2023 Resident Reporters
Alexandra Marie Abbate
Alex Abbate is currently finishing her fourth year of Ob/Gyn residency at The University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Cincinnati, OH and completed her undergraduate education at Saint Louis University, earning dual degrees in Spanish and Biology. Prior to obtaining her MD at Creighton University School of Medicine, she received a grant from the Fulbright Program and spent a year teaching English in two middle schools in Querétaro, México. In residency, she is involved in medical student education as a resident clerkship advisor and is also an administrative chief resident. She is excited to begin her career as an academic generalist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center this fall. Her clinical interests include teaching and medical education, working with underserved populations, gynecologic surgery, and reproductive justice. Outside of work, she enjoys Latin dancing, exploring the food scene in Austin, and spending time with friends.
Chioma Amaka Ikedionwu
Chioma Ikedionwu obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Baylor University in Waco, TX and completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She is currently a third-year Ob/Gyn resident at UTHealth Houston – McGovern Medical School where she acts as one of the Medical Student Education Chief Residents and will be an Administrative Chief resident for the upcoming academic year. Her professional interests include family planning, sexual education, care of the underserved, as well as MedEd and teaching — all of which she plans to pursue throughout her career. Outside of her work however, her passions extend to trying the variety of cuisines the world has to offer, learning new languages, and participating in local trivia nights. She is excited to grow and serve as one of the 2023 SASGOG Resident Reporters!
Daniel Shyang-Fei Lee
Daniel Lee grew up in Camas, WA before moving to Baltimore to study Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he was also a physics and chemistry high school teacher in DC. He is currently a fourth-year resident at UCLA, where he serves as the administrative chief resident. His clinical interests in OBGYN include labor management, LGBTQ+ health, and medical education. He will be taking his next step in his career as an academic generalist at UCLA. Outside of medicine, he enjoys traveling, catching up on K-Dramas, exploring the outdoors, and spending quality time with friends & family.
Rene MacKinnon is currently a fourth-year resident in Gynecologic Surgery & Obstetrics at Naval Medical Center San Diego. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut, she went on to graduate from medical school at the Uniformed Services University in 2019. She currently serves as the ACOG Armed Forces District Junior Fellow Navy Section Vice Chair and previously served at the Junior Fellow Secretary-Treasurer. As the academic chief of her program, she is passionate about undergraduate and graduate medical education, simulation, and educational podcast development. She is looking forward to graduating residency this year and moving to Okinawa, Japan for her first generalist tour. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, hosting game nights, and attending various sporting events with her husband.
Danielle Tsevat grew up in Cincinnati, OH and completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis studying Spanish and Chemistry. She spent a year after college working as a contraceptive counselor and research assistant for several family planning clinical studies, where she first developed her strong interest in research related to women’s reproductive health. She attended medical school at The Ohio State University and is currently finishing her Ob/Gyn residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is looking forward to beginning her fellowship this summer at the University of North Carolina as part of the General Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Health Fellowship, where she plans to continue to develop her research skills to continue a career as an academic generalist and researcher. Her academic interests include family planning and improving disparities in reproductive healthcare access and education. Outside of work, she enjoys distance running, hiking, travelling, and exploring local restaurants and breweries.