Dina Bastawros, MD
Carolinas Health Care System
Dina Bastawros is an FPMRS fellow at Carolinas Health Care System in Charlotte, NC. She graduated with honors from Indiana University, where her passion for teaching began to cultivate. She served as a biology teaching assistant. She was carefully selected to design and deliver a freshmen general education course. Dr. Bastawros received her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. While there, she served on the Admissions Committee and chaired several organizations. She did several outreach projects working with youth through mentorship. Dr. Bastawros completed her OB/GYN training at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where she served as Chief of Education. She was awarded the FPMRS Excellence Award twice. She brings her passion for education in fellowship. She authored two chapters, in addition to giving several lectures. She serves on several committees, including the Program Evaluation Committee, where she worked diligently to shape the fellowship program at Carolinas.
- Active member of AUGS
- Attended AUGS from 2014 to present meetings.
Education is passion of mine. I've had opportunities that challenged and refined my teaching skills to meet the needs of various of learners, providing an invaluable asset to the selected committees. My experience in chairing committees is an asset. Per the mission statement, AUGS aims to promote the highest quality patient care through excellence in education. My previous experiences are advantageous in developing objectives to strengthen the AUGS mission. My reliable nature and leadership complement the skill that I will bring. My critical thinking and hardworking nature are steadfast. As the first fellow at Carolinas, my organization has been paramount in achieving deadlines ahead of schedule. The challenge of being a trailblazer was effortlessly met as my strategic thinking skills were constantly exercised. My clear communication was demonstrated as I worked to optimize the program for future fellows. Overall, the aforementioned is why my involvement would benefit the committees.
Ankita Gupta, MD, MPH
University of Louisville
During my medical school in Mumbai, India, I was involved in rural community based projects on improving gynecological care of women. During my Masters in Public Health at the Harvard school of public health, I also obtained a diploma in public health leadership and was on the organization committee for the health equity and leadership conference. I was involved in advocacy efforts in adolescent health resource allocation in public schools and access to postpartum healthcare among minority populations. During my Ob/Gyn residency, I served as administrative chief resident and in that role acted as the resident liaison to the department of GME. I also spent two years serving as the program representative to my districts chapter of ACOG. I was awarded the resident of the year awards in urogynecology and maternal and fetal medicine, as well as the excellence in CREOG award.
- While my current AUGS involvement has been limited to presentations, I would like to be more actively involved in the various AUGS committees.
As a graduate student at the Harvard School of Public health with students from 40 different countries, I learned the invaluable lesson of understanding and respecting differing informed viewpoints, while presenting my own. As the administrative chief resident, I channeled that experience to encourage dialogue and solve conflicts, but also to create changes in curriculum to enhance educational opportunities. I was able to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines effectively during a busy PGY-4 year. Each of these experiences required careful planning with attention to detail and teamwork to bring forth the desired product that we were proud of. I have always been passionate about quality improvement and educational advancements. As a new fellow in FPMRS, I would be invested in improving the reach and spreading the mission of AUGS. Given my experiences, perspective and drive, I believe I would be able to contribute well should I be chosen to be on an AUGS committee.
Erik Hokenstad, MD
Dr. Hokenstad is a first year fellow in FPMRS at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He has been a member of AUGS since 2013. A native of Bismarck, North Dakota, he received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota and then completed residency in OB/GYN at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During residency, he won OB/GYN Resident Teacher of the Year from the Mayo Clinic Medical School as well as the Elizabeth Ann Harris Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He currently has the academic rank of Instructor of OB/GYN and is a Bronze Quality Fellow at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hokenstad has served on the OB/GYN Education committee during residency and will begin another term in the coming academic year. He has also given many resident didactic lectures as a fellow. He has participated in a multicenter study as part of the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. His academic interests include education, quality improvement, and surgical outcomes.
- AUGS membership since 2013
- AUGS meeting attendance since 2012
- Participation in the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network
I have attended each AUGS meeting since 2012 in Chicago and watched as AUGS members, both faculty and fellows, participate in the organization. Now that I am a fellow, I want to make a contribution to the society. I believe that only with strong leadership from its members can AUGS fulfill its mission of promoting the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research, and advocacy. As a founding member of our pelvic pain clinic, we met weekly as a team to set our goals and improve processes to both increase efficiency and better the care we gave our patients. Doing both residency and fellowship with my wife, a GYN oncologist, we have learned that flexibility, teamwork, and commitment are vital for both our jobs and family. I will continue to use the skills I have learned thus far in any committee assignment given to me.
