WMMH

Faculty

Dr. Leroy Reese   Dr. Leroy Reese serves as the director of medical education at WMMC. He is also the chairman of the OB/GYN department as well as the dean of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Los Angeles Campus. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University and did his residency at WMMC. He is married and has two grown children. He received the 2000 and 2012 CREOG National Faculty Award. Special Interest: Urogynecology.
 Dr. Cinna Toy Wohlmuth Dr. Cinna Toy Wohlmuth is the program director of the OB/GYN Residency Program at WMMC. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University and did her residency at WMMC. Her area of special interest is REI and Ultrasound. She is the 1998 and 2001 recipient of the CREOG National Faculty Award and is President of the Los Angeles OB/GYN Society 2007 - 2008. She is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys the creative arts.
Dr. Kathryn J. Shaw    Dr. Kathryn J. Shaw is the division director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine at White Memorial. She is an assistant clinical professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed her residency and fellowship at LAC-USC Medical Center. She is the recipient of the 1997, 2006, and 2009 CREOG National Faculty award. Dr. Shaw is highly regarded in her field and will be included in the “Best Doctor” listing for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, October 2009 edition. She is actively involved in teaching of the medical students and residents and has mentored many residents in the research projects. Her areas of interest are many but in particular include diabetes in pregnancy, fetal monitoring and preterm labor. Additionally, she recently completed a research study looking at the costs to the health care system resulting from discontinuity (“clinic hopping”) so common in prenatal care. This was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
 Dr. Laurence Spencer-Smith Dr. Laurence Spencer-Smith attended medical school at Loma Linda University and did his residency training at WMMC. His area of special interest is gynecologic-oncology and surgery. He received the CREOG National Faculty Award in 2007, and is past present of ACOG District 9, Section 5. Dr. Spencer-Smith and his wife have two children, Ian and Devon. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, skiing and traveling.
 Dr. Kim Warner Dr. Kim Warner is actively involved in student and resident medical education. After attending medical school at University of California, Los Angeles, she completed her residency training at WMMC. She is married and has two children, Emily and Evan. Special Interest: Urogynecology.
 Dr. Chasity Jennings-Nunez Dr. Chasity Jennings-Nunez is a graduate of the WMMC OB/GYN residency program and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She is interested in adolescent gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound. She enjoys teaching residents and medical students and received the 2004 CREOG National Faculty Award and the 2010 Physician of the Year Mission Award. Her husband, Felix, is a Family Medicine physician. They have two children.
 Dr. Ronald Johnson Dr. Ronald Johnson has practiced with the WMMC OB/GYN Medical Group for over 10 years. He is the recipient of the 1999 and 2003 CREOG National Faculty Award as voted by the residents. He completed his medical school and residency at Loma Linda University. Dr. Johnson and his wife have one son. Special interest: operative gynecology and laparoscopy.
  Jacqueline Dela Merced, M.D. Dr. Jacqueline Dela Merced is a graduate of New York Medical College and completed her OB/GYN residency training at WMMC. She is married. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, attending concerts and cultural events, and running.
   Jennifer Nguyen An, M.D. Dr. Jennifer Nguyen An received her B.A. degree in 2002 in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. degree in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine in 2004. She received her M.D. degree in 2008 from Boston University School of Medicine. She recently completed her OB/GYN residency at WMMC. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and the outdoors.
Dr. Rudy Quintero   Dr. Rudy Quintero is a graduate from UCLA School of Medicine, and completed his OB/GYN residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University Medical Center. He runs his own practice called California’s Advanced Reproductive Endocrionology (C.A.R.E.) Fertility with two locations in Glendale and Upland, CA.
  Dr. Alan Schlaerth Dr. Alan Schlaerth is a gynecologic oncologist with Pacific Gynecologic Specialists in Pasadena. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California. Dr. Schlaerth completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Schlaerth's clinical interests include advanced laparoscopy in the management of gynecologic malignancies and the incorporation of maximal surgical effort in achieving complete tumor cytoreduction in advanced stage ovarian carcinoma.
 Dr. Stephen Montoya Dr. Stephen Montoya is director of residency training at Sunrise Hospital. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He received his OB/GYN residency training at University of Arkansas. He is Chairman of Dept of OB/GYN at Sunrise Hospital and Co-Chair at University Medical Center, as well as the President of the Nevada Medical Board. He received the 2000 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2008 CREOG Faculty Award. His area of special interest is operative laparoscopy. He and his wife have three children.
  Dr. John Kelley graduated from Tulane University of Medicine, and received his residency training at Charity Hospital of Louisiana. He is Chief of the Department of OB/GYN at University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV. He and his wife have three children.
Dr. Geoffrey Sher  
  Dr. Robert Futoran is on the gynecologic oncology faculty at University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended University of Southern California School of Medicine, and completed his OB/GYN residency training at LAC/USC Medical Center. He received Gynecologic Oncology training at Albert Soiland Cancer Foundation, Los Angeles Tumor Institute. In 2002, Dr. Futoran received the CREOG National Faculty Award.
Dr. Dotun A. Ogunyemi   Dr. Dotun A. Ogunyemi is Chief of Inpatient Obstetrics and clerkship director for the third year medical students clerkship and Associate Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Director within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ogunyemi is also an Associate Professor with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ogunyemi is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine. His clinical practice emphasizes high-risk pregnancies and his research interests include medical complications of pregnancy and medical education. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards for medical education and clinical research, including the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology Award for Educator of the Year 2001; Blue ribbon Award for birth weight for gestational age patterns at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' 52nd Annual Clinical Meeting, 2005; award for best presentation for noninvasive cutaneous cardiovascular dynamics patterns as predictors of preterm delivery in 2002 at the Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Ogunyemi has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals, including the Ultrasound in Obstetrics Gynecology, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficit Syndrome, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Association and Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Ogunyemi received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at L.A. County King Drew Medical Center and completed his maternal fetal medicine fellowship at David Geffen school of Medicine at UCLA.
 
