Published Date: 12/16/2022
This presentation will review the epidemiologic trends of syphilis amongst the general population and pregnant people, and the increasing prevalence of congenital syphilis. It will discuss the clinical presentation of each stage of syphilis infection, and will review laboratory screening and confirmatory testing for syphilis. It will also discuss the unique treatment guidelines for syphilis diagnosed in pregnancy and the fetal ultrasound findings and physical manifestations associated with congenital syphilis
Tieg Beazer, DO, MS is currently a second year Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She was born in New York City and was raised in the Manhattan suburb of Teaneck, New Jersey. She obtained a masters and medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ.
Over the last decade, Dr. Beazer has pursued opportunities to integrate her passion for public service, education, and patient advocacy with her career as an Obstetrician Gynecologist. While in residency, she was awarded the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Residency Program Award for Excellence in Obstetrics due to her commitment to improving pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. During her training, Dr. Beazer made it a priority to support initiatives benefiting the women within the community she served, such as organizing donation drives for victims of intimate partner violence in Camden County and fundraising thousands of dollars for pre-eclampsia research in Southern New Jersey. She received the Cooper University Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology departmental community service award two years in a row for her steadfast dedication to community outreach.
During her time as a fellow, she participated in the New York State Department of Health’s COVID 19 vaccination in pregnancy campaign and gave a grand rounds presentation on COVID 19 infection in pregnancy to community hospitals in upstate New York, allowing her to broaden her experiences in community outreach through public health initiatives. She will be presenting on the benefits of the COVID 19 vaccine for pregnant and lactating patients at the New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition annual conference in March 2023. In addition to her interest in infectious diseases in pregnancy, Dr. Beazer has dedicated time in her fellowship to researching maternal health disparities contributing to the national maternal health crisis in hopes of promoting safer and more equitable maternal healthcare in New York state.