Meet the Doctor

Our West Covina & San Gabriel Valley Doctor

Dr. Edward Tangchitnob, MD, BSEE, FACOG

IMG_5908_pp copyDr. Edward Tangchitnob is a highly skilled West Covina minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon dedicated to providing gentle and effective care to patients of all medical backgrounds. Dr. Tangchitnob’s unique approach to medicine stems from his background. He has a unique combined degree of both engineering and medicine. Dr. Tangchitnob is one of only a handful of physicians who trained in the engineering medical degree (EMD) program at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.

After graduating Cum Laude in both electrical and biomedical engineering he then went on to complete his doctorate of medicine (MD) at Tufts Medical School.

He completed both his internship and residency at the prestigous Los Angeles hospital Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he also served as the executive chief resident during his graduating year.

Dr. Tangchitnob completed his formal medical education with an advanced fellowship degree in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA.

He believes that excellent health begins with education and prevention and has made it  his mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own medical health. Dr. Edward Tangchitnob is committed to continuing education and remaining aware of the latest advancements in medical health.
 

Curriculum Vitae

  

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Edward Tangchitnob, MD Inc.
www.pacificobgynmis.com

1135 South Sunset Ave, Ste 102
West Covina, CA 91790
Telephone (626) 338-5377
Fax (626)851-8822

Premedical Education/Undergraduate

2000-2004

Tufts University School of Engineering
Bachelor of Science Degree, Electrical Engineering (EE) &
Biomedical Engineering (BME),
Cum Laude

Medford, MA

Medical Education

2004-2008

Tufts University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD)

Boston, MA

Graduate Medical Education

2008-2012

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Executive Chief Resident,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Los Angeles, CA

2012-2013

Scripps Clinic Memorial Hospital
La Jolla
Fellow, AAGL Minimally Invasive Gynecological and Robotic Surgery

La Jolla, CA

2015

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
California Physician Leadership Business Program

Los Angeles, CA

Honors & Awards

2009

UCLA OB/GYN Resident Teaching Award

2010

Resident Class Compliance Award

2011

Resident Class Compliance Award

2012

Gregory Dantzler MD Graduating Chief Resident Teaching Award

2012

AAGL Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgeon Resident of the Year Award

Leadership

2015

Lean Six Sigma, Certified Green Belt

2014 – Present

Scientific Chair, Citrus Valley Women’s Health Conference (Annual)

2014 – Present

Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic and Robotic Surgery
Citrus Valley Medical Center

2014 – Present

Physician Coach, Citrus Valley Health Partners

2011 – 2012

Executive Administrative Chief Resident

Scientific Meeting Posters/Oral Presentations

2016

AAGL 45nd Global Congress (Orlando, FL)
Moderator: Open Communication 12 – Endometriosis on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:25pm in Panzacola H-3/H-4

2013

AAGL 42nd Global Congress (Washington D.C.),
Video Abstract: Case of the Undiagnosed Uterine Anomaly. Smith & Nephew Hysteroscopic Morcellation Device.

2011

Ogunyemi D, Tangchitnob E, Alexander C, Saad C. “Using Jeopardy and other Curricular Modifications to Improve Residents’ Knowledge”. Poster presentation at 2011 CREOG/APGO Annual meeting – JW Mariott (Texas) March 9 – 11, 2011 – Poster #91

2011

AAGL 40th Global Congress (Hollywood, FL),
Oral Presentation: Abstract #473
Identification of Background Factors That Predict Baseline Laparoscopic Skill in 3rd Year Medical
Students (Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Solnik) on Thursday Nov 10, 2011

2010

Ogunyemi D, Tangchitnob E, “Behavior profiles in academic medicine. A comparison of conflict styles, communication modes and influence patterns amongst GME administrators, residents and board certified physicians”. Poster presentation at 2010 CREOG/APGO Annual meeting – Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (Florida) March 3-6, 2010. –Poster #880

2008

Kleeman L, Tangchinob E, Craigo, S., Socrate, S., House, M., Ultrasound-Based, Three Dimensional Solid Modeling of the Cervix In Patients with Cerclage. 2008 28th Annual Meeting SMFM Jan 28, 2008 – Feb 2, 2008. (Texas) – Poster#18

Publications

2010

Ogunyemi D, Mahller YY Wohlmuth, C Eppey R, Tangchitnob E, Korwin D, Ishak WW, Alexander C, Azziz R. “Is the DISC Assessment Predictive of Ob/GYN Residents’ Performance? A Collaborative Study.” Journal of Reproductive Medicine, September, 2010

2010

Ogunyemi D, Tangchitnob E, “Behavior Profiles in Academic Medicine. A Comparison of Conflict Styles, Communication Modes and Influence Patterns Among GME Administrators, Residents and Board Certified Physicians”. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, December 2010

2011

Ogunyemi D, Mahller Y, Tangchitnob E, Alexander C. “Associations between DISC assessment and performance in obstetrics and gynecology residents”. Journal of Reproductive Medicine J Sep-Oct;56(9-10):398-404

2012

Adelman M, Tsai LJ, Tangchitnob E, Kahn B, “Laser Technology and Applications in Gynecology”– Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, April 2010: 33(3): 225-31

2016

Ogunyemi D, Alexander C., Tangchitnob E, “Mini Surgical Simulation, Role Play, and Group and Behavioral Interviews in Resident Selection” Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2016 Jul;8(3):410-6

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2009

Alexander CJ, Tangchitnob E, Lepor NE, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Major Unrecognized Cardiovascular Risk Factor in Women. Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009. Fall; 2(4):232-239

