Saweda Bright, M.D.
“My specialty as an OB/GYN chose me! I have always enjoyed working with my hands, so as a medical student I thought I would be a surgeon. After completing my OB/GYN clerkship, I realized that I absolutely loved every minute of it. OB/GYN is a unique specialty that combines medical and surgical care of women. Many of my patients stay with me after delivery for preventative and routine gynecologic care, thus establishing true continuity of care. I cherish the relationships I have with my patients and consider it a privilege to be chosen to provide their care as they embark on different milestones.”
Dr. Bright received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her medical degree from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and completed her residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond. Dr. Bright is a member of The American Medical Association and a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
She is the recipient of the 2013 Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the 2014 Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She has been published in The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of America, Procedures in the Office Setting.
In addition to low- and high-risk obstetrics and routine gynecology, her interests include minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, including DaVinci Robotics, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and sports. She is excited to move back to the area.
Elizabeth Munter, M.D.
“The science of medicine has always fascinated me, and I am privileged to be able to combine that passion with my personal interactions with women to make a difference in their lives. Whether I’m delivering a baby, performing a hysterectomy, providing contraception or routine gynecologic exams, I look forward to coming to work and strive to provide excellent medical care in a way that puts patients at ease.”
Dr. Munter received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed her residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Munter is a member of the Medical Society of Virginia and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is the recipient of the 2012 John W. Seeds Award for Excellence in Ultrasonography. Her professional interests include minimally-invasive surgery including DaVinci Robotics, and all of obstetrics.
Outside of work, she enjoys fine cuisine, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She will be living in Chantilly with her husband.
Ashley Poe, M.D.
Prince William OB/GYN Associates is very excited to announce the expected arrival of Dr. Ashley Poe in September 2014.
“I believe that being an obstetrician/gynecologist is one of the most privileged positions to hold. What I love about this field is that not only do you care for women during their pregnancies, deliveries, and post-partum periods, you also care for them throughout the other times in their lives. This field allows you to develop close relationships with your patients and to take an active role in their healthcare, both preventative and therapeutic.”
Dr. Poe received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Masters degree in Community Health from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Poe is a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. She was the recipient of the 2014 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist resident award in Minimally Invasive Gynecology as well as the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility award for Outstanding Achievement in Resident Research. She currently has a publication in process in the Fertility and Sterility Journal of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Poe’s interests are in gynecologic surgery, specifically minimally invasive procedures & DaVinci robotics as well as all obstetrics.
When not at work, Dr. Poe enjoys travel, reading, college football (Roll Tide!), and spending time outdoors. She and her fiancé are very excited to be settling in the area.
Kathleen R. Neal, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
“Whether I’m reviewing the medical history of a new patient or working with a patient I’ve seen throughout the years, being a physician still has a very pure calling for me. In obstetrics and gynecology, medicine has come a long way, but what remains constant is the amazing ability women have to handle some of life’s most difficult health crises. Guiding women in making health care decisions offers me a unique reward that never gives out and never gets old.”
Dr. Neal received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Nebraska. She received her M.D. at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City and then completed her residency in OB/GYN at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Neal is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been in private practice in Ohio until joining PW OB/GYN in 2007. She has been named among the Best Doctors in America 2001-2006, Cleveland Magazine: Best Doctors 2001-2006, American's Top Obstetricians & Gynecologists, 2002, 2004, 2006 and received the Ronald B. Golden MD Resident Teaching Award in 2005.
She is married with two children and resides in Clifton, Virginia.
Chari V. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
“When patients come to me, I want to be a part of their solution, not just another part of what can be a confusing healthcare puzzle. Open communication is so important. And knowing you’ve got the best doctors who truly care about each and every woman who walks into their practice gives our patients a certain comfort level. We are here for them, and we understand and appreciate the amount of trust given to their chosen physician. Our job is to uniquely focus on each woman which makes practicing medicine a very exciting and fulfilling career. ”
Dr. Chari Smith completed her undergraduate studies at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. She fulfilled her residency requirements at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Smith belongs to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of Virginia. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Smith has been published in the August 2002 issue of The Female Patient. While she enjoys both obstetrics and gynecology, her special interests include cervical cancer screening, female urinary incontinence and genital prolapse. She was recognized as one of the Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors for 2005.
In her spare time, she enjoys fine cuisine, swimming, laughing with friends and playing with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Dr. Smith resides in Bristow.
JoAnne Gutliph, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
“I come from a long line of teachers (mother, grandmother, aunts) and find it fascinating that the Latin meaning of doctor is teacher. My goal is to be as much of a teacher to my patients as a medical healer. Being a physician allows me to continue learning something new while connecting with and helping others in the process. The relationships that are developed over time with my patients make the long hours all worthwhile. I love my profession and am grateful that medicine has allowed me the opportunity to be a lifelong student, teacher and physician to my many wonderful patients.”
As one of the founding members of Prince William OB/GYN Associates, JoAnne Gutliph, M.D. is very involved with women’s healthcare in Northern Virginia. Dr. Gutliph is Board Certified in OB/GYN and is a former clinical instructor in the Department of OB/GYN at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She attended Hartwick College in New York where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Biology. She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Her OB/GYN residency was completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her memberships include: Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Prince William County Medical Society and Medical Society of Virginia and American College of Physician Executives. She has been the Physician Chairman of the United Way of the National Capital Area Campaign 1998, member of the Essential Health Services Panel of the Joint Commission of Health Care of the Virginia General Assembly, Past Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN of Prince William Hospital and Trustee and member of the Board Quality Committee of the Prince William Health System.
Dr. Gutliph has been on the Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor of the Year list for many years. She has been the Managing Partner of Prince William OB/GYN Associates. .
Dr. Gutliph and her husband, Rob, have three sons and reside in Gainesville.