The department welcomed Dr. Emma Rossi to UNC Gynecologic Oncology and Meghan Visnick, CNM, MS, to UNC Midwives on June 15, 2015.

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Emma Rossi and Meghan Visnick

Dr. Emma Rossi joins the Division of Gynecologic Oncology as an assistant professor and will see patients at UNC Gynecologic Oncology at Cone Health in Greensboro. She comes most recently from the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is originally from Australia. She received her bachelor’s degrees of medicine and physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, completed her OB-GYN residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology here at UNC OB-GYN. Her primary research focuses on novel surgical techniques in the treatment of endometrial and cervical cancers, particularly in computer-assisted and image-guided surgery. She has conducted the first in human trial of a novel technique for the mapping of sentinel lymph nodes in an attempt to discover a more sensitive technique for identifying lymph node metastases in patients while minimizing the toxicity of surgery.

Meghan Visnick joins UNC Midwives as a clinical instructor from Traverse City, Michigan, where she practiced at a regional hospital and in two clinics for two-and-a-half years. She is originally from Ann Arbor, where she attended the University of Michigan for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and midwifery. Her clinical training was at the Detroit Medical Center and the University of Michigan Health System. She also provided midwifery care and health education as a part of a grant-funded project in Liberia, West Africa. She has been interested in women’s health since attending nursing school and was a doula during her undergraduate years as well as a childbirth educator and volunteer working with survivors of domestic violence.