2010

Lang CT, Iams JD, Tangchitnob E, Socrate S, House M, “A Method to Visualize 3-Dimensional Anatomic Changes in the Cervix During Pregnancy: A Preliminary Observational Study” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2010 29: 255-26

Lectures/Seminars

2016

“Pelvic Pain: Contemporary Medical & Surgical Treatments” – Primer on laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain. Citrus Valley Medical Center. February 19, 2016

2015

“Abnormal Uterine Bleeding & PALM-COEIN”. Citrus Valley Medical Center, January 30, 2015

2014

“Hysteroscopy 101” – Basics of gynecologic anatomy and hysteroscopy technology at Karl Storz Endoscopy-America in El Segundo, CA. September 16, 2014

2014

“Signs and Symptoms of Common Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Complications” – Formal training of 5th floor nurses for AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. West Covina, CA (Citrus Valley Medical Center). September 12, 2014

2014

“Incisionless Surgery” – Television interview on single site surgery on Chinese news channel Skylink News. Aired August 7, 2014

2014

“Signs and Symptoms of Common Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Complications” – Formal training of 5th floor nurses for AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. West Covina, CA (Citrus Valley Medical Center). June 13, 2014

2014

“Understanding Endometriosis” – 1st Annual Community lecture during March Endometriosis month to raise awareness of endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery. West Covina, CA (Citrus Valley Medical Center). March 20, 2014

2015

“Annual CVHP Women’s Health Conference” – Scientific Chair .West Covina, CA (Citrus Valley Medical Center). January 30,2015

2015

“Understanding Endometriosis” – 2nd Annual Community lecture during March Endometriosis month to raise awareness of endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery. West Covina, CA (Citrus Valley Medical Center). March 4, 2014

Research Experience

2005

Summer Research Fellow, Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Rosenblatt, M.D
Synthesized parathyroid hormone analogs doubly-labeled with two photo reactive sites using peptide
synthesis machine

2004

Senior Biomedical Engineering Research, Tufts University, Biomedical
Engineering Department: “Relationship among human posture, dental position and neck strength”
Principal Investigator: Vo Van Toi, Ph.D.
Developed a biomedical instrument that quantifies the relationship among head posture, dental position neck strength using rotational 360 degree laser beam.

2003

Summer Research Fellow, Tufts University Biomimetic Devices Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Barry Trimmer, Ph.D.
Investigated physioelectrical responses of Manduca sexta to better understand neural control of complex, soft-bodied locomotion using micro circuits with insertion into neurons.

Teaching Experience

2016 – Present

Citrus Valley Medical Center Family Residency Program
Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynecology

West Covina, CA

2016

AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit
Faculty, Robotic Surgery Lab Instructor

San Diego, CA

2015 – Present

Physician Clinical Scribing – Clinical Preceptor

West Covina, CA

2015 – Present

Western University of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant (PA) – Clinical Preceptor (OB/GYN)

West Covina, CA

2014 – Present

Continuing Medical Education Committee
Board Member

West Covina, CA

2013 – 2014

Naval Medical Center
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Instructor

San Diego, CA

2010 – 2012

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Medical Student Laparoscopy Curriculum Medical Director:
Early exposure and formal training of UCLA MS3 during OB/GYN clerkship

Los Angeles, CA

2006 – 2008

Tufts University School of Medicine
Tutor, Anatomy and Physiology

Boston, MA

Projects

2015 – Present

Development of Interactive Ultra High Definition patient education portals over plenum – rated CAT6 fiberoptic cable in an OB/GYN office
Lead Engineer

2011 – 2012

Created the “Gynecological Technical Index” tool to assess baseline
laparoscopy and hand eye coordination skills of potential residency candidates
Co-Author: Dr. Jonathan Solnik

2009 – 2012

Construction of the Cedars Minimally Invasive Gynecology Laparoscopy Skills Lab
Co-Author: Dr. Jonathan Solnik

2009 – 2012

Monthly conversion of standardized OB/GYN textbooks to Jeopardy! format to improve resident CREOG scores
Co-Author: Dr. Dotun Ogunyemi

Work Experience

2004 – 2005

Tufts University School of Medicine, Multimedia Resource Center
Audio-Visual Engineer

Boston, MA

Committees

2016 – Present

Citrus Valley Medical Center Family Residency Program
Graduate Medical Education, Board Member
Interviewing Physician

West Covina, CA

2015 – Present

Citrus Valley Independent Physicians (CVIP) Utilization Management Committee

West Covina, CA

2015 – Present

Citrus Valley Independent Physicians (CVIP) Quality Management Committee

West Covina, CA

International Medicine/Global Health

2012

Rad S, Eno M, Tangchitnob E, LaBrant L, Mugyeni G, Rwambuka MD, Ogunyemi, MD
OBGYN Training and Global Health: Initial Results of an International OBGYN Residency Program Partnership with Uganda. Presentation for 2012 CREOG & APGO Meeting

2015

“Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgery from the United States” – Chulalongkorn
University International Lecture – 2017 to be determined Bangkok, Thailand

Memberships/Licensure

• DEA # FT1882883
• California Medical Board #A110608
• ACLS/BLS Certified (8/2010)
• American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) – Fellow Graduate, Diplomate
• American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Written Boards Passed (June 2012)
• Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Oral Boards Board Certified January 2014

Languages

Thai – Fluent conversational, medical
Spanish – Basic conversational, medical