Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.
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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.
Services and Programs
- Birth Sisters
- Genetic Counseling
- Childbirth Education
- Labor and Delivery
- Postpartum Care
- Common Procedures
- Family Planning
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/Urogynecology
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Minimally Invasive Surgeries
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
BMC's extraordinary range of support services are available including a full-time medical interpreter staff that provides more than 30 languages on site, 24/7.
Services and Programs
Diabetes in pregnancy, cervical incompetence, surgical complications of pregnancy, maternal heart disease, medical complications of pregnancy
Health equity, patient safety, implementation science
Genomic sequencing and personalized medicine, public health and public policy, and ethical considerations in genetics and genetic counseling.
Gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery, MIS surgery, resident education
Maternal health, obstetric safety, improving maternal patient outcomes (hemorrhage, hypertension, venous thrombotic embolus (VTE), opioid use disorder (OUD), and cesarean reduction)
Infertility and in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation, menstrual disorders, fibroids, endometriosis, minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic Surgery
Cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, HPV vaccinations
Breastfeeding medicine, immigrant health
Miscarriage care, chronic vaginitis, sexual wellness/dysfunction
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
Black women, infants face highest risk during and after pregnancy
Pregnancy-related deaths jumped during the pandemic, with Black women suffering the highest mortality rates. BMC obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Tejumola Adegoke, joins The Boston Globe to weigh in on…
BOSTON – New research from Boston Medical Center suggests that hourly patient evaluation and documentation of the birthing plan in the second stage of labor decreases the second-stage of labor…
BOSTON – According to new research from Boston Medical Center, younger women aged 21-39 are more likely to be over-screened for cervical cancer, while older women aged 50-64…
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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Learn more about our programs here:
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