UTMB Ob/Gyn Residency Program

Accomplishments and Research

Graduate Fellowship Matches:

2022 - 4 residents matched into ( 2 MFM, 1 GYNONC, 1 REI)
2021 - 6 residents match into (4 MFM, 1 FP, 1 URO)
2020 - 4 residents matched into (2 MFM, 1 URO, 1 OB/PSYCH) 
2019 - 3 residents matched into (MIS, REI, URO)
2018 - 3 residents matched into (1 MFM, 2 GYNONC)
2017 - 4 residents matched into (3 MFM, CC/MFM)
2016 - 1 resident matched into MFM
2015 - 3 residents matched (URO, MFM, REI)

Participation at National Scientific Meetings by Residents


2019-2020 Academic Year:



2016-2017 Academic Year:

2014/ 2015:

Resident Research:


  • Shan Jiang PGY 3 and Amanda Wang PGY 3: Implementation of an Intern Handbook During the Transition to an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  • Jasmin Nwachokor PGY4: Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Awareness after Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Education
  • Brett Goldman PGY 4: A resident introduction to biostatistics
  • Megan Antonetti-Elford  PGY4 and Melanie Levy-Meeks PGY 4: The Abominable Abdominal IUD: A Case Series
  • Christopher Moutos PGY 3: Negative Patient Reviews and Online Defamation: A Guide for the Obstetrician-Gynecologist
  • Rosemary Beavers PGY 3: Platinum sensitivity and second line chemotherapy in recurrent uterine serous carcinoma


  • Corrie Degraffenreid PGY2, Roxanne Lamarre PGY3 and Anna Nutter PGY3: Improving Postpartum Follow up Visit Rates By Direct Physician-Patient Communications: A Quality Improvement Study
  • Mellissa Goslawski PGY4 and Stephanie Roy PGY4: Improving OBGYN Residents’ knowledge of screening and management of Perinatal Mood Disorders: A Quality Improvement Study
  • Nadia Megahed PGY4: Image of Tunneling On Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy
    Joe Eid PGY3: Simultaneous Use of Oxytocin with Foley Balloon in Nulliparous Women Undergoing Induction of Labor.
  • Christopher Moutos PGY2: Postmenopausal pregnancy in the era of assisted reproductive technologies. Published in the July 2020 Green Journal


  • Micah Vaughn, MD, PGY 2: Impact of varying HPV vaccine doses
  • Mahmoud Abdelwahab, MD, PGY 3: Risk factors for bad outcomes for patients with prior preeclampsia.
    Prapti Singh, DO, PGY 3: Effects of medication intake in early pregnancy on the fetal fraction of cell-free DNA testing. Mentor: Dr. Maged Costantine
  • Carlos Garcia-Jasso, MD, PGY 3: Medicolegal Review of Methotrexate Administration to Viable Intrauterine Pregnancies.
  • Nicholas Spencer, MD, PG 3: The effect of wearing white coats on patients' appreciation of physician communication during postpartum rounds: a randomized controlled trial
  • Chris Prompuntagorn: MD, PGY 4 Sildenafil for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence: Randomized blinded Clinical Study
  • Sean Spector, MD, PGY 4: Behavior towards students: Perceptions of faculty, fellows, and residents following scenario-based videos and discussion. Mentor: Sangeeta Jain
  • Amara Uzoma-Uzo, MD, PGY 4: Resident Wellness. Mentor: Parin Patel
  • Kelsey Lewis, MD, PGY 4: Omentin as an Adjunct to CA-125 in detecting recurrent ovarian cancer. Mentor: Samuel Mok



  • Petra Chamseddine, MD, PGY 3: Distraction strategies for pain management during labor induction: a randomized clinical trial
  • Lucia Pacheco, MD, PGY 3: Embryoglue Improves Single-Embryo Transfer Outcomes in Women with a History of Failed Implantation
  • Yara Ramirez, MD, PGY 3: and Resident: Viviana Ellis, MD, PGY 2: Medications and their effects on breastfeeding: a patient education initiative
  • Rachel Fabacher, MD, PGY 4: Improving Documentation of Antibiotics at Time of Cesarean Delivery Through EMR Changes
  • Josephine Villarreal, MD, PGY 4: Predictors of Vaginal Delivery after Cervical Ripening using a Synthetic Osmotic Dilator
  • Dominique Washington, MD, PGY 4: Development of Algorithm for Beta Clinic Referral for Miscarriage/Ectopic Pregnancy from Outside RMCHP Clinics 2016-2017


