Research Opportunities and Performance

Learning the Techniques

There are three cardinal features for great research during residency. Opportunity, Time and Mentorship. At Tulane, you'll find all three….


Research is a required experience in the Obstetrics & Gynecology program at Tulane.  Opportunities for research abound. With faculty in General Obstetrics & Gynecology and size subspecialties, virtually any topic of interest can be researched at Tulane.


Anyone who knows research knows that it is an endeavor that you cannot do without having some time to devote. The flexibility of the Tulane schedules include opportunities for elective months in the third year which enables residents to devote the necessary time to complete the project in a timely fashion.


The Tulane Obstetrics & Gynecology faculty members are here to advance your research career. Nowhere will you find the accessibility and collegiality of the Tulane Faculty.


Over the past years, The Tulane Residents have had numerous regional and national presentations. How? Well, all of the above in generating the quality research required to meet the admission standards of national organizations and publications… but also the Tulane program's promise… if you get your abstract accepted for publication, the program will pay your way to present your abstract. And before you go… you'll be trained in the methods of public speaking and presenting. There is a reason that the Tulane presenters at national meetings are known for being the best.

April 2014 Resident Research Day - Annual Scientific Presentations

"Local Versus Distant Metasteses in Cervical Cancer Patients Receiving Erythropoietin"
Presenter: Kaneez Fatima Ali, MD - PGY-4

"Current Trends is Management of Post-Operative Obstetrical and Gynecological Infection"
Presenter: Marquita Anderson, MD - PGY-4

"Improved Survival Outcomes Among Cervical Cancer Patients"
Presenter: Evelyn Cantillo, MD, MPH - PGY-4

"Genital HIV Expression in Pregnant Women"
Presenter: Amanda Johnson, MD - PGY-4

"Peripartum Hysterectomy in New Orleans"
Presenter: Alicia Wiczulis, MD - PGY-4

"Emergency Department Visits After Delivery: A Need to Re-assess Current Post-Partum Care?"

Presenter: Elizabeth Zabel, MD - PGY-4


September 2014 Resident Research Day - Annual Scientific Presentations

"State Board Disciplinary Actions Against Physicians"
Presenter:  Jill Berger, MD - PGY-4

"Social Media Etiquette Among Healthcare Professionals"
Presenter:  Bethany Cluskey, MD - PGY-4

"Health Literacy and Factors Affecting Contraceptive Use and Knowledge"
Presenter:  Larry Goldenberg, MD, MBA - PGY-4

"Long-term Follow-up of Women with HIV and Cervical Dysplasia"
Presenter:  Lindsay Miller, MD - PGY-4

"Obstetrical outcomes of Hispanic Immigrants to the New Orleans area post Katrina"
Presenter:  Shayla Nesbitt, MD - PGY-4

"Investigation of Trends in Young Teen Pregnancy"
Presenter:  Brooke Schexnaildre, MD - PGY-4

"Carcinoma of the Cervix in New Orleans: Before and After Katrina"

Presenter:  Lily Shamsnia, MD - PGY-4
"Screening Measures for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes"
Presenter: Kim Tran, MD - PGY-4

Publications - Ob/Gyn Residents

Relationship among age, race, medical funding, and cervical cancer survival.
Federico C, Alleyn J, Dola C, Tafti S, Galandak J, Jacob C, Bhuiyan A, Cheng J
J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Mar;102(3):199-205.

Preterm birth after mature fetal lung indices: is there any neonatal morbidity?
Dola C, Tran T, Linhuber AM, Cierny J, Denicola N, Chong E, Bhuiyan A.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jan;24(1):73-8. Epub 2010 May 12.

Update on Gestational Diabetes
Pridjian G, Benjamin T.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics, Volume 37, Issue

Postoperative infectious morbidities of cesarean delivery in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women
Cavasin H, Dola T, Uribe O, Biswas M, Do M, Bhuiyan A, Dery M, Dola C.
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2009;2009:827405. Epub 2009 May 25.

Pregnancy outcomes following placement of elective, urgent and emergent cerclage
Nelson L, Dola T, Tran T, Carter M, Luu H, Dola C.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Mar;22(3):269-73.

Rapid HIV testing and obstetrical characteristics of women with unknown HIV serostatus at time of labor and delivery
Dola C, Tran T, Duong C, Federico C, DeNicola N, Maupin R.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Dec;102(12):1158-64.

Extraperitoneal Metastases from Recurrent Ovarian Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer
In Press, 2011
Robinson, W, Griffin S, Beyer J, Kanjanavaikoon P

Debulking surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy are associated with decreased morbidity in women receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer

Robinson WR, Cantillo E.
IntJ Gynecol Cancer. 24(1):43-47, 2014


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