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  • Rachel Ellen Chan Seay

    Rachel Ellen Chan Seay

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioMy clinical focus is the care of people across the age spectrum from adolescence to menopause. I attend to both Obstetric and benign Gynecologic needs in both ambulatory and hospital settings. I strive to provide a holistic approach to consultations for full-scope benign Gyn medical and surgical problems. In my practice of clinical medicine, I strongly value the role of education across all levels, including medical staff, students, resident physicians, patients and their families. I emphasize effective communication, professionalism, and inclusive patient-centered care.

    I am actively involved in national and international programs that focus on teaching medical students, residents and faculty. Since completing my residency training, I have worked regularly in international low-resource settings. I have served as Visiting Clinical Faculty in Thomonde, Haiti; at Hospital Nacional Juan Jose Ortega in Coatepeque, Guatemala; and at Orotta School of Medicine in Asmara, Eritrea. I have completed emergency OBGYN field assignments as a clinical consultant for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Sierra Leone and South Sudan. I work as a consultant for an academic partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Health to train local traditional birth attendants, and have developed a long-term partnership to augment the local OBGYN residency program in Coatepeque in the southwest Trifinio region of Guatemala. I was the 2015 Research Fellow in the History of American Ob/Gyn at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Washington DC, where my research focused on the evolution of the management of postpartum hemorrhage in the US from 1903-1940.

    My ongoing scholarly activities focus on designing global health curricula for medical trainees from high-resources settings, and supporting medical education in low-resource settings.

  • Stephanie Cizek

    Stephanie Cizek

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioI am a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, which combines my passion for gynecology with my love of working with children and young adults (and the people who care for them!). My approach to providing care is a collaborative one: my patients are individually unique and special, and their care should be tailored to be the best fit for them.

    Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, I completed a fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, From an academic standpoint, my current research focuses include: Gynecologic care for Oncology Survivors including Onco-Fertility and vulvovaginal graft-versus-host disease; gynecologic care of patients with Anorectal Malformations; Differences of Sex Development, Intersex conditions, and reproductive tract differences; and surgical care in pediatric gynecology.

  • Sally Rose Greenwald

    Sally Rose Greenwald

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Sally Greenwald is passionate about empowering her patients with information, providing them with accessible and honest counsel, and encouraging them to value their health and be their best selves.

    Her areas of medical interest and specialty include partnering with adolescents to define a positive sense of reproductive health, preconception counseling, surgical management of benign gynecologic conditions, and supporting pregnancy as a natural process. She’s excited to care for the women of the community that raised her.

    Outside of work, she enjoys playing with her baby boy (Arnie), traveling with her husband (Dan), cooking, and hiking The Dish.

  • Paula Hillard

    Paula Hillard

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Gynecology)

    BioPaula J. Adams Hillard, M.D., is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine where she serves as Associate Chair for Medical Student Education. She earned a B.S. in Zoology from the University of North Carolina and obtained her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in OB/Gyn at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was on the faculty at the University of Virginia, and served as Professor in the Departments of OB/Gyn and Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC) /University of Cincinnati Medical Center for 23 years. At CCHMC she was the founder of a postgraduate fellowship training program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She currently directs the program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

    She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committees on Patient Education, Adolescent Health, and Guidelines for Women’s Health; she is a past member of the Gynecologic Practice Committee, the Gynecology Document Review Committee, and the Ethics Committee. She was been an examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from 1991-2015. She is a Board Member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and was elected a fellow of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. She is a past president of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and is an active contributor to the literature in adolescent gynecology and contraception with over 200 journal articles and abstracts published. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is the sole editor of two textbooks: the 5-Minute Consult in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008) and Practical Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2013). She is the author of over 120 book chapters on women’s health. She has been a consultant and a member of tasks forces and committees for the CDC, the U.S. FDA, the NICHD, the AMA, American Cancer Society, and ACOG. In addition to her work as a member of editorial boards and as an ad hoc reviewer for professional publications, Dr. Hillard has extensive experience with the consumer press. She was a contributing editor to Parents magazine from 1982-1990, writing a monthly column on pregnancy and birth--and currently acts as an editorial consultant to women’s publications such as Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, YM, and Seventeen, as well as ABC News. She is a consultant to and a member of the medical advisory board of Clue, a menstrual cycle tracking app. She has been recognized for her teaching, and has been selected as one of 18 senior faculty master teachers/mentors for medical students at the Stanford University School of Medicine in a formal mentoring program called Educators for CARE: Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, and Empathy.

