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Publications & Presentations
Publications
  • "Oxytocin discontinuation during active labor in women who undergo labor induction;"  L. Diven, M. Rochon, et. al., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dec. 2012.
  • "Comparison Between Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Cohort Study;" K. Sakhel, A. Kirakosyan, J. Hines, et. al., ISRN Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vol. 2012, Article ID 408127.
  • "Is elective day four embryo transfer as food as day five embryo transfer?" M. Abdallah, M. Diamond, F. Shamma, Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 92, Issue 3, Supplement page S51, Sept. 2009.

Presentations
  • Oral Presentation, "Opiates and Pregnancy," American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, Orlando, Florida, October 2011, Renee Sundstrom, D.O.
  • Poster Presentation, "Can Bladder Outlet Obstruction Be Predicted Before Retro-Pubic TVT Procedure?" Michigan Section, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Junior Fellow Research Day, May 2011, Aliaa Makkiya, M.D. and Jeffrey Manley, M.D.

2012 Synergy Medical/CMU College of Medicine Research Day

Oral Presentations

​Topic:The Effect of Sexual Intercourse During Pregnancy on Preterm Labor
​Resident:​​Omaima Al Sinan, M.B.B.S, PGY-2
​Co-Authors:​Reshma Parikh, Laura Baesher-Lind, Erika Peterson
Topic: Comparison of Single Incision Slings and Tension Free Vaginal Tape: Clinical Outcome After One Year Follow Up
Resident:Aliaa Makkiya, M.D., PGY-4 and Tiffany Kim, M.D., PGY-2,
Faculty:Thomas Minnec, M.D. and Duane Heilbronn, M.D.
  
Topic: Short and Long Term Outcomes of robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy in Comparison with Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
Resident:Aliaa Makkiya, M.D.. PGY-4
Faculty:Renee Sundstrom, D.O. and Duane Heilbronn, M.D.

Poster Presentations

Topic: Spontaneous Twin Gestation Occupying Separate Horns of a Bicornuate Uterus
Resident:Zakera Nanabawa, M.D., PGY-4
Faculty:Radha Cherukuri, M.D.
  
Topic: Case Report: Adenocarcinoma of the Uterus with Metastasis to the Clitorus
Resident:Dana Morrison, M.D., PGY-1
Faculty:Guy Boike, M.D.
  
Topic: Fatal Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Case Report of Late-Onset Endometritis Caused by Clostridium Sordellii – WON SECOND PLACE
Resident:Jeffrey Manley, M.D., PGY-4 and Heath Merkley, M.D., PGY-3
Student:Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, RUSM-III
Faculty:Joe-la Dowdy, D.O.
  
Topic: Normal Middle Cerebral Artery Peak Systolic Velocity in a Fetus with Unexplained Severe Anemia and Hydrops
Resident:Aliaa Makkiya, M.D., PGY-4
Faculty:Radha Cherukuri, M.D. and Angie Domingo, M.D.
  
Topic: A Rare Case of Spontaneous Septostomy in Monochorionic Diamniotic Twins
Resident:Judson Boisvert, M.D., PGY-1
  
Topic: A Rare Case of Male Infertility
Resident:Anna Soendker, M.D., PGY-2
Faculty:Nicholas Shamma, M.D.
  
Topic: CREOG Scores as a Predictive Measure for ABOG Pass Rates for OBGYN Residents
Resident:Joseph Semien, Jr., M.D., PGY-3, Becca Marks, D.O., PGY-2
Faculty:Shirley Layko, M.D.


2011 Synergy Medical Research Day


Oral Presentation
Topic: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intention to Use Emergency Contraception Among Reproductive Aged Females in Saginaw
Resident:Zakera Nanabawa, M.D.
Third Place for Oral Presentations
Poster Presentation
Topic: Case Presentation of a Large Splenic Cyst in Late pregnancy and Delivery
Resident:Jennifer Schmidt, D.O.
Second Place for Post Presentations


2011 Research Projects presented at OB/GYN Grand Rounds

Topic: Synchronous Malignancies – Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and Endometrial Cancer– Four Case Series and Literature Review
Resident:Veerayyagari Annapurna, M.D.
  
Topic: Severe Hypercapnia During Robotic Surgery
Resident:Elvira O'Brien, M.D.
  
Topic: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intention to Use Emergency Contraception Among Reproductive Aged Females in Saginaw
Resident:Zakera Nanabawa, M.D.
  
Topic: Case Presentation of a Large Splenic Cyst in Late Pregnancy and Delivery
Resident:Jennifer Schmidt, D.O.
  
Topic: Incidence of Patients with Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence after Robotic Surgery – A Single Physician Review
Resident:Jeffrey Manley, M.D.

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