Wayne Mccreath, MD
Medical Director, High Risk Obstetrics and Gynecology Quality Program
I am an obstetrician and gynecologist at Memorial Healthcare System and the Medical Director of Memorial’s OB/GYN High-Risk Quality Program. I care for patients with benign and high-risk pregnancies and those in need of gynecological surgeries.
When caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, my team and I are often treating diseases that affect all organ systems in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. We commonly care for mothers with diabetes, lupus, preeclampsia, mothers with babies with cardiac anomalies, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory diseases, chronic pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding as well as other concerns. We also work closely with Memorial's Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists coordinating, collaborating and executing a care plan to deliver the best care for the mother and her unborn child.
I became interested in a career in medicine at a young age. Growing up in Jamaica, I witnessed and understood the disparities in healthcare. My father succumbed to his health due to a lack of access to and availability of basic resources. These early experiences allow me to see a disease process with a multifocal lens that includes the lens of the patient experience. It has helped me to empathize and better understand my patients. What they are experiencing emotionally and physically around a disease process is important to me. “Doctoring” involves competency in treating a medical condition but is elevated with empathy.
When working with patients and their families, I am both pragmatic and compassionate. Communication is important to me because it helps ensure patients’ expectations are respected, understood and achieved to promote strong patient satisfaction. I use facts and data to drive the conversation around the disease process, which allows patients to understand the rationale for treatment recommendations. I then interject a patient’s perspective, which may influence a treatment outcome but the combination of both facts and perspectives provides effective communication for the path taken towards care and recovery. This approach I find maximizes the care experience.
I am also passionate about improving communication and quality healthcare outcomes in women’s health. As maternal mortality and morbidity rates increase in the United States, these efforts are even more important. I am interested in identifying real problems that impact quality care and developing effective and reliable solutions which mitigate the problems identified resulting in improved quality outcomes. I am also the Memorial Regional physician champion for the Postpartum Access and Continuity of Care initiative by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative.
- Medical College Of Ohio, 1998
- Jackson Memorial Medical Center, 2002, Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2003, Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Second Place Competition Winner, Accelerated BioVenture Innovation Weil Cornell Medicine BioVentrue eLab, 2020.
- American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeon Award for the Best Chief Resident in Laparoscopic Surgery – University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002.
- Honorable Mention Paper: Improving the Number of Mothers Breast Feeding in the Postpartum Period. Resident Manuscript Competition 5th Annual Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns
- Manuscript competition, 2000.
- Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Records Award, 1999.
- National Medical Fellowship recipient, 1994-98.
- United Federation of Teachers Scholarship recipient, 1988-92.
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- National Medical Association
- Mourton SM, Pusic AL, McCreath WA, Temple LK, Bochner BH, Carter J, Chi DS, Barakat RR, Mehrara BJ, Disa JJ, Cordeiro PG. Immediate vaginal reconstruction after oncologic resection: patient satisfaction and sexual function. [Abstract #810]. Poster Discussion Presentation. Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic oncologists. San Diego, CA. 2006.
- Aubey J, McCreath WA, Chi DS, Alekitar K, Venkatraman E, Sonoda Y, Barakat R, Gemignani M. Outcomes of patients with recurrent gynecologic malignancies treated with radical surgical resection and high dose rate intraoperative therapy (HDR-IORT). [Abstract #87]. Poster Presentation Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic oncologists. San Diego, CA. 2004.
- McCreath WA, Chi DS, Aubey J, Levine DA, Wong DW, Abu-Rustum N, Poynor EA, Barackat RR, Bochner BH. Early outcomes of urinary diversion using a modified right colonic reservoir in patients with recurrent pelvic malignancies. [Abstract # 261]. Poster Presentation. Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic oncologists. San Diego, CA. 2004.
- McCreath WA, Jimeniz RE, Chi DS, Alekitar KM, Barakat RR, Gemignani ML. The benefit of the addition of intraoperative radiation therapy to total pelvic exenteration in the management of patients with recurrent gynecologic malignancies. [Abstract #97]. Poster Presentation. The thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2003. Gynecologic Oncology Volume 88; Number 2. Feb 2003.
- McCreath WA, Levine DS, Bochner BH, Healey JH, Barakat RR, Chi DS. Total pelvic exenteration and Lateral Extended Endopelvic Resection with Sciatic Neuroplasty in a Patient with Recurrent cervical cancer. [Abstract #34]. Poster Presentation. The Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. Anaheim, California. March 2003.
- Mendez L, Angioli R, McCreath WA, Penalver M. Radical Vaginal Trachelectomy (TRV) After Supracervical Hysterectomy. Poster Presentation. Fifty-first Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Los Angeles. May 2002.
- McCreath WA, Kang J, Martin JR, Diro M, Gilles JM. The efficacy of a 600microgram regimen for the evacuation of missed abortions. Poster presentation. The Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 97, Issue 4, Supplement 1. Pages S67-S68. April 2001.
- McCreath WA, Mirhashemi R, Ganjei-Azar, P. Krukenberg tumor associated with gastric primary and appendiceal metastasis. Oral Presentation. Thirtieth Southern Medical Association Annual Conference, Annual George Papanicolaou Memorial Seminar in Gynecologic Pathology. Orlando, Florida. November 2000.
- McCreath WA, Gilles J, O’Sullivan MJ. Vasa Previa: A Jackson Memorial experience. Oral Presentation. William Little Society of the University of Miami School of Medicine Annual Meeting. Miami Beach, Florida. 1998.
- Mekhail AO, Ebraheim NA, McCreath WA, Jackson WT, Yeasting RA, Anatomic and X-ray film studies of the distal articular surface of the radius. Poster Presentation. Annual Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum. University of Miami School of Medicine. Miami, Florida. 1996.
- McCreath WA, Beebe HG, Salles-Cunha S. Pressure flow relationship in patients with bypass grafts. Oral Presentation. Annual Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum. University of Miami School of Medicine. Miami, Florida. 1996.
- McCreath WA, Whitsett J. Depalmitoylation and modification with monobromobimane of bovine pulmonary surfactant protein SP-C cysteine residues. Oral Presentation. R.E.A.C.H. Program Closing Symposium. University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Cincinnati, OH. 1993.