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May H. Blanchard, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Administrative Title:

Division Head, General Obstetrics & Gynecology ; Vice Chair

Additional Title:

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences Associate Chair for Medical Education Chief, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology Director, Residency Program in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Phone (Primary):

410-328-5964

Fax:

410-328-3589

Education and Training

EDUCATION

 

1991   B.S.               Management/Finance and Economics, Case Western Reserve University (magna cum laude)                        

1996   M.D.              Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

 

 

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

1996 – 2000            Internship and Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University-MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic

2012                        Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard School of Public Health

Biosketch

Dr. Blanchard is Associate Chair for Medical Education, Division Chief of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Director of the Residency Program in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.  Dr. Blanchard received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University.  She completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Case Western Reserve University-MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic.  She serves as chair of the University of Maryland Medical System Obstetric Patient Safety Committee, and sits on the State of Maryland Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee.  She is active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and currently serves as ACOG District IV Secretary and a member of the ACOG District IV Executive Committee.  She was elected twice to the national ACOG Executive Board, in 2005-2006 and 2009-2012.  An active participant on the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), she served on the CREOG Education committee 2009-2016 (Chair, 2013-2016).  Dr. Blanchard is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) since 2008, and coordinates the ABOG Maintenance of Certification Part II Office Practice section.  Her areas of research and clinical interest involve the evaluation and care of patients with fibroids, residency education, and family planning.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Fibroids/leiomyomata, residency education, medical education, family planning

Highlighted Publications

  1. Bailit, J.L., L. Dierker, M.H. Blanchard, and B.M. Mercer.  Outcomes of women presenting in active versus latent phase of spontaneous labor.  Obstet Gynecol  2005;105: 77-9.
  2. Blanchard, M.H., A. Autry, H. Brown, J. Musich, et al.  A multi-center study to determine motivating factors for residents pursuing Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005; 193: 1835-41.
  3. Kane S.M., Siddiqui N.Y., Bailit J.L., Blanchard M.H.  Duty hour restrictions, ambulatory experience, and surgical procedural volume in obstetrics and gynecology.   Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2010; 2(4): 530-5.
  4. Blanchard M.H.  Work…life…balance?  Obstet Gynecol 2012; 119(1): 177-9.
  5. Bai G., Gajer P., Nandy M., Ma B., Yang H., Sakamoto J., Blanchard M.H., Ravel J., Brotman R.M. Comparison of storage conditions for human vaginal microbiome studies.  PLoS ONE 7(5):e36934, May 2012.
  6. Blanchard M.H., Ramsey P.S., Gala R.B., Gyamfi-Bannerman C., Srinivas S.K., Hernandez-Rey A.E.  Impact of the medical liability crisis on postresidency training and practice decisions in obstetrics-gynecology.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2012; 4(2): 190-5
  7. Blanchard M.H. and Kriebs J.M.  A successful model of collaborative practice in a university-based maternity care setting.  Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am 2012; 39(3): 367-72.
  8. Blanchard M.H., NEJM Knowledge+. Authored 8 questions in Obstetrics and Gynecology for comprehensive lifelong learning product from NEJM Group, 2014.
  9. Stagg. A.R., Blanchard M.H., Carson S.A., Peterson H.B., Flynn E.B., Ogburn T. Obstetrics and gynecology resident interest and participation in global health.  Obstetrics & Gynecolgoy 2017; 129(5):911-917

Clinical Specialty Details

General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fibroid uterus diagnosis and evaluation

Professional Activity

National Service

 

AMERICAN BOARD OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY                           

2008 – present        Examiner, Oral Board Examination in General Obstetrics & Gynecology 

        2010 – present        Maintenance of Certification Test-Writing Committee

                                                   MOC Part III, 2010 – present

                                                   MOC Part IV, 2013 – present

        2012                        Pearls of Excellence Committee, Foundation for EXXcellence

                                                   in Women’s Health Care

        2014 – present        Basic Written Examination Question-writing

        2014 – present        Maintenance of Certification Part II Basic MOC Coordinator

                                                   Lifelong Learning Article Selection and Question-writing, Office Practice

                            

 

AMERICAN COLLEGE (CONGRESS) OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS     

2002                        District V Junior Fellow Secretary/Treasurer

2002 – 2003            District V Junior Fellow Vice-chair (Chair-elect)

2003 – 2004            District V Junior Fellow Chair

2004                        General Meetings Arrangements Chair,

                                           District V Junior Fellow Annual Meeting

2004 – 2005            District V Junior Fellow Immediate Past-chair

2004 – 2005            Junior Fellow College Advisory Council Vice-chair (national Chair-elect)

2005 – 2006            Junior Fellow College Advisory Council Chair (national Chair)

2005 – 2007            District V Fellow-at-Large

2006                        Course Director, Business of Medicine Symposium for Junior Fellows,

                                           ACOG 54th Annual Clinical Meeting

2006 – 2007            Junior Fellow College Advisory Council Immediate Past-chair (national)

