The UT/Saint Francis Advanced Women's Health Care Fellowship
We are located in East Memphis, Tennessee. The Fellowship offers graduation in one plus years. The OB Fellows serve as junior faculty and instructors to the residency program and receive instruction in OB ultrasound, C-section training, Advanced Obstetrics and office gynecological procedures.
Approximately 1900 deliveries occur annually. The majority of the OB call and surgery is done at the Saint Francis Site. Experience may be gained through a rotation at the Regional Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis. The Med is the regional perinatal center with a level three Nursery/NICU.
The Fellows have responsibilities as attending faculty on the inpatient medicine service and OB service at Saint Francis Hospital and as preceptors in the Family Medicine Center. They take calls at Saint Francis Hospital. In addition to these responsibilities, the Fellows are scheduled to see a panel of patients on a regular basis in the Family Medicine Center.
The fellow’s annual salary is $65,000.
A list of UT benefits can be found at: www.uthsc.edu/hr/benefits/
Muneeza Khan, MD - Fellowship Director
Dr. Khan is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Family Medicine and is the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Saint Francis Hospital. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. She completed her residency at the Indiana University Methodist program as well as an Advanced Maternal and Obstetric fellowship. Additionally, she has also completed a faculty Development fellowship at Michigan State University.
Gary Lipscomb, MD
Dr. Lipscomb is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine with an additional appointment in OB/GYN at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed fellowship training in pelvic surgery. A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he holds membership in the American College of Surgeons, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Other Family Medicine OB Faculty
Lucy Bruijn, MD
Dr. Lucy Bruijn was born in Singapore. She did her undergraduate work at Emory University in Atlanta and her medical school at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Bruijn did a Famiy Medicine residency at Rochester, NY, and a fellowship in surgical obstetrics at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Kentucky. She is married and has one daughter. Dr. Bruijn loves to spend time with family, travel, and outdoor activities.
Sheetal Patel, MD
Dr. Sheetal Patel came to the University as a PGY2 resident. She completed her undergraduate work at Michigan State University and attended the Medical University of Lublin in Poland for medical school. Dr. Patel completed the Advanced Women’s Health Fellowship in the fall of 2013 and is now on the faculty for the residency program. She and her husband have one daughter.
Anna Chollet, MD
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine. New Orleans, LA
Residency: Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. Santa Rosa, CA
Marital Status: Married.
Interests: outdoor adventures, travel, gardening
Why I chose the UT/St. Francis Advanced Women's Health Care Fellowship: I am passionate about full-spectrum family medicine and women's health. I'm excited to work with family medicine residents and continue to develop my OB knowledge and procedural skills.
Sarah Tiggelaar, MD
Sarah Tiggelaar was born in Lexington, KY and lived there until she left for university. She went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN for both undergraduate and medical studies, interspersed with several years abroad in France and China. After graduating from medical school, she went to Pocatello, Idaho for family medicine residency at the ISUFM program. She would like to provide full-spectrum family medicine including operative obstetrics in a rural setting in her career. She chose the UT Women's Health Fellowship because of its strong operative training and incorporated faculty development, since she might teach at a residency program someday. She is married to her husband Max and enjoys camping, hiking, and reading novels.
- To improve the abilities of Family Physicians to provide competent, appropriate obstetrical and office gynecological care
- To impart the skills necessary to recognize, stabilize, and appropriately manage unforeseeable events and emergencies which may arise during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum
Our vision encompasses the full range of womens healthcare. Following training in our program Fellows will be expertly skilled not only in performing operative obstetrics, but will also have skills in office gynecological procedures. These Procedures include, but are not limited to
- Office Sterilization Procedures
- OB USG Including Fetal Survey
- LEEP Procedure
- Endometrial Biopsies
Requirements for Application
If you are interested in the Advanced Women's Health Care Program at UT, please submit the following
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter expressing reason for interest
- 3 letters of recommendation including: Residency Program Director and Once current instructor/colleague
- List of procedures performed including numbers: During Residency and Post-Residency (if applicable)
- USMLE Scores
- Medical degree
Applications are reviewed as received. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews beginning in September.
St. Francis Family Medicine Center
1301 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119