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PGY-4
Ashley Boerrigter, M.D.

Ashley Boerrigter, M.D.

Undergraduate Education:  Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Hobbies/Interests:  Windsurfing, snow skiing, visiting new restaurants and trying out all the fun things to do in St. Louis.

PGY3 Case Report:  "Severe Hemolytic Anemia and Preterm Birth in the Setting of Presumed Loxosceles Reclusa Bite,"  October 2020
PGY4 Research Presentation: "Impact of Remote Learning Curriculum and Pandemic Schedule During OBGYN Residency," August 2021

Research Projects:

  • Role of 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate in prevention of recurrent spontaneous preterm birth
  • Analysis of an asynchronous, remote OBGYN resident learning curriculum
  • Clinic to obstetric triage transition of care intervention
  • Adherence to a diabetes care regimen following text message intervention in pregnant women with diabetes 
  • Association between the vaginal microbiome, cytokines and cervical length in twin pregnancies: A pilot study.

Research Interests: "My research interests include cardiac disease in pregnancy, curriculum design and medical education. "

Other information/Interesting Tidbits:  "I chose obstetrics and gynecology for the ability to practice both medicine and surgery in the setting of long-term patient relationships and--although residency is no walk in the (Forest) Park, I've thoroughly enjoyed learning so much. I look forward to being a lifelong learner. I just matched in Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and will start in July 2022!" 

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?: "Hands down, our people are what make SLU special.  Our residents, faculty, and staff are outstanding and it is a privilege to learn and work alongside them."  Visit my Twitter page  @ash_bo21 

Resident Awards: 

  • Winner: 2020 Outstanding Case Report presentation, "Severe Hemolytic Anemia and Preterm Birth in the Setting of Presumed Loxosceles Reclusa Bite," Oct. 2, 2020
  • Winner: "2020 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award" as voted on by the intern class
  • Winner: "Dr. Robert Blaskiewicz/Dr. Donald Cowherd Award" for Best Teaching resident during the 2020-21 Academic year as voted on by the SLU medical students, June 2021
  • Winner: "Residency Program Award for Excellence in Obstetrics" from the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, in recognition of shared commitment to the vision of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine to improve pregnancy and perinatal outcomes, June 2021
  • Winner: "2021 Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery" from the American Urogynecological Society for demonstrating a commitment to the care of women with pelvic floor disorders and incorporating quality of life improvement into the clinical care of patients, June 2021
  • Winner: myTIPreport Champion, August 2021
  • Winner: "Great Catch Award", September 2021
  • Resident of the month: September 2018, September 2019, May 2020
  • 2019 third quarter Graduate Medical Education Humanistic Healer Award

Katherine Brophy, M.D.
Katherine Brophy, M.D.


Undergraduate Education:  Kansas State University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Manhattan, Kansas
Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas
Birthplace:  Lenexa, Kansas
Hobbies/Interests: "Soccer, running, drinking wine and craft beer, spending time with my pets (we have 2 dogs and 2 cats), hanging out with my fiancé, Troy, and traveling. "

PGY3 Case report: Complex Recurrent intravesical erosion of prolapse mesh: vaginal excision and repaire with martius graft", Oct 2020
PGY4 Research Presentation: "Part 1: Term Labor and Terbutaline Use for Fetal Decelerations: Maternal and Fetal Outcomes", Aug 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:
"One of the coolest things I have ever done was study abroad in Ireland for a month during medical school.  While there, I was able to learn more about OBGYN at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, but also explore the roots of my family heritage and travel with friends.  Immersing myself in another culture for a whole month was a life-altering experience. "
"I am interested in becoming an academic generalist when I graduate.  I enjoy the full spectrum that OBGYN provides as well as the opportunity to teach others.  Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé caring for our fur family which consists of our cats, Ollie and Blaze (orange tabby and tortie), and our dogs, Henrik and Theo (husky and chocolate lab)."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"I love the community and commitment to growth.  Our program does a great job at focusing on the best way for each individual to succeed and achieve their goals.  I have enjoyed seeing the personal growth in myself and friends over the years. "

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the Month: March 2019
  • Winner: "2021 Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Oncology" from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, June 2021

