Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

David S. McKenna, M.D., Director

Program Faculty

Christoper Croom, M.D.

Christopher Croom, M.D., Division Director
Assistant Professor

Clinical and Research Interests: Substance abuse in pregnancy, mental health disorders, ultrasound, thrombophilia

Education:

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
Residency: Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, Ga.
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.

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


Melanie Glover, M.D.

Melanie M. Glover, M.D., Faculty
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical and Research Interests: Substance abuse in pregnancy, viral illnesses in pregnancy, labor induction, prematurity, operative obstetrics

Education:

Medical School: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton
Fellowship: Wright State University, Dayton

Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics and Gynecology


Christine Kovac, M.D.

Christine Kovac, M.D., Faculty
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical and Research Interests: Genetics, ultrasound, placental physiology, education, fetal therapy

Education:

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.
Fellowship: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

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


David S. McKenna, M.D.

David S. McKenna, M.D., R.D.M.S., Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical and Research Interests: Prematurity, clinical & operative obstetrics, fetal therapy, medical and surgical complications in pregnancy, ultrasound

Education:

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Fellowship: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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


Andrea Shields, M.D.

Andrea Shields, M.D., Lt. Col. U.S.A.F, Faculty
Assistant Professor

Clinical and Research Interests: Clinical obstetrics, placental physiology, endocrine disorders in pregnancy, medical education

Education:

Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton
Fellowship: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

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


Jiri D. Sonek, M.D.

Jiri D. Sonek, M.D., R.D.M.S, Faculty
Clinical Professor

Clinical and Research Interests: Ultrasound, genetics, diabetes mellitus, prematurity, fetal therapy, neonatal neurosonography

Education:

Medical School: University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Residency: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Fellowship: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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


Jason Retzke, M.D.

Jason Retzke, M.D., Third Year Fellow
Clinical Instructor

Clinical and Research Interests: Ultrasound, Doppler, fetal screening, prematurity, fetal lung maturity, clinical & operative obstetrics.

Education:

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics and Gynecology


Kari Rudinsky, M.D.

Kari Rudinsky, M.D., Second Year Fellow
Clinical Instructor

Clinical and Research Interests: Obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorder, placental physiology, ultrasound

Education:

Medical School: Wright State University, Dayton
Residency: Case Western Reserve University, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio


Shannon Ho, M.D.

Shannon Ho, M.D., First Year Fellow
Clinical Instructor

Clinical and Research Interests: Prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound, obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorder, sleep disturbance and effects on pregnancy

Education:

Medical School: University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
Residency: Case Western Reserve University, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio


Zaid Haidar, M.D.

Zaid Haidar, M.D., Incoming First Year Fellow

Education:

Medical School: Lebanese University, Lebanon
Residency: West Virginia University, Charleston, W. Va.

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics and Gynecology


Other Faculty

Jerome Yaklic, M.D., WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mark Bidwell, M.D., WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rachel M. Barnett, M.S., C.G.C., Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cathy Downing, R.D.M.S., Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Marc Belcastro, D.O., Neonatology
C. Kirby Heritage, M.D., Neonatology
Marilyn Dearmond, M.D., Anesthesiology
Richard K. Groger, M.D., Ph.D., Infectious Diseases
Daniel Hood, M.D., Pathology
Steven L. Chambers, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Lubabatu Abdurrahman, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology
Michael Ralston, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology
Jeffrey S. Christian, M.D., Pediatric Surgery
Donald Nguyen, M.D., Pediatric Urology
David Uddin, Ph.D., Clinical Research Center, Miami Valley Hospital
David Cool, Ph.D., WSU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Robert E.W. Fyffe, Ph.D., WSU Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology
Harry Khamis, Ph.D., WSU Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Elizabeth Eye, M.D., Pediatric Radiology