Dr. Marie Mona Forgie

Dr. Marie Mona Forgie

Obstetrician and gynecologist, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Wisconsin, US
Work Experience: 10+ years in obstetrics and gynecology and medical education

“Knowing more about our physical selves allows us to have more control and confidence in our lives. In my role as an OB-GYN, I aim to help women feel empowered and strong in their bodies.”

Career Highlights

  • Obstetrician-gynecologist at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2014–present
  • Faculty for Aurora OB-GYN residency program, 2014–present
  • Director of OB-GYN medical student clerkship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2014–present
  • Centering Pregnancy Facilitator at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2010–present
  • Leader of the Gender Affirming Surgical Steering Committee, Aurora Sinai Surgical Team Approach to Advanced Recovery Committee, Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day Committee, and Aurora Sinai Postpartum Physical Therapy Committee at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Received many awards, including the Dr. Cindy Haq Distinguished Teaching Award, 2021; the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021; the Kate-Elllen Polacheck Award for Nurse Physician Partnership, 2019; Milwaukee Top Doctor from Milwaukee Magazine, 2018; Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award, 2019 and 2017; and several others

Education

  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Chief Resident, Milwaukee, WI, 2010–2014
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, ranked in the top 15% of her class, Midwestern University, IL, 2006–2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, 2000–2004

Featured Publications

  • “Probiotic interventions to reduce antepartum Group B Streptococcus colonization: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Midwifery, vol. 105, 25 Nov 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103208
  • “Family-centered cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM, vol. 3, no. 6, Nov 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100472
  • “Dancing during labor: Are women down to boogie?” Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, vol. 7, no. 4, 23 Oct 2020, doi: 10.17294/2330-0698.1746

My Journey in Medicine

Before realizing that I wanted to be a doctor, I knew that I wanted to help women feel more powerful. There is such a taboo around women’s bodies that many are afraid to ask questions or to get a better understanding of their reproductive health.

As an OB-GYN, I diagnose and treat conditions that impact a woman’s physical and mental health. Each day, I am driven by my desire to help people learn about themselves, become comfortable in their bodies, and have more authority in their reproductive decision-making. When I see my patients, I aim to be kind and understanding, listening to any fears or hesitation they may have, so we can become collaborative partners on their treatment journey.

It’s so exciting for me to join Flo as a medical advisor. Flo can help people learn how to pay attention and listen to their own bodies, showing patterns in a way that makes it easier to understand. This gives users greater knowledge of what to expect and how to make more informed health choices.

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