Briana Franklin, M.D.
Briana Franklin, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor of Arts in Dance St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birthplace:  Orange, California
Hobbies/Interests: dancing, sailing, knitting, mountain biking, yoga

PGY3 case report: "A Case of Nodular Hyperplasia of the Bartholin's Gland", Oct 2020
PGY4 Research presentation: "Improving written patient handoffs: QI Project in the OBGYN Department", Aug 2021

Research Interests: "Demographic data of who received Makena at our Institution"

Interesting tidbits: "My husband and I have gone on sailing adventures with our Catalina 22".  
Other information: Dr. Franklin wanted to be an OB/GYN since she was a young girl.  Prior to becoming a doctor, she studied the human body via dance, which she still practices when she's not taking care of patients.  Early in her career, she served as a missionary at a maternity clinic in the Philippines, and later she spent time at a medical center in Peru performing Pap Smear campaigns for the underserved.  She knows that listening to her patient's story is just the beginning to providing holistic care, and she strives to meet each patient where she's at.  She enjoys providing educational resources and counseling to help a woman understand her symptoms.  When she's not at the hospital, she spends time mountain biking and swing dancing at the local 1920s ballroom with her husband.  After graduating, she plans to be a generalist.  

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"Favorite part of St. Louis? All of the food options (Indian is my favorite)!  Favorite part of the residency program? All of the people!" 

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the Month: January 2020, November 2020, July 2021

Sarah Kennedy, M.D.
Sarah Kennedy, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Harding University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Searcy, Arkansas
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Hobbies/Interests:   "I enjoy baking cakes or desserts of any kind.  I love hiking and camping with my sisters.  I enjoy shopping at thrift stores and farmers' markets.  I like sitting on my back porch and reading late at night (when I don't have to get up early the next morning).  I occasionally exercise by running or doing yoga.  I enjoy board game nights with friends.  I love eating ice cream."

PGY3 case presentation: "Staphylococcus Pseudintermedius breast rash in pregnancy", Oct 2020
PGY4 Research presentation: "OBGYN Resident Education on Opioid Use Disorder in pregnancy: A Residency Program Director Survey", Aug 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits: "I've been bungee jumping at Victoria Falls in Zambia.  I have a very affectionate cat named Amelia.  My long term goal is to pursue medical missions work in an international capacity."


What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"I love that SLU is a friendly, affirming, and collaborative place to work where people support each other instead of competing against each other.  I love having the freedom to live out my values and convictions without harassment or pressure to conform to the majority opinion.  I love this group of crazy, hard-working, compassionate, talented, hilarious, and supportive co-residents that I get to call my 'work family'.

Resident Awards:

  • Winner: "Resident Achievement Award Outstanding Minimally Invasive Surgery Resident, 2021" from the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, June 2021
  • Resident of the Month: January 2020, July 2021, August, 2021
  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: February 2021

Hannah Kertz, M.D.
Hannah Kertz, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Saint Louis University Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor in health care ethics St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri
Hometown: Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Hobbies/Interests:  "I love being outside: running, hiking, boating, letting our dogs run around like hooligans at the Farm.  I also enjoy trying new foods and trying my hand at cooking them!  When there's time, I like to decorate and be crafty with house projects, too."

PGY3 case report:  "My case presentation is about a patient who presented with PPROM and a large abdominal hernia that contained her uterus and most of her large and small bowel. ", Oct 2020
PGY4 Research presentation: "Optimizing Prehabilitation in Gynecologic Oncology", August 2021
Research Projects: "A prehab project for GYN oncology patients undergoing surgery to determine if physical therapy alone vs a multi-modal approach of physical therapy, nutrition, and psychiatry better improves their post-operative course"

Other information/interesting tidbits:   "My high school sweetheart (Bryan) and I grew up together in Ste. Genevieve, MO, the oldest town west of the Mississippi. He is a firefighter/paramedic for St. Louis County. Next year, I will be a generalist in Ste. Genevieve, and we are so excited to move close to family.  We are proud parents of a sweet little girl named Miriam, and two rambunctious pups, Gage (Great Dane) and Holly (Border Collie)!"

