Our Perinatology Team

  • Baker, Arthur
    Arthur M. Baker III, M.D., FACOG, earned his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a particular interest in cervical incompetence and preeclampsia. He is this region’s only maternal-fetal medicine specialist who performs both abdominal and vaginal chorionic villus sampling (CVS) for genetic testing in high-risk pregnancies. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine.
    Leaphart
    W. Lynn Leaphart, M.D., FACOG, a native of Jesup, Georgia, received her medical degree at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. She completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. She has a special interest in prenatal diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction. She is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mercer University School of Medicine’s Savannah Campus at MUMC. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine.
    Royek
    Anthony B. Royek, M.D., FACOG, received his medical training at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital. He is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, and director of the State of Georgia Region Five Perinatal Center. He has a special interest in prenatal diagnosis, obesity during pregnancy, and multiple gestations. He has participated in more than 5,000 deliveries during his career. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine.
    Allen
    Ashley C. Allen, M.S., CGC, received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Georgia and her master’s degree in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She lectures frequently, focusing on Jewish genetic diseases and carrier screening.
    Dekle
    Angelyn A. Dekle, APRN-BC, FNP, worked as a charge nurse, circulating nurse, and recovery room nurse in Memorial’s mother-baby unit before she returned to Georgia Southern University and earned her Master of Science in Nursing. In 1999, she became certified as a family nurse practitioner. As the multiple gestation coordinator for Savannah Perinatology Associates, she provides nutrition and preterm labor education to patients who are carrying more than one baby.
    Malphrus
    Libby H. Malphrus, M.S., CGC, received her master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She was certified through the American Board of Genetic Counseling and has been a frequent guest lecturer, focusing on prenatal testing and ultrasound abnormalities. She created a pilot program with MUMC and Mercer University School of Medicine to present monthly genetics lectures to obstetrics and gynecology residents, medical students, and faculty. She is a cervical cancer survivor and founder of a nonprofit organization, Help the Hoo-Hahs, for women battling gynecologic cancers.
    McKay
    Laura McKay, CNM, DNP, received her Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Midwifery degree from Emory University. She practiced full-scope midwifery care for five years at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Georgia Southern University and is a faculty member in the university’s School of Nursing. She has a special interest in working with patients who have chronic pain during pregnancy.