Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center 

St. Vincent is home to four Life Flight air ambulances, holds the highest designation for treating high risk mothers and babies, Comprehensive Stroke Center and is a Level I Trauma Center for adults and Level II for children.

Located on the St. Vincent campus are: Orthopedics, Mercy Health Regional Heart and Vascular Institute, Mercy Health Neuroscience Institute and the area’s only Mobile Stroke Unit. St. Vincent provides a modern, attractive and secure campus and takes a leadership role in providing quality medical education and community development.

Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital

St. Charles has been providing for the healthcare needs of Toledo’s eastern communities. A 390-bed Level III Trauma Center, St. Charles serves residents of Oregon, East Toledo and Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties.

St. Charles provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient care and offers a homelike maternity center, a comprehensive cancer center, acute inpatient rehabilitation services and a women’s health center.  Residents spend time at MSCH for a variety of gynecologic surgical procedures.

 Rotation Schedule

2 OB Days3 OB Days2 OB Days1 OB Nights
2 OB Nights2 OB Nights2 OB Nights2 OB Days
2 GYN Surgery3 Maternal Fetal Medicine1 REI3 UroGyn
1 UroGyn1 UroGyn5 GYN Surgery2 GYN Oncology
1 GYN Oncology1 GYN Oncology1 UroGyn4 GYN Surgery 
1 ED2 GYN Surgery 1 GYN Oncology 
1 Plastic Surgery   
1 ICU   
1 Family Planning   

Didactic Curriculum

Weekly didactics provide 3.5 hours of protected didactic time. This consists of a combination of lectures, presentations, simulations and cadaver lab sessions from faculty, guest specialists and other residents. The variations are set to match the topics of the education for the week. Simulation trainers are available for our residents to learn robotics and the required FLS training with the associated curriculum for ABOG certification.

Research and Scholarly Activity

Every resident is required to participate in and present a Quality Improvement project during their residency. They are also encouraged to complete case reports and additional research protocols if interested. All projects have a faculty advisor who actively participates as well as associate program director who is directly involved with all projects. The OBGYN program has access to a statistician and research assistant for help with development and guidance on the projects.

Publications and Presentations

Jenison, EL . -- Defining the prevalence of actionable germline variants in unselected endometrial cancer (EC) patients. Levine M, Goodfellow D, Cohn D, Jenison EL, et al – February 2021

Strobel SL,  Jenison EL,  Van Kooten JM, Kitts AN, Britton AJ. Triple negative lobular breast carcinoma metastatic to an ovarian fibrothecoma. J Histotechnol. 2020 Dec;43(4):200-203. doi: 10.1080/01478885.2020.1773638. Epub 2020 Jun 6. PMID: 32508260.

Barkin JL, Stausmire JM, Te MN , Pazik-Huckaby A , Serati M, Buoli M, Harding RS, Bruss CA, Stausmire KL. Evaluation of Maternal Functioning in Mothers of Infants Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Jul;28(7):941-950. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7168. Epub 2019 Jan 25. PMID: 30681387.

Kelly Parker, D.O. – Moderator for Mercy Health Symposium on Maternal Mortality on September 9, 2019.

Munné S, Kaplan B, Frattarelli JL, Child T, Nakhuda G,  Shamma FN , Silverberg K, Kalista T, Handyside AH, Katz-Jaffe M, Wells D, Gordon T, Stock-Myer S, Willman S; STAR Study Group. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy versus morphology as selection criteria for single frozen-thawed embryo transfer in good-prognosis patients: a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Fertil Steril. 2019 Dec;112(6):1071-1079.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.07.1346. Epub 2019 Sep 21. PMID: 31551155.

Stausmire JM,  Greenbaum MG , Morelli-Greenbaum M. The Day I Died. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Jan;16(1):77-79. doi: 10.1370/afm.2170. Erratum in: Ann Fam Med. 2018 May;16(3):191. PMID: 29311180; PMCID: PMC5758325.