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"I was elated to stay at SLU for residency. The program has diverse opportunity for learning--we boast a strong urogynecology program, a large volume of endometriosis surgical patients, and a maternal-fetal medicine program that is the referral center for the St. Louis area and southern Illinois. We have attendings who are dedicated to residency teaching and excellence and who focus on resident autonomy. The residents are an inclusive group of friends who support each other in their goals and learning as well!"

Resident Awards:

  • Winner: "Outstanding Senior Resident Research Presentation" for "Optimizing Prehabilitation in Gynecologic Oncology" on August 27, 2021
    myTIPreport Participation Champion: January 2020, December 2020
  • AOA Class of 2020
  • "2020 Outstanding Clinical  Educator Award for a Resident in OB/GYN Clerkship"
  • Resident of the Month: August 2020

Johnny Voltz, M.D.
Johnny Voltz, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Science Center Shreveport, Louisiana
Birthplace:  Alexandria, Louisiana
Hobbies/Interests:  "Aviation; Raising the kiddos"

PGY3 case report:  A prospective cohort study entitled, "Fertility After Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Use in Endometriosis: A Pilot Study" will be submitted for publication.
PGY4 Research Project: "Fertility after expanded polytetrafluoroethylene Use in Endometriosis: A Pilot Study", August 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:  "Loved being a cop for a few years prior to medical school. After graduation, I plan on returning to Louisiana as a generalist with my wife and four kids."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"Laughing with my fellow residents daily, and having the ability to practice OB/GYN in line with my Catholic faith."

Resident Awards:

  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: December 2019, May 2020, April 2021, July 2021
  • L&D Provider of the Month: January 2021
  • PSCU Provider of the month: July 2021
  • Resident of the month: October 2021

PGY-3
Nicole Gloor, M.D.
Nicole Gloor, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Truman State University, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Kirksville, Missouri
Medical School: The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
Birthplace:  Overland Park, Kansas
Hobbies/Interests: "I enjoy hiking with my dog, Shadow, reading, mixology, and local breweries with my co-residents."

PGY3 Case Presentation: "Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyomatosis after Hysterectomy with Mechanical Morcellation", August 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:
"During my 4th year of medical school, I did a study abroad rotation in Thailand for 4 weeks.  I played basketball in college.  I have a dog named Shadow.  Despite growing up in KC, I am a big Nebraska football fan. GBR!  I plan to practice in General OB/GYN." 

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"I love our Program because of the people.   I feel I have met a group of people that I genuinely want to hang out with outside of work and enjoy  working with as well."

Resident Awards:

  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: August 2020

Victoria Hayes, M.D.
Victoria Hayes, M.D.

Bio: Undergraduate Education:, George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with Public Health Concentration and a Minor in Modern Dance, Washington, DC
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Birthplace:  New York, New York
Hobbies/Interests:  "I love being active, especially outdoors.  You can catch me doing yoga in Tower Grove Park, biking the Katy Trail, or dancing all day, everyday.  If I wasn't a doctor, I would probably be a Zumba instructor traveling the world and teaching dance."

Other information/interesting tidbits:

  • "I've lived all over this country. I was born in NYC, grow up in NJ, moved to the Bay area, went to college in Washington DC, moved to SF, and then came to St. Louis for medical school and residency.  My most recent travel excursions were to Hong Kong, where I ate a lot of dumplings, and Thailand, where I got to rock climb limestone formations.  The strangest things I've eaten are mackerel heads (I don't really recommend it) and maggots (definitely not something I plan on eating again). "
  • "My interest is in global maternal health, which began during college when I studied international affairs and traveled to India for a summer with Dr. Interns.  The interest continued after graduation when I worked for Not For Sale, an anti-human trafficking non-profit, and for FAMRI, a research institution studying flight attendants.  During medical school, I traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to learn about fistula repair at the Hamlin Fistula Hospital.  My goal is to one day join Doctors Without Borders."

PGY3 case report: "Primary Breast Cancer of the Vulva", August 2021

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"My favorite part of SLU, and the reason I stayed for residency, is the culture of our Program.  The people are truly incredible.  It feels like family here.  Plus, we're on the same page about Harry Potter.  Yes, if you become a resident here, you will be part of the SLU-gwarfs and be sorted into one of four houses."

