SVMC welcomes OB/Gyn Wendy Conway
BENNINGTON -- Wendy Conway M.D. has joined Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Obstetrics and Gynecology department and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians group. Conway currently serves as a major in the Air Force and staff OB/Gyn physician at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Landstuhl’s obstetrics and gynecology department is the largest military overseas OB/GYN department in the world.
"It has been an honor to serve the United States," said Conway. "Serving in the US military helped me to achieve my dream of becoming an obstetrician and gynecologist. I have spent the last six years treating women in Europe and Asia. Now it is time to return to the states and the beautiful state of Vermont."
Beginning when she was a medical student, Conway has had a passion for serving women in underserved areas of the world. She served as a head physician for Gynecological Humanitarian trips to Ecuador for the University of Vermont. Her work was recognized when her class selected her as one of only seven recipients (out of 234 residents) to receive the prestigious Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.
Conway began her military career in 2004 when she was commissioned as an OB/GYN resident at the University of Vermont through the Financial Assistance Program. She was chief resident of the program. After completing her OB/Gyn residency at University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, in Burlington, she attended Commission Officer Training. There she was a Distinguished Graduate and received the top female athletic award.
Throughout her military career, Conway has maintained a perfect 100 percent score on her physical fitness tests.
She is an avid runner triathlete and has completed 14 marathons. Last year Conway ran the Frankfurt Marathon in a time (three hours, 39 minutes and 39 seconds) that qualified her to participate in the Boston Marathon.
"I have always loved sports, and especially running," said Dr. Conway. "I bring that athletic spirit to my practice. Exercise is very important to a woman’s health. It can reduce stress and the risk of breast cancer, and keep important factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control. I talk to my patients and encourage them to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. I know what it can do for a woman’s health, from first-hand experience."
Conway is a member of the Risk Management Committee and runs the Peer Review program for the OB/Gyn Department at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. She is a certified lactation consultant. Previously she served as Chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Yokota Air Base, Japan. She is an Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor. Conway attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, where she was the recipient of an American Heart Research Fellowship.
She is a board certified OB/Gyn and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Conway is married to attorney James Conway. They have three children, Julia, James and Calvin.
Conway’s office will be in the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington, Suite 302. To make an appointment with her, call 802-442-9600.
SVMC OB/Gyn is a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Physician services for SVMC OB/Gyn are provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. SVMC is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, an integrated health system providing care for patients in Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes the VNA & Hospice of SVHC, the Centers for Living & Rehabilitation, the SVHC Foundation, and the SVMC Northshire and Deerfield Valley campuses. To learn more about SVHC or Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, visit svhealthcare.org.
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