BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Dr. Katharine O’Connell White is a gynecologist and the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BMC, and associate professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

For over 20 years, Dr. White has been a reproductive health clinician, educator, researcher, and advocate for people who can become pregnant, with expertise in miscarriage care, chronic vaginitis, and sexual wellness / dysfunction. She conducts multiple research studies in various areas of contraception and abortion, and frequently lectures locally and nationally on a number of topics related to reproductive health. Dr. White is also the author of Your Guide to Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss and Your Sexual Health.

Dr. White received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, her Master in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and her bachelor's degree from Duke University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School—Baystate Campus and her fellowship in family planning at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. White is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the Society of Family Planning, and a member of the American Public Health Association.

  • Administrative Title

    Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston Medical Center; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Baystate Medical Center, 2002
  • Fellowship

    Columbia University, 2004
  • Education

    UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1998
  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: OB/GYN and Complex Family Planning
  • Research Interests

    Shared decision making, new contraceptive methods