Our Experts at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

To make an appointment with one of our experts, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412.

Nicole Donnellan, MD

Nicole Donnellan, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She is head of gynecologic surgical simulation training, having developed and now currently overseeing curriculums for robotic and laparoscopic training for the 40 obstetric and gynecology residents at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Dr. Donnellan received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in 2000 where she graduated magna cum laude and was a 4-year varsity athlete on the swim team. She received her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh in 2006. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital in 2010, and then completed a two year fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Magee in 2012. As a fellow, she was honored with the teaching award, a prestigious award given by the residents annually to the best fellow teacher.

Dr. Donnellan’s clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive treatment options for women with a wide variety of gynecologic issues including abnormal bleeding, fibroids, pelvic pain, and endometriosis. She takes pride in developing personalized treatment plans, working together with each and every patient to allow her to regain control and improve her quality of life.

In addition to Dr. Donnellan’s dedication to her clinical practice, she also devotes much time to clinical research. She currently is investigating cellular inflammatory response in patients with endometriosis in an attempt to better elucidate the pathogenesis of such a common, debilitating disease. Other projects focus on genomic profiling of endometriosis as well as exploring patients thoughts and perceptions of sexuality as it relates to hysterectomy.

Read about Dr. Nicole Donnellan's latest research in better understanding and treating endometriosis (PDF) »​​​

Richard Guido, MD

Richard Guido, MD

Richard Guido, MD, is Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He has been performing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for more than 20 years, and is the director of the Fibroid Treatment Center of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Dr. Guido received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He attended MIT for graduate work in engineering.

Dr. Guido received his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He did a one year internship in surgery at the University of Rochester, and a four year obstetrics and gynecology residency at Magee, where he was the assistant chief resident.

He has published extensively in the areas of fibroid and cervical dysplasia. He has an extensive research career, and is the Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the University of Pittsburgh.

In 2008, Dr. Guido founded the Fibroid Treatment Center, which offers minimally invasive therapies, including radiofrequency ablation of fibroid and uterine artery embolization. He is one of the few physicians in western PA who treats fibroid using radiofrequency ablation.

Dr. Guido is dedicated to training the next generation of minimally invasive obstetricians and gynecologists. He has multiple teaching awards and has been named to the Best Doctors list on multiple occasions, including Best Doctor for Women in Pittsburgh Magazine.

Ted Teh Min Lee, MD

Ted Teh Min Lee, MD

Ted Teh Min Lee, MD, is the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He also is the Director for the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Lee received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1988 and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1992. He completed his residency training in 1996 in obstetrics and gynecology at Temple University Hospital.

He is a member of Advisory Committee to the AAGL Board of Trustees, CME Advisory Committee, and Abstract Review Committee for AAGL. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and is a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is repeatedly nominated by his peers as the one of the “Best Doctors” in America compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., of Boston, Castle Connolly Top Doctors of America, as well as U.S. News and World Report.

He strongly believes in the propagation of the art and science of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery through the use of surgical video education. He was awarded for the best surgical video presentation by ACOG twice and most recently he was awarded the Golden Laparoscope Award for best surgical video at AAGL World Congress in 2012 and 2013. Some of his educational endeavors were done through performance of live surgeries at national and international conferences such as AAGL, APAGE, and ISGE.

His proudest achievement in surgical education is his service as the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery fellowship director. His fellows have obtained positions in prestigious institutions throughout the country, including UC Irvine, Cedar Sinai, Harvard/ Beth Israel, Loyola UPMC, University of Florida, Stanford University, and Duke Medical Center. They in turn are training the next generation of young gynecologic surgeons in the art and science of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

Dr. Lee’s practice is entirely dedicated to minimally invasive surgical options for women. He is a firm believer that virtually all benign gynecologic surgical conditions should be approached in a minimally invasive fashion.

Suketu Mansuria, MD

Suketu Mansuria, MD

Suketu Mansuria, MD, is the Assistant Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He also is the Assistant Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Mansuria received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami as part of the highly selective Honors Program in Medicine. After obtaining his medical degree in 1999, he completed his residency and fellowship training in Advanced Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery at UPMC/Magee-Womens Hospital.

Dr. Mansuria’s clinical practice is devoted to minimally invasive surgical options for women. He performs more than 500 surgical procedures per year, focusing on fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, heavy periods, ovarian cysts, infertility, and other gynecologic conditions. Dr. Mansuria is a firm believer that healthcare decisions should be made with a team approach, involving both the physician and patient. He believes in educating patients on their healthcare choices and helping them choose the treatment that best suits their needs - be it surgical or non-surgical options. He has received numerous awards recognizing his compassionate and skilled care, including being named as one of the Best Doctors for Women by Pittsburgh Magazine.

Given his commitment to minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Mansuria wants to make these options available to more women. For over a decade, he has been educating residents, fellows, and currently practicing surgeons (both nationally and internationally) on minimally invasive techniques. The fellows that he has trained have gone on to create Minimally Invasive Surgery Divisions at prestigious universities, such as Harvard/Beth Israel University, Duke University, Stanford University, University of California, and University of Florida. He has been asked to speak at numerous national conferences, demonstrate his surgical techniques during live telesurgeries, present his research at national meetings, and exhibit his award-winning surgical videos to his colleagues. He also is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Chair of the Video Presentation Committee for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Dr. Mansuria is a dedicated minimally invasive surgeon and strong patient advocate. He believes that minimally invasive surgery is the way of the future and that these options should be made available to all women.

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