Dr. Gilberto Rodrigo Dr. Kristina Ericsson Dr. John Saint 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. Mary McAsey Dr. Arturo Garza-Cavazos Dr. B. Rock Oh Dr. Sohail Siddique Dr. Gwyneth Thompson Dr. Casey Younkin Dr. Laurent Brard
Dr. J. Ricardo Loret de Mola

Greetings!  Welcome to the academic website for the SIU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  This site is geared toward general information and also the educational aspects of our Department.  You will find some patient information here, but we invite you to visit the SIU Healthcare website for more specific patient-related information.  That site is www.siuhealthcare.org.

Dr. Assaad Semaan has joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.  Dr. Semaan is a fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist, having completed his fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  He joined SIU in July and sees patients through physician referral at the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center and also at the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU.

Dr. Arturo Garza joined SIU in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology in the late Spring.  Dr. Garza recently completed a one-year minimally invasive gynecologic robotic surgery fellowship here at SIU.  Dr. Garza sees patients at the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center.

Dr. B. Rock Oh retired from SIU as a clinician in June, 2013. After a long and successful clinical career, he has recently returned to  OB/GYN as a teaching physician, sharing his wealth of obstetrical knowledge with the medical students who rotate through our Department in their third year of medical school. We are very glad to have him back in this important teaching capacity.

Our commitment to the health and well-being of the women of central and southern Illinois continues to expand as we now staff outreach clinics in general obstetrics and gynecology in Taylorville and Litchfield, and Maternal Fetal Medicine outreach clinics in Quincy.  We are researching the possibilities of more outreach clinics in other specialties as well.

Thank you again for visiting our website. 


J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, M.D.
Department Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility