Academic departments at Baystate Medical Center

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Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology


759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
phone: 413.794.5457

Daniel R. Grow, MD, Department Chair


Education Administration

Heather Z. Sankey MD, CPE, Vice-Chair for Education and Program Director, Obstetrics-Gynecology Residency

Michael Plevyak, MD, Associate Program Director, Obstetrics-Gynecology Residency

Katharine O'Connell White, MD, PhD, Program Director, Family Planning Fellowship

Sukey Krause, CNM, Program Director, Midwifery Education Program

Halina P. Wiczyk, MD, Medical Student Clerkship Director

Education Programs



4th Year Electives for Medical Students

Midwifery Education Program

Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology Faculty

All Baystate Medical Center faculty have appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Faculty listing by division

Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology Scholarly Activity


Some of the research activities within the department include:

  • atypical glandular cells and cervical pathology (Sharpless)
  • family planning and contraception (White)
  • gynecologic oncology clinical trials (Myers) 
  • improving outcomes of assisted reproduction (Grow)
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy vs. laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy: postoperative complications (Harmanli)
  • lipid metabolism in pregnancy (Markenson) 
  • male factor infertility and ovarian stimulation (Jellerette-Nolan) 
  • medical informatics (Markenson) 
  • novel approaches to medical education (Sankey, Bell, Feinland)
  • outcomes associated with maternal position at delivery (DeJoy)
  • perioperative morbidity of all hysterectomy routes (Harmanli)
  • risk factors for failure of laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy (Harmanli)
  • soy supplementaion and fat metabolism (Sites) 
  • teen pregnancy in local communities (Perez-McAdoo) 
  • urogynecology research repository (Jones) 
  • weight changes in pregnancy (Sankey)

In addition to work conducted solely at Baystate Medical Center, the Department also collaborates with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and Yale University School of Medicine.


List of recent Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology publications