Department of OBGYN

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

The Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is the largest in the country.  With four fellowship-trained MIGS surgeons that perform over 1,000 laparoscopic cases annually, residents take part in OR cases as early as their intern year and graduate comfortable and competent in advanced laparoscopic skills.  Rotations through our faculty office provide experience in the workup and evaluation of complex gynecologic conditions including endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, AUB, and fibroids.  Further, time spent in the Endometriosis/CPP and Fibroid Treatment Center provides trainees the ability to experience the progressive approach to multidisciplinary care.

In addition to a dedication to intraoperative and ambulatory teaching, our division oversees the long-standing longitudinal laparoscopic simulation curriculum – a curriculum that has served as the foundation to certify our residents in FLS for the past 11 years!  This curriculum includes box trainers, monopolar chicken thigh labs, and porcine lab sessions.  Our fellows are an integral part of the teaching team, underscored by the numerous teaching awards received over the years.

Research interests in the division include perioperative care, advancing diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis and fibroids, medical education, and surgical techniques.   All of our division members hold leadership positions at AAGL, SGS, and ACOG, allowing for unique opportunities for trainees to become involved in society work early in their careers. 

We look forward to the opportunity to train you – the next generation of women’s health care providers!

Current Division Faculty

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship & Fellows

Past Fellows

  • *Christine Foley, MD, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Infants, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

  • Laura Newcomb, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of MIGS, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlotte, VA

  • *Ann Peters, MD, Mercy Medical Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

  • *Christina Ramirez, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

  • Lisa Chao, MD, Assistant Professor, Assoc PD, FMIGS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Mallory Stuparich, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of MS3 OBGYN Clerkship, Assoc PD, FMIGS, University of California Riverside School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

  • *Noah Rindos, MD, Assistant Professor, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

  • *Amanda Ecker, MD, Assistant Professor, Assoc PD FMIGS, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

  • *Cara King, DO, MS, Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery, Director of Innovation, Assoc PD, FMIGS, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

  • Dina Chamsy, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of MS3 OBGYN Clerkship, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Deirdre Lum, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, MIGS, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

  • *Nicole Donnellan, MD, Associate Professor, Assoc PD, OB/GYN Residency, Assoc PD, FMIGS, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Deborah Arden, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Nash Moawad, MD, Associate Professor, Chief of MIGS, PD, University of Florida Health COEMIG, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

  • Amy Broach, MD, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

  • Linda Yang, MD, Associate Professor, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

  • Hye-Chun Hur, MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

  • Suketu Mansuria, MD, Associate Professor, Associate PD, FMIGS, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Jonathon Solnik, MD, Associate Professor, Director of Gynecology and MIS, Sinai Health System, Site Chief, Womens College Hospital, Program Director, FMIGS, Toronto, ON

*Received Gynecology Fellow Teaching Award