Monique Vaughan, MD
I chose Duke for fellowship training for a variety of reasons. First, I was interested in a program that would provide surgical training across the breadth of our specialty, including relatively equal volumes of vaginal and robotic/laparoscopic routes. I was also interested in a program with strong research mentorship and access to a variety of resources, such as coordinators, statisticians (if needed), and funding. Perhaps most importantly, I was looking for a program with great mentors and leaders in our field who would support me but also challenge me – without a doubt, I believe I found all of these things at Duke!
My ultimate career goal is to work in an academic practice where I will have the opportunity to continue mentoring and teaching medical students and residents, and also have the opportunity to continue scholarly pursuits after fellowship.
Education & Training
- University of Florida, MD, 2012
- University of Virginia, Residency, 2016
Awards and Achievements
- Best Resident Research Project – University of Virginia Resident Research Day 2016
- Anne L. Brodie Resident Clinician Award – University of Virginia, 2016
- Best Teaching Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of Virginia, 2015
- Honorable Mention by Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award Selection Committee, 2015
- Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (AUGS), 2015
- University of Virginia Department of OB/GYN Administrative Chief Resident, 2015-2016
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2014
- Best Teaching Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of Virginia, 2014
- Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society – University of Florida College of Medicine, 2011
I currently have several clinical research interests which include surgical simulation training, OB/GYN resident education, and risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse recurrence. My first project of fellowship will focus on validating a surgical model for simulating vaginal hysterectomy. I am currently brainstorming and developing ideas for my fellowship thesis, which will likely focus on patients with recurrent urinary tract infection.
- Vaughan, MH, Modesitt SC, Mo Y, Trowbridge ER. Serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma: An incidental finding at the time of prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2015; Epub 2015 Feb 23. PMID 25802782.
- Levey DL, Londoño GA, Ungvari-Martin J, Hiersoux MR, Jankowski JE, Poulsen JR, Stracey CM, and Robinson SK. Urban mockingbirds quickly learn to identify individual humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A. 2009 June 2; 106(22): 8959–8962. Published online 2009 May 18.
- Hiersoux, MR. An experimental study of fecal sac consumption in Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos). Unpublished undergraduate thesis, University of Florida, Department of Zoology, Gainesville, FL, 2008. (Preceptors: Gustavo A. Londoño and Scott K. Robinson).