515 N. Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 232-2037

Michiana Obstetrics & Gynecology is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our providers all have years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with nurses, medical assistants and office staff as they try to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right treatment.  Whether its for routine preventive care, delivery of a baby, or a more complex gynecologic condition Michiana Obstetrics & Gynecology providers can have the experience. 

Michiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Physicians provide obstetric and gynecologic care at both Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and participate in Memorial Hospital's laborist program.  In addition, some services may be performed at Allied Physicians Surgery Center.

Our Physicians

 

 Jessica Basham, MD 

 Dr. Jessica Basham was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana. She obtained a degree in  Human Biology with a concentration in Sexuality and Reproduction, as well as her medical degree, from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Basham’s residency was completed at University of Toledo in Toledo Ohio and obtained a certificate in Sexual Counseling at the University of Michigan. Areas of interest include sexual dysfunction, sexual medicine, minimally invasive surgery including Da Vinci robotics, and high risk obstetrics.

 In her spare time, Dr. Basham enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family, especially her husband and two fur babies Arty and Diesel.  

 
   

Janelle Blickensderfer, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Janelle Blickensderfer was born in Hudson, Michigan. She graduated from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and earned her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. She completed her residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Dr. Blickensderfer is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests include general OB/GYN, minimally invasive gynecological surgery including the DaVinci Robot, peri-menopausal management and reproductive health.

Dr. Blickensderfer has been practicing OB/GYN in the South Bend area since 1992. She is married with three children and enjoys knitting, running and traveling.

 

Allen Clark, MD, FACOG

Dr. Allen Clark was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He attended college at University of Illinois where he obtained a bachelors of science degree and a love for the Fighting Illini. He then moved to Chicago and obtained his medical degree at the University of Illinois of Chicago.

He completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center just a few blocks south of Wrigley Field—resisting any temptation to become a Cubs fan. After 8 years in Chicago and 30 years in the state, Dr. Clark decided to leave Illinois, and feels extremely fortunate to be a member of Michiana Obstetrics and Gynecology.

His clinical interests focus on minimally invasive surgery, Da Vinci robotics, and urogynecology. Outside of work he enjoys losing 5K and 10K races to his wife Erin, celebrating the loss by trying new places to eat, building computers, and watching movies.
 

Daniel F. Czarnecki, MD, FACOG

Dr. Daniel Czarnecki is one of five children who grew up in the Detroit area. His studies have taken him around the Midwest. He graduated from Denison University with a BS in biology and then subsequently attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he received his MD. He completed his OB/GYN training at Washington University in St. Louis and then became a member of our practice in 2011.

He became an OB/GYN to improve and maintain the health of women of all ages. His interests include high-risk OB, minimally invasive laproscopic gynecological surgery including DaVinci robot procedures and fundamental gynecological care.

He spends his free time, enjoying the company of his wife Elizabeth and daughters Evelyn and Dorothy.  He also takes every opportunity to get outside to garden and to run around with his dog, Dali.

 

Dayna M. Cox (Ingram), MD, FACOG

Dr. Dayna Cox was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. She graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Cox proudly joined the practice in May 2013. While being interested in all aspects of women’s health, she is especially interested in high risk OB, minimally invasive gynecological procedures including the DaVinci robotic procedures and reproductive health. She has also had the pleasure to work internationally in Africa which she plans to continue in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, cooking and running. 

 

Raj Vito Shah, MD, FACOG

Raj Vito Shah, MD came to the Michiana area in 2001. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Dr. Shah has a unique background with his mother Italian and father Indian. After years of good eating, he left home and graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana with a biology degree. After college, Dr. Shah subsequently attended the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois.

During his years at Loyola, Dr. Shah met his wife and both went on to complete their OB/GYN residency in Chicago. After completing his residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, they moved to the Michiana area. Dr. Shah has special interests in complicated pregnancy, obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound, robotic and minimally invasive surgery and treatment of incontinence.

When away from the office, he enjoys watching and coaching sports (hockey, lacrosse, equestrian) for his children, walking the dog with his wife, and traveling with his family.

 

Sloan S. Shah, MD, FACOG

Dr. Sloan Shah moved to the South Bend area to join our practice in 2001 after completing her training at Rush University in Chicago. She is originally from northwest Illinois, growing up in Sycamore.

Dr. Shah graduated from Northern Illinois University, where she received her undergraduate degree in biology, before attending medical school at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Shah is married to Dr. Raj Shah and has two children. Her practice encompasses all aspects of OB/GYN, but she has great interest in adolescent gynecology, hormonal disorders, the menopause transition, and minimally invasive surgery, including the DaVinci Robotic procedures. When not seeing patients, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Her hobbies include exercise, yoga, reading and gardening.

 

Thalia Pachiyannakis, MD, FACOG 

Dr. Thalia Pachiyannakis (Dr. Thalia) recently moved to South Bend to join her husband, who is a sports medicine physician, and their 3-year-old son. Prior to moving here, she worked in Vincennes, Indiana for 3 years. 

Dr. Thalia graduated medical school from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India and completed her OBGYN residency at Hurley Medical Center, which is affiliated with Michigan State University in Flint, Michigan.  She is passionate about working with women of all ages and enjoys helping them feel comfortable with things such as their first gynecological encounter, having their first child, and helping them with the natural changes a woman's body does through with age.

Dr. Thalia enjoys all areas of her job, including both high-risk obstetrics and gynecological surgeries.  When not working she enjoys spending time with family, friends and traveling.

 
 

Our Nurse Practitioner

Shannon Luczak, WHNP-BC, CNM

Shannon is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Midwife and joined Michiana Obstetrics and Gynecology in March of 2017. Previously, she had practiced Women’s Health in Chicago after completing her master’s degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013.

Shannon received her accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Michigan State University, where she continues to keep her alliance to MSU! After graduating with her nursing degree, she worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital of Chicago as an antepartum staff nurse while completing her master’s degree. In her free time she enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with her husband and son.