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Expanding our Education Team

Friday, June 16, 2017

Duke has a world-class medical school and our Department has among the best residency and fellowship training programs in the country. We have a long history of our trainees going on to be leaders in women’s health and outstanding Ob/Gyns. In order help ensure this tradition continues, we are pleased to announce that this summer we will strengthen our Education Team even further by adding two new outstanding clinician-educators and creating new education positions.

Eric Jelovsek, MD, MMEd will be joining the Duke Ob/Gyn faculty in July and will lead the education program as Vice Chair for Education. Dr. Jelovsek is currently Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and serves as Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advanced Skill Center. As you may know, Eric completed his residency at Duke in 2003 and fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2006. He also completed a fellowship in Medical Education at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, Scotland. Dr. Jelovsek is responsible for starting the Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn Residency program and developing its novel tracking curriculum. In addition to his role in education, Dr. Jelovsek also has expertise in predictive analytics and developing “individualized” prediction tools for patients and physicians and will be responsible for leading development of our Women’s Health Data Science Program.


Sarah Dotters-Katz, MD, a former resident with Duke Ob/Gyn (2014) will join Duke faculty in August after completing her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters in Health Professions Education at Eastern Virginia Medical College.  Dr. Dotters-Katz will become the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Medical Education, supporting Elizabeth Livingston, MD in medical student education. As you likely know, Dr. Dotters-Katz was widely recognized as an outstanding educator while here in residency including winning three Appleseed Awards, two CREOG Resident Teaching Awards and being a finalist for the American College of Surgeons 2012 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. This recognition has continued during fellowship where she has received multiple teaching awards each of her three years of fellowship and was inducted into the Academy of Educators, an honor society for outstanding educators at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Suheil Muasher, MD will continue as an important leader in our Education team in a new role as Director of Graduate Learning and Academic Development. In this role, Dr. Muasher will be responsible for guiding and developing the academic careers of our residents. He will also stay very involved in education of medical students and residents including being actively involved in Resident Research Day. On behalf of the Department, and particularly the residents, I would like to thank Dr. Muasher for his continued leadership and dedication to our learners.