Dr. Gilberto Rodrigo Dr. Kristina Ericsson Dr. Kathrine Hild-Mosley Dr. Donald Torry Dr. Erica Nelson Dr. Yahia Zeino Dr. Robert Abrams Dr. Ricardo Loret de Mola Dr. Chad Huston Dr. Arturo Garza-Cavazos Dr. B. Rock Oh Dr. Sohail Siddique Dr. Gwyneth Thompson Dr. Casey Younkin Dr. Laurent Brard

July, 2014
SIU Department of OB/GYN Ultrasound is granted reaccreditation in fetal echocardiography and obstetric/gynecological ultrasound by American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). We received the full 3-year accreditation. SIU continues to be the only academic institution in Illinois to be accredited in fetal echocardiography.

June, 2014
Jill McLean, Nicki Nattier and Jessica Orum, sonographers in Ob/Gyn, earn certification in fetal echocardiography.

May, 2014
The SIU Board of Trustees approved promotions in academic rank and tenure for 53 faculty members effective with the 2014-15 academic year. They include from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:

April, 2014
Chief Residents give presentations at the Annual SIU School of Medicine Research Symposium. Presenting Residents and their topics are:

March, 2014
Dr. Laurent Brard, Ph.D. receives NIH Grant to Study Technique to Diagnose Gynecological Cancer Read

February, 2014
Dr. Loret de Mola was interviewed by News Channel 20 about the FDA's consideration
of the "Three-Person Fertility Method". View

Twenty-three faculty physicians at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine are included in Best Doctors® in America 2014 database. Best Doctors includes more than 45,000 U.S. physicians, chosen by peer review and representing the top five percent of physicians in more than 40 medical specialties. Read

November, 2013
Robert Abrams, MD, is the Course Director for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference:  Protecting Baby’s Developing Brain, to be held in Springfield, IL

October, 2013
Erica Nelson, MD, was one of the speakers at the 11th Annual Women’s Health Conference:  The ABC’s of Women’s Health, sponsored by SIU Family and Community Medicine and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health.  The conference was held in Springfield, IL

Sohail Siddique, M.D., Division Chief for Urogynecology, has passed the first ever Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Subspecialty Board Examination.

September, 2013
The SIU Fertility and IVF Center’s Third Annual birthday celebration was held at Erin’s Pavilion at Southwind Park.  Over 100 families participated at the event; it was great to see all of our babies growing up! 

August, 2013
The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and its Ultrasound Unit were accredited in Fetal Echocardiography through the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine.  SIU is the only academic center in Illinois with this accreditation.

July, 2013
Becky Clinton was named SIU School of Medicine's July Civil Service Employee of the Month.  Becky is an integral part of the MFM Sonography staff and the Department is quite proud of this well deserved honor for her.

April, 2013
The Fertility and IVF Center was awarded continuous membership in SART as a member in good standing, and the Embryology Lab in the Center received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

April, 2013
Take a look at Dr. Loret de Mola's interview on Infertility that aired on WGBZ and was also featured in the Alton Daily News here.

March, 2013
The State Journal Register recently wrote a piece on the accredidation of our Fertility and IVF Center. You can read the article here.

Listen to the recent radio piece that aired on WTAX about our Fertility and IVF Center here.

Dr. Loret de Mola and Dr. Casey Younkin have been named 2013 Best Doctors. You can see the official press release here.

November, 2012
Our very own Dr. Casey Younkin discusses the importance of bone health in the latest Senior Lifestyles section of the State Journal Register. http://www.sj-r.com/seniors/x871170031/Bone-health-critical-to-overall-wellness

Check out SIU Fertility & IVF center's special on obesity and infertility that aired November 16th on news channel 20. http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_8150.shtml

October, 2012
Drs. Doerr, Stehling and Hoefgen presented their resident research projects at the 79th meeting of CAOG in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Doerr gave an oral presentation on her work examining education for estimating blood loss after delivery.  Dr. Hoefgen presented her poster on GYN surgery in the pediatric population.  Dr. Stehling presented his poster on post-partum abnormal cervical screening follow-up.  All three are congratulated on their success.

September, 2012
The SIU Fertility & IVF Center's 2nd annual birthday party was a great success! We would like to thank all the families and friends for coming out and celebrating with us at the Panther Creek Country Club. We look forward to seeing all of you next year. Be sure and check out News Channel 20's coverage of the event by clicking here

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology would like to welcome our newest Maternal Fetal Medicine physician, Dr. Elizabeth Ramsey Unal. She recently completed a three year Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina. We are very excited to have her as a part of our incredible team.

July, 2012
The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology would like to welcome our newest Resident Physicians. Our new first year residents are Anne Thomson, Jill Scherbel, Richard Glover, and Terrence Carter. Our newest second year resident is Angela Robinson. We are very excited to have them in our department and we wish them all the best in the coming year!

June, 2012
The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology would like to wish our fourth year residents Dustin Stehling, Holly Hollingsworth Hoefgen, and Christina Doerr Robinson the best of luck as they move into the next phase of their lives. Congratulations to all of you!

May, 2012
Our four year residency program currently is staffed by 15 resident physicians. Earlier this month we were awarded 4 year full accreditation status from the OB/GYN RRC. Also in early 2011 our program was granted accreditation to increase its permanent resident complement to 16, and we are adding residents every year to support 16 in July of 2013.

February, 2012
Our outstanding 2010 pregnancy rates are now available on-line for 2010! Check them out and compare us against national and regional averages. You can look them up at https:// www.sartcorsonline.com/ rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?Clin icPKID=2532 or alternatively go to www.sart.org then click on IVF success rates, then Illinois, then SIU Fertility and IVF in Springfield. We are very proud and honored to have been able to help so many families in Central and Southern Illinois achieve their dream of having a family!

January 2012 ,
The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Ultrasound received a 3-year re-accreditation with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).  This is a major accomplishment and demonstrates our continued commitment to excellent patient care.

December 2011
Alison Huff, MD is featured in the State Journal Register's article on 'District 186 successful alums'. Follow the link to read more about our very own Resident Physician Alison Huff. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1569721525/School-district-web-site-profiles-successful-alums

September 2011
The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology would like to welcome our newest Physician Dr. Kristina Ericsson. Dr. Ericsson is a product of our own residency program who graduated in June of 2011.

August 2011
The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology raised $132 for the Washington Street Mission from casual days in August.

Dr. Kristina Ericsson will be joining our practice in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology on September 19th and is accepting new patients! Call 217.545.8000 for more information or to schedule an appointment

>Baby Day 2011 was held Sunday August 28th and was a big success. The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine offered free 3D ultrasounds as well as a presentation by Mary Knox on female sexuality after pregnancy. Tickets were just $2 with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes.

July 2011
The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology raised $234.00 for Enos School Supplies from casual days in July.

June 2011
We would like to welcome our 4 new first year residents and 1 second year resident. Dr. Jesse Buedefeldt-Pollard, Dr. Courtney Cartwright, Dr. Dawn Kirkwood, and Dr. Sarah Rubenacker are our new first year residents. Dr. Vanessa Neimann is our new second year resident, bringing our resident physician total to 14.

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology would like congratulate Dr. Miriam Krause, Dr. Xochitl Garcia, and Dr. Kristina Ericsson on completing their four years of residency. We wish them the best of luck as they take the next step in their medical careers.

The SIU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology raised $127.00 for the Joplin, MO Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and $57.00 for the Central Illinois Food Bank from casual days in June.

We would like to welcome our newest Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Laurent Brard. Dr. Brard specializes in the care and treatment of women with cancers of the female reproductive system and will see patients at both the Carol Jo Vecchie Women's Center at St. John's Hospital and the SIU Simmons Cancer Institute.

May 2011
Dr. J. Ricardo Loret de Mola & Dr. Casey Younkin have both been named 2011-2012 Best Doctors® In America. Congratulations gentlemen, this is well deserved!

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