Welcome to the third edition of many SAAOG member spotlights. Every month we highlight a different SAAOG member who is doing exciting things in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This month we are excited to spotlight Mathew Kahrmann, MD. Dr. Kahrman is a recent addition to SAAOG at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC.
Mathew Kahrmann, MD
4th Year Resident
WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center
I’m beginning my fourth year of OB/GYN residency at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center. I’m serving as one of the administrative chief residents for the program. I’m leading an OB Emergency/Trauma Quality Improvement Project for the hospital that is aimed at improving patient care and workflows for pregnant patients that present to our ER. I’ve also been a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee for a little over a year.
There's is nothing quite as special as being a part of the moment when families are created.
It was the middle of the night in a rural hospital. I was a 3rd year medical student who passed by a couple of paramedics who were just standing in the hallway with an obviously pregnant woman with blood down to her ankles. I suspected she was having a placental abruption, so I rushed them to L&D and called the attending on call. We did a STAT section and the baby’s APGARS were 0,1, and 7. The baby left the NICU 42 days later. From that day on, I knew OB was the field for me.
Dr. Eller, one of the MFM’s on staff at my residency, suggested that I present my case of “Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy in the Vaginal Cuff a Decade After Vaginal Hysterectomy” at the Omni Grove Inn, in Asheville, NC in January 2020.
The communication and collaboration with other members of the SAAOG is amazing. The lectures and talks at the annual conference are relevant and cutting-edge.
Prevention of preeclampsia/eclampsia and not just mitigation of its symptoms.
For the past 5 years, I have led a statewide non-profit organization (“myTEAM TRIUMPH - Georgia”) that allows individuals with physical-limitations to participate in road races and triathlon events. I enjoy trail-running, hiking, road cycling, and kayaking as much as I can!
Most people don’t know my age. I skipped the 5th, 8th, and 12th grades. I started medical school at 19 and residency at 23.