  • Amber Klimczak, MD, PGY2 - “Long-Term Outcomes for Prolapse Repair After Different Routes of Hysterectomy. A Population-Based Cohort Study” Mentors - Mostafa Borahay, MD and Gokhan Kilic, MD.
  • Sarah Rogan, MD, PhD, PGY4 “Fluid Responsiveness during the Third Trimester of Pregnancy “ Mentor - Luis Pacheco, MD
  • Teryn Driver, MD PGY 4 - “ A Retrospective Chart Review of the Factors Influencing Completion of Hysterosalpingogram after Essure Placement” Mentor - Pooja Patel, MD
  • Laura Bradley, MD PGY 4 - “Breastfeeding Basics for the Postpartum Patient“ Mentor - Independent
  • Alicia Sanders, MD, PGY4 - “An Updated Analysis of Essure Outcomes “Mentor - Pooja Patel, MD
  • Michelle Song, MD, PGY4 - Project: “The 3-Minute Discharge “Mentor - Mary B. Munn, MD
  • Burak Zeybek, MD, PGY3 - “Comparison of Long Term Impact and Clinical Outcomes of Reduced Dose vs Standard Dose Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine in The United States: A Database Study” Mentor - Ana Rodriguez, MD
  • Tiffany Redfern, MD, PGY3 - “Prophylactic Salpingectomy at the Time of Sterilization: A Missed Opportunity for Cancer Prevention in Patients Treated in US Residency Programs?” Mentors - Lyuba Levine, MD and Gwyn Richardson, MD
  • Parin Patel, MD, PGY3 - “Obstetric Patient Preferences on How They Are Addressed During Their Labor & Delivery Admission” Mentor - Virginia Rauth, MD
  • Chasey Omere, MD, PGY3 - “The Impact of Low Dose versus High Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis Regimens on Surgical Site Infection Rates after Cesarean Delivery” Mentors- Antonio Saad, MD and Mauricio La Rosa De Los Rios, MD


  • Allie Evans MD PGY4 - “Comparison of pregnancy outcomes in teenager versus women of advanced maternal age” Mentor - Pooja Patel MD and Kristofer Jennings PhD
  • Yasmin Wilkinson MD PGY4 - “A Retrospective Chart Review of the Impact of Contraception Counseling on Postpartum Contraceptive Choice in Teen Pregnancy” Mentor - Pooja Patel MD
  • Zaid Diken MD PGY3 - “Timing of embryo transfer (ET) after hysteroscopic polypectomy; does it really matter?” Mentor - John Crochet MD and Ana Rodriguez MD
  • Luis Monsivais MD PGY3 - “Does antenatal testing of fetus with congenital heart defect lead to premature delivery?” Mentor - Lexi Hill MD, Michel Makhlouf MD and Tony Wen MD

Faculty Activities

Chapters and Text- Last 5 Years:
Case Files Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5th edition
Clinical Decision Support in Obstetrics
Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care, ACOG
Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Critical Care Obstetrics, 5th edition
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Fertility Preservation: Advances and Controversies
Global Library of Women’s Medicine
Gynecology for the Primary Care Physician
Human Sperm Function Test and Sperm Bioassay in Male Infertility
Human Spermatozoa
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Introduction of Robotic Surgery Pitfalls and Future
Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Obstetrics
Management of High-Risk Pregnancy, 5th edition
Maternal Medicine
Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice
Precis-Obstetrics, 4th edition
PROLOG: Gynecology and Surgery, 6th edition
Protocols for High Risk Pregnancies, 5th edition
Textbook of Infertility and Assisted Reproduction
Violence Against Women

Dr. Hassan HarirahDr. Hassan Harirah MD, FRCSC, FACOG
Residency Program Director

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dr. Shannon ClarkDr. Shannon Clark MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Sara VillarrealDr. Sarah Villarreal MD
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor

Christopher Paul Moutos
Christopher Moutos, MD
Co-Chief Resident


Amanda Mei Wang Amanda Wang, MD
Co-Chief Resident
SherryBastienSherry Bastien
Residency Program Manager