Meet the 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. Eric Forman (2010-2013)
Eric J. Forman, M.D., FACOG is the first Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellow in the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson/Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey program. A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Forman is currently in his third year of fellowship. He graduated from Duke University in Durham, NC with a degree in Mathematics. He earned his medical degree, summa cum laude, from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency at Duke University Medical Center where he received extensive training in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery. During residency he was the lead author of the first survey of oncologists’ knowledge and practices regarding fertility preservation in female cancer patients and was a co-author of several other publications. Dr. Forman’s interests include optimizing single embryo transfer, reproductive competence of individual embryos, fertility preservation, ovarian aging and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, as well as medical ethics and the history of reproductive medicine. He was recently awarded the ASRM Corporate Member Council In-training Travel Grant based on the scientific merit of an abstract to be presented at the Annual ASRM Meeting in San Diego.
“When I was applying for REI fellowships, I traveled across the country to find a fellowship that would provide me the opportunities to become an excellent clinical reproductive endocrinologist and help me launch a career as a clinical investigator. In the RWJ-RMANJ program, I found a rare combination of a busy clinical practice that is committed to education over service and a data-driven academic program where randomized controlled trials are a way of life. Within days of starting, Dr. Scott had me performing retrievals and helping to run a prospective trial.”
Dr. Eric Forman
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 second 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 current first 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. Dr. Werner is excited to join the team of exemplary physicians at RMA.
“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., will be joining us in July as our newest 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 be joining 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