Dr. Andrew John Li   Dr. Andrew John Li is a staff physician for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Li is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Li's research interests involve minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of gynecologic cancers, as well as investigating the role of hormones in the development of gynecologic cancers. Dr. Li received his bachelor's degree from Rice University in Houston and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Li also completed the combined gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
 
Dr. Beth Y. Karlan   Dr. Beth Y. Karlan is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Program. Dr. Karlan is also Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) School of Medicine. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College. Dr. Karlan received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Health Sciences and Technology. After finishing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Karlan completed a fellowship in molecular biology at Yale University School of Medicine and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Christine S. Walsh   Dr. Christine S. Walsh, is a gynecologic oncologist and research scientist with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Walsh is also an Assistant Professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center (UCLA). Dr. Walsh's primary clinical and research interests include the molecular and genetic determinants of endometrial and ovarian cancer behavior. She has received the Lee Kaplan Cancer Foundation Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Award, the Berlex Scholar Award in Basic Science Research, and the Pacific Ovarian Cancer Research Consortium Career Development Program Award to support her research efforts. Her studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Walsh received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Walsh received a Master of Science degree in clinical research from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
 Dr. Ilana Cass Dr. Ilana Cass is a faculty physician for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cass also serves as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) School of Medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Cass completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale/New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
Dr. Ronald S. Leuchter   Dr. Ronald S. Leuchter's clinical expertise is in cancers of the female reproductive tract. In particular, he has a special interest in ovarian cancer and treats many international patients. Dr. Leuchter is a prominent medical researcher, acting as the principal investigator on numerous studies related to the optimal treatment of gynecologic cancers. He is an attending physician at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with offices located in the Outpatient Cancer Center at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. In addition, Dr. Leuchter holds a faculty position as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. Dr. Leuchter has authored over 70 publications, many of which he has presented at medical conventions. Dr. Leuchter received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada in 1970. He completed an internship at Royal Columbia Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, a residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a subspecialty in gynecologic oncology. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Leuchter received the CREOG National Faculty Award in 2005.
 

 

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