Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) Experts

Cynthia Brincat, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology | Pelvic Medicine | Reconstructive Surgery
Cynthia Brincat is an obstetrician-gynecologist at RUSH who specializes in pelvic floor disorders. She's able to speak on topics including pelvic organ and uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence, fistula, maternal birth injuries and pelvic floor dysfunction.


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Grace Banner, MD

Grace Banner is an obstetrician-gynecologist at RUSH. Her clinical interests include STD treatment, teenage pregnancy, vaginal birth after C-section, HIV infections in women, birth control and gestational diabetes.

Media Clips:
What Vaccines Do Pregnant People Need?


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John Rinehart, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology | IVF
John Rinehart is a reproductive endocrinologist and leading expert on in vitro fertilization. He has been at the forefront of IVF since its earliest days and was part of the team that conducted the first IVF procedures at Harvard in 1983. Rinehart is an expert in female and male fertility, helping patients understand their fertility challenges and options.


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Kayla Marshall, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology | Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Kayla Marshall is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at RUSH. Marshall treats patients with fibroids, adenomyosis, advanced-stage endometriosis, ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. She has accreddited fellowship training in complex benign gynecologic surgery.

Media Clips:
Model Cynthia Bailey Wants to Talk Fibroids


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Laura Laursen, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Planning | Maternal Health
Laura Laursen is an obstetrician-gynecologist and is the medical director of inpatient obstetrics at RUSH. Laursen is focused on ensuring access to abortion for all patients in the Midwest and caring for patients with complex medical conditions who need reproductive healthcare.

Media Clips:
Abortion bans are fueling a rise in high-risk patients heading to Chicago hospitals
As Abortion Access Shrinks, Hospitals Fill in the Gaps
Illinois is launching a hotline to help high-risk patients get abortions at hospitals


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Madeline Stark, MD

Languages: English, Spanish

Madeline Stark is an obstetrician-gynecologist at RUSH who uses the latest tools, therapies and medicines to treat her patients, including laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. She can also speak about abnormal uterine bleeding, LGBTQ+ care, high-risk pregnancy, PCOS and sexual dysfunction.

Media Clips:
Boric Acid Suppositories: Uses, Side Effects And Risks
Is Vaping During Pregnancy as Bad as Smoking Cigarettes?


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Sadia Haider, MD, MPH

Obstetrics/Gynecology | Family Planning | Maternal Health
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

Sadia Haider is the interim chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at RUSH and the Complex Family Planning Fellowship Director. Haider is an advocate for reproductive rights and works to improve reproductive health and rights on both the domestic and global scale.

Media Clips:
How Texas ruling banning mifepristone could impact abortion care
Unintended consequences of the overturning Roe v. Wade, one year later
Illinois clinics ramp up aid for women seeking abortions across state lines
Woman says she was forced to travel for an abortion despite her fetus's fatal condition


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Sloane York, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology | Family Planning | Maternal Health
Sloane York is an obstetrician-gynecologist at RUSH who sees patients for both routine healthcare visits and those with more complex gynecologic conditions. York can speak about abortion care, birth control, family planning, adolescent gynecology, miscarriage and tubal ligation.

Media Clips:
Wisconsin OB-GYN programs must send residents across state lines for training because of abortion ban
Medical residents are required to get abortion training, but some Wisconsin programs are having trouble providing it post Roe


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