Fellowship in Advanced GYN Laparoscopy

The fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Endoscopic Surgery at the University in Louisville, Kentucky is a two-year academic program. In 2001, we were initiated into the approved SRS fellowship program sponsored by the AAGL/SRS. We are one of the few academic centers in the country that offers a fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

The program not only incorporates the fellow in the university setting where they are involved with the teaching of residents, but also involves alternating in the operating room with two very busy physicians in private practices: Dr. Jonathan Reinstine with Associates in OB/GYN and Dr. Lori Warren with Women First of Louisville. The entire gamut of endoscopic surgery will be experienced by the fellow including training in urogynecologic procedures and pelvic reconstruction.

The fellow will also have the ability to attend and to work in the fresh tissue laboratory. This experience in teaching residents on the cadaver by laparoscopy is an outstanding and unique opportunity. Throughout the year, the fellow will attend a biostatistics course that is taught at the University of Louisville and will participate in academic conferences. Also, the fellow is required to participate in an independent research project that is expected to be published in a peer-reviewed journal at the culmination of their fellowship.

After completion of the program, the fellow should be able to confidently perform most advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures and be eminently qualified to continue on in academics in a supervisory capacity.

Program of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS)

To get the information about the Fellowship, please contact Dana Lamon:

  • The fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Endoscopic Surgery at the University in Louisville - Dana Lamon - Fellowship Administrator
    • Fellowship Administrator
    • Department of OBGYN & Women's Health
    • University of Louisville Physicians
    • 550 S. Jackson Street
    • 3rd floor, Ambulatory Care Bldg.
    • Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    • Phone: (502) 561-7260
    • Fax: (502) 561-8684
    • dana.lamon@ulp.org

Faculty

Resad Paya, Pasic M.D., Ph.D.
  • Resad Paya Pasic, M.D., Ph.D.
    •  Fellowship Director
    •  Professor Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  Director Section of Advanced Gynecologic Endoscopy
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  paya@louisville.edu
    •  www.gynlaparoscopy.com
Jonathan Reinstine, M.D.
  • Jonathan Reinstine, M.D.
    •  Fellowship Co-Director
    •  Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  jreinstine@aogmd.com
    •  www.aogmd.com
Lori Warren, M.D.
  • Lori Warren, M.D.
    •  Fellowship Co-Director
    •  Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  drlulubelle@aol.com
    •  http://www.wfoflou.com
Shan Biscette, M.D.
  • Shan Biscette, M.D.
    •  Assistant Professor / Fellowship Preceptor
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2010 - June 2012)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  s0bisc01@louisville.edu

International Fellows

Allam Abdel Monem, M.D. from Egypt
  • Allam Abdel Monem M.D. from Egypt
    •  Research Fellow (May 2001 - April 2003)
Jeongkyu Shin, M.D. from South Korea
  • Jeongkyu Shin, M.D. from South Korea
    •  Research Fellow (August 2008 - February 2010)
Jyotika Agochiya, M.D. from India
  • Jyotika Agochiya, M.D. from India
    •  Research Fellow (September 2010 - August 2011)

Fellows

Current
Traci E. Ito
  • Daniel N. Ginn, DO, MPH
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow
       (July 2016 - June 2018)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  traciemiito@gmail.com
Ambareen Jan
  • Ambareen-Jan
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow
       (July 2015 - June 2017)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  ambareenj@gmail.com
Daniel N. Ginn, DO, MPH
  • Daniel N. Ginn, DO, MPH
    •  Fellow, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
       (July 2014 - June 2016)
    •  Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  danielnginn@gmail.com
Linda Shiber
  • Linda Shiber
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2013 - June 2015)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  linda-dalal.shiber@ulp.org
Thomas Lang, M.D., M.Sc.
  • Thomas Lang, M.D., M.Sc.
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2012 - June 2014)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  tglang01@louisville.edu
Mark Dassel, M.D.
  • Mark Dassel, M.D.
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2011 - June 2013)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  mwdass01@louisville.edu, mark.dassel@louisville.edu
Shan Biscette, M.D.
  • Shan Biscette, M.D.
    •  Assistant Professor / Fellowship Preceptor
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2010 - June 2012)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  s0bisc01@louisville.edu
Jessica Shepherd, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Jessica Shepherd M.D., M.B.A.
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2009 - June 2011)
    •  Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
    •  Assistant Professor OB/GYN
    •  University of Chicago at Illinois
Joseph L. Hudgens, M.D.
  • Joseph L. Hudgens, M.D.
    •  Fellow (July 2009 - June 2010)
    •  Center for Women's Health
    •  Owensboro Medical Health System
    •  815 East Parrish Avenue, Suite 420
    •  Parrish Medical Plaza
  • •  Owensboro, KY 42303
    •  jhudgens@omhs.org
Kathleen Carroll
  • Kathleen Carroll
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow (July 2009 - June 2010)
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  University of Louisville School of Medicine
    •  550 S. Jackson Street
    •  Louisville, Ky 40202
    •  kc002e@yahoo.com
Patrick Yeung, M.D.
  • Patrick Jr. Yeung , M.D.
    •  Fellow (July 2007 - June 2008)
  • •  Assistant Professor
  • •  St. Louis University
    •  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
    •  Director of the the SLU Center for Endometriosis
    •  6420 Clayton Road, Ste 290
    •  St. Louis, MO 63117
    •  yeungpjr.md@gmail.com
Royshanda C. Smith - Jackson, M.D.
  • Royshanda C. Smith - Jackson, M.D.
    •  Fellow (July 2006 - June 2007)
    •  Royshanda C. Smith, M.D., LLC
    •  OB/GYN
    •  Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery
    •  1155 Hillcres Road
  • •  Mobile, AL 36695
    •  drrcsmithobgyn@hotmail.com
Eric Heinberg M.D., MPH.
  • Eric Heinberg M.D., MPH.
    •  Clinical Fellow (July 2005 - June 2006)
    •  Swedish Medical Center
    •  Seattle
    •  Washington
    •  eheinberg@cox.net
Mike Traynor M.D., MPH.
  • Mike Traynor M.D., MPH.
    •  Clinical fellow (July 2004 - June 2005)
    •  Kaiser Permanente
    •  Clackamas
    •  Oregan
    •  mptraynor@yahoo.com
Ginger Cathey, M.D.
  • Ginger Cathey M.D.
    •  Clinical fellow (July 2003 - June 2004)
    •  Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
    •  Houston
    •  Texas
    •  gingerncat@yahoo.com
Sari Kives, M.D.
  • Sari Kives M.D.
    •  Fellow (July 2002 - June 2003)
  • •  Assistant Professor 
    •  Toronto St. Michael's Hospital
    •  Hospital for Sick Children
  • •  5th Floor 55 Queen Street East, M5C 2T2 
    •  Canada
    •  kivess@smh.ca