Joseph L. Hudgens, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Chair of Gynecology
Division Director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sentara-EVMS Director of Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Center
MIGS Fellowship Program Director

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Dr. Hudgens, Vice Chair of Gynecologic Services, Director of the Sentara-EVMS Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Center and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is an expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Hudgens pioneered the 2-port myomectomy, which uses a specialized laparoscopic port that allows multiple tools to be inserted through the belly button. The surgical technique decreases the size and number of scars for patients.

His clinical interests consist of complex gynecological surgery, second opinion for patients with severe endometriosis, fibroids, and refractory pelvic pain. Dr. Hudgens earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and served two residencies at the University of Louisville in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a board certified fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Jeffrey J. Woo, MD
Assistant Professor
Advanced Gynecological Surgical Center
MIGS Fellowship Associate Program Director

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Dr. Jeffrey J. Woo is a minimally invasive gynecological surgeon and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at EVMS.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at University of California Davis and earned his Medical Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include complex gynecological surgery, and second opinion for patients with severe endometriosis and fibroids.

Dr. Woo discovered his passion for minimally invasive gynecological surgery (MIGS) during his time as an OB/GYN resident at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia and subsequently completed a two year AAGL MIGS Fellow at Scripps Clinic, in San Diego, California. He is a board certified fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Woo has earned numerous awards at gynecological surgery conferences and he currently a serves on the editorial board for SurgeryU, an international peer-reviewed surgery video library.

Kelly Sylvester, MMHPE, C-TAGME
Educational Specialist

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Kelly was born and raised as an Army brat in North Carolina on the Ft. Bragg Army Base, but since she has lived in the Hampton Roads area with her husband, step-baby and 2 dogs for over 20 years, she can now officially call herself a Virginian.  She is a recovering English major, has a Masters in Medical and Health Professions Education and is TAGME certified.  Kelly has worked for EVMS for 14 years and has 9 years of GME experience. 

In her spare time, she is a musician who plays things with strings (violin, viola, piano, electric & acoustic guitar, electric bass and ukulele) and occasionally volunteers with Symphonicity, a volunteer orchestra in Virginia Beach.  She also enjoys stress baking, specializing in sugar cookies and birthday cakes for fellows.