Residency Program

Life After Residency

Congratulations to our 2022 graduating residents!


Approximately half of our residents pursue successful careers as generalists in academic medicine or join private practices across the country. The other half successfully complete fellowships at prestigious programs nationwide. 


Dr. Gabriel Arenas: University of Pennsylvania, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

Dr. Sahana Somasegar: Stanford University, Gynecologic Oncology 

Dr. Pooja Vyas: Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Jessica Long: NIH/Medstar, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Dr. Rachel Neal: Emory University, Family Planning

Dr. Hannah Reiser: University of California, Los Angeles, Family Planning

Dr. Elizabeth Stock: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Richard Cockrum: University of Chicago/NorthShore University HealthSystem, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Dana Elborno: Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology 

Dr. Melissa Javellana: University of Chicago/NorthShore University HealthSystem, Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Sirina Keesara: Stanford University, Clinical Excellence Research

Dr. Taylor Stanton: Stanford University, Family Planning


Dr. Elizabeth Banks: Arizona-St. Joseph, MIS 

Dr. Nicole Diaz: The University of Iowa, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Diana Zhou: UCSF, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 

Dr. John Byrne: University of Texas, Southwestern; Maternal Fetal Medicine 

Dr. Julia Fehniger: New York University, Gynecologic Oncology 

Dr. Lopa Pandya: Ohio State University, FPMRS 

Dr. Benjamin Brown: University of Chicago, Family Planning 

Dr. Kathryn Mills: Barnes-Jewish Hospitals, Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Robert Rossi: University of Cincinnati, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Joana Perdigao: University of Pennsylvania, Maternal Fetal Medicine* 

*Resident matched in training program after graduation year

Dr. Abida Hasan: University of Illinois, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Dana McQueen: Northwestern University, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility*

Dr. Insiyyah Patanwala: Florida Hospital HealthCare System: MIS

*Resident matched in training program after graduation year

Dr. Lyndsey Benson: University of Washington, Family Planning

Dr. Neha Bhardwaj: University of New Mexico, Family Planning

Dr. Nidhee Mathur: New York University, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Dr. Christina Boots: Washington University, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Dr. Laura Colicchia: University of Pittsburgh, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Marcela Smid: University of North Carolina, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Laura Douglass: Indiana University, MIS

Dr. Lia Bernardi: University of Illinois, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Research; followed by Northwestern, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 

Dr. Melina Dendrinos: University of Michigan, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Dr. Margaret Mueller: Loyola University, FPMRS 

Dr. Melissa Wong: Cedars-Sinai, Maternal Fetal Medicine* 

*Resident matched in training program after graduation

Dr. Emily Hill: Brown University, Gynecologic Oncology 

Dr. Andras Ladanyi: University of Chicago, Gynecologic Oncology 


Chicago Lying-In Ex-Residents (CLIER)

The CLIER alumni group meets bi-annually. National and international continuing medical education courses are conducted. During local meetings, residents meet and discuss residency experiences and career opportunities with our graduates. CLIER meetings have taken place locally in Chicago, as well as Egypt, Argentina, Italy, and Cuba.