Jennifer E. Dietrich, MSc, MD, FACOG
Jennifer E. Dietrich MD, MSc, FACOG is a Tenured Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Fellowship Director and Division Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital, and became Medical Staff President Elect of Texas Children’s Hospital in May 2019.
She obtained her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed residency in OB/GYN at Baylor College of Medicine and went on to complete her Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the University of Louisville. During fellowship, she obtained a Masters in Public Health and Clinical Investigation. Because of an interest in quality and outcomes, she has completed Advanced Quality Improvement Training. Finally, she obtained a Mini MBA in Healthcare and attended the Leadership Accelerator Course at Rice University in Houston, TX.
She has been a member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) for nearly 2 decades and has been involved in many leadership roles: Education Committee, NASPAG Board, ABOG Focused Practice Committee, Fellowship Directors SIG, Ad Hoc Coding Committee, was a past Annual Clinical and Scientific Program Meeting chair and a Past President, completing her term in 2018. Additionally, she serves as the Associate Editor of Gynecology for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Finally, she was recently asked to lead and initiative involving program oversight for all Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship programs in North America.
The field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is quickly growing and as such the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has launched an MOC program related to this field as well as a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Focused Practice Examination, both of which she has been involved in as a key committee member for the past 5 years. At her academic institution, she has focused her efforts on both education and clinical aspects of PAG, with interests in bleeding disorders, pubertal concerns and congenital reproductive tract anomalies. Her division is the largest in the world presently, but there continues to be demand and opportunity to expand. Her fellowship training program is currently the largest, and a highly sought after program, among 13 programs in North America.
Fun Facts: Grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. Her dad is a semi-retired OBGYN in Idaho. She was a downhill slalom ski racer in college. She has a wonderfully supportive husband and 2 chocolate Labradors: Toblerone and Pacari. She loves to downhill ski, hike, bike, and scuba dive.
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Childress KJ, Perez-Milicua G, Hakim J, Adeyemi-Fowode O, Bercaw-Pratt JL, Santos XM, Dietrich JE. Intraoperative Rupture of Ovarian Dermoid Cysts in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population: Should this Change your Surgical Management? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2017 Mar 20. pii: S1083-3188(17)30267-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2017.03.139.
Dietrich JE, Adeyemi O, Hakim J, Santos X, Bercaw-Pratt JL, Bournat JC, Chen CH, Jorgez CJ. Paratubal Cyst Size Correlates with Obesity and Dysregulation of the Wnt signaling pathway.J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2017 Apr 26. pii: S1083-3188(16)30256-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2017.04.002.
Adeyemi-Fowode OA, Dietrich JE. Assessing the experience of vaginal dilator use and potential barrier to ongoing use among a focus group of women with MRKH. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2017 Feb 16. pii: S1083-3188(17)30048-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2017.02.002.
Childress K, Dietrich JE. Pediatric Ovarian Torsion. Surg Clin NA 2017; 97(1): 209-221.
Wu, H, et. Al. Juvenile Granulosa cell tumor of the ovary: a clinicopathologic study. JPAG. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2017 Feb;30(1):138-143. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.09.008.
Perez-Milicua G, Hakim J, Adeyemi O, Dietrich JE. Longitudinal vaginal septum resection using the ligasure device. JPAG 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.06.002.
Davis-Kankanamge C, Bercaw-Pratt JL, Santos XM, Dietrich JE. Crohn’s disease and gynecologic manifestation in young females. JPAG. 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.04.002.
Adeyemi O, Mansouri R, Dietrich JE. Gynecologic findings in Goltz syndrome: a case series. Am J Genetics Semin Med Genetics 2016; 172(1): 64-6.
Adeyemi-Fowode, O, Santos XM, Dietrich JE, Srivaths L. Levonorgestrel intrauterine device use in adolescent females with heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding disorders: single institution review. JPAG 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.04.001.
Abbas P, Dietrich JE, Francis JA, Brandt ML, Lopez ME. Ovarian sparing surgery in pediatric benign ovarian tumors. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.03.00.
Srivaths L, Dietrich JE. Prothrombotic risk factors and preventive strategies in adolescent venous thromboembolism. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2016; pii:1076029616631428.
Mansouri R, Dietrich JE. Regression of adenomyosis on magnetic resonance imaging after a course of hormonal suppression in adolescents: a case series. JPAG 2015; 28(6):437-40.
Santos XM, Dietrich JE. Obstructed hemivagina with ipsilateral renal anomaly. JPAG 2016; 29(1): 7-10.
McCann-Crosby B, Chen MJ, Lyons SK, Lin Y, Axelrad M, Dietrich JE, Sutton VR, Macias CG, Gunn S, Karaviti L. Non classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia: targets of treatment and transition. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2014; 12(2):224-38.
Mansouri R, Dietrich JE. Post-operative course and complications after pull through vaginoplasty for distal vaginal atresia. JPAG 2014. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2014.12.007.
Dietrich JE, Srivaths LV. Navigating hormones and gynecologic concerns among adolescent females in the setting of thrombophilia. JPAG Epub 5/2015. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2015.05.005.
Abbas PI, Elder SC, Mehollin-Ray A, Braverman RM, Lopez ME, Francis JA, Dietrich JE. Ovarian Lesions Volumes as a screening tool for malignancy in adolescent ovarian tumors. J Pediatr Surg. 2015; 50(11):1933-6.
Srivaths LV, Dietrich JE, Yee DL, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Mahoney D. Oral tranexamic acid versus combined oral contraceptives for adolescent heavy menstrual bleeding: a pilot study. JPAG 2015; 28(4): 254-7.
Rieger MM, Santos XM, Sangi-Haghpeykay, Bercaw JL, Dietrich JE. Laparoscopic outcomes for pelvic pathology in children and adolescents among patients presenting to the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology clinic. JPAG. 2015; 28(3):157-62.
Granada C, Sokkary N, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Dietrich JE. Labial adhesions and outcomes of office management. JPAG 2015; 28(2):109-113.
Santos XM, Cass DL, Dietrich JE. Outcomes following detorsion of torsed adnexa in children. JPAG 2015; 28(3): 136-8.
Dietrich JE. The female reproductive tract: congenital concerns. Horm Metab Res 2015; 47(5):329-34.
Dietrich JE, Millar DM, Quint EH. Obstructive reproductive tract anomalies. JPAG 2014; 27(6):396-402.
Dietrich JE, Millar DM, Quint EH. Non-obstructive mullerian anomalies. JPAG 2014; 27(6): 386-394.
Bravo J, Santos X, Wang X, Vandenveyver I, Dietrich JE. A genome-wide screen for copy number alterations in an adolescent pilot cohort with Mullerian anomalies. Accepted Fertil Steril2015; 103(2):487-93.
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