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.
Francesca Barrett, MD, MBA (2023-2026)
Francesca Barrett, MD MBA, will join the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship in July 2023. She graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, where she was awarded the prestigious Turner Citizenship Prize for exemplary service to the College and her fellow students. She received her medical and business degrees in the five-year joint MD MBA program at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, where she won multiple accolades, including the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship for leadership and commitment to the non-profit sector. She completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. During residency, Francesca was Education Chief Resident. She worked to expand access to fertility benefits for residents and physicians through her roles in the American Medical Women’s Association and the nationwide Committee of Interns and Residents. During residency, Francesca authored several peer-reviewed articles and presented multiple research abstracts at national meetings, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She received the 2022 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Resident in Training Award. Dr. Francesca Barrett is honored to join the Jefferson-RMA fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“I am so incredibly excited and humbled to join the Jefferson-RMA fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. IVI-RMA has outstanding and unparalleled opportunities in clinical training, embryology, innovation, and professional development. It is an honor to train under world-renowned leaders at IVI-RMA, a global organization that is distinguished for its immense accomplishments in scientific discovery in human reproduction. I am looking forward to working with and learning from the IVI-RMA team and know it will prepare me to become a future leader in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.”
Francesca Barrett, MD, MBA
Blake Vessa, MD (2023-2026)
Blake Vessa, MD, will join the Jefferson-RMA Program in July 2023. She is a New Jersey native who grew up nearby. She graduated from Washington and Lee University after completing a double major in Biology and Spanish, during which she was inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. She then received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. During medical school, Blake was awarded the John M. Gibbons Award, a grant to fund her attendance at the ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting. She completed her residency at Rutgers Health/Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Program. During residency, Blake was awarded the Resident Research Award and was also elected as the Education Chief Resident. She has published several peer-reviewed articles in various journals, including The Green Journal and Fertility and Sterility Reports. Her research has also been presented at several national conferences, including the Society for Reproductive Investigation and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Vessa is honored to be joining the prestigious team at Jefferson-RMA for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“I feel honored to have been selected to learn from such an impressive team of clinicians and researchers at Jefferson-RMA. Having grown up in New Jersey, it feels surreal that I will be completing my training in my home state. I am confident that I will receive unparalleled training and mentorship here and I am looking forward to working with and learning from the IVI-RMA leaders in the field.”
Blake Vessa, MD
Stephanie Willson, MD (2022-2025)
Stephanie Willson, MD, joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2022. She graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University after completing a double major in Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Psychology. She received her Medical Degree from the New York University School of Medicine. During medical school, Stephanie was nominated by her peers into The Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes compassionate patient care. She was also the recipient of numerous awards, recognizing her research projects within Obstetrics and Gynecology and essays discussing philosophy in medicine. She went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the prestigious New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She has published a multitude of peer-reviewed articles in a variety of disciplines, including infertility, advanced maternal age, and maternal impact in the COVID pandemic, which were published in journals such as Human Reproduction, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Fertility and Sterility Reports, Journal of Women’s Health, and Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine. Her research has been presented at several national meetings, including meetings of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Dr. Willson is honored to be joining the prestigious team at Jefferson-RMA for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“I am honored and incredibly grateful to be joining the team at Jefferson-RMA for my fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The team at IVI- RMA is comprised of world-renowned clinicians, investigators, and teachers, and I am beyond privileged to call them my mentors. The opportunities present at IVI- RMA are truly unmatched, and I am grateful to be learning from the leaders of the field.”
Stephanie Willson, MD
Haley Glatthorn Genovese (2022-2025)
Haley Glatthorn Genovese, MD, joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2022. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and was recognized as a James B. Angell Scholar. She then received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, where she served as Chapter President of the American Medical Women’s Association. During medical school, she was awarded the prestigious Hodgson Scholarship and recognized for excellence in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During residency, she served as her program’s 2021 Wellness Chair, an ACOG Junior Fellow Ambassador, and a Graduate Medical Education representative. She also founded and managed the residency program’s official social media account, through which she had a significant role in public relations and recruitment. She was recognized with several awards during residency, including an ACOG Community Service Award in 2019 and the residency program’s Professionalism Award in both 2020 and 2021. During medical school and residency, she published eight peer-reviewed papers and presented abstracts at national and international meetings, including an oral presentation at the annual American Society of Reproductive Medicine meeting. Dr. Glatthorn Genovese is thrilled to join the Jefferson-RMA fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“For almost as long as I knew I wanted to be a Reproductive Endocrinologist, I have hoped to train at IVI RMA; I could not be more excited to get started! I am looking forward to embracing the huge breadth of clinical training and incredible focus on and support for research, which is so unique to this program. The Jefferson-RMA fellowship is an opportunity to be trained by some of the best physicians in the field, and it is an ideal place to begin my journey to becoming a future leader in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.”
