Obstetrics & Gynecology

Leslee Subak, MD
Professor and Chair

Our mission is to provide sustained leadership in scientific investigation, outstanding patient care, and education by training the future leaders of our specialty.

Our faculty is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in Obstetric & Gynecologic science. In particular, we are focused on innovative translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.

Our faculty practices medicine in a world-class hospital; and are internationally recognized for the medical, surgical, and reproductive Obstetric & Gynecologic care they provide to their patients.

Our vision is to train future leaders in Obstetrics & Gynecology, in both scientific investigation and patient care.

Grand Rounds

Maurice Druzin, MD
Professor and Vice Chair

The Grand Rounds and Resident Education programs, led by Maurice Druzin, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, hold sessions on non-holiday Mondays, September through June.  These lectures are open to community physicians, but are closed to the general public. For more information, please visit the School of Medicine Seminar Calendar.

Innovation and Commitment to Women's Health Care

  1. Birth of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    First Stanford Maternity Hospital and Faculty, San Francisco

  2. Palo Alto Hospital

    Palo Alto Hospital (now Hoover Pavilion) opened offering obstetric services.

  3. Stanford Children's facility is the first neonatal intensive care unit to allow parent visitation

    Stanford creates the first neonatal intensive care unit that allows visitation by parents.

    Learn more about our NICU

  4. Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH, pioneers cervical cancer prevention

    Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH, helped pioneer the cervial cancer prevention approach knows as Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid, or VIA, a low-tech, low-cost alternative to the pap smear. In VIA, standard household vinegar is applied to a woman's cervix. 

  5. Egg freezing under an approved research protocol

    Stanford was a pioneer in developing an established method of fertility preservation, the cryopreservation of oocytes. 

  6. New Stanford Hospital

    Scheduled to open in 2019, Stanford Health Care is building a revolutionary new hospital facility to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity needs, meet new seismic safety requirements and transform the way that patient care is delivered.