Women’s Health

Appointments & Information: (667) 214-1300

Christ Harman, MD 
Chris Harman, MD, Chair and Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of Manitoba Hospital
Fellowship: John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital; University of Manitoba Hospital
Internship: University of Manitoba Hospital
Special Interests: Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Twin-to-Twin Transfusion

Gynecologic Oncology

Gautam G. Rao, MD 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Surgery,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Hutzel Women's Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Gynecological Oncology
Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic Oncology
Special Interests: Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery; Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Malignancies including Clinical Trials; Surgical Management of Ovarian, Uterine, Cervical, Vulvar, and Vaginal Cancer

Dana M. Roque, MD 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill
Residency: Magee Women's Hospital-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Fellowship: Yale University
Special Interests: Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Minimally-Invasive Gynecology

Gynecology & Obstetrics

May Blanchard, MD 
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center of Cleveland
Special Interests: General Women's Medical Care, Disorders of the Female Reproductive System, Care of Pregnant Women

 

Adina Maniu, MD 
Interim Visiting Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Ovidius University School of Medicine, Romania
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School; Ovidius University School of Medicine & Pharmacy, Romania
Fellowship: University of Maryland School of Medicine; Inova Fairfax Hospital
Internship: Eastern Virginia Medical School; Ovidius University School of Medicine & Pharmacy, Romania
Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Special Interests: General Women's Medical Care

Penny L. Brown, MD 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internship: Magee Women's Hospital
Board Certification: OB/GYN
Special Interests: Correction of Genital Fistulas and Defactory Dysfunction; Evaluation and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Kiranpreet Chawla, MD 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Special Interests: General Women's Medical Care, Disorders of the Female Reproductive System, Care of Pregnant Women

 

Christina Enzmann, MD, Dr.med., FACOG, NCMP 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Hamburg Medical School
Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; University of Hamburg Medical School
Special Interests: Menopausal Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Treatment of Vulvar Skin Changes and Vaginitis,  Transgender Care, Treatment of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Hysteroscopic Surgery, Fibroid Treatment, Treatment of Heavy  Uterine Bleeding

Doee Kitessa, MD 
Visiting Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Special Interests: General Women's Medical Care, Disorders of the Female Reproductive System, Care of Pregnant Women

 

Katrina Mark, MD 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certification: OB/GYN
Special Interests: General Women's Medical Care, Disorders of the Female Reproductive System, Care of Pregnant Women

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Harry W. Johnson Jr., MD 
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences &
Division Head, Urogynecology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Residency: University of MD Medical System
Internship: North Carolina Baptist Hospitals Inc
Special Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery/Pelvoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology

Madeline A. Dick-Biascoechea, MD 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospital of Puerto Rico
Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification: OB/GYN
Special Interests: General Women's Medical Care, Disorders of the Female Reproductive System, Care of Pregnant Women

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Christopher Harman, MD 
Chris Harman, MD, Chair and Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of Manitoba Hospital
Fellowship: John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital; University of Manitoba Hospital
Internship: University of Manitoba Hospital
Special Interests: Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Twin-to-Twin Transfusion

Sarah D. Crimmins, DO 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Buffalo Medical Center 
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certifications: OB/GYN; Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Special Interests: Diabetes in Pregnancy, Maternal Medical Diseases in Pregnancy

Katherine Goetzinger, MD 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicin
Board Certification: OB/GYN
Special Interests: Abnormal Fetal Growth, High-Risk Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Rebecca H. Jessel, MDRebecca H. Jessel, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine


Jerome N. Kopelman, MDJerome N. Kopelman, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Degree: New York Medical College
Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Madigan Army Medical Center


Ozhan Turan, MDOzhan Turan, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Degree: Istanbul Faculty of Medical
Residency: SSK Bakirkoy Maternity & Children's Hospital; University of Maryland Medical Center; Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine; University of Maryland Medical Center;


Midwives

Leah Blythe Ruppe, MS, CNM, WHNP-BC  
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MS: Georgetown University      
BSN: Georgetown University
Special Interests: HIV-Infected Women, Centering Pregnancy Model of Care

 

 

Richelle J. Cricks, CNM, MSN 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MSN: Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
BSN: Slippery Rock University
Special Interests: Breastfeeding Counseling, Childbirth, Family Counseling, Family Planning Services, Gynecological Examination, Natural Childbirth, Adolescent Pregnancy Care, Prenatal Care and Counseling

 

Jenifer Fahey, CNM, MS, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Perinatal Outreach Coordinator

MS: Yale University School of Nursing
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health
Special Interests: Obstetric and Newborn Care, Routine and Preventive Gynecological Care, Perinatal Outreach

 

Hayley Hoffman, CNM 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MS: New York University
BSN: New York University
Special Interests: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

 

 

Jennifer Kaye, CNM 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MS: Case Western Reserve University
Special Interests: Ambulatory/Urgent Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

 

 

 

Becca Pfender, CNM, MSN 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MSN: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
BSN: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Special Interests: Normal Pregnancy and Birth

 

 

 

Lisa A. Spencer, CNM 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
MS: Yale School of Nursing
Special Interests: Care of HIV Positive Women in Pregnancy, Centering Pregnancy, Global Healthcare for Women, Diverse Cultural Perceptions Surrounding Childbirth

 

 

Jamie E. Swietlikowski, MS 
Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MS: Georgetown University School of Nursing
Special Interests: Midwifery