Meet the Team

The medical staff in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides care and advice for women from puberty through adulthood.

Doctor Speaking with young patient

In addition to providing physical examinations, breast examinations, and pap smears, our specialists help patients with family planning decisions and birth options and care for them during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Our registered nurses and experienced childbirth educators offer childbirth and breastfeeding classes to help prepare our soon-to-be mothers.

We also have specially trained and registered diagnostic medical sonographers on staff to perform ultrasound evaluations for infertility assessments, early pregnancy confirmations, or to visualize pelvic structures or developing pregnancies.

Juliana Anquandah MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in the West Indies
Professional Organizations: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association

Lindsay Bustle, CNM/WHNP

Certified Nurse Midwife
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing – CNM/WHNP from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Illinois State University

Susan Cooper-Morphew MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Professional Organizations: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Laura Darko MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Residency: Allegheny Health Network – West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies
Professional Organizations: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Medical Association.

Kathryn Getty APN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Education: MS from University of Illinois at Chicago, Maternal/Child Nursing; BS from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Nursing
Certification: National Certification Corporation and Council of Childbirth Educators
Professional Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society, Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Laura Harriger APN, BSN, MSEd

Nurse Practitioner
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Education: MSEd from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston; APN from School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, TX; University of Binghamton, Vestal, NY
Certification: Board Certified by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nursing; Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation
Professional Organizations: Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau

Tamara Helfer MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

Location: Christie Clinic on University
Residency: University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria
Education: Master’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Health Administration
Certification: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Organizations: American Medical Association and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cathy Hinton CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Education: MSN from University of Illinois at Chicago; BS with honors from Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, IL
Honors/Special Distinctions:  Clinical Excellence Awards from Provena Covenant Medical Center

Candace McGregor MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University, Christie Clinic in Mahomet
Residency: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, OB/GYN
Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Education: Millikin University, Decatur, IL, Biology
Professional Organizations: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Medical Student Association
Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Katy Scheiding APN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Location: Christie Clinic on University, Christie Clinic in Tuscola
Education: MS: Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL BS: Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Professional Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Illinois Nurses Association; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

Annelise Smith CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Education: MS: Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL BS: Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Professional Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Illinois Nurses Association; Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

Michael Smith MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Residency: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
Certification: Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professional Organizations: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sumra Tayebaly MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Professional Organizations: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

Sarah Young MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University, Christie Clinic in Monticello
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Biology
Certification: Board Certified – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Terence Young MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician
Location: Christie Clinic on University, Christie Clinic in Danville on Logan
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Education: Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Certification: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow
Professional Organizations: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology