Articles and Presentations by Residents


Dolistsky S, Khan S, Ashkinadze E. Importance of expanded carrier screening in the Ashkenazi Jewish Population. POSTER. ASRM. Oct 2019. Philadelphia, PA.

Jayakumaran, Schuster, Ananth. Postpartum Hemorrhage and its risk of Maternal deaths in the US: a review Maternal Mortality over 38 years. POSTER, SMFM annual Meeting, Galveston TX. February 2020.

Schuster, Jayakumaran, Friedman, Ananth. Trends in thromboembolism as a source of Maternal Mortality. POSTER, SMFM Annual meeting, Galveston TX. February 2020.

Kwon C, Duzyj C. The Impact of TeamSTEPPS Training on Obstetric Team Member Attitudes and Outcomes. POSTER, SMFM Annual Meeting, Galveston TX. February 2020.

Mitra A, Schuster M, Ananth C. Trauma: The Second Leading cause of Maternal mortality in the United States. POSTER. SMSM Annual Meeting, Galveston TX. February 2020.

Mitra A, Sweat-Patrick H, Ananth C, Schuster M. Optimal Pharmacologic Intervention for the Management of Retained Placenta: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials. POSTER, SMFM Annual meeting, Galveston TX. February 2020.

June Ng, MD, Meike Schuster, DO, Cande V. Ananth, PhD, MPH, Komal Rice, MD, Justin S. Brandt, MD. Self-reported cannabis use during pregnancy and attitudes about obstetrical risks in New Jersey. POSTER, SMFM Annual meeting, Galveston TX, February 2020.


Dolitsky SN, Neal SA, Olcha M, Hong KH, Werner MD, Morin SJ, Tiegs AW, Sun Li, Scott, Jr. RT. Initial Serum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Levels Predict Live Birth Outcomes Following Frozen Embryo Transfer With and Without Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A). POSTER, ASRM, Oct 2018.

Dolitsky S, Sauer MV. Chapter 20: Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy. TEXTBOOK CHAPTER. Sills Text Book. 2019.

Dougherty MP, Dolitsky S, Chattopadhyay R, Sauer MV. Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol, 2018 Aug;30(4):2222. PMID 29901464.

Green AN, Goldberg L, Balica AC. Unilateral Gluteal Necrosis: A Rare Complication of Uterine Artery Embolization. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Feb:26(2):354-355. PMID: 29857158.

Goldberg Leah, Kiss Geza, Stephenson Ruth. Survey of surgeons at a single academic center regarding familiarity, current implementation, and willingness to adopt ERAS protocols. POSTER(Honorable Mention), NJ Section of ACOG Annual Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ, May 31, 2019. 

Gomez, D., Jayakumaran J.S, Schuster M. The Impact of ICD-10 on Obstetric coding. POSTER, ACOG Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee. May 2019

Hadaya O, Balica A. A Bibliometric Review of the Top Cited Articles in the History of The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. POSTER, AAGL, November 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

Hadaya O, Kohut A, Leiser A. Class 3 obesity is associated with improved outcomes in patients treated for endometrial hyperplasia and early endometrial cancer with the Levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine device. POSTER, 4/30/19, New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 31, 2019, WINNER 3rd PLACE POSTER.

Jayakumaran J, Tatikola M, Schuster M, Duzyj CM, Egan S, Ananth CV, Brandt JS. Transvaginal ultrasound is superior to transabdominal ultrasound in the identification of a short cervix. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019. PMID 31351584

Jayakumaran JS, Thomas U, Schuster M. Diagnosis Airhead: a Case of Pneumocephalus in Labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar 5pii: S0002-9378(19)30436-3. PMID: 30849357.

Jayakumaran, J.S., Tatikola, M., Duzyj,C.M., Frosbe, S., Brandt, J.S. The Impact of a Universal Transabdominal Cervical Length Screening Program on Transvaginal Ultrasound Utilization. ORAL PRESENTATION, AIUM Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. April 2019.

Kohut A, Goldberg L, Buckley De Meritens A. Robotic Hysterectomy for Cancer and Benign Pathology, BOOK CHAPTER. New Horizons in Laparoscopic Surgery. Publisher: Murat Ferhat Ferhatoglu. Sept 2018.