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the Month: February 2020, September 2020, September 2021
  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: May 2020, November 2020
  • Winner: "Outstanding Resident Teaching Award" as voted on by the 2020-21 intern class, June 2021

Catherine Hilton, M.D.
Catherine Hilton, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Birthplace:  Little Rock, Arkansas
Hobbies/Interests:  "I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants, woodworking, gardening, and archery.  My ideal weekend is spending time with my husband, son and dog and eating great food!"

PGY3 case presentation: "Primary lung adenocarcinoma diagnosed by vulvar lesion", August 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:

  • "The coolest thing I have done is co-pilot my husband in  a small plane."
  • "I was born and raised in Arkansas. My husband and I got married in April 2015 and had our son in June 2021.  We also have an awesome golden retriever.  St. Louis is a great city for three of my favorite things: food, drink and music!  I plan to practice general OB/GYN after residency.  I look forward to having a comprehensive clinical and surgical practice, equipped with the amazing knowledge and skills we receive at SLU.  

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"The people we work with.  My co-residents are all amazing people and have become great friends.  We have an incredible group of attending physicians who are so invested in us and supportive of our education."

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the Month: August 2020

Kelly Larimore, M.D.
Kelly Larimore, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomolecular Science and minor in Gender studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
Birthplace:  Dayton, Ohio
Hobbies/Interests:
"Biking, water-related activities:, 'Zillow-ing', dreaming about my future farm; Playing Euchere"

PGY3 case presentation: "Labor associated subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum", August 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:

  • "I traveled to India for 1 month.  Family started a sailboat Club."
  • "After graduation, I am interested in MIGs vs. Generalist, couples matching with my husband.  He is a resident at BJC.  I have a cat named Tina that was rescued from the Humane Society."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"Busy hospital with tons of learning opportunities.  We have a great time together both at and outside of work.  Supportive faculty.  Wonderful and fun nurses!"

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the month: February 2020, August 2021

Rachel Pasquesi, M.D.
Rachel Pasquesi, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Saint Louis University, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, Birthplace:  Cincinnati, Ohio
Hobbies/Interests: "My husband and I love to be outdoors and go hiking and swimming.  We have also been enjoying gardening at our house and cooking with the vegetables we have grown."

PGY3 Case Presentation:  "A Gynecologic Problem Presenting with Bowel Obstruction", August 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:

  • "Interestingly, I was born at my parents' old house!" 
  • "After graduation, I plan to become a generalist OBGYN and hope to work in an academic setting.  My husband and I live in a house in Overland, Missouri, which we have been renovating for the past year."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"SLU OBGYN's residency has become a family and there is a great working environment between the residents and the faculty.  I love the autonomy and the support you receive as a resident."

Resident Awards:

  • Winner: "Outstanding PGY3 Case Presentation Award" on "A Gynecologic Problem Presenting with Bowel Obstruction", August 2021
  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: September 2020

Brittany Tadesse, M.D.
Brittany Tadesse, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: The University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Medical School: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
Birthplace:  Huntsville, Alabama
Hobbies/Interests:  "Singing; playing guitar; playing with my cat, Mika; cooking with friends"

PGY3 case presentation: "A Case of Spontaneous uterine rupture in a postmenopausal woman", August 2021

Other information/interesting tidbits:

  • "I come from a very diverse background.  My dad moved to the U.S. from Ethiopia when he was 17.  My mom's family is African American mixed with Belizean and European ancestry.  I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and have an older brother, Brandon, who I consider to be one of my best friends.  I live with my partner and two cats, Mika and Nessie, in Tower Grove. 
    I love hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants around town, going to farmer's markets, going to see live music, playing video games, singing and playing guitar.  I spend a lot of my free time recording covers for my friends and family :)"
  • "I am interested in becoming a generalist.  I apprecite all aspects of OB/GYN, including the continuity of care and various surgical procedures.  I hope to practice in a diverse community where I can make an impact, especially in lower socioeconomic communities."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"My favorite part of being a resident at SLU is working with such amazing people each day."

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the month: December 2020, February 2021
  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: September 2020

PGY-2
 
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 Allison Gustafson, M.D.

