and hands-on activities are conducted.

Patient rounds are scheduled at various times depending on the service and clinical volumes.

Educational activities are monitored through semi-annual program reviews, rotation-by-rotation specific feedback, program surveys and attendance at conferences, rounds and journal clubs.

Collaborative Learning

You will have opportunities to collaborate on clinical cases with supervising attending physicians and subspecialty fellows in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology Oncology and Reproductive Endocrinology. The supervising attending physicians and subspecialty fellows oversee the gynecology subspecialty services.

The obstetrics services and many of the community-based gynecology services do not have fellow involvement. The obstetrics services are overseen by the Obstetrics Chief Resident, and the gynecology service is run by the Gynecology Chief Resident. This gives the chief residents the autonomy needed to develop into supervising physicians as well as to select the most valuable clinical experiences for the resident teams.

Research Opportunities

As a resident, you are required to demonstrate at least one scholarly product during your training. To help support your research endeavors, the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute has six full-time and two part-time research staff including five RN research nurse coordinators, three non-RN research coordinators and an RN nurse manager. The clinical research team is responsible for all patient-related aspects of your research project with respect to regulatory compliance.

Gynecologic Oncology

Research in the section of gynecologic oncology has covered the gamut of gynecologic malignancies. We presently have phase 3 trials in ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers, involving both national cooperative groups from the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) as well as industry trials to assess the standard of care for these diseases. We are participating in phase 1 clinical trials nationally to evaluate cutting edge therapies for cervical and ovarian cancers, including antiangiogenic agents. Our clinical trials cover both primary therapy as well as recurrent disease, with the hope of expanding our knowledge as well as offering our patients unique treatments not offered elsewhere. Finally, our department is also investigating novel MUC1 vaccine agents in the attempt to prevent recurrence of ovarian cancer with some promising results. .

Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

The Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic includes nationally and internationally recognized scientists and clinician-investigators performing basic, translational and clinical research dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and fecal incontinence. Highlights of current research activities include: .

  • Clinical trials evaluating the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Clinical studies evaluating minimally invasive treatments for pelvic floor disorders including laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
  • Studies to improve the classification and treatment of complications of transvaginal mesh procedures.
  • Cleveland Clinic is recruiting patients and serving as the data coordinating center for a national multi-center study evaluating two minimally invasive procedures that allow a women undergoing surgery for utervaginal prolapse to avoid a hysterectomy.
  • Clinical studies evaluating methods to decrease urinary tract infections and decrease catheter use after surgery for urinary incontinence.
  • Studies evaluating ways to measure and improve surgical competency and judgment among pelvic surgeons in training.
  • Basic and translational research in pelvic floor disorders. Learn more.

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

The Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has an active and varied basic science and clinical research program. Residents at all levels of training are encouraged to participate in ongoing projects. We will also support studies on other topics that they may want to investigate. The following is a list of the areas of research our labs are currently pursuing. .

  • Use of time-lapse imaging and morphokinetics in the IVF lab to improve clinical outcomes
  • Development of methodology for single sperm cryopreservation
  • Artificial blastocyst collapse to improve human embryo survival after cryopreservation
  • Non-invasive techniques for assessing embryo vitality
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis to understand association between embryonic multinucleation and euploidy
  • Development of 3-D culture models for prolonged in vitro cultivation and maturation of human preantral ovarian follicles
  • Study of extracellular matrix components and their role in folliculogenesis
  • Derivation and feeder –free culture of embryonic stem cell lines
  • Co-culture models and identification of embryotrophic secretions
  • Growth factor modulation of embryonic growth, blastocyst differentiation and apoptosis
  • Characterization of endometrial secretions during the window of implantation
  • Optimizing ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation
  • Role of microRNAs in endometriosis
  • ADAMTS and myoma extracellular matrix
  • Development of an anti-adhesion product for laparoscopic surgery
  • For more information on IVF Research please visit the Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Fertility Center.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Research activity in the section of maternal-fetal medicine primarily deals with the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. This includes the putative effects of progesterone on activation of vascular endothelial cells by TNFα, sFlt-1 and sEng, and the role of heme oxygenases and carbon monoxide system. Also, we are studying the potential impact of new insights into the natriuretic peptide system on hypertensive disease in pregnancy. On the clinical side, we continue to participate in the PCOR study (Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Outcomes Registry), which looks at the relationship between certain complications during pregnancy and the development of cardiovascular disease later in life. Finally, we continue to assess the impact of new protocols for aneuploidy screening and patient preferences. .

