Obstetrics Fellowship

St. Elizabeth offers a PGY4 Fellowship position for graduates of a Family Medicine Residency Program.

About the Program

The highly competitive Obstetrics fellowship provides a supplemental year of advanced study of obstetrics and women’s health.

Opportunities include:

  • Train in a high-volume, newly expanded labor and delivery unit responsible for more than 4,500 births each year.

  • Become adept in high-risk obstetrics and obstetric procedures, as St. Elizabeth OB Fellows perform well more than 100 Caesarean sections each year as primary surgeons.

  • Opportunity to train and perform forceps and vacuum-assisted deliveries.

  • Work daily with on-site perinatologists.

  • Opportunity to work in a Level III NICU, a high-intensity, specialty nursery staffed 24/7 by neonatologists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – a program ranked among the top three neonatology programs in the county.

  • Train with both Obstetric and Family Medicine faculty.

  • Participate in resident and medical student education.

  • Continue your family medicine experience with weekly office hours at the St. Elizabeth Family Practice Center, a 15,000 square foot free-standing facility located near the hospital.

  • Gain valuable experience at the award-winning St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

    • St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas, Florence, Edgewood and Grant have been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission.
    • Women’s Choice “Best Hospital” Awards in the areas of Patient Safety, Obstetrics, Heart Care, Orthopedics, and Oncology.

Contact Us

Renee Lightner
St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency

413 South Loop Road
Edgewood, Kentucky 41017

Email: renee.lightner@stelizabeth.com

Allana Oak, DO
Director of Obstetric Fellowship

Allana OakDr. Allana Oak serves as Director of Obstetric Fellowship for St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown College and her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency and OB fellowship at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She grew up in Kenova, West Virginia and is still a big fan of the Thundering Herd of Marshall University.

After a couple of years in private practice in rural eastern Kentucky, Dr. Oak returned to St. Elizabeth’s residency program as a faculty member. She has also served as president of the Kentucky Perinatal Association and has a special interest in the prevention of pre-term birth. She considers being on-call with residents and covering the OB unit one of her favorite aspects of her position.

Dr. Oak and her husband, David, have two daughters, Lindsey and Kennedy, and a son Wyatt. They are very active in their children’s school, as well as church and community activities. She is a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan – even through the worst of times. Outside of medicine, she also loves water sports, photography, scrap booking and computers.