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Advanced Women's Health Care Fellowship

Our Saint Francis Advanced Women's Health Care fellowship, located in east Memphis, offers graduation in one plus years. The OB Fellows serve as junior faculty and instructors to the residency program and receive instruction in OB ultrasound, C-section training, Advanced Obstetrics and office gynecological procedures.

Approximately 1900 deliveries occur annually.

The fellows have responsibilities as attending faculty on the OB service at Saint Francis Hospital and as preceptors in the Family Medicine Center. In addition to these responsibilities, the fellows are scheduled to see a panel of patients on a regular basis in the Family Medicine Center.

1-Year Non-ACGME Fellowship
2 Positions


Applicants for the Advanced Women's Health Care Program at UTHSC must submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter expressing reason for interest
  • 3 letters of recommendation including: Residency Program Director and Once current instructor/colleague
  • List of procedures performed including numbers: During Residency and Post-Residency (if applicable)
  • USMLE Scores
  • ITE scores
  • Medical degree

Please contact Leslie Ghandi at (901) 448-6028 or at for more information

Applications are reviewed as received. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews beginning in September.


  • To improve the abilities of Family Physicians to provide competent, appropriate obstetrical and office gynecological care
  • To impart the skills necessary to recognize, stabilize, and appropriately manage unforeseeable events and emergencies which may arise during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum


Our vision encompasses the full range of women’s healthcare. Following training in our program Fellows will be expertly skilled not only in performing operative obstetrics, but will also have skills in office gynecological procedures. These Procedures include, but are not limited to

  • C-sections
  • Office Sterilization Procedures
  • OB USG Including Fetal Survey
  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Nexplanon/IUD
  • Endometrial Biopsies
  • Essure


Fellowship Program Director

fellowship director imageSheetal Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sheetal Patel came to the University as a PGY2 resident. She completed her undergraduate work at Michigan State University and attended the Medical University of Lublin in Poland for medical school. Dr. Patel completed the Advanced Women’s Health Fellowship and is now on the faculty for the residency program. She and her husband, Dr. Hemanth Veluswamy, an OB-Gyn with the program, have two daughters.

OB/GYN Faculty

faculty image

Gary Lipscomb, MD


In addition to his position with the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Lipscomb has an additional appointment in OB/GYN at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed fellowship training in pelvic surgery. A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he holds membership in the American College of Surgeons, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

faculty imageHemanth Veluswamy, MD


Family Medicine OB Faculty

faculty imageAnna Chollet, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Chollet was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Tulane University for medical school and concurrently earned an MPH. She then completed residency in Santa Rosa, California and subsequently returned to her Mississippi River roots to complete her training at UT-St. Francis' Advanced Women's Healthcare Fellowship. She enjoys teaching and practicing full-spectrum family medicine, especially women's health and community medicine.

faculty imageMuneeza Khan, MD

Department Chair
Residency Program Director

Associate Professor

Dr. Khan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. She completed her residency at the Indiana University – Methodist program as well as an Advanced Maternal and Obstetric fellowship. Additionally, she has also completed a faculty Development fellowship at Michigan State University.

faculty imageAmanda Miller, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Miller is a native Tennessean who moved to Memphis for her medical training. She completed both her Family Medicine residency and Advanced Women's Health Care Fellowship at the UT/St Francis program. She is an active member of the TNAFP, where she previously served as a student and resident leader. She has a passion for maternity and newborn care, improving breastfeeding education, and preventative care. When she's not at work, she enjoys her time cooking, reading fiction, spending time with her two young daughters and rescue dog at the park.

faculty imageShumon Rahman, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rahman was born and raised in Houston, TX. He completed both his undergraduate and medical school in New Orleans, LA at Tulane University. Upon graduation from Medical School, he served for 4 years in the US Air Force as a general physician. After this time, he completed a Family Medicine residency with the UTHSC St. Francis Memphis Program. He has now continued with this program as full-spectrum teaching faculty and Associate Program Director. He has a special interests in outpatient procedures, resident education and physician well-being. Outside of medicine he enjoys cooking, the great outdoors, music, home gardening and spending time with his wife, 2 children and extended family.

faculty imageSarah Tiggelaar, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tiggelaar was born in Lexington, KY completed her undergraduate and medical studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She also studied abroad for several years in Grenoble, France, and Beijing, China with the Fulbright and Fogarty international scholarship programs. She completed Family Medicine residency at the Idaho State University program in Pocatello, Idaho and the Advanced Women's Health Fellowship at UTHSC after which she joined the residency and fellowship faculty at UT in Memphis. She now serves as the Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency program. She enjoys practicing broad spectrum family medicine including operative obstetrics and office procedures and teaching fellows, residents, and students. She has 2 children and enjoys going on family vacations, reading, and traveling in her spare time.

Last Published: Mar 18, 2020