Pain management alternatives for C-Sections & women’s health surgeries

Dr. Elizabeth Cherot talks about advances in opioid alternatives, shares what she’s doing to help her patients and encourages women to speak with their doctor about effective non-opioid options to manage pain after surgery including C-sections.

Dr. Elizabeth Cherot is an established and highly skilled physician with over 20 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to her expert clinical skills, she is committed to improving OB/GYN care, reducing morbidity and mortality while implementing cost reduction and providing an efficient business model for today’s OB/GYN practice.

She completed undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree at the University of Rochester in New York. While a resident at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Strong Memorial Hospital, she engaged in several research projects resulting in publications and was honored with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Cherot headed south working as an OB/GYN at Eastside Women’s Specialists in Birmingham, Alabama. From there she relocated to New Jersey taking a position at UMDNJRobert Wood Johnson Medical School as faculty and clinician. Here her leadership skills were demonstrated as she was instrumental is creating and overseeing a new residency training program at a local community hospital. In this role, she created an award-winning curriculum, established a financially independent business model, recruited faculty and mentored medical students. She is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at this institution.

Dr. Cherot was managing partner at Brunswick Hills OB/GYN from January 2013-June 2018. In addition to engaging in full-scope clinical practice, she has spearheaded several projects, resulting in promoting best practices and implementing progressive change in an OB/GYN practice. These activities include but are not limited to: improving client and employee satisfaction through various activities and tools, reducing malpractice costs and streamlining business practice, promoting new technology in a practice setting, serving as principal investigator in several medical studies/trials and researching and implementing new approaches to cesarean delivery (resulting in reduction of hospital costs, improved patient recovery time, reducing surgical postoperative pain levels as well as opioid use and increasing patient satisfaction rates).

In April 2018, Dr. Cherot took on the role as vice president of medical affairs (VPMA) with Axia Women’s Health. As VPMA, she organizes and maintains annual reviews of all physician providers, drives consistency in care and reduces variation in care, drives development, referrals, and expansion of ancillary services, as well as being responsible for driving clinical practices behavior changes to meet standards and metrics set forth by value-based contracts.

She completed the Executive MBA at Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business in 2016. She has been awarded numerous honors throughout her career including several National Excellence in Teaching Awards. She has given numerous presentations including such topics as “Value-Based Specialty Care” and “Enhanced Recovery Program for Cesarean Delivery”. In the Fall of 2018, Dr. Cherot will be co-director of a master course in perioperative care practicum in Chicago. She has been instrumental in launching a midwifery program and newly designed Birthing Center to be opened in the Fall of 2018 at St. Peter’s University Hospital.

In April 2019, Dr. Cherot was awarded the Physician Appreciation Award by St. Peter’s University Hospital for her collaborative efforts in developing the St. Peter’s Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program. Axia Women’s Health awarded Dr. Cherot with the Axia Model Citizen Award in April 2019 for being an inspirational role model of Axia’s mission and values and leading the way for others.

She resides in Central New Jersey with her husband, two children, 3 dogs, and 10 chickens. She enjoys gardening, skiing, and triathlons.

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