2006 – 2011            Reviewer and Panelist, Grievance Committee                                       

2007                        Course Director, Business of Medicine Symposium for Junior Fellows,

                                           ACOG 55th Annual Clinical Meeting

2007 – 2010            ACOG Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Awards Committee                                              Member 2007-2008,

                                           Chair 2009-2010

2008                       Invited participant, ACOG Educational Retreat:  The Future of OB-GYN                                                        Resident Training

2009 – 2012            Fellow-at-Large, National Executive Board                             

2009 – 2012            Executive Board Liaison, Committee on Adolescent Health Care

2009 – 2012            Executive Board Liaison, Committee on Obstetric Practice

2009 – 2012            Executive Board By-laws Committee

2009 – 2012            District IV Young Physician Representative to the District Advisory Council

2009 – 2012            District IV Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

2010 – 2012            District IV Committee on Legislative Activities and Professional Liability

2011                        Executive Board Committee to Select the Public Member

2012                        District IV Advisory Council eCommunications Administrator

2012 – 2013            ACOG National Committee on Nominations, At-Large Member

2012 – 2016            District IV Scientific Program Chair and General Arrangements Chair

                                           2014 Districts I, III, & IV Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

                                           2015 Districts I, III, & IV Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

                                           2016 Districts IV & VII Annual Meeting, White Sulfur Springs, WV

2013 – 2014            ACOG National Committee on Nominations, At-Large Member

2014 – 2015            ACOG National Committee on Nominations, At-Large Member

2015 – 2017            ACOG District IV Treasurer

2016 – present        ACOG Presidential (Thomas Gellhaus) Global Health Initiative, Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Program Steering Committee

2016 – present        ACOG Grievance Committee

2017 - present         ACOG District IV Secretary

 

 

 COUNCIL ON RESIDENT EDUCATION IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

        2007                        General Session Oral Abstract Presentation Moderator,

                                                   2007 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT

        2008                        Poster Abstract Judge, 2008 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting,  Lake Buena Vista, FL          

        2009                        Oral Abstract Presentation Judge,  2009 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

        2009 – 2016           Member, CREOG Education Committee

                                                   Curricular development for OB-GYN residency training

        2010                        General Session Oral Abstract Presentation Moderator,

                                        Oral Abstract Presentation Judge,

                                        Poster Abstract Judge,

                                                   2010 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

        2011                        Abstract Submission Reviewer,

                                                   2011 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

        2011 – 2013            Vice-Chair, CREOG Education Committee

        2012                        General Session Oral Abstract Presentation Moderator,

                                                   Oral Abstract Presentation Judge,       

                                                   2012 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

        2013                        General Session Oral Abstract Presentation Moderator,

                                                   Oral Abstract Presentation Judge,       

                                                   2013 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ

        2013 – 2016             Chair, CREOG Education Committee

        2013 – 2016             Member, CREOG Executive Committee

        2013 – 2016             Member, CREOG Council

        2014                        General Session Oral Abstract Presentation Moderator,

                                                   Oral Abstract Presentation Judge,  2014 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

 

       

SOCIETY OF ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS IN GENERAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY (SASGOG)

        2013 – 2015           Executive Board member

        2013 – 2015           Chair, Membership Committee

 

OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE

2002                         Contributing Editors Board, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beckmann C.R.B., Ling F.W., Barzansky B.M., Herbert W. N.P., Laube D.W., and Smith R.P. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th ed. 2002, 5th ed. 2005, 6th ed. 2009.

2005                         Concept Contributor, The Business of Medicine:  An Essential Guide for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, published by ACOG Department of Health Economics. 

2005                         Concept Contributor, Professional Liability and Risk Management:  An Essential Guide for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, published by ACOG Department of Professional Liability/Risk Management.  First edition 2005, Second edition 2008.

2005 – present          Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2007 – present          Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

2008 – present          Ad Hoc Reviewer, Surgical Innovation 

2009 – 2016              Content contributor and Editor for CREOG Education Committee

                                                   CREOG Educational Objectives, 10th edition

                                                   Patient Safety, on-line educational module

                                                   Milestones Tools, on-line resource toolkit

                                                   Advocacy, on-line educational module

                                                   Annotated CREOG Educational Objectives, 10th edition

                                                   Global Health Program Resources, FAQs; on-line module

                                                   CREOG Educational Objectives, 11th edition                                   

2010 – 2013           Contributing Columnist Ask the Doctor, pause Magazine (e-version)

2011 – 2012            Emerging Experts Advisory Panel, Contemporary OB/Gyn

2012 – 2014            Program Director and Question Author, NEJM Knowledge+

 

Local Service

2010 – present        Member, State of Maryland Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee   

2010 – 2016            Member, Editorial Board, University of Maryland Rounds