Undergraduate Education:  University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biomedical Sciences, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
Birthplace: Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Hobbies/Interests: hiking, watching Green Bay Packer football, camping, cooking, volleyball, frisbee

Other interesting tidbits/information:

  • "I once hiked 55 miles in 3 days in the pouring rain."
  • "Although I am drawn to several different subspecialties within OB/GYN, I am interested in becoming a generalist.  Outside of my career interests, I love spending time with my husband watching football, exploring wineries, and being active outside."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"I love that this program features a close-knit group of residents that are incredibly supportive and kind.  The impression that I got during my interview experience could not have been more accurate!"


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Timothy Hunter, M.D.

Undergraduate degree: University of Dayton, Bachelor of Science in pre-medicine, Dayton, Ohio
Medical School:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Birthplace:  St. Louis, Missouri
Hobbies/interests:  cooking cycling, space exploration

Interesting tidbits/information:

  • "I have been white water rafting at one of the most dangerous rapids in the world."
  • "I am an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.  After residency, I would like to focus on Army medicine and the care of our servicewomen."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"My favorite part about being a resident at SLU is freedom to practice in a way that aligns with my beliefs   without the fear of being  judged.  I also appreciate how willing my fellow residents are to help one another."


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Morgann Madill, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Mercyhurst University, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuroscience concentrations, Erie, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado 
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Interests/hobbies: "I love sports.  I love the NFL specifically, a big Seattle Seahawks fan.  I am reigning fantasy football champ of our residency fantasy league.  I also like to play other sports like racquetball or basketball in my free time."

Research Projects:
"I am on a few projects currently including a study on pre-surgical optimization with PT, nutrition, and psychiatry with gynecologic oncology patients and its affect on post-operative recovery and pain.  Also,  a MECCA study on the effect of meditation/mindfulness on post-operative anxiety, pain, recovery in Gynecologic Oncology patients as well."

Interesting tidbits/information:

  • "I grew up playing competitive ice hockey, and still play for fun when I get the chance."
  • "I am interested in a Gynecologic Oncology fellowship after residency.  I have a German shepherd-mix dog named Cam".

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"I love that the residency has such a community-feel among residents and faculty.  Faculty allow residents to have autonomy in cases and in managing labor.  The Program has a little bit of everything regardless of whether you are interested in being a generalist, academics, or fellowship."

Resident Awards:

  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: March 2021

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Malori Mattson, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: Creighton University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Music, Omaha, Nebraska
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota
Hobbies/Interests:  thrift shopping, crafting, biking and eating

Interesting tidbits/information:

  • "I spent a month living in rural communities in the Dominican Republic as part of a team providing health care to the region.  It was extremely formative, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to learn from my wonderful mentors and patients while in the DR."
  • "When I complete my training, I want to be a generalist who focuses on women's mental health.  I hope to remain in academic medicine with plans to mentor trainees in the future. 
  • "I currently have a plethora of houseplants and one day hope to add a dog to the mix."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"There are so many things I love about SLU - how am I going to narrow it down?! The strong sense of community among residents and faculty drew me to this Program.  I was blown away by the exceptional training offered here as well as the unique blend of community and academic medicine."


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Megan Monohan, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: College of Charleston, Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Sociology, Charleston, South Carolina
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Interests/hobbies: "Watching Packers football and Dallas Stars hockey.  Camping, hiking, going to different breweries, traveling (when there's not a global pandemic), yoga, music festivals, Harry Potter, Avenger movies"

Interesting Tidbits/Information:

  • "I design and make one-of-a-kind jewelry"
  • "I would like to practice as a generalist or laborist.  I am passionate about working with underserved communities and global health.  My boyfriend, Collin, and I couples matched.  He is a SLU Emergency Medicine Intern.  We bought a house and have an amazing dog named Zouk.  We are loving STL!"

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"The people!  Being a new intern is overwhelming and hectic, but every person from the residents and fellows, to the attendings and faculty have been kind and  helpful.  They have made the transition easy and made me feel comfortable in this new role.  We also have a lot of fun together!  Inside and outside of work, these are already some of my favorite people!"

Resident Awards:

  • myTIPreport Participation Champion: June 2021, July 2021
  • Resident of the Month: June, 2021

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Allison Watkins, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Columbia, Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Interests/hobbies: "Reading, cooking, exploring the restaurant scene in St. Louis, hiking in Castlewood State Park, running and going to Orange Theory, and hanging out with my friends and co-residents."

