Meet our current RWJ/RMANJ fellows
Our fellows possess both the clinical and scientific acumen necessary to make them great leaders in the field, but also the compassion and commitment to make them great doctors providing the best care in Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Kathleen Hong (2011-2014)
Kathleen Hong, M.D., FACOG attended the Boston University Seven Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education BA/MD Program, where she was elected by her peers to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was honored with the Leonard Zwerling Scholarship Award and the Henry J. Bakst Scholarship Award. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital –Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, she was the first housestaff recipient of the hospital CARE award for exemplary patient care, the Resident Physician Prize, the House Staff Teaching Award, and induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Hong is currently in her third year of fellowship. Her interests include the markers of reproductive competence of individual embryos, early human embryo development and the ART laboratory.
“With Dr. Scott as your mentor, clinical training in a well organized large volume reproductive endocrine and infertility practice, extensive hands on experience in the embryology lab, access to the latest technologies for your basic science projects and a clinical research team to help launch prospective clinical trials, there is no limit to what you can achieve and plenty of opportunities to develop a career as a physician scientist during your fellowship.”
Dr. Kathleen Hong
Marie D. Werner, M.D., our second year fellow, completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Werner obtained her B.A. from Boston College in 2004 and her M.D. from New Jersey Medical School in 2008. At NJMS, Dr. Werner was elected by her peers and professors to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During medical school, she was also awarded the Young Investigators Travel Grant by the American Thyroid Association for published research in thyroid disease and pregnancy. In her final year of residency, Dr. Werner was chosen as the administrative chief resident of her program, where she serves in both an administrative and clinical supervisory role. During her residency she has published research in oocyte cryopreservation, and given presentations at conferences sponsored by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the International Society of Fertility Preservation.
“The fellowship at RWJ-RMANJ is setting a new standard for REI training programs across the country, and I feel privileged to be a part of the team. Driven by the vision of our fellowship director, Dr. Richard Scott, you are given the unique opportunities to lead translational research which is implemented in clinical care. The harmonious interplay between personalized medicine in a large volume practice and excellence in research prepares you for a successful future.”
Dr. Marie Werner
Dr. Jason Franasiak (2013-2016)
Jason M. Franasiak, M.D. joined us in July of this year as our current first year RWJ/RMANJ Fellow. Dr. Franasiak graduated from the College of William & Mary Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with focuses in Biology and Biochemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. He went on to complete his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Franasiak was elected to the Education Administrative Chief Resident position and received several medical education teaching awards including the Teaching Certificate of Outstanding Merit from American College of Surgeon’s, the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Golden Tarheel Award for medical student teaching. His research resulted in several presentations at national meetings, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigations, and peer reviewed publications in minimally invasive surgery, endometriosis, and the human endometrium. Dr. Franasiak is honored to join the RWJ-RMANJ family.
“The faculty and staff at RWJ-RMANJ provide an unparalleled environment for fellow training. The curriculum combines cutting edge basic science and translational research with a busy clinical experience which has education, not service, at its heart. At RWJ-RMANJ I feel like I am part of a family whose goal is to help fellows excel as clinicians, researchers, and leaders in reproductive medicine.”
Dr. Jason Franasiak