Specialized Women’s Health

The Center for Specialized Women’s Health encompasses holistic care of women, often with complex medical conditions, and provides cutting edge evidence based therapies. The research program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women’s health concerns. Collaboration between the multidisciplinary staff at the Center with a diverse group of clinicians from across Cleveland Clinic and Case Western University allows for novel approaches and the dissemination of the latest breakthroughs in women’s health research. Our staff have worked along with the Case Western School of Dentistry to examine periodontal issues in women taking bisphosphonate therapy and with Cleveland Clinic's Department of Radiology to assess compliance with osteoporosis screening. Ongoing areas of study include treatment of osteoporosis, gynecologic concerns after bone marrow transplant, resident education, cervical cancer screening, sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence. .

General Gynecology/Pelvic Pain

The Chronic Pelvic Pain Program at the Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to clinical and translational research to improve the lives of our patients. Our research program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of pelvic pain. Our clinician investigators collaborate with medical and surgical specialists from across the country, and within the Cleveland Clinic, to increase our understanding and to optimize treatments for female pelvic pain disorders. Ongoing areas of study and interest include: .

  • A clinical trial that investigates the efficacy of an experimental electrical device for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain.
  • A prospective clinical study evaluating the impact of novel surgical instruments for patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain
  • A study evaluating the use of patient reported outcome questionnaires in assessing chronic pelvic pain improvement
  • Pelvic sensory discrimination mapping
  • Mucosal sensitivity in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome

Global Women’s Health

Women’s Health Institute Global Health Research activities focus on cervical cancer prevention and treatment in multiple countries throughout the world. This is a collaborative relationship between Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Health Institute, Basic Health International (BHI) and Preventive Oncology International, Inc. (POI), two non-profit medical research organizations founded by Cleveland Clinic physicians. .

BHI was founded in 2005 by Dr. Miriam Cremer with a mission to eradicate cervical cancer globally. POI was founded by Dr. Jerome Belinson, former Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Department of Ob/Gyn, and has a mission to conduct research and provide education while working toward the prevention and early detection of gynecologic cancers. Dr. Cremer welcomes medical student, resident and fellow involvement in all projects. The best contact information is via email

Dr. Cremer’s current activities with Basic Health International include:

  1. The Cervical Cancer Prevention in El Salvador (CAPE) is a joint effort between the Salvadoran Ministry of Health (MOH) and BHI to implement a 3-phase screening program of 30,000 women in the Paracentral region of El Salvador. This is the first time that HPV DNA screening has ever been used in a national implementation program.
  2. Self-sampling study. Women who did not come for provider-based screening in Phase 3 of CAPE will be approached in their homes and offered self-collection of a vaginal sample, which is an appealing alternative for many women. The aims of this project are multi-fold: to identify barriers to screening and attitudes about self-sampling, to determine if women who do not attend a clinic-based cervical cancer screening program will accept self-sampling at home, and to determine the rate of pre-cancer and cancer in this population.
  3. Dr. Cremer is a recipient of a $4M grant (over 5 years) from The National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Cremer, along with several collaborators, is developing a CryoPen® Cryosurgical System adapted for low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) for the treatment of cervical pre-cancer. This innovative new device, which does not require cryogen gas, is part of the NIH initiative to support the development of cancer-related technologies suitable for use in these areas.
  4. A supplement to the NIH grant has been submitted to further study the question of what duration of cryotherapy most effectively causes the tissue necrosis necessary to prevent cervical pre-cancer from progressing to invasive cancer.
  5. Dr. Cremer is working on a R01 grant application to the NIH to fund a project tentatively titled: Development of an LMIC-adapted Thermocoagulation Prototype for the Treatment of Cervical Pre-cancer. This study proposes the rapid development and deployment of a novel point-of-care technology for the treatment of cervical pre-cancer. The proposed device uses thermocoagulation, also referred to as cold coagulation which uses a probe heated to 100-120º Celsius. No scientific evidence to date has investigated its efficacy and there are no standardized methods of timing or temperature for treatment. Since this rapid and inexpensive technology has the potential to address the need for more accessible treatment options, an academic industrial partnership has been formed to develop and test a thermocoagulation prototype.
  6. A team from BHI will be helping to do a cryotherapy training course in Rwanda November 2-6. We would be happy to take a resident or fellow but the interested party would be responsible for costs associated with travel.
  7. Other travel opportunities arise throughout the year mainly to work on projects in Latin America. I am happy to include residents and fellows particularly those who speak Spanish. There may be limited funds available for travel.

