The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences is made up of 10 Divisions.
The Division of Family Planning
The Division of Family Planning conducts research and offers comprehensive reproductive health services for women in New York and around the world. The Division offers patients the latest oral contraceptives, cervical cancer screenings, and bereavement support services following fetal loss. The Division has been cited for its research around adolescent understanding of emergency contraception and has made great strides in training residents in the subspecialty of women’s reproductive rights and family planning.
The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery focuses on disorders of the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor. Trainees care for patients with problems such as urinary incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms, and pelvic organ prolapse. Under the supervision of our faculty members, trainees are taught how to diagnose and treat these problems using techniques such as simple and complex urodynamic testing and a variety of minimally invasive and transvaginal surgical approaches. Our Division focuses on an interdisciplinary approach, often collaborating with the departments of Urology and Colorectal Surgery.
The Division of Global Women’s Health
The Division of Global Women’s Health combines resident education with real-world charitable care in order to establish sustainable programs, improve access, reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, and educate and train providers around the world to deliver quality women’s health care. The Division sends teams to address the health needs of vulnerable populations in Liberia, Guatemala, and Columbia.
The Division of Gynecology
The Division of Gynecology performs more than 3,500 surgical procedures each year––including major and minor abdominal, vaginal, and endoscopic operations. Our inpatient Gynecology service is supervised by a team of attendings who make daily rounds with the residents. Inpatient and ambulatory gynecologic surgery and patient management are performed by residents under the supervision of attendings and senior residents. The Division serves the Department of Emergency Medicine, where many patients with gynecologic problems are seen each year.
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology combines multidisciplinary care with palliative care, chemotherapy care, and medical and surgical management. Trainees gain experience in Gynecologic Oncology and care for cancer patients, under the direction of our attendings. Trainees also attend our gynecologic oncology clinic, focusing on diagnostics, treatment, and managing pre- and post- operative patients.
The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine cares for pregnant patients with an increased risk of adverse outcomes. We hold twice weekly high-risk clinics, staffed by the trainees and supervised by our faculty members. Our division also provides ultrasound examinations and invasive fetal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
The Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
The Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, provides minimally invasive approaches to gynecologic surgeries. The Division utilizes cutting-edge procedures, including laparoscopic total hysterectomy and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, to reduce patient discomfort and length of hospital stay.
The Division of Obstetrics
The Division of Obstetrics oversees more than 18,000 births per year and serves a diverse population. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology program is one of the largest in New York. The Division follows a family-centered approach to childbirth and obstetric care. All residents receive comprehensive training that includes the management of high-risk births and birthing emergencies.
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility encompasses a wide array of clinical and research activities. We attend more than 600 assisted reproductive technology cycles per year and more than 200 surgical procedures for the diagnosis and management of reproductive disorders. An active research program is currently pursuing investigations into oocyte fertilization, implantation, and embryo-endometrial interaction. We conduct our clinical activities through Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (RMA of New York), a full-service IVF center which offers the most advanced services in assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help infertile patients achieve a healthy baby. We attend more than 600 assisted reproductive technology cycles per year and more than 200 surgical procedures for the diagnosis and management of reproductive disorders. An active research program is currently pursuing investigations into oocyte fertilization, implantation, and embryo-endometrial interaction.
The Division’s Director, Alan B. Copperman, MD, is a Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science. Members of RMA of New York, Drs. Lawrence Grunfeld, Tanmoy Mukherjee, Benjamin Sandler, Eric Flisser, Jeffrey Klein, Rashmi Kudesia, Beth McAvey, and Natan Bar Chama, are all faculty members at the Icahn School of Medicine. RMA of New York laboratory directors, Christine Briton-Jones, PhD HCLD and Marlena Duke, MSc ELD, also hold academic appointments at the School of Medicine.
The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is run by surgeons trained in pelvic floor disorders. The Division treats a number of pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and vaginal laxity. We use a wide variety of treatment options including dietary changes, pelvic floor muscle exercises, medication, biofeedback, counseling, physical therapy, and electrical stimulation as well as surgical approaches.