Hayley Glatthorn Genovese, MD
Pavan K. Gill, MD, FRCSC (2021-2024)
Pavan K. Gill, MD, FRCSC joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2021. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science with High Distinction in Human Behavioral Biology. She then received her medical degree from the University of Toronto where she was awarded the Leadership Education and Development Scholarship and several awards for her research. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Toronto. During her residency, Dr. Gill was elected to serve as an ACOG Junior Fellow Chair. She has published multiple peer-reviewed papers as well as presented her research abstracts at national and international meetings, including meetings of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is elated to join the Jefferson-RMA fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“I am excited to join the Jefferson-RMA fellowship and to obtain outstanding clinical training, allowing me to provide the best care to patients. I am ready to lead innovative research to improve patient outcomes and to contribute to RMA NJ’s incredible body of research, which has continued to influence clinical practice on a global scale. My fellowship training at RMA will further my long-term goal of becoming a physician leader, enacting strategies to improve fertility outcomes for all.”
Pavan K. Gill, MD, FRSC
Andres Reig, MD (2021-2024)
Andres Reig, M.D., joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2021. Born and raised in Valencia, Spain, he is a graduate of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland. During medical school, he was given the 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the University Community. After earning his medical degree, he traveled to the United States to pursue training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He took a position as a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Hugh Taylor’s laboratory at Yale School of Medicine, where he conducted animal research investigating primary ovarian insufficiency. He then completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training in the Bridgeport Hospital – Yale University program, where he was the recipient of an award for medical teaching, as well as the award for Excellence in Resident Research in both 2019 and 2020. During residency, he authored several peer-reviewed articles that have been published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Reproductive Sciences, Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Reproductive Sciences and Reproduction and Fertility and is a global association of Fertility and Sterility. He has presented his research at the annual meetings of the Society for Reproductive Investigation and the American Society for Reproductive Research and was the recipient of the 2019 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology prize paper.
“For as long as I can remember, I have wanted nothing more than to join the incredible field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. IVIRMA is world-renowned for its scientific accomplishments in human reproduction, and the program at Jefferson-RMA provides a unique opportunity to enter this field with the most solid foundation, combining excellence in patient care with unparalleled research opportunities. I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to be trained by the world’s best
Andres Reig, MD
LEAH M. ROBERTS, MD (2021-2023)
We are pleased to welcome Leah May Roberts, M.D. to the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program as a first-year fellow on January 1, 2021. She graduated cum laude from The University of Florida Honors Program where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, as well as a minor in English. She then received her M.D. from Florida Atlantic University, where she served as the Vice President of her class. Dr. Roberts went on to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating, Leah continued at Temple as an Assistant Professor of OB-GYN, until leaving to join RMA.
Dr. Robert’s research has been presented at several national meetings including at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, AUGS/IUGA Joint Scientific Meeting, and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. She is also passionate about infertility policy and has participated in a variety of policy efforts regarding infertility on the national and state level with RESOLVE and ACOG. Dr. Roberts is excited to join the Jefferson-RMA team for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the world-class team at Jefferson-RMA and to be able to contribute to the fertility journeys of so many amazing families. I am inspired daily by the groundbreaking research that is done in New Jersey and throughout the world with IVI-RMA, and I cannot wait to get started learning and working alongside the most trusted and respected members of our field.”
Leah M. Roberts, MD
Cheri K. Margolis, MD (2020-2023)
Cheri K. Margolis, M.D., joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2020 as a first-year fellow. She graduated Cum Laude from The University of Florida Honors Program after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a focus in Biochemistry as well as a minor in Business Administration. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. During medical school, she was awarded the Discovery Pathways Research Scholarship to pursue research in reproductive endocrine at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her residency, she was the recipient of awards recognizing her for excellence in obstetrics as well as an outstanding educator of medical students. Her research has been presented at several national meetings, including meetings of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Margolis is honored to be joining the team at Jefferson-RMA for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
“I could not be more thrilled to have the privilege of joining the Jefferson-RMA reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship. The program has unparalleled opportunities for research, networking, professional development, education, and patient care; and I am so grateful to become a part of it. I am looking forward to learning from and working with the IVI-RMA leaders in the field of REI from around the world.”
Cheri K. Margolis, MD