Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)

Dr.Yinka Oyelese, MD, MRCOG

I underwent my basic medical training at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, at the time considered to be the leading medical center in Africa. I subsequently rotated through the specialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Emergency Room, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. After initial training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Nigeria, I proceeded to the United Kingdom for training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1997

Working as Registrar to Professor Stuart Campbell, a pioneer and leading authority in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, I had training in the management of high-risk pregnancies. In my years of training, I have had the opportunity of working closely with such leaders in the field as Anthony Vintzileos, M.D., Yves Ville, M.D., Anthony Scialli, M.D., Stuart Stanton, M.D., Tom Bourne, M.D., Ph.D., John T. Queenan, M.D., John C. Smulian, M.D., and Cande V. Ananth, Ph.D., M.P.H.

I have authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in leading obstetrics and gynecology journals. In addition, I have contributed seven chapters in major maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics and ultrasound textbooks. I am a referee and reviewer for seven leading journals in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Imaging. I have been ranked by Obstetrics & Gynecology, the most prestigious journal in the field, with a circulation in excess of 46,000 and an impact factor of 3.512, among the top 10% of reviewers for the journal. I am also rated among the top 5% of reviewers for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, considered the most respected journal in obstetrical and gynecological imaging. My work has been cited in virtually every major obstetric text as well as in numerous journal articles. My work is also cited in the practice guidelines of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the official educational guide (Prolog) in Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. I was invited to write editorials for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Family Physician (readership in excess of 190,000). I have had front cover articles in two of the leading journals. I have been interviewed for numerous newspaper articles (Dallas Home News, The Greenville News, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Pregnancy Today, Boca Raton News, Intellihealth.Com, the Statesman, and Prevention magazine).

My primary area of interest is Maternal-Fetal Medicine, with particular interests in abnormalities of the placenta and umbilical cord, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound, and intrapartum and operative obstetrics. I enjoy teaching medical students and other residents and have been recognized with numerous teaching awards. My research presentations have won the First Prizes at the New Jersey Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society in 2003, 2004, and 2006 as well as the New York Perinatal Society in 2005. As a Chief Resident at Georgetown University Medical Center, I received the First Place award at the Resident Research Day. I have also presented my work at numerous National and International conferences including the World Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, World Congress of Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Course on Audit.

Recently, my focus of research has changed to basic science. In collaboration with Dr Morgan Peltier, PhD, Director of the Perinatal Biology Laboratory at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School, I am examining the effect of progesterone at a cellular level on the mediators of preterm labor and cervical ripening. The first of these experiments “Effect of progesterone on Nitric oxide production by bacteria-stimulated endocervical and vaginal epithelial cells” and “Effect of experimental preterm premature rupture of the membranes on fetal weight “were presented at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 26th Annual Clinical Meeting in Miami, Florida in February 2006. Further experiments are being prepared for publication

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