  • Michele Hugin

    Michele Hugin

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsObstetric outcomes in female veterans

  • Michelle Joanne Khan, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/her)

    Michelle Joanne Khan, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/her)

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Khan's research focuses on prevention of HPV-related cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus and on the impact of reproductive tract infections on pregnancy and health.

  • Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

    Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch interest in the role of the central nervous system in female hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

  • Juno Obedin-Maliver

    Juno Obedin-Maliver

    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    BioJuno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS, FACOG, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who provides excellent clinical care and strives to advance scientific knowledge through her research.

    She practices full-spectrum gynecology including outpatient, in-patient, operative, and emergency care services. This specifically includes collaborative management of cervical dysplasia and abnormal pap smears, abnormal uterine bleeding, contraception and family planning, pelvic pain, abnormal discharge, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and more. She specializes in the gynecological and reproductive health care needs of sexual and gender minority people which include but are not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) people. This interest and experience drives her research interests towards promoting the health and well-being and equity of LGBTQ people.

    Dr. Obedin-Maliver, is the Co-Director of The PRIDE Study (pridestudy.org), a multi-site online prospective longitudinal cohort of sexual and gender minority individuals based at Stanford. She also serves on the medical advisory board of the University of California San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and is helping to author the next version of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care. Dr. Obedin-Maliver has also been active in health policy including involvement in helping to legally redefine consideration of sexually intimate partner status and to remove the Medicare Non-Coverage Determination ruling on gender -affirming surgeries.

    For more information about her research and career please see: pridestudy.org and http://med.stanford.edu/obedin-maliver.html

  • Jade Shorter, MD, MSHP

    Jade Shorter, MD, MSHP

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Shorter specializes in complex family planning, early pregnancy management, and general gynecology. She is committed to improving the continuity of care for patients with early pregnancy complications and serves as the Director of the Early Pregnancy Assessment Program. Her clinical research interests include improving patients’ experience with abortion and early pregnancy care, addressing reproductive health disparities, and promoting health equity.

  • Harise Stein

    Harise Stein

    Adjunct Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Harise Stein has multiple clinical, teaching and administrative roles at Stanford in addition to her private practice in Mountain View.

    -- Stanford Physician PRN Support Program (wellmd.stanford.edu/get-help/prn-support.html), having served as an initial member of the peer support program, a peer support trainer, author of the peer support manual and program Director for several years, she has now stepped down to a peer supporter. In addition, for 8 years, up until January 2019, she served as the WellMD Newsletter editor, and was the creator and webmaster for the WellMD website (wellmd.stanford.edu). She is a frequent speaker on topics of burnout and resilience for medical and community groups.

    -- Founder and Co-Chair of Stanford Family Abuse Prevention Council, teaching medical and community members about the health effects, recognition and management of partner and family abuse. She has created Stanford websites for domestic abuse (domesticabuse.stanford.edu), child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking, as well as a monthly abuse research summary (abuseresearch.info) that goes out to a large national and international audience of clinicians, researchers, advocates and policy makers. In addition, she served for seven years as a Commissioner for on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and has been a member of the LPCH Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee since its formation.

