Faculty

The obstetrics and gynecology faculty of the Residency Program is notable for the background, training and experience of its members. Fulltime faculty includes attending surgeons physicians all of whom hold appointments in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Their primary responsibility is resident education. Our entire faculty is based at NHRMC and University Physicians.

Todd M. Beste, M.D.


Program Director

Todd M. Beste, M.D.

Program Director
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Associate Professor
M.D. - East Carolina University

 

Walter H. Gajewski, M.D


Gynecologic Oncology

Walter H. Gajewski, M.D.

Gynecologic Oncology
Professor
M.D. - Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston

Laif B. Lofgren, M.D.


Associate Professor

Laif B. Lofgren, M.D.

Obstetrics/Gynecology
Associate Professor
M.D.- Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Dr. Lofgren joined Women's Health Specialties and the SEAHEC faculty in October 1997 as a generalist in obstetrics and gynecology after ten years in private practice. Dr. Lofgren is part of the faculty at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is an Assistant Professor for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center OB/GYN Residency Training Program and works closely with the Nurse Midwifery Program.

Jeffrey A. Stinson, M.D.


Assistant Professor

Jeffrey A. Stinson, M.D.

Obstetrics / Gynecology
Assistant Professor
M.D.- University of Cincinnati

H. Alexander "Sandy" Easley III, JD MD

Professor
M.D. - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill                     

Dr. Easley joined the faculty at SEAHEC in 2011. He specializes in treating complex gynecologic conditions including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, abnormal bleeding, fecal incontinence, and menopause. Dr. Easley offers no-incision tubal sterilization, minimally invasive pelvic reconstructive surgery and robotic gynecologic surgeries. He is an Assistant Professor in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Ob/Gyn Residency Training Program.

William M Johnstone Jr MD JD MBA FACOG FACS

Assistant Professor

MD - East Carolina University

Ashwin V. Patel, M.D.


Assistant Professor

Ashwin V. Patel, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Inpatient and outpatient care of routine and high-risk obstetrics and gynecology
M.D. - Medical University of South Carolina

Karenne N Fru MD/Phd


Assistant Professor Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Karenne N Fru MD/Phd

Assistant Professor

MD - Medical College of Georgia

Fellowship - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinical Fellowship Training Program, Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

Imelda N Odibo MD


Assistant Professor Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Imelda N Odibo MD

Assistant Professor

MD - Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arkansas for medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR