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.

Formula Shortage Guide for Parents and Caregivers

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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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.


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 of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Special Interests

Diabetes in pregnancy, cervical incompetence, surgical complications of pregnancy, maternal heart disease, medical complications of pregnancy

Philip D Connors, MS, MPH, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Special Interests

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

Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM, MSN, DrPH

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

Immigrant health, global health, culturally specific care models, midwifery workforce development, racial maternal health disparities

Karen Cullen, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN

Special Interests

Evidence based/trauma informed care, body liberation, culturally humble care, promoting physiologic birth, anti-racism, interdisciplinary medical and nursing education

Anissa E Dickerson, CNM, MSN, MPH

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

Immigrant and refugee health, family planning including abortion care, contraception and care during early pregnancy loss 

Estefany J Flores-Godaire, CNM, MPH

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

CenteringPregnancy, gestational diabetes, labor and birth, chest/breastfeeding, adolescent healthcare, mental health in pregnancy, family planning

Rosha N Forman, CNM, MSN

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

Innovation in maternity care, postpartum depression, racial disparities in maternal health, shared decision making

Paul Hendessi, MD


Special Interests

Gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery, MIS surgery, resident education

Ronald E Iverson, MD, MPH


Special Interests

Maternal health, obstetric safety, improving maternal patient outcomes (hemorrhage, hypertension, venous thrombotic embolus (VTE), opioid use disorder (OUD), and cesarean reduction)

Marie S Kourtelidis, CNM, MSN

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

Postpartum care, postpartum depression, quality improvement, labor and delivery, breastfeeding

Wendy Kuohung, MD


Special Interests

Infertility and in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation, menstrual disorders, fibroids, endometriosis, minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic Surgery

Onyemaechi C Onyekwu, CNM

Special Interests

Health equity and equality, substance use disorder in pregnancy, continuity of care

Rebecca B Perkins, MD


Special Interests

Cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, HPV vaccinations

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Kari A Radoff, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

Shared decision making, quality improvement, perinatal health systems

Jo Anna L Rorie, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Special Interests

Free standing birth centers, community engagement

Soledad Diaz, CNM

Paula Latortue Albino, MD

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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. 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!

Boston Medical Center Instagram page


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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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