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Physicians at The Women’s OB/GYN Group are keenly aware that women have very unique healthcare needs. We know what you want, and what you expect, when you see an OB/GYN. Our goal is to provide our patients with the most comprehensive, personalized care for every stage of life, from a young woman’s first GYN exam, to pregnancy, menopause and beyond.
Our doctors are all board-certified or board-eligible OB/GYNs with decades of collective experience caring for women’s health.
It is the policy of The Women’s OB/GYN Group to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or eligible veteran status, and to base all employment decisions upon an individual’s qualifications and ability to perform the work assigned.
Dr. Leslie Apgar joined us in 2000. She attended Washington State University where she graduated from the Honors Program with a B.S. in Zoology in 1991. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Penn State University in 1996. She completed her residency training at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Apgar is Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She joined the medical staff at Saint Agnes Hospital in 2005. Dr. Apgar has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomy. She and her daughter live in Glenelg.
Dr. Fatima Bangura was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 2011, and completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2015. She is board-eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and joins the Saint Agnes Medical Group, Women’s OB/GYN Group.
Dr. Bangura is a Junior Fellow by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and received the Medical Foundation of North Carolina’s full tuition scholarship to attend medical school. While there, she was inducted into the John B Graham Medical Student Research Society. She has a medical interest in global and immigrant health, as well as Adolescent Medicine. She speaks Themne and Krio, two West African languages. When not working, Dr. Bangura enjoys watching Tarheel basketball and spending time with family.
Dr. Audra Blum received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, in Washington, DC. She continued her professional training as an OB/GYN resident at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, before completing a Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the Department of Surgery, Gynecological Division, in 2011. She also earned a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2015. Dr. Blum joins the Saint Agnes Medical Group, Women’s Ob/Gyn Group offering Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology services.
In addition to numerous academic distinctions and awards during her training, Dr. Blum was also honored with a National Research Service Award from National Institutes of Health in 2011. She is a member of the America College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the National Medical Association.
Dr. Brenda M. Brandon was born in Maryland. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland Pharmacy School in 1972. She received a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1983. After a year of internship in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland in 1988. She has been in private practice in Columbia since 1988. She joined the medical staff at Saint Agnes Hospital in 2005. She is Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She and her attorney husband live in Baltimore. She is no longer performing deliveries.
Dr. Ada Ezeike joined the Group in 2015. She earned her medical degree in 2007 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, before completing residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Center, in Baltimore. Dr. Ezeike is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received the Resident Teaching Award in 2009, and she is a Junior Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dr. Dahna Goldberg moved to Maryland from Boston to join us in 2003. Her medical degree was received at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She did her residency training in Boston, then joined a private practice there. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Goldberg is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She, her husband, and two children live in Dayton.
Dr. Tanya Kalmar earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1996. She completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, where she received the Maimonides Obstetrics & Gynecology Academic Achievement Award and the Berlex Best Teaching Resident Award Dr. Kalmar is certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Dr. Kalmar is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Kalmar was awarded the Alliance for Rural Community Health Public Service Award in 2007 for her work in community health and outreach. Her teaching responsibilities include a preceptor to Dartmouth medical students at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is current Chairperson of the Alice Peck Day Perinatal Safety Committee. She is also proud of her 2012 distinction as Bernice Ray Elementary School parent, and assistant soccer coach at Hanover Recreation Department.
Dr. Erica Leventhal joined our practice in July, 1998. She had been in practice in Columbia starting in 1994. Dr. Leventhal received her B.A. in biochemistry from Vassar College in 1986. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 1990. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University in 1994. Dr. Leventhal is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She joined the medical staff at Saint Agnes Hospital in 2005. She, her husband, Gary Wohlstetter, and their two children live in Columbia.
Dr. Candice Mak joined our practice in August of 2012. She received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and completed her medical training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She then completed residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Mak speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese and some Cantonese. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Mofolusho Sodeke earned her medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, in 2011. She continued her professional training with a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Howard University Hospital, completed in 2015. Dr. Sodeke is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board-eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Sodeke has joined the Saint Agnes Medical Group, Women’s Ob/GYN Group offering comprehensive OB/GYN services.