There are currently 24 full-time faculty members and 20-25 part-time faculty members. All the major subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology are represented by the faculty members.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Rebecca Pollack, MDIndiana University
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University
Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Kentucky
Courtney Stephenson, DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Methodist Hospital
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New York University
Connors-Ngina.jpg Ngina Connors, MD, MBA
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Christiana Care Health System
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Wake Forest University

Julius Mateus, MD
Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Abington Memorial Hospital
Maternal Fetal-Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch

Mertz-Heather.jpg Heather Mertz, MD
West Virginia University
West Virginia University
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wake Forest University
Brown, Kelecia.JPG Kelecia Brown, MD
Hampton University
New York Medical College
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Maternal Fetal Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Koklanaris_Nikki_LC.JPG Nikki Koklanaris, MD
Brown University
Temple University School of Medicine
Washington Hospital Center
Maternal Fetal Medicine, New York University

Lorene Temming, MD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

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OB/GYN Specialists

Bane_Heather_LC_II.JPG Heather Bane, MD
Washington Lee University
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
Amy Boardman, MD
University of Alabama
University of Florida 
College of Medicine
Brunner_Melissa_LC.JPG Melissa Brunner, MD
Saint Joseph’s University
Georgetown University School of Medicine
George Washington University Hospital
Image Not Available Shane Miller, MD
University of South Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Tara Vick, MD
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Virginia Medical Center
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John McNamara, MD
Ohio State University
Carolinas Medical Center
Lynn Pitson, MD
University of Toronto
Kristen Russo-Rivera, MD
Kristen Russo-Rivera, MDWake Forest University
Carolinas Medical Center
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Urogynecology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery

Kevin Stepp, MD Kevin Stepp, MD
Wayne State University
Case Western Reserve And Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Erinn Myers, MD
University of Tennesee
Carolinas Medical Center
University of North Carolina
Gerald Bernard Taylor, MD G. Bernard Taylor, MD
University of North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Northside Hospital Atlanta
Tarr-Megan.jpg Megan Tarr, MD
Indiana University
University of Chicago
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University
vilasagar_smitha_lc.jpg Smitha Vilasagar, MD
University of Michigan
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency: University of Rochester
AAGL/SRS Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery/Chronic Pelvic Pain Fellowship: University of Rochester
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Gynecologic Oncology

Robert Higgins, MD
East Carolina University
Charlotte Memorial Hospital
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Kentucky Medical Center
Brigitte Miller, MD Brigitte Miller, MD
University of Duesseldorf
Soest Town Hospital, Germany, Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wendel R. Naumann, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
David Tait, MD
University of Tennessee, Memphis
Regional Medical Center, University of Tennessee
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Crane-Erin1.jpg Erin Crane, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
University of Virginia
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Brown_Jubilee_LC.jpg Jubilee Brown, MD
Michigan State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland
The Gynecologic Oncology Center Mercy Medical Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Brad Hurst, MD
University of Texas Medical Center at Houston
Duke University Medical Center
Reproductive Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University
Michelle Matthews, MD Michelle Matthews, MD
Northeastern Ohio University
Summa Health System
Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Rebecca Usadi, MD
Duke University
Memorial Health University Medical Center, Mercer University
Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Obstetrics and Gynecology Academic Program


  • Robert V. Higgins, MD, Department Chair
  • Amy Boardman, MD, Residency Program Director
  • Susan Bliss, MD, Clerkship Director

Division Leaders

  • Courtney Stephenson, MD, Interim Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Robert V. Higgins, MD, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Kevin Stepp, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Paul Marshburn, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Tara Vick, MD, Academic Specialist in General Obstetrics and Gynecology
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