    -- Editor of monthly Abuse Research newsletter, summarizing the most important articles indexed by the NLM each month on the health effects of abuse. This newsletter goes out to almost 800 people internationally - clinicians, researchers, advocates, judiciary/law, and government and policy makers. abuseresearch.info

    -- Director of Stanford Ob/Gyn Preoperative Mind-Body Support program, preparing patients in ob and gyn clinics for upcoming surgery using various techniques including education, mindfulness, relaxation and positive psychology. She is a founding member of the Stanford Integrative Medicine Society and webmaster for the website integrativemedicine.stanford.edu.

    Through her many years of caring for patients and fellow physicians, she has come to believe that the most important root factor in health and well-being is the power of relationships - how family members treat each other, the impact of an optimal patient-physician interaction, and the support of medical colleagues by and for each other and their relationship with their institution.

  • Nichole Tyson MD

    Nichole Tyson MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioNichole Tyson MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). For over 20 years, Dr. Tyson has partnered with girls and their families as they journey from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. Dr. Tyson enjoys solving complex problems as well as common concerns that can be overlooked and challenging to girls and young women. She is been recognized locally and nationally as a leader in the field and skilled and experienced surgeon caring for patients with endometriosis, adnexal masses and variations in urogenital anatomy.
    As a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, she specializes in problems such as abnormal periods, hormone management and adolescent contraception in people with underlying medical conditions, pelvic masses, differences of sex development and complex utero-vaginal anatomy.
    She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Education committee, Advocacy committee, Board of Directors, member of ACOGs Adolescent committee and a long-standing member of ACOGs LARC work group. She is an active contributor to the peer reviewed literature in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Tyson also has extensive experience with the consumer press as an adolescent gynecology expert for numerous online articles in such magazines as Seventeen, Self and NY Times. She has been recognized for her teaching having won the UC Davis residency teaching award numerous times and locally recognized as winning Sacramento Magazine top doctor several times.
    Dr. Tyson is a premier educator serving as faculty for a national advanced laparoscopic surgery course for nearly 10 years, presenting at numerous national and international conferences and a creative author of emodules and video webinars for educating fellow physicians. She has also been a telehealth pioneer and developed and and co-hosts the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology podcast.

  • Amy Voedisch

    Amy Voedisch

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Voedisch was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. She received a BA from Macalester College and attended Mayo Medical School. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanent Santa Clara and a Fellowship in Family Planning at Stanford School of Medicine. She also has a Masters in Epidemiology and Clinical Science Research from Stanford University. Dr. Voedisch is passionate about providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to all women at any stage in their lives. She specializes in contraception, family planning, early pregnancy management and menopause. Dr. Voedisch has a particular interest in international healthcare and serves as a consultant through the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES), providing medical education and quality assurance in family planning internationally. She also is a member of the Bay Area Leadership Council for the International Women's Health Coalition. Dr. Voedisch believes strongly in shared-decision making between patients and their physicians in order to help all patients reach their health goals.

  • John Wachtel

    John Wachtel

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Wachtel has been practicing general obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years and has personally delivered over 6,000 babies. He continues to have an active practice in general ob/gyn, serving as a Clinical Professor. He is a nationally recognized expert in patient safety, peer review and data driven quality improvement and has served numerous roles in the field and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Wachtel is the Assistant Secretary for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and currently serves on the ACOG National Executive Board and Executive Committee. He is the immediate Past Chair for ACOG District IX (the state of California) and also previously served for three years on the ACOG national Executive Board. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and is an Expert Medical Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.

  • Nichole Young-Lin, MD, MBA

    Nichole Young-Lin, MD, MBA

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Nichole Young-Lin is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who is passionate about providing comprehensive care for her patients throughout the continuum of their lives – from adolescence to post-menopause. Her areas of medical interest and specialty include pre-conception counseling, supporting her patients to achieve a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience, contraception care, medical and surgical management of benign gynecological conditions (including minimally invasive surgery such as robotic-assisted laparoscopy), and office-based procedures. Her goal is to partner with her patients to provide compassionate and holistic care with an emphasis on empowerment through education and shared decision-making. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family, discovering new places to eat, and exploring destinations near and far.