Meet our current Jefferson-RMA 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. Brent M. Hanson (2018-2021)

Brent M. Hanson, M.D. joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2018 as a first year fellow. He graduated from the University of Arizona Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies. He then received his M.D. from West Virginia University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Dr. Hugh Carr Scholarship for academic excellence. Dr. Hanson completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. There, he earned the University of Utah Resident Research Award as well as recognition for the best Grand Rounds presentation. During his medical school and residency training, he produced several peer-reviewed articles which have been published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Fertility & Sterility, and the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has also presented abstracts at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting as well as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting. Dr. Hanson maintains a commitment to ongoing research within the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and is honored to join the team at Jefferson-RMA.

“I am both humbled and excited to become a part of the fellowship at Jefferson-RMA. The program combines excellent training opportunities with an incredibly skilled team, and I look forward to gaining expertise through interactions with patients, countless research and educational endeavors, and relationships with outstanding faculty mentors.”
Dr. Brent M. Hanson

Dr. Julia G. Kim (2018-2021)

Julia G. Kim MD, MPH joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2018 as a first-year fellow. She graduated from Brown University in three years with an A.B. in Comparative Literature with a focus in Russian. She then matriculated to the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University as part of the highly competitive Program in Liberal Medical Education. She graduated with a scholarly concentration in Aging and received the ACOG John Gibbons Medical Student Award as a third-year student. In lieu of a fourth year of medical school, she attained an M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. During her time there, she joined the BetterBirth division of Dr. Atul Gawande’s Ariadne Labs, working with Dr. Neel Shah and Dr. Toni Golen. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her residency, she was the recipient of a Senior Housestaff Teaching Award as well as a Professional in Training Scholarship from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Dr. Kim is excited to join the Jefferson-RMA team for fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

“I am thrilled to join the fellowship at Jefferson-RMA. Through its unique combination of a robust clinical practice with hands-on embryology training and unparalleled clinical research opportunities, the program is dedicated to training physicians who can further expand the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. No other program has the same opportunities to work with leaders in the field from around the globe while also being able to care for patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.”
Dr. Julia G. Kim

Dr. Emily K. Osman (2017-2020)

Emily K. Osman, M.D. joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2018 as a second year fellow. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. She was awarded an NIMH Research Training Grant prior to pursuing medicine at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. During medical school, Emily was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, and graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Osman completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was chosen to be Administrative Chief Resident and earned the annual Resident Research Award. She was appointed Resident Reporter for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for two consecutive years. Prior to completion of her residency training, she received the Lawrence L. Hester Award for academic achievement in knowledge, teaching and research, as well as the Coastal Fertility Award for outstanding care and compassion to women seeking pregnancy. Her research contributions have been published in Fertility & Sterility. Dr. Osman is honored to be a part of the RMA-Jefferson team.

“I am humbled to join the Jefferson-RMA fellowship program and receive training at the cutting edge of reproductive medicine. The plethora of clinical volume, translational and basic science research opportunities and faculty mentorship affords an unparalleled experience for fellow trainees. The program provides the tools and support necessary to allow fellows to thrive as clinicians, scientific investigators and leaders within the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.”
Dr. Emily K. Osman

Dr. Ashley W. Tiegs (2017-2020)

Ashley W. Tiegs, M.D. joined the Jefferson-RMA fellowship program in July 2017 as the first year fellow.  She graduated from Wake Forest University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and subsequently decided to pursue a career in medicine. She received her M. D. from Wake Forest School of Medicine where she received the ACOG John Gibbons Medical Student Award as well as Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Merit Award for two consecutive years. She completed residency training at New York University School of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she was actively involved in research in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. During her residency training, she produced four peer-reviewed publications and was awarded first prize for an oral presentation of her research at the ACOG District II Annual Meeting in 2015. She received the Professional in Training Scholarship from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society as well as appointment as a Resident Reporter for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Tiegs is honored to join the Jefferson-RMA team for advanced training in the field of Reproductive Medicine.

I am beyond honored to join the fellowship at Jefferson-RMA. The program prepares its fellows to be well-rounded, superb clinician-scientists through rigorous training comprised of high clinical volume, in-depth embryology laboratory exposure, and unrivaled opportunities for powerful research with mentors that are shaping the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.”
Ashley W. Tiegs, M.D.

Dr. Shelby Neal (2016-2019)

Shelby A. Neal, M.D. is the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program’s second year fellow. She graduated from Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering with a B.S.E in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Spanish. She went on to pursue medicine at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC where she received her M.D. During medical school, Shelby was awarded with a NIDDK Short Term Research Training Grant, along with the Medical Student Research Preceptorship Award and Medical Student Achievement Award both by the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation/Abbott. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where she earned the Medical University of South Carolina Resident Research Award. She was appointed Resident Reporter for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine two years in a row and Administrative Chief Resident from 2014-2015. Shelby’s research in medical school and residency resulted in several peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Gynecologic Oncology, Arthritis & Rheumatism, and Current Opinion Rheumatol.

The Jefferson-RMA fellowship program has all of the qualities that I am seeking in a training program – high patient volume, faculty commitment to education, endless research opportunities and support in executing high-quality research projects. I am honored to join the team and I look forward to learning from and collaborating with some of the leaders in our field.”
Dr. Shelby Neal