Obstetrics & Gynecology
Leslee Subak, MD
Professor and Chair
Our mission is to improve women's health through innovative and compassionate care, education, advocacy and discovery.
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 and Gynecologic care they provide to their patients.
Our vision is to be local and global leaders, advancing and transforming women's health across the lifespan.
Maurice Druzin, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Grand Rounds, 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
Birth of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
First Stanford Maternity Hospital and Faculty, San Francisco
Palo Alto Hospital
Palo Alto Hospital (now Hoover Pavilion) opened offering obstetric services.
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.
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.
Egg freezing under an approved research protocol
Stanford was a pioneer in developing an established method of fertility preservation, the cryopreservation of oocytes.
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.