Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Resident Research


Research Project Presentations


Presentation of a research project is a requirement for graduation in the Baylor College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program. We utilize didactic time and journal clubs to teach our residents the fundamentals of clinical and basic science research. We also keep them on track to present their findings at the Baylor Annual Arthur M. Faris Resident Research Day. Dr. Faris and the Faris family, through their generous gift, make it possible for our residents to develop the skills to become OB/GYN research leaders. In the last academic year, our residents presented their research scholarship at most of the major annual meetings. Below are some of our recent resident research scholarships.


Hosseinzadeh P, Shamshirsaz A.A, Cass D.L, et al. Fetoscopic laser ablation of vasa previa for a fetus with a giant cervical lymphatic malformation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct;46(4):507-8.doi: 10.1159/000475990. [Epub ahead of print]

Ho YK, Turley M, Marc-Aurele KL, et al. Enlarged Cavum Septi Pellucidi and Vergae in the Fetus and Neonate: A Cause for Concern. J Ultrasound Med. 2017; 36(8):1657-1668

Hosseinzadeh P, Chappell N, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Gibbons W. (2017). Descriptive Analysis of Spontaneous and Interval Pregnancies in an Academic Fertility Center.Oral presentation at: Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TAOG); San Antonio, TX.

Zhang-Rutledge, K. Clark SL. Denning S, Timmins A, Dildy GA, Gandhi M. An Initiative to Reduce the Episiotomy Rate: Association of Feedback and the Hawthrone Effect with Leapfrog Goals. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2017;130:146-150.

Hall NR, Rutledge EC, Ramin SM, Monga M, Shoemaker MK, Puryear LJ. Utilization of inpatient psychiatry consults at an urban obstetric hospital. Society for Reproductive Investigation 64th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 15-18, 2017 (Abstract #060; poster presentation).

Rutledge EC, Tung CS, Muscal J, Lopez ME, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Dietrich JE. The Influence of Staging System in Pediatric Ovarian Cancer Clinical Outcomes. BCM Resident Research Day/Texas Forum for Reproductive Sciences, Houston, Texas, April 28, 2017; Oral Presentation

Guner J, Kim GE, Delaney MA, Ghosh-Choudhury T, Valdes C, Gibbons M, Anderson ML. Expression of tumor suppressor gene PCDH10 in leiomyomas and leiomyosarcomas. SRI conference, March 2017, Orlando, FL. Oral presentation.

Sukhavasi, N., Mathur, V., Morris, S., Russo, M. Surgical Considerations in Obstetrics in Women with Loeys Dietz Syndrome. BCM OBGYN Resident Research Day, 2017 and TCH Surgical Research Day, 2017.

L. Yang, M. Peavey, K. Kaskar, K. Miller, C. T. Valdes, T. L. Woodard, P. W. Zarutskie, W. E. Gibbons. Embryokinetics and implantation rate by time-lapse microscopy. 23rd Annual Texas Forum for Reproductive Sciences at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030

Salmanian, B. Posterior placentation in morbidly adherent placenta: a nested case-control study of characteristics and outcomes. Poster Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of Society for Maternal-Fetal medicine (SMFM), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2017.

Salmanian, B. Multidisciplinary team learning in management of morbidly adherent placenta - outcome improvements over time. Poster Presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of Society for Maternal-Fetal medicine (SMFM), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2017

Salmanian, B. Trends in cesarean delivery among twins in different gestational age groups and risk factors, in the United States; 2006 -2013. Poster Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of Society for Maternal-Fetal medicine (SMFM), Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2016.

L. Yang, M. Peavey, K. Kaskar, K. Miller, C. T. Valdes, T. L. Woodard, P. W. Zarutskie, W. E. Gibbons. Embryokinetics and implantation rate by time-lapse microscopy. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 2016

Bateni ZH, Clark SL, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, et al. Trends in the delivery route of twin pregnancies in the United States, 2006-2013. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Oct;205:120-6. PMID: 27591713.

Hosseinzadeh P, Espinoza J, Ness A, et al. (2016) Does fetal intervention improve perinatal outcomes in fetuses with non-immune hydrops fetalis with unknown etiology? Poster Presentation at 36th Annual Meeting, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), February 1-6, 2016.

Hosseinzadeh P, Espinoza J, Ness A, et al. (2015). Perinatal mortality rate according to the location of fluid collection sites in non-immune hydrops fetalis Oral Presentation presented at: International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG); Montral, QC. CAN.

Hosseinzadeh P, Salmanian B, Moaddab A, Golabbakhsh H, Shamshirsaz A.A, Gandhi M. (2015). Weight gain according to 2009 institute of medicine (IOM) guidelines in twin pregnancies: maternal and neonatal outcomes Poster presented at: Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM); San Diego, CA.

Hosseinzadeh P, Shamshirsaz A.A, Javadian P, et al. Prenatal Therapy of Large Placental Chorioangiomas: Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Perinatology
Reports. 2015, Oct; 5(2):e196-202.

Hotez P, Whitham M. Helminth Infections: A New Global Women's Health Agenda. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014;123:155-160.

Shamshirsaz AA, Fox KA, Salmanian B, et al. Maternal morbidity in patients with morbidly adherent placenta treated with and without a standardized multidisciplinary approach. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug 27.

Salmanian B, Shamshirsaz AA, Cass DL, et al. Fetal cardiac tamponade in a case of right-side congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;123(2 Pt 2):447-50. [PMID: 24413239]

Shamshirsaz AA, Salmanian B, Ravangard SF, et al. Nuchal translucency and cardiac abnormalities in euploid singleton pregnancies. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jul 19. [PMID: 23806115]

New Papers

Shamshirsaz AA, Fox KA, Erfani H, et al. Multidisciplinary team learning in the management of the morbidly adherent placenta: outcome improvements over time. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28213059

Floyd JL, Campbell S, Rauh-Hain JA, Woodard T. Fertility preservation in women with early-stage gynecologic cancer: optimizing oncologic and reproductive outcomes [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 21]. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020;ijgc-2020-001328. doi:10.1136/ijgc-2020-001328

Floyd JL, Beasley AD, Swaim LS, Turrentine MA, Nijjar JB. Association of Immediate Postpartum Etonogestrel Implant Insertion and Venous ThromboembolismObstet Gynecol. 2020;135(6):1275-1280. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000003760

Moufarrij SM, Edwards C, McKenzie L, Adeyemi-Fowode O. Successful Pregnancy after Intervention for Spindle-Cell Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Case Report [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 26]. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020;S1083-3188(20)30194-7.

Lara OD, Wang Y, Asare A, et al. Pan-cancer clinical and molecular analysis of racial disparitiesCancer. 2020;126(4):800-807. doi:10.1002/cncr.32598

Cook E, Ramirez M, Turrentine M. Time Has Come for Routine Penicillin Allergy Testing in ObstetricsAJP Rep. 2020;10(1):e15-e19. doi:10.1055/s-0039-3401801

Magistrado L, Dorland J, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Patil N, Dietrich JE. Paratubal Cyst Recurrence in Children and Adolescents [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 24]. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020;S1083-3188(20)30284-9. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2020.07.008

Stambough K, Magistrado L, Perez-Milicua G. Evaluation of ambiguous genitaliaCurr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2019;31(5):303-308. doi:10.1097/GCO.0000000000000565

Xiao J, Fu K, Duan K, Wang J, Sunkara S, Guan X. Pregnancy-preserving Laparoendoscopic Single-site Surgery for Gynecologic Disease: A Case Series [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 29]. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020;S1553-4650(20)30112-6. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2020.02.009

Salmanian B, Fox KA, Erfani H, Arian SE, et al. In vitro fertilization as an independent risk factor for placenta accreta spectrum [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 30]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020;S0002-9378(20)30511-1. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2020.04.026