Interesting Tidbits/Information:

  • "I ran the Chicago Marathon!"
  • "I was born and raised in St. Louis and left to do my undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri.  I am thrilled to return to my hometown to pursue my training in OB/GYN!  As an intern, I am excited to further explore the field and develop my career interests.  I am primarily interested in becoming a generalist, but am also open to pursuing a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine."

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
"My favorite part of being a resident at SLU is the supportive environment to develop myself as a clinician and surgeon.  My co-residents are smart, driven, supportive, and hilarious.  I genuinely look forward to coming to work everyday because I love this job and the people who I am surrounded by.  Additionally, I feel that this Program has the resources in place for its residents to pursue fellowships and/or be well prepared to enter the workforce as a competent generalist with its robust surgical and clinical training."

Resident Awards:

  • Resident of the Month: March 2021

PGY-1
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Taylor Ditoro, M.D.

Undergraduate Education: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Hobbies/Interests:

  • "Outside of medicine, I enjoy being outdoors.  I take a hiking and camping trip each year in a new location.  Last year, we hiked part of the Appalachian trail in the Smoky Mountains." 
  • "Since moving to St. Louis, I have taken joy in exploring the different restaurants and breweries the city has to offer.  My partner and I have two dogs (Charlie and Ellie) that we love to run in the many parks around the city."
  • "During residency, I have continued my book club with many of my friends dispersed throughout the country."

Other information/Interesting Tidbits:
During medical school I learned many new skills and throughout the 4 years, I renovated my entire house.

Career interests:
I decided to pursue a career in OBGYN for the patient population, continuity of care, and variety the field has to offer.  I love teaching and working in an academic setting.  I plan on either becoming a generalist or possibly pursuing MFM fellowship.

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
My co residents are my favorite part of being a SLU resident.  You are given autonomy to grow and learn, but there are always a number of people to help when you need it.  


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Lauren Lester, M.D. 

Undergraduate Education: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.  
Bachelor of Science in Cell Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish
Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
Hometown: Kearney, Missouri

Hobbies/Interests: 
Running, cycling, DIY House projects, movies, Netflix, games, puzzles

Other information/Interesting Tidbits: 
My mom, sister, and I graduated from universities with three different types of degrees (bachelors, masters, doctorates) within one week of each other.  I ran a half marathon my M4 year of medical school.  I once got stuck in Costa Rica for an extra week because a volcano erupted, and all flights were canceled.  

Career Interests:
I am interested in pursuing an MFM fellowship and eventually practicing in academia.

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
My favorite part about our program is that just when things start to feel overwhelming, there are so many people ready to help you and support you along the way. 


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Jacob Rosner, M.D. 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health and Society
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Hobbies/Interests:
Spending time with my family, exercising (running/Peloton), grilling, the Board game Risk, and anything sports related most notably, Chicago Bears football.  

Other information/Interesting Tidbits:
I was an All-American rugby player who was selected to play for the U18 and U20 USA Eagles team.  I trained at the Olympic training centers in San Diego and Birmingham and was also able to play in England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand. My wife, Hilary, and I have been married for six years and we have a rockstar 14-month-old son, Henry.  We also have a 3.5-year-old mini Berne doodle, Sophie.  

Research Interests:
I am interested in pursuing research that is geared toward more gynecological dysfunctions such as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary dysfunction.  I plan on exploring further intricacies of the surgical techniques and outcomes for a wide range of gynecological conditions.  

Career Interests:
I am planning on pursuing fellowship in Urogynecology and focus on correcting organ prolapse and urinary dysfunction.  

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
My favorite part of the SLU Program is easily the people, camaraderie, and teamwork.  The teamwork that is displayed amongst all individuals’ teams is truly impressive.  The diversity of conditions and patients we see here at SLU presents a fantastic learning opportunity


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Allison Schneider, M.D.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Hometown: Maumelle, Arkansas

Hobbies/Interests:
In my free time, I enjoy cooking the latest TikTok recipes, cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks (Go Hogs!) and finding new happy hour spots.

Other information/Interesting Tidbits:
I have studied abroad in Copenhagan, Denmark!

