Dr. Sabine Kelischek is a board certified OB/GYN physician, practicing in western North Carolina since 1994. She received her B.S. from Davidson College and M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. While there she also studied Health Policy and International Health at the School of Public Health. Her interest in health policy took her to Washington, D.C. where she served as Legislative Director for the American Medical Student Association. She completed her residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and soon thereafter relocated to the mountains to enter private practice. She practiced at Smoky Mountain OB/GYN before joining Harris Women’s Care in the fall of 2015. Kelischek loves contra dancing and sings with the Asheville Choral Society. Other interests include gardening, quilting, and literature.
Her hobbies include hiking, cooking, and reading. She lives in Jackson County with her husband Matthew.
Dr. Mila Shah-Bruce is originally from Marietta, Georgia however spent a good bit of her childhood and teenage years in Blue Ridge, Ga with her grandparents and extended family. She received her undergraduate degree at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She then attended medical school at St. Matthew’s University and received her MD in May 2008. After obtaining her MD she ventured to Shreveport, LA and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University- Health Sciences Center in June 2012. At LSU-Shreveport she received extensive training in high risk obstetrics and gynecology in which she the managed care of patients with endocrine disorders such as diabetes, heart disease/hypertension, twin and triplet gestations, seizure disorders, teen pregnancy, incompetent cervix, advanced maternal age pregnancies and much more.
She equally enjoys providing gynecological care both in the office setting including annual exams as well as in the operating room including hysterectomies, laparoscopies and incontinence surgery. She has had training in treating disorders that affect women from adolescents to beyond menopause. She has treated adolescent disorders such as imperforate hymen, abnormal periods and painful periods to adult
Kathy Walsh is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP). Before moving to western North Carolina Kathy practiced in Illinois for 31 years in the field of collaborative and holistic care for women. She earned a B.S. from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Wisconsin. Her Clinical interests range from OB care and birth control to menopause and integrative medicine. Kathy is also a Certified Lactation Educator. She practiced at Smoky Mountain OB/GYN before joining Harris Women’s Care in the fall of 2015. She enjoys hiking in our beautiful mountains. Among her many accomplishments, she is especially proud of raising four wonderful children and finishing the Chicago Marathon.
Sally Schaefer, certified nurse midwife, will join Harris Women’s Care August 1. Schaefer has cared for women and delivered babies in the region for decades. She completed her postgraduate training at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
Rani Khan, certified nurse midwife, will join Harris Women’s Care August 14. Khan completed her postgraduate training at Emory University School of Nursing and most recently practice in Asheville, Qatar, and Africa.
Judi Layton, certified nurse midwife, will join Harris Women’s Care September 11. Layton has practiced in the region since 2012. She completed her postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania.
Khan, Schaefer, and Layton provide obstetrical care and routine women’s healthcare alongside Sabine Kelischek, MD, Megan Metcalf, MD, and Kathy Walsh, NP serving the Sylva, Bryson City, and Franklin locations.