Dr. Belinson’s current activities with Preventive Oncology International, Inc. include:

  1. The Chinese Multi-Center Screening Trial (CHIMUST): The Prevention of Cervical Cancer Using Self-collection as the Primary Screen. 10,000 patient trial covering 5 sites from Inner Mongolia to Guangdong Province. The study will explore self-collection, three distinct assays, all integrated with the individual communities and local healthcare systems. – Planned initiation October-November.
  2. Ongoing development and phase I evaluation of a new Thermal Coagulator for outpatient management of pre-invasive cervical cancer. In Progress.
  3. Development of a new solid media transport card for specimen transport with a special focus on self-collected specimens. Two studies completed (Oncology fellow project). Two papers submitted. Current work is now focusing on optimizing the card protocol for RNA detection
  4. Proposal completed and funding being explored for “Implementation of Community Based Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Northern Samar, Philippines”. This project hopefully can serve as a community based screening demonstration project for the Philippines. We plan to screen all the women ages 30-50 years in Northern Samar (est. 55-60,000). The plan is to screen and complete evaluation and management of the positives over a period of 2-3 months.
  5. Development and evaluation of a methylated version of SEQHPV (HR-HPV assay based on next gen sequencing). This project in collaboration with BGI Shenzhen is in its second year with more developmental work still ahead.

Over the past several years multiple students have done research with POI and traveled to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru and China for those projects.

Research Day

Each year in May, the Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health Institute holds the Annual Research Day. This is a new tradition for the Institute with the first annual Research Day being held in 2016. There were over 100 attendees which included residents, fellows, staff, and past and present Chairs of the Institute.

PGY2 residents are required to present poster presentations of their research project. PGY3 residents will present their oral presentations. This is a requirement of the program and is led by Matthew Barber, MD, MHS, Vice Chair of Research in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute. At the 2016 Research Day, 13 residents and fellows did oral presentations of their research and 5 PGY2 residents presented their research in the poster session.

Each Research Day will have a Visiting Professor for our Key Note Address and a lunchtime lecture entitled “Innovations in Ob/Gyn” that will highlight fascinating research and clinical expertise within the last academic year.

  • Past Key Note Speaker - 5/25/2016
    Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD
    Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    “Preventing Venous Thromboembolism in Gynecologic Surgery” 
  • Past Innovations in Ob/Gyn - 5/25/16
    Rebecca Flyckt, MD & Ruth Farrell, MD
    Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute – Cleveland Clinic
    “Uterine Transplantation”
Training Outcomes

The curriculum ensures that residents progress toward the exit learning outcomes in a coherent and cohesive fashion.

Resident progression during the first year involves increased breadth, which extends resident learning to more or new topics in Ob/Gyn, to different practice contexts and to building on existing knowledge to attain new learning. Residents also experience a variety of subspecialties early in their training to expose them to future career options.

Increased difficulty during the second year involves more in-depth and advanced consideration of Ob/Gyn topics. Second-year residents also begin to apply learning to more complex situations and deal with subtle situations in clinical encounters.

Increased utility during the third year involves applying learning to more complex and less clear presentations in Ob/Gyn practice.

Finally, fourth-year residents demonstrate increased proficiency by becoming more accomplished. Performance becomes more efficient and more like second nature as residents hone their skills.

View the specific outcomes plan here.

Benefits Overview
Approved Time Off

15 vacation days and 5 personal days are provided at the beginning of each academic year.


All clinical trainees at Cleveland Clinic receive medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, and short-term disability insurance coverage. Medical insurance is provided with a small premium paid by the resident. Insurance covers residents and their families fully and is effective on the first day of training with no waiting period.

Educational Allowance

A residency book fund is available each year which may be used for books, tablets, laptops, etc. In addition, it can be used to offset the cost of the USMLE Step 3 exam.

The Education Institute (GME Department) will fund up to $1200 per year for meeting attendance for PGY Year 2 and above that have an abstract or poster accepted for presentation at a national meeting. Additional funding for travel and meeting attendance is available through the Women’s Health Institute pending an approval process. Meeting attendance does not subtract from vacation days.


Please refer to the table below for new salary rates, effective April 16, 2016:

Grad Level New Annual Rate New Per Pay Rate
1 $51,020 $2,125.83
2 $52,665 $2,194.37
3 $54,032 $2,251.33
4 $55,987 $2,332.79
5 $57,992 $2,416.33
6 $60,245 $2,510.20
7 $62,270 $2,594.58
8 $62,543 $2,605.95
9 $64,360 $2,681.66
Additional Benefits
Application Process

The Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute offers 5 categorical positions each year for a total of 20 categorical residents in the program. All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). No preliminary (PGY1) or advanced positions (PGY2) are offered through the Match. International applicants are invited to apply through the ERAS and participate in the NRMP as well.

