Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., FACOG, Chair

Administration & Faculty

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Leadership
Chair

Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D.

Residency Program Director

Michael Galloway, D.O.

Associate Residency Program Director

G. Theodore Talbot, M.D. and Nancy Lo, M.D.

Chair, OB/GYN Flight (WPAFB)

Geoffrey Towers, M.D., Lt. Col. USAF MC

Divisions
General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Janice M. Duke, M.D., Director
Josette D’Amato, D.O.
Sheela M. Barhan, M.D.
Austin Findley, M.D.
Michael Galloway, D.O.
Nancy Lo, M.D.
Casey Parini, M.D.
G. Theodore Talbot, M.D.
Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D.


Gynecologic Oncology
 

William A. Nahhas, M.D., Director
Yovanni Casablanca, M.D.
Chris Lutman, M.D.
John W. Moroney, M.D.


Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Christopher Croom, M.D
Christine Kovac, M.D.
David S. McKenna, M.D.
Jiri D. Sonek, M.D.


Pelvic & Reconstructive Surgery and Urogynecology

Geoffrey Towers, M.D., Lt. Col. USAF MC, Director


Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility

Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., Director
Kathleen O’Leary, M.D.


Urogynecology

Jason Massengill, M.D.

Administration

Director of Business Operations

Denise R. Porter, M.B.A.
(937) 208-2948

Resident Coordinator

Kathy A. Trisel
(937) 208-2287

Resident Coordinator

Christina L. Molnar, M.S.
(937) 208-6272


Dr. Barhan

Sheela M. Barhan, M.D.

Women's Health Clerkship Director
Associate Professor
smbarhan@PremierHealth.com

Education

M.D.: Tulane University School of Medicine (1992)
Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago, obstetrics & gynecology (1996)

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1998)

Clinical Interests

Gynecological surgery


Dr. Croom

Christopher Croom, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
nrbqdoc@aol.com

Education

M.D.: Medical University of South Carolina (1983)
Residency: Memorial Medical Center, obstetrics & gynecology (1987)
Fellowship (Maternal-Fetal Medicine): The Medical College of Georgia (1992)

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1990, 2008)
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1995, 2008)

Clinical Interests

Obstetrical ultrasound
Thrombophilic and autoimmune conditions in pregnancy
Premature labor prevention and treatment


Josette D'Amato, D.O.

Josette D'Amato, D.O.

Assistant Professor
josette.damato@wright.edu

Education

D.O.: Des Moines University (1995)
Residency: Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (obstetrics & gynecology) (2000)

Certification

American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists (Fellow)
American Osteopathic Association, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Interests

Adolescent gynecologic care
Minimally invasive surgery/hysterectomy
Endometrial ablation, including ThermaChoice and NovaSure procedures
Minimally invasive hysteroscopic tubal ligation (Essure)
Contraception, including IUD
Menopause, hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormones


Dr. Duke

 

Janice M. Duke, M.D.

Associate Professor
jmduke@PremierHealth.com

 
 
Education

M.D.: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (1996)
Residency: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, obstetrics and gynecology (2000)

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002)

Clinical Interests

Menopause & perimenopause
Obstetrics, routine and high risk
International medicine – Yearly trips with medical students and residents to a clinic in Bolivia


Dr. Galloway

Michael Galloway, D.O., FACOG

Residency Director
Associate Professor
mlgalloway@PremierHealth.com

Education

D.O.: Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (1993)
Residency: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (1998)

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004)

Clinical Interests

Vaginal surgery
Pelvic prolapse/reconstruction
Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery


Dr. Kovac

Christine Kovac, M.D.

Clinical Instructor

Education

M.D.: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.
Fellowship (Maternal-Fetal Medicine): Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Genetics
Ultrasound
Placental physiology
Fetal therapy


Dr. Lindheim

Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M

Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility
Professor
steven.lindheim@wright.edu

Education

M.D.: Temple School of Medicine, Philadelphia (1984)
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia (1988)
Fellowship (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility): University of Southern California at Los Angeles (1993)
Master of Medical Management (M.M.M.): Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans (2006)

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004)
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Clinical Interests

Infertility
Assisted Reproduction
In Vitro Fertilization and Third Party Reproduction
Hormonal Imbalance (Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology)
Advanced Hysteroscopy and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy
Oncofertility


Dr. McKenna

David S. McKenna, M.D., R.D.M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Education

M.D.: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton
Fellowship (Maternal-Fetal Medicine): Ohio State University, Columbus

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Clinical Interests

Prematurity
Clinical & Operative Obstetrics
Fetal Therapy
Medical & Surgical Complications in Pregnancy
Ultrasound


Dr. Moroney

John W. Moroney, M.D.

Military Residency Program Director, WSU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
john.moroney@wright.edu

Education

M.D.: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill. (2002)
Residency (Obstetrics and Gynecology): National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed Army Medical Center / National Naval Medical Center, Washington, D.C./Bethesda, Md. (2002-2006)
Fellowship (Gynecologic Oncology): University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (2006-2009)
Fellowship, Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics (A Phase I Program): University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (2008-2009)

Certification

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow (2009–Present)

Clinical Interests

Gynecologic Oncology


Dr. Sonek

Jiri D. Sonek, M.D., R.D.M.S.

Clinical Professor

Education

M.D.: University of Chicago
Residency: Ohio State University
Fellowship (Maternal-Fetal Medicine): Ohio State University

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Clinical Interests

Ultrasound, Genetics
Diabetes Mellitus
Prematurity
Fetal Therapy
Neonatal Neurosonography


G. Theodore Talbot, M.D.

G. Theodore Talbot, M.D.

Assistant Professor
t.talbot@wright.edu

Education

M.D.: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1993)
Residency: Duke University Medical Center (1997)

Clinical Interests

DaVinci robotic surgery
Minimally invasive procedures including ThermaChoice endometrial ablation, Essure and Adiana tubal
sterilizations, Myosure
Uncomplicated and high-risk obstetrics
Urinary incontinence


Dr. Geoffrey Towers

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Towers, USAF MC

Flight Commander, Obstetrics & Gynecology Flight, Wright-Patterson Medical Center
Assistant Professor
geoffrey.towers@wpafb.af.mil

Education

M.D.: University of Utah, 1995
Residency: Keesler Air Force Base, obstetrics & gynecology (1999)
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center (2004)

Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004)
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2013)
(Board certification is currently not available for urogynecology)

Clinical Interests

Urinary incontinence
Pelvic organ support problems
Minimally-invasive surgery
Endoscopy


Dr. Yaklici

Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG

Chair
Associate Professor
Medical Director, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Director, Miami Valley Hospital Center for Women's Health
joan.mangan-boles@wright.edu

Education

M.D.: Wayne State University School of Medicine – Detroit, Michigan (1992)
Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1996)
M.B.A. in Business Finance: Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business (2012)

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate (1998 – Present)

Clinical Interests

General gynecology (adolescents through menopause)
Pelvic support problems/prolapse
Urinary incontinence
Overactive bladder
Pelvic pain
Vaginal surgery
Minimally invasive and robotic surgeries
Contraception and office procedures/surgery, including office tubal ligation, endometrial ablation and incontinence procedures