Career interests:
My fiancé, Christian, and I moved here from Little Rock, Arkansas and we have loved visiting the different areas around St. Louis!  We have enjoyed going to multiple farmer’s markets, Cardinals’ games, and local restaurants.  After residency, I plan on being a generalist.  

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
I have loved becoming a member of the SLU OBGYN family.  From my co-residents, faculty members, to our nurses, everyone has welcomed me so warmly and made this transition the best and easiest it could be.  I can already tell that the education I will receive here will make me well equipped to handle any situation I’ll encounter in the future.  


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Madeline Suppiger, M.D.

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Science in Global Health and Environment.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho

Hobbies/Interests:
Hiking, skiing, dogs, trying new restaurants, live musicOther information/Interesting Tidbits:
I grew up in North Idaho so naturally, I enjoy spending time outside whether that be hiking, skiing, running, boating, or relaxing in my hammock.  I love traveling – learning about various cultures and exploring new environments.  My goal is to visit all 7 continents, so far I have been to 5.  During my travels, I have been sky diving, bungee jumping, shark cage diving, and rafted in Zambesi River.

Career interests:
I grew up in a rural community where I was first exposed to how one’s environment and social situation can negatively impact their health. Because of this I am passionate about serving underserved populations. What I love the most about OBGYN is that you get to build long term relationships with patients while practicing primary care and preventative medicine as well as being a surgeon. I am particularly passionate about sexual assault, women’s mental health, substance use in pregnancy, and women’s global health. I most likely foresee myself being a generalist but am keeping my mind open to sub-specializing.

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
My favorite part about residency is the residents!  It makes work so much better when you are working alongside your friends who are as equally passionate about women’s health


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Jacob Wallace, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan

Hobbies/Interests:
I like to cook, exercise, and go antiquing

Other information/Interesting Tidbits:
My wife is a Pediatric Neurology Resident and we took our honeymoon to Iceland in the Winter.

Career interests:
I am undecided at the moment on whether I want to be a generalist or pursue a fellowship. I am married, and my wife is an intern Pediatric Neurology resident at Washington University of St. Louis. We have two cats, Cricket and Dragonfly, and are looking for a third.

What is your favorite part of being a resident at SLU?
I love the community and culture of the program at SLU.


Alumni

Our six Graduates from the Class of 2021 moved on to the following places after their training:

  • Fellowship in Urogynecology at Case Western University in Cleveland, OH
  • Private Practice in Breese, IL
  • OBGYN Generalist at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO
  • OBGYN Generalist at Family Health Care Centers, St. Louis, MO
  • Academic OBGYN Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA
  • OBGYN Generalist at Alton Multi-Specialists in Alton, IL 

Our six graduates from the Class of 2020 moved on to the following places after their training:

  • Fellowship in Urogynecology at Massachusetts General in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Fellowship in Urogynecology at Saint Louis University
  • Fellowship in Infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • OBGYN Private practice in Shiloh, Illinois
  • OBGYN Generalist at Kaiser Permanente in Stockton, CA 

Our six graduates from the Class of 2019 moved on to the following places after their training:

  • Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Texas in Houston
  • Fellowship in Maternal fetal medicine at the University of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship in Maternal fetal medicine at Saint Louis University
  • OBGYN Private practice in Shiloh, IL
  • OBGYN Private practice in St. Louis, MO
  • OBGYN Generalist at People’s Health Centers, St. Louis 

Our six graduates from the Class of 2018 moved on to the following places after their training:

  • Fellowship in Maternal fetal medicine at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Fellowship in Urogynecology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • OBGYN Private practice in Louisville, KY
  • OBGYN Private practice in Nashville, TN
  • OBGYN Private practice in Quincy, IL
  • OBGYN Generalist at SSM St. Charles Hospital 

Our six graduates from the Class of 2017 moved on to the following places after their training:

  • Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Saint Louis University
  • OBGYN Private practice in Conway, Arkansas
  • OBGYN Private Practice in Louisville, KY
  • OBGYN Generalist at SSM St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles
  • OBGYN Generalist at SSM Medical Group in O’Fallon, MO
  • OBGYN Generalist at SSM St. Joseph’s Hospital West in Lake St. Louis