Kohut AK, Patel JM, Earnhardt MC, Orfanelli T, Song, M, Girda E, Buckley de Meritens A, Stephenson R, Leiser A, Rodriguez L. The Identification of Genetic Mutations Associated with Prolonged Survival in Ovarian Serous Cystadenocarcinoma Using the Cancer Genome Atlas. POSTER. SGO Annual Conference, March 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kwon C, Bachmann G. Addition of Family Building as a Part of Perimenopausal/Menopausal Counseling Perceptions and Barriers. POSTER. 11th Annual ART World Congress. Oct 2019. New York, NY.

Ng J, Esguerra C, Ho D, Patel J, Amico J. Identifying Barriers to Postpartum Tubal Ligation: A Retrospective Chart Review. POSTER, ACOG Clinical and Scientific Meeting, City State, May 2019

 Ng J, Dolitsky S, Sauer M, Schuster M. Three-dimensional ultrasound assists in accurately characterizing cervical ectopic gestation: a case report. Annals of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2019;3(1):47-9. No PMID for this journal.

Ng J, Schuster M. Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births: Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Safety Action Series by the Council on Patient Safety, 12/5/2018 - Third place award, ORAL PRESENTATION via teleconference.

Suh CH, Lee YH, Balica AC. Rare Obstructive Mullerian Anomaly with Endometriosis and Elevated CA-125. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Sep – Oct;25(6):936-937. PMID: 29155007.

2017 - 2018

Adeola Awomolo, Kristy Palomares, Guadalupe Herrera Garcia, Todd Rosen, Christina Duzyj, Elena Ashkinadze. Trends in Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Testing at a Single Institution. Prenat Diagn. 2018 May 29. PMID 29845619,

Awomolo A, Orfanelli T, Segal J, Duzyj C. T cell lymphoma associated with immunomodulatory therapy in a pregnant patient with Crohn’s disease. Journal of Cases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. July 2017.

Barnett R, Banks, N, Decherney AH. Fertility preservation and Endometriosis. BOOK CHAPTER. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Invited Book Chapter. 2017 Sep; 60(3):517-523. PMID: 28742583.

Chattopadhyay R, Neal SA, Juneau CR, Landis, Morin S, Kaser DJ, Scott RT. The presence of fluid in the endometrial cavity, even when it resolves after progesterone administration, is associated with a higher incidence of preterm birth in frozen embryo transfer cycles. POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Conference, City/State, March 2018.

Chattopadhyay R, Neal SA, Juneau CR, Landis J, Morin SJ, Werner, MD, Scott RT. Empiric antibiotic treatment of suspected chronic endometritis does not improve sustained implantation rates following failed euploid frozen embryo transfer (FET). POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Conference, March 2018.

Connell MT, Csokmay JM, Yamasaki M, Dolitsky S, Healy MW, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. Progesterone on the Day of Trigger and Obstetric Outcomes. POSTER. ASRM. San Antonio, TX. October 28-November 1, 2017. 

Dougherty MP, Green KA, Franasiak JM, Juneau CR, Morin SJ, Patounakis G,M. D. Werner,  R. T. Scott. Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) index on day of transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR) does not correlate with the incidence of segmental aneuploidy in blastocysts analyzed with targeted next generation sequencing (NGS). POSTER. PCRS Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 3/21/18. Fertnstert. 109(3), e25–e26.

Dougherty MP, DeCherney AH.  Benign Disorders of the Uterine Corpus. Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Obstetrics and Gynecology, By Alan H DeCherney.  12th ed., McGraw-Hill Medical, 2018. BOOK CHAPTER.

Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Meike Schuster, Han-Yang Chen, Daniela Gomez, Lindsay Maggio, Michael J. Paglia, Suneet P. Chauhan. Rate of Hyperglycemia and Adverse Outcomes among Gestational Diabetics. POSTER. 38th annual SMFM. 1/28/18-2/3/18, Dallas TX.

Melissa Lott, Daniela Gomez, Jenani Jayakumaran, Hector Figueroa-Hernandez, A. Dhanya Mackeen, Michael J. Paglia, Cara Nordberg, Meike Schuster. Compliance with blood glucose testing and gestational weight gain in patients with gestational diabetes: a secondary analysis. ORAL PRESENTATION. Diabetologist. May 2018. New York, NY.

Gomez, RE Packard, D. Clarke, M. Schuster, C. Woods, M. Paglia. Providing high-risk obstetric patients access to MFM Physicians’ Notes using perinatal OpenNotes may improve patient compliance: a secondary analysis. POSTER. New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society 68th annual conference; 2018 Jun 1-2; Atlantic City, NJ

Hadaya O, Schuster M. Maternal Anemia Resulting in Abnormal Dopplers in Monochorionic Diamniotic Twins. ORAL PRESENTATION, World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dubai, April 15th, 2018.

Horne JA, Merjanian LL, Balica AC. An unusually large ciliated cyst of the vulva in an adolescent patient. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May;218(5):532-533. Epub 2017 Dec 23. PMID: 29277627

Jayakumaran J, Colonna E, Schuster M. Diagnosis Airhead: A Case of Pneumocephalus in Labor. POSTER, New Jersey ObGyn Society Annual Meeting, June 2018, Atlantic City, NJ.

Suhotliv A, Jayakumaran J, Phillips N. Effect of ACOG 39-week delivery recommendation on the rate of unscheduled repeat cesarean sections and their outcomes. POSTER. New Jersey ObGyn Society Annual Meeting, June 2018, Atlantic City, NJ. WON 2ND PLACE POSTER.

Jayakumaran J, Khan S, Schuster M. Can Lighting Strike Three Times at the Same Place: The Challenge of Counseling the Recurrence of Sporadic Anomalies. POSTER. Philadelphia Prenatal Conference, June 2018, Phila, PA.

Jayakumaran J, Khan S, Schuster M. Reproductive Implications of Consanguinity: Recurrent Hydrops. POSTER. Philadelphia Prenatal Conference, June 2018, Phila PA.

Kohut A, Orfanelli T, Poggio JL, Gibbon D, Buckley De Meritens A, Richard S. Morbidity and Mortality Risk Assessment in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 May;28(4):840-847 PMID: 29664848

Mitra A, Yadava S, Ashkinadze E. Could Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome be causing embryonic lethality and responsible for recurrent miscarriages? POSTER. American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. 4/12/18. Charlotte, NC.

Orfanelli T, Chung S, Kohut A, Gibbon D, Leiser A. Ogilvie's Syndrome after Robotic-Assisted Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Jan;25(1):175-179. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PMID: 28711762

Suh, C., Mulheron, G., O’Brien, D., Esguerra, C., Pradhan, A., Balica, A.. A multi-modality pelvic anatomy education program for ob/gyn residents. POSTER, ACOG, April 2018, Austin, TX.

Amirahmadi, R., Yeung. P., Suh, C., Lu, C., & Hutchinson-Colas, J.. Genetic evaluation of women with retroverted uterus. POSTER. AUGS, Pelvic Floor Disorders Week. October 2017, Providence, RI. (Abstract published in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 2017 Supplement, Vol. 23, pS85-S86)

Suh, C., Worndle, N., Mollner, M., Balica, A.. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for benign minimally invasive gynecology. POSTER. ACOG, April 2018. Austin, TX.

Suh C, Amirahmadi R, Lu C, Olweny E, Yeung P, Hutchinson-Colas J. Exploring the connection between retroverted uterus and pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Association Annual Meeting. POSTER, June 2018, Vienna, Austria.

2016 – 2017

Awomolo, A., Ashkinadze, E., Rosen, T., Duzyj, C. Conventional First Trimester Screening and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in high risk women. POSTER, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2017

Awomolo, A., Duzyj, C., Ciarliariello,M., Ashkinadze, E., Rosen, T. Phenomenon of Recency – Does the Timing of Cell Free DNA screening impact the uptake rate of invasive testing?  POSTER, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2017

Awomolo, A., Ashkinadze, E., Rosen, T., Duzyj, C. Conventional First Trimester Screening and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in high risk women. POSTER, 1st World Congress on Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine, London, United Kingdom, April 2017

DeCherney AH, Barnett, RL. IVF Research is Translational Research. Reprod Sci. 2016 Dec;23(12):1634-1638. PMID 27821560.