How to Apply

The Ob/Gyn Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all positions. You must complete all components of the ERAS Application in order for your application to be considered complete and to be reviewed by the Selection Committee. Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application:

  • Complete Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Step I Transcript & Score > 220 is suggested with one (1) attempt
  • USMLE Step 2 Transcript & Score >220 is suggested with one (1) attempt
    • Must have USMLE Step 2 Score Report uploaded into ERAS prior to the deadline of the Rank List submission. If you do not have a Step 2 Score Report uploaded, you will not be ranked (assuming you were invited for an interview).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
International Medical Graduates

Here are some frequently asked question by graduates of international medical schools regarding the application process:

  • U.S. clinical experience is strongly preferred
  • USMLE Step I Transcript & Score > 220 is suggested with one (1) attempt
  • USMLE Step 2 Transcript & Score >220 is suggested with one (1) attempt
    • Must have USMLE Step 2 Score Report uploaded into ERAS prior the deadline of the Rank List submission. If you do not have a Step 2 Score Report uploaded, you will not be ranked (assuming you were invited for an interview).
  • ECFMG certification at the time of application is required. Please review the ECFMG requirements for additional information.
  • Must have graduated medical school within the last 5 years. Anything greater than 5 years does not meet the minimum requirements.
Application Deadline

October 1st


Offers for interviews will be made via email starting in early October. Interviews will be held on Wednesdays beginning at the end of October through mid-December. If invited for an interview, please plan on being here most of the day. In most cases, interviews will be completed by approximately 3 p.m. Applicants are highly encouraged to attend a social dinner the night before with our residents. This will provide you with one-on-one time with our current residents in a social setting. This will also provide you the opportunity to see the City of Cleveland. Detailed information regarding the actual interview day, traveling to Cleveland, hotel accommodations, and the dinner the night before will be provided to the applicant once the interview is confirmed.

For more information:

Melinda A. Feldkircher
Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute
Education Program Administrator

Current Residents

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents - Class of 2017

Chiazor Akusoba, MD
Chiazor Akusoba, MD

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: In her free time, Dr. Akusoba enjoys reading, running, cardio kickboxing, baking, decorating and knitting.

Cynthia Arvizo, MD
Cynthia Arvizo, MD

Senior Administrative Chief Resident

Hometown: Torrance, CA
Undergraduate: University of Rochester – Rochester, NY
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Dr. Arvizo is an avid runner participating in many 5K races. A future goal would be to participate in a marathon. Other activities she enjoys is traveling and enjoying food from around the world, jigsaw puzzles and reading. She is also fluent in French and Spanish.

Lisa Caronia, MD
Lisa C. Hickman, MD

Senior Administrative Chief Resident

Hometown: Jamestown, NY
Undergraduate: Ohio University – Athens, OH
Medical School: Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Dr. Caronia enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with family and friends, reading, designing stationary, yoga, skiing and exercising.

Suejin Kim, MD
Suejin Kim, MD

Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Undergraduate: University of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Dr. Kim’s hobbies include drawing, arts and crafts, reading, baking and Tae Kwon Do. She is also fluent in Korean.

Lindsey Valentine, MD
Lindsey Valentine, MD

Hometown: Langhorne, PA
Undergraduate: University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: In her free time, Dr. Valentine enjoys crafting, yoga, travel, skiing and watching “Top Chef”.

Program Alumni

Cleveland Clinic
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program

Graduation Year Name of Graduate Practice Type Location


Melanie Arora, MD Private Practice Apple Valley, CA
Megan Buechel, MD Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship – University of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK
Ginny Marie Harris, MD, PhD Undecided
Monique Katsuki, MD Faculty, Obstetrics & Gynecology – Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH
Jamie Stanhiser, MD Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Resident Life

Resident Retreat

Each fall, the residents are able to participate in a resident only retreat. This is an opportunity for residents to get to know one another on a more personal level, spend time together outside of the hospital setting, participate in team building activities and have discussions on ways to continue to improve and strengthen the training program. The retreat is fully supported by administration and the current fellows. All residents participate and are excused during clinical activities and responsibilities during this time.

2015-16 Ob/Gyn Residency Retreat – Hocking Hills, Ohio

2015-16 Ob/Gyn Residency Retreat – Hocking Hills, Ohio

House Staff Association and House Staff Spouse Association

Living in Cleveland

Staff Academic Appointments

Ob/Gyn Academic Appointments
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

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