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The strength of any residency program rests with the strength of its leadership and faculty. The faculty leadership and members have devoted their professional careers to the education of residents. Research, scholarly activity and quality improvement are vital to the health of the learning environment. Aurora Heath Care is proud of the academic accomplishments of its faculty, residents and fellows as evidenced by many yearly publications and national presentations.

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Betty J. Amuzu, MD, FACOG

Betty J. Amuzu, MD, FACOG

A board-certified physician, Dr. Amuzu cares for routine and complicated gynecologic and obstetric patients. She also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain and care of geriatric gynecologic patient's. A strong advocate of education and collaborative practice, Dr. Amuzu served as program director for seven years and medical director of the midwifery program for 13 years. She continues to serve on the program evaluation committee.

A strong advocate of treating the whole person, Dr. Amuzu teaches the OB/GYN residents the importance of being sensitive to the unique needs and concerns of patients both physically and emotionally. Understanding the psychological impact of physical health on each patient is important to Dr. Amuzu.

Dr. Amuzu is a caring physician and dedicated teacher. She has received several awards for her work with residents including the National Faculty Award for Excellence in resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Amuzu earned her medical degree and completed her own residency in OB/GYN at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.

Dr. Amuzu is a life-long resident of Wisconsin. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family.

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LaRoyce F. Chambers, MD, FACOG

LaRoyce F. Chambers, MD, FACOG

A board-certified specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Chambers offers comprehensive care and treatment to women of all ages. His warmth and sensitivity in obstetrical care naturally extends to all women's health issues. Dr. Chambers spent 26 years in private practice in Milwaukee during which time he held significant leadership roles. Dr. Chambers served as the Associate Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health at Aurora Sinai Medical Center just prior to joining Aurora Medical Group.

Dr. Chambers earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It was during his obstetrics and gynecology rotation that he immediately knew what his chosen specialty would be. After serving in the United State Army as a general medical officer for two years, he resumed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University.

Dr. Chambers is President of the Medical Staff at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Chairman of the Metro Executive Committee. He also serves on the Aurora Metro Board of Directors. In his free time, Dr. Chambers and his wife enjoy family activities with their grandchildren.

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Dr. Andra Cicero

Dr. Andra Cicero

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Dr. Marie Forgie, DO

Dr. Marie Forgie, DO

Dr. Marie Forgie is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where she developed a special interest in women's health. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Integrative Biology and Women's Studies. She took time off of formal education to float freely around the world and eventually landed in Seattle, Washington with the love of her life and now husband.

She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She joined the same wonderful faculty group that trained her in August of 2014. Her professional interests are group prenatal care, international health care and medical education. She has two children, a sweet boy and a rambunctious girl, who give her gray hairs and a happy heart.

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Luther Gaston, MD

Luther Gaston, MD

Luther Gaston, MD, is a physician in obstetrics and gynecology. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1991 and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1995.

Dr. Gaston brings a breadth of experience in both labor and delivery and gynecology for his patients and is committed to teaching. As an instructor at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Dr. Gaston shared his expertise in women's health with residents and students. He has served as an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for the last 10 years.

Dr. Gaston specializes in minimally invasive techniques to treat menstrual abnormalities and uterine fibroids using hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, laparoscopic hysterectomy and vaginal hysterectomy. Dr. Gaston also specializes in management of abnormal pap smears.

Dr. Gaston has delivered several lectures on topics such as breast anatomy, breast  physiology and obstetrical trauma. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.

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Natasha Hernandez, MD

Natasha Hernandez, MD

Natasha Hernandez, MD, is a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Natasha M. Hernandez, MD is an obstetrician/gynecologist who believes every woman deserves a physician she feels comfortable with and that each patient's questions should be given adequate attention. Dr. Hernandez has a special love for obstetrical care and high-risk pregnancy and offers minimally-invasive surgical techniques to treat a variety of gynecological concerns. In addition, she has experience in ambulatory care through her participation with mobile clinics in Belize, Central America. She also participated in volunteer and educational opportunities at hospitals in Kenya and the Martial Islands providing OB/GYN care and conducting research.
As a former college athlete, Dr. Hernandez understands the special needs of the competitive, athletic woman and encourages every woman to find a balance of exercise and activities she enjoys and can stick with to optimize health.

She is a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Carla Kelly, DO

Carla Kelly, DO

Carla Kelly, DO, offers compassionate care to women from puberty through menopause and beyond. By taking time to answer questions, she focuses on the individual patient and encourages them to take an active role in the management of their personal health. Dr. Kelly strives to have a positive impact on her patients' lives by providing comprehensive services that include gynecological surgery, general and high-risk obstetrics. Dr. Kelly also provides patients with expertise in counseling for a variety of contraceptive options and gynecologic conditions.

A graduate of Des Moines University Medical School, Dr. Kelly completed both her internship and residency at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital in Michigan.

Although originally from Southeastern Wisconsin, Dr. Kelly recently relocated back to the Milwaukee area. She spent nearly five years in Wilton, CT in a private OB/GYN practice, two of those as Medical Director. Currently Dr. Kelly is involved in resident and medical student education at Aurora HealthCare and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. She also currently serves as the director of Quality for Aurora UW Medical Group.

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Nicole Salvo, MD

Nicole Salvo, MD

Dr. Nikki Salvo is a graduate of The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where she was involved in providing health care to the Hispanic population in Chicago. She is a graduate of The University of Iowa where she obtained a B.S. in Psychology. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She joined the faculty group at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in association with the University of Wisconsin in August of 2013. Since October of 2013, she has become the director of the medical student obstetrics and gynecology clerkship for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her clinical interests are minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, comprehensive gynecologic care, education of medical students and resident physicians, clinical research and group prenatal care.

She speaks Spanish and plans to continue to provide obstetric and gynecologic care for the Hispanic community in the Milwaukee area. Dr. Salvo is married and has two dogs. She enjoys travel, wakeboarding, running and spending time with family and friends.

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Danish S. Siddiqui, MD

Danish S. Siddiqui, MD, FACOG

Dr. Siddiqui offers patients several years of experience in general obstetrics and gynecology and a special interest in menopausal medicine and minimally invasive surgery for benign gynecologic disorders. He has been instrumental in initiating office-based hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic sterilization at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. He offers women minimally invasive options for the management of abnormal uterine bleeding.

After graduation from Aga Khan University medical school, Dr. Siddiqui completed his OB/GYN residency from the Aga Khan University Medical Center in Pakistan. At the completion of his residency, he moved to the USA for further training.

Dr. Siddiqui graduated from the OB/GYN residency program at the Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During his residency he received "Top Resident Teaching Award" recognition of excellence by his faculty and peers. He joined the department of OB/GYN at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in 2003, with a goal to pursue a career in academic medicine.

Dr. Siddiqui has received numerous awards for the achievement in teaching both medical students and residents.

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Jacquelynn Tillett, ND CNM

Jacquelynn Tillett, ND CNM

Dr. Tillett is a graduate of Rutgers University. She subsequently graduated from Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She received her certification in Nurse-Midwifery and Doctorate in Nursing degree in Community Health Nursing from Rush University. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty, she was Director of Staff Development and Patient Education at Rush Presbyterian-Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center where she also had a nurse-midwifery practice.

Dr. Tillett has been associated with Planned Parenthood and the Chicago Women's Health Center. Her clinical interests include nurse-midwifery care and underserved populations and delivery of prenatal care. Among her research interests are the quality of care provided by nurse-midwives and components of prenatal care. She also serves as clinical faculty in the Marquette University School of Nursing's Nurse-Midwife Program.

Dr. Tillett is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.