Kimberly Tustison, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UCR School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Drexel University, Penn., and completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia.
On Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
A general term to explain abnormal menstrual cycles and includes spotting between periods or after intercourse, heavy periods, irregular cycles or cycles that are less than 24 days apart or greater than 38 days apart, or any bleeding after menopause. This can be managed medically or surgically.
On Trial of Labor after Cesarean (TOLAC) or Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
The term refers to having a normal vaginal delivery after having had a C-section in the past.
On Vaginal Delivery of Twins
Vaginal delivery of twins can be safe in certain settings with appropriately trained physicians. This is a particular interest for Tustison. She tries to provide this experience to her patients whenever it is safely possible.
On Student and Resident Medical Education
Medical Education is critically important for the future of health care. Tustison participates in both undergraduate and graduate medical education and can help to explain the rules and regulations as well as the theory and goals of medical education.