Graysan Southern, MD


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Fellow

Office: Practice Location Rotates

Phone: 404-778-3401


Education and Training

Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine , 2014

Residency: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences , Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2018

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Advanced Pelvic Surgery, in progress

Areas of Interest

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards and Honors

Letter of Commendation, CREOG Examination, 2017  

Letter of Commendation, CREOG Examination, 2015 

Outstanding First Year Resident Award, 2015 

Society and Professional Memberships

ACLS, Expiry 6/30/2017

BLS, Expiry 6/30/2017

NRP, Expiry 7/31/2018 



Carter, CM; Chahine, EB; Southern, GK; Scott, RK. Patient Adherence to Medical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 123(5): 122S-123S. 29 April 2014. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000447080.80233.b1 


G. Kirk Southern. Differential Expression of Osteopontin in Ovarian Carcinomas. Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society, October 2009. Oral Presentation. 

G. Kirk Southern. Adnexal Masses: Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment. The George Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gyneology, Grand Rounds. December 2016. Oral Presentation. 


Endometrial malignancy and concordance of frozen and permanent pathology Principle Investigator: Micael Lopez-Acevedo, MD, The George Washington University Description: A retrospective review of cases of endometrial malignancy and the concordance of frozen pathology to eventual permanent pathologic diagnosis, with evaluation of how intraoperative management differs on the basis of frozen pathologic diagnosis e.g. node dissection and perioperative morbidity. 

Predictors for same-day discharge after outpatient hysterectomy Principle Investigator: Gaby Moawad, MD, The George Washington University Description: A retrospective evaluation of patients planned for outpatient myomectomy either via robotic or laparoscopic surgery and risk factors for admission postoperatively versus safe discharge home on the day of surgery. 

Contiguous Urinary System Invasion by Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising From a Dermoid Cyst Principle Investigator: Gaby Moawad, MD, The George Washington University Description: Case report of squamous cell carcinoma arising in a postmenopausal patient with direct extension into the ureter. A review of intraoperative management, incidence, and postoperative management. Manuscript submitted for publication. 

Patient adherence to medical management of ectopic pregnancy Preceptor: Rachel Scott, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington Hospital Center Description: This project is a retrospective chart review of patients with presumed ectopic pregnancy treated with a single dose of methotrexate at one center from 2009 through 2012. Patient demographics and any barriers to treatment noted in the medical record were collected and analyzed for trends in patients who were not adherent to medical management and follow-up as well as outcome differences from previously reported success rates. 

Differential Expression of Osteopontin in Ovarian Carcinomas Preceptor: David Tait, MD, Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Description: The focus of this research was to identify possible trends in the expression of various substances within surgical specimens of a variety of malignant ovarian neoplasms. Levels of osteopontin expression within tissue specimens were obtained by immunohistochemistry and RNA microarray and using disease progression and pathologic diagnosis were compared with one another to identify trends in the expression of this potential biomarker. 

Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance and GLUT4 Regulation In Response to Exercise Preceptor: Lynis Dohm, PhD, Department of Physiology Description: This multi-center research focused on identifying cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance and resensitization in response to exercise, as well as a subgroup of the research evaluating diabetics after bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss. Core muscle biopsies of patients were taken pre- and post-exercise regimens and assayed for the expression of GLUT4 and a variety of other genes, as well as for basic metabolites. Blood samples of patients were also assayed for changes in glucose, insulin, triglyceride, and fatty acid levels.