Dr. Kevin Conaway
Associate Professor and
Residency Program Director

Welcome to the Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program Website!

Welcome to the residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. Training in our ACGME accredited program offers exposure to the full range of obstetric and gynecologic subspecialties, while maintaining a focus on the primary care aspects of our specialty. Our sixteen full time faculty members include two maternal fetal medicine specialists, a gynecologic oncologist, and a reproductive endocrinologist. Our faculty is complemented by volunteer clinical faculty members who actively participate in the education of residents and medical students. Residency at Marshall provides a wealth of clinical experience. Our department does not offer fellowships, thus allowing residents to serve as the primary caregivers for patients on the subspecialty services.Cabell Huntington Hospital serves as the primary training site for our residents. This facility is the tri-state area's largest provider of obstetrical, neonatal and gynecologic care. Subspecialty care is provided at several facilities located on the Cabell Huntington Campus. The new Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center allows our physicians to provide care for gynecologic malignancies in a state of the art facility.

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine, located within Cabell Huntington Hospital, exposes the resident to assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The Perinatal Center provides the resident physicians with exposure to prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound, genetic counseling, and evaluation of fetal health. Women with pregnancies complicated by hypertension receive specialized care in the Maternal Hypertension Center. Our program also utilizes Saint Mary's Medical Center and the Cabell Huntington Surgery Center to provide benign gynecologic procedural opportunities.

As you explore our program, you will see that we are truly committed to medical education. The faculty includes two graduates of the APGO Academic Leaders and Scholars program. Residents are scheduled one half day per week of protected academic time. Faculty is either scrubbed or immediately available for all surgical procedures and patient encounters to provide education and supervision. We easily comply with the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour requirements through use of a night float system for after hours coverage. A laparoscopic skills lab is located adjacent to the Antepartum Suite in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Resident physicians have 24/7 access to the lab to practice their surgical skills.

Huntington offers a four season climate and abundant outdoor recreational activities. The main campus of Marshall University provides all of the benefits and opportunities of a major university including excellence in education, arts, entertainment, and major college athletics. Information about the City of Huntington and surrounding Cabell County is provided by The Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Six of the resident physicians in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology presented the findings of their research projects at the 26th Annual  Research  Day held on March 24-25, 2014 at the Marshall University Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

Heidi Michael, MD was the Clinical Science Research Poster Winner (resident).

Poster presentations

Retrospective analysis of patients entering the Maternal Addition and Recovery Center (MARC) program evaluating pregnancy and neonatal outcomes
Heidi Michael, MD PG-3

Chronic Kidney Disease in a Pregnant Patient:  A Case Report
Melissa A. Rowe, MD  PG1

Pathological analysis of hysterectomy specimens following prior endometrium ablation: identification of risk factors for abnormal pathology and need for hysterectomy
Ashleigh Clickett, DO PG-3

23 year old 16 week pregnant female with radial artery embolism from intravenous drug abuse
Arifa Khokar, MD PG-1

Oral presentations

Fetal Vitamin D Levels at Parturition: Does Location Matter?
Jesse N. Cottrell, MD  PG-2

Umbilical Cord Buprenorphine Tissue Levels and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Allison Hamilton, MD  PG-3

We welcome your questions and would love to show you our commitment to education as you explore your options for residency training.