Dr. Richard Kilby
CLINICAL EXPERTISE :Childbirth
General women’s health
Minimally invasive surgery: -Hysteroscopy -Laparoscopy -Hysterectomy -Pelvic-organ prolapse
EDUCATION :Ch.B, University of Minnesota M.D.,
University of Minnesota Medical School
RESIDENCIES :St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital/University of Michigan
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS :Obstetrics Gynecology
AWARDS AND HONORS :Lloyd W. Goerke Chemistry Scholarship, University of Minnesota
G.B.Heisig Undergraduate, University of Minnesota
Chemistry Research Award
National Science Foundation Research
Fellow (Physical Chemistry) American Chemistry Society Symposium,
Presenter Department of Chemistry Symposium,
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS :American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard Kilby, M.D.
In medical school, I selected OB-GYN because it’s one of the few specialties in which a doctor gets to care for all aspects of a patient’s health, everything from routine check-ups to endocrinology and surgery. But to me, there’s nothing more fulfilling than bringing a child into this world, especially when others might say the odds are stacked against a woman. In the 30 years I’ve been a women’s doctor, I have developed an expertise in helping women who face elevated risks successfully carry their babies to term.
I’m passionate about this field of medicine because it’s about people. I get to be with my patients through virtually every important phase of their lives, from the dawning of adolescence and womanhood, to starting their families, to menopause and the golden years. Every life stage requires a different type of healthcare.
There have been very exciting advancements in medical science in recent years, and I have become proficient in utilizing minimally invasive procedures to treat pelvic-organ prolapse and perform hysterectomies, for example. These procedures allow me to use a much smaller incision than traditional, open surgery would. Not only does the patient experience far less pain and faster recovery, but minimally invasive procedures are safer and result in more positive outcomes. In other words, they’re easier, faster, cheaper, and even more effective than the old way of doing things.
I treat my patients like human beings; I enjoy developing long-lasting relationships with them as a trusted partner in their health and life. Every woman is different, and every woman deserves a doctor who will treat her differently and design healthcare just for her and the unique factors of her situation and lifestyle.
“I develop long-lasting relationships with them as a trusted partner in their health and life, and I provide them with specific care that works best for each person.”
WHY SHOULD A PATIENT CHOOSE DENALI OB-GYN?
Successful medical outcomes, especially when it comes to high-risk pregnancy, frequently require the collaboration of experts. And that’s the advantage Denali OB-GYN gives our patients that very few other providers can offer. We have an entire team of women’s health experts all working together in the same office, and that means every patient benefits from the collective knowledge and expertise of an entire team of doctors – because my colleagues collaborate with me to provide the best treatments for my patients, and I do the same for them and their patients.
But Denali is different from other practices in one other very important way: you have a one-on-one relationship with your doctor, and you see that same doctor every time you come in. At many other clinics, patients see whatever doctor is on call that day, and the doctor who delivers your baby might not be the doctor who was there during your pregnancy.
Research and publications (links)
Kilby, R.T. Kreevoy, M.M. “Sulfonates as Inhibitors of Iron Extraction by a Solid-Supported Liquid Membrane.” Presented at University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry Research Symposium. August 1988. Presented before the American Chemical Society, April 1989.
“Predicting Labor Induction Success in the Nullipara with Transvaginal ultrasonography.” Presented at the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Paper Day. May 1997.