​​​OB/GYN ​Publications and Presentations


  • “Fluorescence-Reported Allelic Exchange Mutagenesis Reveals a Role for Chlamydia trachomatis TmeA in Invasion That Is Independent of Host AHNAK,” M.J. McKuen, K.E. Muller, Y.S. Bae, K.A. Fields, American Society for Microbiology-Infection and Immunity, December 2017, Vol. 85, Issue 12, e00640-17.

2018 Resident Research Projects

  • “Neonatal Outcomes in Prenatal Opioid Use: A Comparison of Suboxone and  Methadone in Medication- Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder,” CMU Ob/Gyn Department Research Day, May 14, 2018, Saginaw, Michigan. Authors: Deirdre Knobeloch, D.O., Stephanie Mager, M.D., Renee Sundstrom, D.O.

  • “Postpartum depo Provera Compliance,” CMU Ob/Gyn Department Research Day, May 14, 2018, Saginaw, Michigan. Authors: Tanoja Rathi, D.O., Sarine Trochakerian, M.D.

  • “Comparison of Transperineal Ultrasound VS Digital Cervical Examination in Laboring Term Patients” Pilot Study, CMU Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds, September 25, 2017, Saginaw, Michigan. Authors: Brian Sinischo, M.D., Erica Canales, M.D., Christopher Oravitz, M.D., K. Cowling, M.D., J.

2018 CMU Research Symposium - April 11, 2018, Saginaw, Michigan

  • Oral Presentation – Mary McKuen, M.D., Ph.D. “The Risk of Urinary Incontinence after Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation” Authors: Tessa Krantz, MD, Andrew Kovacs, MD, Mary J. McKuen, MD, PhD, Carolos Medina, MD

Poster Presentations

  • “Alteration of host cell AHNAK-dependent actin dynamics by the Chlamydia trachomatis type III secreted effector protein TmeA reveals a role in chlamydia invasion”. Authors:  Mary J McKuen, MD, PhD, and Fenneth Fields, PhD

  • “The Use of computer animation in postpartum IUD contraceptive counseling”.
    Authors: T.E. Krantz, MD, F. Andrade, MD, M.J. McKuen, MD, PhD, J. Siemon, MD and 
    C. Estes, MD

  • “Not your everyday vaginal polyp:  A case report”. Authors: Tanoja Rathi, DO, Mary J. McKuen, MD, PhD, Zhiqin Wang, MD, and Duane Heilbronn, Jr. MD

  • “Uterine Tuberculosis” Authors: Deirdre Knobeloch, DO, Christopher DeVries, MD, Renee Sundstrom, DO

  • “A Difficult Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Pregnancy: Early Identification is Key” Authors: Olivia Phifer-Combs, MD, Anushka Magal, MD, Renee Sundstrom, DO.

  • “Interesting and Unique Ectopic Pregnancies:  Two Case Reports” Authors: Ashley Lopez, MD, Jennifer Henrich, MD, Elena Oatey, DO

  • “Necrotizing Fasciitis Following Cesarean Section” Author: Gretchen Rakiec Augustine, DO

  • “Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum at Time of Cesarean Delivery” Authors: Stephanie Mager, MD, Alexa Shepherd, MD, David Pyatt III, DO

2017 Resident Presentations and Research

  • Deirdre Knobeloch, M.D. - Presentation on HPV in Women to the Saginaw County Osteopathic Society, April 5, 2017.
    • Participant in panel discussion on “Women in Surgical Medicine” for Saginaw County Surgical Society, April 12, 2017.

  • Ashley Lopez, M.D -  2017 Gerald & Barbara Holzman Stump the Professor Poster, “GYN was Consulted, Why?” Decreasing Post-Surgical Pain with Lidocaine.  2017 ACOG Annual Meeting, May 6-9, 2017, San Diego, California.

  • Jessica Zandri, M.D. and Olivia Phifer-Combs, M.D.  - “Asymptomatic Short Cervices in Pregnant Women:  Whether Interventions during Pregnancy Affect the Gestational Age at Which They Deliver, “Ob/Gyn Department Research Day, May 15, 2017, Saginaw, Michigan.

  • Ivan Trinh, M.D., Brian Sinischo, M.D., Stephanie Mager, M.D., Renee Sundstrom, D.O. -  “Operative Outcomes of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Obese and Non-Obese Populations,” Ob/Gyn Department Research Day, May 15, 2017, Saginaw, Michigan.

  • Mary McKuen, M.D., Ph.D. – Abstract accepted for Poster presentation, 2016 Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, "The AHNAK-Dependent role of Chlamydia Trachomatis Type III Effector Protein CT694," August 11-13, 2016, Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Renee Sundstrom, D.O. 
    • “Vulvar Disease,” Presented at Saginaw County Osteopathic Society, April 5, 2017. 

    • “Cardiovascular Disease and Hormonal Therapy: Mutually Exclusive?” Published in the ACOOG Winter Newsletter, CME Activity, Winter 2016.  

    • "Menopause Update: Hot Stuff,” Presented at the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fall Conference, October 9, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio.