The full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion and contraception/birth control, is legal and available in Massachusetts. BMC is here for all your healthcare needs and patients are able to safely and legally access both contraception/birth control and abortion here at BMC and in other clinics in the state.

Learn more about our commitment to reproductive health care here

If you have questions, please ask your healthcare provider by calling 617.414.2000. You can also always send your doctor non-urgent medical questions through MyChart.

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We know the national formula shortage may be causing issues and anxiety for our families. To help you during this time, we've put together a list of resources and advice. Learn more here

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center is a leader in women’s health. Caretakers contribute to the long-term health and well-being of the women served by consistently providing the highest quality medical care to each and every patient.

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Services and Programs

Obstetrics

When it is time to decide where baby will be born, BMC is an excellent choice. Comprehensive obstetric care is provided at BMC and at affiliated Community Health Centers. Prenatal care is provided by a variety of fully trained practitioners including OB/GYN physicians, family medicine specialists and certified nurse midwives.

Gynecology

Boston Medical Center is proud to be a nationally recognized leader in women's health. Those who seek care with the Department of Gynecology are provided with comprehensive gynecologic healthcare.

Our Team

Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
Women and Infants Center

Jodi F Abbott, MD, MSc, MHCM

Physician, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Dean for Patient Safety & QI Education, Associate Professor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of MedicineObstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Shannon L Bell, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Rachel Cannon, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Instructor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Philip D Connors, MS, MPH, CGC

Special Interests

Genomic sequencing and personalized medicine, public health and public policy, and ethical considerations in genetics and genetic counseling.

Sarah L Crane, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Jennifer A Farraye, NP

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Instructor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Rosha N Forman, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Cecilia T Girard, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

David C Harrison, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Paul Hendessi, MD

Vice Chair of Gynecology, Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Ronald E Iverson, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Director of Labor and delivery; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Monica M Joyce, CNM

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Padmasini Kandadai, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Samantha E Kaplan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Wendy Kuohung, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Program, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Daphne B Landau, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Glenn R Markenson, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Ann M Massed, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Julie G Mottl-Santiago, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Nyia L Noel, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Elizabeth W Patton, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology , Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Rebecca B Perkins, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Kari A Radoff, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Dona M Rodrigues, CNM

Director, Birth Sisters Program, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Kelley A Saia, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, , Director Project RESPECT, Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnancy at Boston Medical Center,

Raja A Sayegh, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Michelle J Sia, DO

Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Elizabeth A Stier, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Emily C Swisher-Rosa, CNM, NP, IBCLC

Co-Founder Breastfeeding Equity Center, Co-Director Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic, Instructor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Special Interests

Breastfeeding medicine, immigrant health

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Kelly M Treder, MD, MPH

Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Catherine E Walker, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
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Susan E White, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Elisabeth J Woodhams, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Medical Director, Family Planning and Contraception , Associate Director of OBGYN Residency Program
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Karen Cullen, CNM

Soledad Diaz, CNM

Alexa Dougherty, CNM

Kristin Koo, CNM

Paula Latortue Albino, MD

Matthew Medina, CNM

Sarah O’Connor, MD

LaKedra Pam, MD

Bianca Passarelli, NP

Melissa Wong, MD

Patient Resources

Newly Pregnant?

Newly Pregnant?  Be sure to schedule your first appointment before 12 weeks! Q&A about the first appointment with OBGYN Medical Director, Sarah Crane, MD

Fibroid Management Tool

This website is designed to help you learn more about uterine fibroids. Fibroids are growths of the muscle of the uterus. They can cause heavy periods and pain. They are benign (meaning they do not lead to cancer). If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, this interactive tool can help you learn more about treatment options.

Additional Information

Department News

Research Overview

Learn more about our OBGYN Research in collaboration with BU Medical School. 

Residency and Fellowship Information

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department offers clerkship, fellowship and residency programs for medical students and recent graduates interested in specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Because Boston Medical Center is New England's largest safety-net hospital serving a diverse patient population, medical educational opportunities here are especially rewarding and challenging.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Learn more about our programs here:

Instagram Takeover

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a BMC OBGYN resident?

Check out our first-ever 24-hour takeover with Drs. Yeon Woo Lee and Michelle Wang for a behind the scenes look at a night and a day shift at BMC!

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Affiliations

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As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

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