Alan H DeCherney, Rebecca L Barnett. In Vitro Fertilization Research is Translational Research. Reproductive Sciences 2016, Vol 23(12) 1634-1638

Franasiak JM, Barnett R, Molinaro TA, Gabriele D, Gartmond TD, Treff NR, Scott RT. CYP1A1 3801T>C polymorphism implicated in altered xenobiotic metabolism is not associated with variations in sperm production and function as measured by total motile sperm and fertilization rates with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Fertil Steril. 2016 Aug;106(2):481-6. PMID: 27117375.

Chattopadhyay, Juneau, Landis, Morin, Neal, Scott, Persistent Fluid in the Endometrial Cavity that Resolves After Progesterone Administration Prior to Transfer Does Impact Live Birth Rate, POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, March 2017, Indian Wells, CA. WINNER: Excellence In-Training Award.

Connell MT, Csokmay JM, Yamasaki M, Dolitsky S, Healy MW, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ. Progesterone on the Day of Trigger and Obstetric Outcomes. POSTER. ASRM. Oct 28-Nov 1, 2017. San Antonio, TX.

Dougherty, Morin, Juneau, Neal, Scott, Fewer Than 9 Days of Estrogen Exposure Prior To Progesterone Initiation Results In Lower Pregnancy Rates In Programmed Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycles, POSTER, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Indian Wells, California, March 21, 2017.

Nina Peel, Jyoti Iyer, Anar Naik, Michael P Dougherty, Markus Decker Kevin F O’Connell. Protein phosphatase 1 down regulates ZYG-1 levels to limit centrosome duplication. PLOS Genetics. 2017 Jan 19;13(1). PMID: 28103229

Michael P. Dougherty, MD, Scott J. Morin, MD, Leo Doherty, MD,  Michael Bohrer, MD, Sara Leary, Richard T. Scott, MD, HCLD, Linnea Goodman, MD. Surgical management of complete uterine/vaginal septum with duplication of the cervix. VIDEO PRESENTATION, ASRM 10/2017. Fertnstert. 85(2) 494.e9–494.e10.

Leah Goldberg, Sammy Elsamra, Juana Hutchinson-Colas, Saya Segal. Delayed diagnosis of vesicouterine fistula after treatment for mixed urinary incontinence: menstrual cup management and diagnosis. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2016; Sep-Oct; 22(5)e29-31. PMID: 27403759

Goldberg Leah, Ashley Ulker, Archana Pradhan. Using Design Thinking to Improve the Wellness of our OB/GYN Clerkships. POSTER. AGPO Faculty development Seminar, January 7-10, 2017, Palm Springs CA.

J Horne, JM Franasiak, CR Juneau, SJ Morin, RT Scott. Paternal age does not impact aneuploidy rates as determined by comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) in donor oocyte cycles. POSTER. ASRM. 10/2016, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kohut, Orfanelli, Buckely, Gibbon, Leiser, Determining risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism in the gynecologic oncology population. POSTER, SGO 48th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 11-15, 2017, National Harbor MD.

Alimova I, Ng J, Harris P, Birks D, Donson A, Taylor MD, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. MPS1 kinase as a potential therapeutic target in medulloblastoma. Oncol Rep. 2016 Nov;36(5):2633-2640. Epub 2016 Sep 12. PMID: 27633003

Grindler NM, Ng J, Tocce K, Alvero R. Considerations for management of interstitial ectopic pregnancies: two case reports. J Med Case Rep. 2016 Apr 27;10(1):106. PMID: 27118381

Orfanelli, T., Awomolo, A., Gomez, D., Doulaveris, G., Duzyj, C. A comparison of peripartum scoring systems of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis. ePOSTER, ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, San Diego, May 2017

Orfanelli T, Kim CS, Vitez SF, Van Gurp J, Misra N. A Case Report of Aggressive Angiomyxoma in Pregnancy: Do Hormones Play a Role? Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016; Epub 2016 Nov 15. PMID: 27974982

Chung, SL, Orfanelli T, Bachmann G, Breast Cancer Risk and Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Does type of progestin matter? POSTER. NAMS Meeting 2016, Orlando FL.