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Speaker Topics: Gynecology Obstetrics

Speaker Topics: Gynecology/Obstetrics


  • Commonly Encountered Complications and Conditions During Pregnancy
  • Evidenced Based Labor and Delivery Practices
  • Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

Robert Ehsanipoor, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Ehsanipoor graduated from the University of Georgia and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, at the University of California-Irvine, he joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University. 

His research interests include spontaneous preterm birth, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and multiple gestations.



  • Perinatal Brain Injury
  • Intrapartum fetal monitoring

Ernest Graham, M.D.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania he worked on the faculty there and later at the Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. He began working in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division at Johns Hopkins in January 1999, and is currently co-director of perinatology at Howard County General Hospital. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Graham's interests include hypoxic brain injury of the fetus and neonate, birth trauma, antenatal ultrasound, and operative obstetrics. He performs a wide range of prenatal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including obstetric ultrasound, Doppler studies, amniocentesis, fetal blood sampling and intrauterine transfusion.

Dr. Graham sees patients for ultrasound and ultrasound-related consultations in the Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Howard County General Hospital. His outpatient obstetric practice, including high and low-risk prenatal care and Maternal-Fetal Medicine consultation, is in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.



Okey Ibeanu, M.D., MPH
Clinical Fellow, The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service

 Dr. Ibeanu graduated from the University of Nigeria Medical School.  He subsequently completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Crozier Chester Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship in Urogynecology at Louisiana State University.  He is currently completing his Clinical Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ibeanu's research interest is in gynecological malignancies of the female reproductive tract.

Melissa M. Yates, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Dr. Yates graduated from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, then completed both a residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

Her research interests include: stimulation protocols for low responders to ovarian hyperstimulation, cholesterol metabolism and infertility, and the effect of antagonist protocols on IVF outcomes.


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