Obstetrics and Gynecology


The educational mission of the OB/Gyn Department is to educate residents so that they are not only excellent practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology, but also superior candidates if they wish to pursue a career in the subspecialties of Reproductive Endocrinology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology or Urogynecology.


Obstetrics and Gynecology is a four year residency program fully accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) consisting of 16 residents based at John Peter Smith Hospital, the county hospital serving Tarrant County and Harris Methodist Fort Worth, a private hospital.

G. Sealy Massingill
G. Sealy Massingill, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
JPS Ob/Gyn Chairman

G. Sealy Massingill, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Associate Professor, UNTHSC

Dr. G. Sealy Massingill, a Fort Worth native, received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. After graduating from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1985, he completed his internship and residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in 1989. He joined the faculty in July, 1992 upon completion of a three-year tour in the United States Air Force at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards in California as the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Massingill was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in December 2001, and subsequently appointed Chairman of the Department in April 2012. He is currently the President of the Tarrant County Medical Society and began serving as ACOG Vice-Chair, District XI, Section 2 in September 2012.

David Moreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
JPS OB/Gyn Vice Chairman
David Moreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
David Moreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. graduated from LSU School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at LSU Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Moreland was appointed Residency Program Director in 2005.


  • Direct access to all OB/Gyn subspecialties
    • REI
    • MFM
    • Urogyn
    • Gyn Onc
  • The faculty has a close liaison with other primary care physicians and specialists
  • The department is very active in supporting research projects and continuing medical education
  • Scheduled OR days and clinic days
  • All clinics involve both OB and Gyn patients
  • Ability to provide patients with a single doctor and follow their care throughout the entire process
  • Private and county hospital exposure
  • County hospital provides a wide array of pathology
  • Large clinic system
  • Robotic surgery training for our residents involves a unique curriculum designed to allow them to use the daVinci robotic surgery system for some of their patients. With enhanced optics and dexterity, the robotic system allows surgeons to address more complex cases through a laparoscopic approach, improving post operative pain control and shortening recovery time


Our program has been structured as a team concept with each team consisting of:

  • 2 General OB/Gyn faculty
  • 2 OB/Gyn residents - 2nd year level and 4th year level
  • 1 Family Medicine Residents at 2nd year level or 3rd year level
  • 3 to 4 nurse practitioners
  • Medical students

The approach to patient care involves a close working relationship between the faculty, residents and nures practitioners:

  • 12 hour work days (on average) and you leave the hospital as a team
  • Fourth year residents work with faculty to manage labor and delivery (L&D), surgery (OR) and clinics for their team
  • Direct faculty supervision of individual team
  • Family Medicine, OB interns and Residents work together on individual teams
  • Three weeks of day shift and one week of night shift
    • Two days per week in L&D
    • One OR day per week, three weeks per month
    • Two clinics per week
    • One colposcopy clinic day per month with pathology conference
  • Scheduled time off with your team
  • Two weekends off per month for second and fourth year residents
  • Two faculty members per team directly responsible for two residents - to provide excellent communication with faculty and a small resident-to-faculty ratio
  • Direct one-on-one operating time with generalist and subspecialty faculty


1st Year Resident 

  • 3 months Harris Hospital
  • 2 months OB/Gyn team
  • 2 months Perinatal medicine
  • 1 month GynOnc
  • 1 month ER
  • 2 months Medicine
  • .5 months Geriatrics
  • .5 months NICU
  • Broad primary care experience
  • Perinatal rotation in addition to OB rotation
  • Ample experience with sonography
  • Opportunity to perform Cesarean Section
  • Good camaraderie with largest family medicine program in the county

2nd Year Resident 

  • Works with 2-3 major staff and one chief resident (good continuity, clear expectations)
  • Responsibilities include working with the nurse practitioners, family medicine residents, interns and medical students assigned to your team
  • Protected OR time, protected didactic time
  • Tremendous experience in high risk and operative obstetrics
  • Functions in a supervisory role of interns for low risk patients
  • Protected OR days operating consistently with one or two staff, ensuring confidence
  • One week protected conference time

3rd Year Resident 

3 months Gynecology Oncology
Direct access to two practicing oncologists: Ralph Anderson, MD and DeEtte Vasques, DO

3 months Reproductive Endocrinology
Large volume practice covering 3 hospitals: Frank Deleon, MD and Elwyn M. Grimes, MD

3 months Perinatal
Inpatient and outpatient management including amniocentesis and Level II sonography: David Rindfusz, MD and Robert Sigman, MD

3 months urogynecology
Periurethral sling procedures, Burch, CMG, cystoscopy, colpoplexy: Peter Elliott, MD and Manhan Vu, DO

  • Large operating experience with reduced general clinic and L&D responsibilities
  • Only two OB night shifts per month
  • One-on-one experiences with specialists in all four subspecialties
  • Individualized operative time with faculty
  • One week protected conference time

4th Year Resident 

  • Manages large team including OB/Gyn and Family Medicine residents, interns, NPs and students
  • Generates cases for boards directly from clinic
  • Large referral base including family medicine colleagues ensuring broad gynecologic experience
  • One week of protected conference time and two weeks board preparation
  • Opportunities in community practice, academic medicine or fellowship programs


Didactic activities are considered an essential component of the total education program with 5 hours of designated teaching per week. During the teaching sessions, the resident has no other responsibilities.


Our residency program participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and accepts four PGY-1 residents each year. Candidates selected to interview must have taken USMLE. During the interview, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, staff and resident physicians. Interviews are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays, November through January.

2011-2012 JPS Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

For more information about the JPS Health Network residency programs, please contact:
Sue Bramlett