Our Department has been making strides in women’s health care and research since The Mount Sinai Hospital appointed its first gynecologist in 1877. Throughout the years, our faculty members have been adding significant accomplishments to the field both within Mount Sinai and in the greater medical community.
Emil Noeggerath becomes the first gynecologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Joseph Brettauer and Florian Krug assume joint leadership of the Department.
Hiram Vineberg succeeds Florian Krug.
Robert Tilden Frank assumes leadership of the Department.
Robert Tilden Frank coins the term PMS.
Isidor Clinton Rubin succeeds Robert Tilden Frank.
Morris Goldberger is appointed Chief of the Department.
The Klingenstein Pavilion opens, providing the most modern and comprehensive obstetrical and nursery services in New York City.
Alan Guttmacher becomes Chief of the newly named Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Samuel Geist serves as Co-Director with Isidor Clinton Rubin and assumes leadership of the Department upon Rubin's death.
Saul Gusberg succeeds Alan Guttmacher as Chairman and Director. During his time at Mount Sinai, Gusberg establishes the first Gynecological Oncology program and fellowship.
The Department starts using ultrasound in its perinatal medicine practice.
Shin-Yee Chen, David Koffler, and Carmel J. Cohen demonstrate the presence of cell-mediated immunity in patients with cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancers––a finding that would establish a basis for the benefits of immunotherapy.
Howard Bruckner, Carmel J. Cohen, Gunter Deppe, and colleagues are among the first to demonstrate the utility of cisplatinum in the treatment of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer and squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix.
Carmel Cohen introduces minimally invasive surgery to the Division and adds training in laparoscopic procedures to the fellowship program.
Nathan G. Kase succeeds Saul Gusberg. A specialist in gynecology and reproductive endocrinology, Kase provided the first demonstration that the human ovary could synthesize testosterone in vitro.
Richard Berkowitz introduces the modern use of ultrasound to the practice of perinatal medicine at Mount Sinai.
Richard Berkowitz is appointed Chairman of the newly renamed Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology.
The first successful intrauterine transfusion of blood is given by the intravascular route without the use of fetoscopy.
Rhonda Sperling, senior author on the landmark AIDS Clinical Trials Group paper, documents how antiviral therapy used during labor and the neonatal period dramatically reduces vertical transmission of the HIV virus from pregnant women to their babies.
Michael Brodman becomes the fourth chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science.
The Family Planning Division is created.