OB/GYN Faculty at White Memorial Medical Center

Dr. Leroy Reese Leroy Reese, M.D. serves as the Designated Institutional Officialdirector 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 Cinna Toy Wohlmuth, M.D. 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, 2001 and 2011 recipient of the CREOG National Faculty Award and is President of the Los Angeles OB/GYN Society 2007 - 2008, and received the Distinguished Physician Award of OB/GYN Assembly in 2016..In her spare time, she enjoys the creative arts. 

  Dr. Kathryn J. Shaw Kathryn J. Shaw, M.D. 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
Laurence Spencer-Smith, M.D. 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
Kim Warner, M.D. 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. Dr. Warner is the recipient of the 2014 CREOG National Faculty Award. ​She is married and has two children, Emily and Evan. Special Interest: Urogynecology. 

Dr. Chasity Jennings-Nunez
Chasity Jennings-Nunez, M.D. 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 Ronald Johnson, M.D. has practiced with the WMMC OB/GYN Medical Group for over 10 years. He is the recipient of the 1999, 2003 and 2010 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. 

Dominique Luckey Dominique Luckey, M.D. Dr. Dominique Luckey is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency training at White Memorial Medical Center in 2002. After residency, Dr. Luckey continued to practice in the East Los Angeles community. She was an active teacher to the OB/GYN residents as a community physician before officially joining the White Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology faculty in 2013. Dr. Luckey is married with two daughters. She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys cooking. 

Ruthann Devera Ruthann Devera, M.D. Dr. Devera was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA., and is the eldest of three children. Both of Dr. Devera’s parents are from the healthcare field – her father a pediatrician and her mother a registered nurse. She attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor’s degree in human biology before moving to New York to attend Albany Medical College. After completion of medical school, Dr. Devera moved back to Los Angeles to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at White Memorial Medical Center. Her hobbies include traveling and running.

Thinh Duong, M.D., specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency at the UCSF School of Medicine and a fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Duong has expertise in all conditions of the female pelvic floor including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, urethral diverticulum, and urogenital fistulas. He is an expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and specializes in difficult or recurrent cases. Dr. Duong has served on the full-time faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and the Emory University School of Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles in medical journals and textbooks.

Steve Vasilev, M.D. is the only quadruple board certified Ob-Gyn, Gyn Oncology and Integrative Holistic Medicine physician in the United States. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency and fellowship at LAC-USC Medical Center. Dr. Vasilev also holds a MBA from UCLA, and is currently Medical Director of Integrative Gynecologic Oncology at Providence Saint John's Health Center and Professor at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. 

Since completion of his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the USC Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center he has been recognized as a surgical innovator and thought leader while actively involved in the training of future gynecologic oncologists at City of Hope, UC Irvine, USC and UCLA. He has been involved in running research programs in multiple venues since 1977.

He has authored over 90 publications, abstracts, book chapters and is the author editor of the textbook “Perioperative and Supportive Care in Gynecologic Oncology: Evidence Based Management” in second edition. His research interests include surgical innovation, novel therapies in gynecologic malignancies, and integrative & complementary health. The Cureology Integrative Health Group is an outgrowth of this latter interest as an online publishing resource he founded. 

He has served as Regional Director of Gynecologic Oncology for Southern California, and as Ob-Gyn Department Chief at the Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center. He founded the Regional SROCTAP research program he now directs. His leadership contributions helped the Gynecology service at the Los Angeles Medical Center to be recognized by US News & World Report as high performing. 

Dr Vasilev has served as an editor of multiple peer reviewed publications, is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in "Best Doctors" for 16 years.

Dr. Rudy Quintero
Rudy Quintero, M.D. 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 Endocrinology (C.A.R.E.) Fertility with two locations in Glendale and Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

 Dr. Alan Schlaerth
Alan Schlaerth, M.D. is a gynecologic oncologist at the GYN Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, CA. Dr. Schlaerth attended medical school at the University of Southern California, completing his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His clinical interests include advanced laparoscopy in managing gynecologic malignancies and incorporating maximal surgical effort to achieve complete tumor cyto-reduction in advanced-stage ovarian carcinoma. He is well trained to perform minimally invasive procedures for treating women with various GYN cancers, particularly ovarian cancer. Dr. Schlaerth is the recipient of the 2015 CREOG National Faculty Award. 

Enrico Pietrantonio, M.D. grew up in Southern California before moving to Wisconsin to attend medical school. After receiving his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Pietrantonio traveled back to Southern California to complete his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UC Irvine. Dr. Pietrantonio has been with the Kaiser system since 2004. He enjoys traveling with his family and playing soccer during his spare time. 

Dr. Andrew John Li
Andrew John Li, M.D. 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
Beth Y. Karlan, M.D. 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. WalshChristine S. Walsh, M.D. 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 Ilana Cass, M.D. 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
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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