Toya Pratt, MD
Kaiser East Bay-UCSF
I am a former chief administrative resident at Emory and will be the first FPMRS fellow at Kaiser East Bay-UCSF in July of 2017. I am an efficient and detail-oriented individual with experience as President and Vice-President of medical interest groups including the Penn State College of Medicine Student Council, Family Medical Interest Group, Multicultural Awareness Club and Student National Medical Association. I had the pleasure of serving on the Chief Resident Council and being a motivated liaison between the residents and administration, which further enhanced my problem solving and teamwork skills. I am avid learner and it is my eagerness to learn that aids in my development as a better teacher. I have been the recipient of the Silver Apple Teaching Award in residency for the past three years and dedicated to continued health education.As a recipient of the Excellence in FPMRS Award in 2016, I am excited to contribute to the field through service, education, and research.
- In October of 2016 I attended the annual American Urogynecologic Society Conference in Denver, Colorado. I had the privilege of presenting my work entitled, "Obesity and Perioperative Complications in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in 2013: Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample," as an oral podium presentation. I have submitted the manuscript and requested revisions to Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and awaiting final decision correspondence.
I am a goal-oriented and self-driven leader who looks to contribute to the field of FPMRS through meaningful clinical research and exceptional patient care. My specific committee interest stems from my research focus in behavioral and surgical outcomes. Participating in a Society committee would afford the opportunity to identify clinical practice gaps, be it patient knowledge/awareness, lack of resources, or adverse outcomes, and further discuss with committee members in hopes of drafting action plans for the betterment of the field. Committee participation also allows for networking and professional growth, which is of great interest to my future career. I am an active listener and take interest in identifying areas of improvement and executing action plans. I am organized and dependable, thus committed to meeting deadlines and have no concern with balancing my duties as a fellow and potential committee member.
May Sanaee, MD, FRCSC
University of British Columbia
I completed a 5-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada in June 2016 and moved into a 2-year fellowship in FPMRS at the University of British Columbia with Drs Roxana Geoffrion and Geoffrey Cundiff. I am concurrently working towards a Masters of Medical Education through McMaster University and have completed 1 of 3 years. My fellowship is comprised of rotations in urogynecology, urology, colorectal surgery, radiology and geriatric medicine. I practice as an independent OBGYN on weekends and am very active in various teaching roles not only clinically, but also directly supervise 3 medical students at our research institute (www.centreforpelvicfloor.ca). Outside of work I participate in youth leadership training activities and am engaged in my neighbourhood association. Being early in my career I look forward to growing with this organization over the next several decades.
- I attended the AUGS PFD Week in Denver, Colorado last year and this was my first AUGS experience. I was impressed by the high quality and caliber of the program and it serves as the inspiration for my wanting to become more involved with AUGS.
I am interested in serving on an AUGS committee because it represents one way to contribute to the progress of FPMRS as a specialty. I feel it would not only be an honour but also a duty to volunteer time to an AUGS committee. I would like to put into practice what I am learning not only in my fellowship, but also in my graduate studies in education into action. I have served on many committees ranging from surgical curriculum committees, to organizing national and international conferences, to social committees. I can contribute my time, experience and knowledge. I also know that serving on an AUGS committee will be very valuable for my personal growth. FPMRS fellowships are not accredited in Canada, and I hope to be one of the pioneers to change this. Working with a group that has gone through these growing pains will be very helpful to learn from. Working with new people on a committee helps forge relationships and build new networks for the future advancement of our specialty.
William Winkelman, MD
Mount Auburn Hospital/BIDMC
I attended Dartmouth College where I received a BA with a focus in Bioethics and Religion. I then attended Harvard Medical School. With my background in ethics, my research interests focused on quality of life and I was nominated to be a Neil Samuel Ghiso Fellow for Compassionate Care for my work with terminally ill patients. I recently completed my residency training at University of California, San Francisco. My research work has expanded throughout residency and I have received a number of awards for my studies both locally and nationally. I was a leader in my residency and served as a representative on the Resident and Fellows Council. During my chief year, I was nominated to be the Administrative Chief. I am starting as a fellow in FPMRS at Mount Auburn/BIDMC. My extensive experience leading teams and my many roles that have helped me hone my administrative and communication skills make me particularly suited for the role of the Vice Chair of the Fellows Special Interest Group.
- I have attended AUGS for the past two years as a resident and last year I presented a poster. I am planning to attend AUGS in Providence and have had an abstract accepted for an oral presentation.
I am committed to women's health and feel that I have a unique set of skills that will help promote the AUGS mission. One of my strengths throughout residency has been my administrative skills. Specifically, my role as Administrative Chief in Residency helped me develop these organizational skills as well as the ability to problem solve, to work with teams and to communicate effectively. I am organized and have always been on top of deadlines. In sum, I look forward to becoming more involved with AUGS where I can help building strong network of colleagues across the country in order to advance research, education and patient care.