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Tosin Jaiyeoba Goje, MD, MSCR, FACOG & Ruth B. Merkatz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Oluwatosin ( Tosin ) Goje, MD, MSCR, FACOG is an assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and staff in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. She leads the Gynecologic Infectious Diseases and Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Centers in the Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Institute.

She is on the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologist (ACOG) committee on gynecologic practice. She has published journal articles, book chapters and internet based educational resources on reproductive infectious disease. She is a contributor to physician online resources like First Consult, Clinical Decision Support - Obstetrics and Gynecology and Up-to-Date.

Dr. Goje is actively involved in training and mentoring of medical students and residents, and serves as a consultant for obstetrics and gynecologic infections for the Women's Health Institute of Cleveland Clinic.

She earned a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. Completed an internship in Internal Medicine at New York Medical CollegeMetropolitan Hospital, New York, New York. Completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. She completed a three year fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and holds a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Ruth B. Merkatz is director of Clinical Development for the Population Council's Reproductive Health program and co oversees the clinical work for the Council's contraceptive vaginal ring program and other contraceptive formulations in development. This has included conducting the pivotal Phase 3 trials for the Nestorone®/ Ethinyl Estradiol Contraceptive Vaginal Ring (NES/EE CVR) as well as a pharmacokinetic and a series of safety and acceptability studies. She is a Co-Principle Investigator for the USAID award Delivering Contraceptive Vaginal Rings. Dr. Merkatz has an appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she serves as the Research Advisor for the Family Planning Fellowship Program. Dr. Merkatz spent eight years at Pfizer, Inc. as Director of Women's Health. Prior to joining Pfizer, she worked at the US Food and Drug Administration and was named as the first Director of the Office of Women's Health. She took the lead in changing agency policy on participation of women in clinical trials and analysis of data for sex effects, revising contraceptive product labels to raise public awareness about transmission of STIs/HIV, and initiating Agency activities to enhance information about how drugs work in pregnancy.