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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. 

Grand Rounds

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

  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. Wowed by the New Stanford Hospital

    More than 10,000 people, many of them families with children, swarmed the grounds of the 824,000-square-foot building at a community open house.

  7. Stanford Health Care opens doors to new Stanford Hospital

    More than 1600 staff members and faculty supported the 200 patient transition into the new 824,000 square-foot Stanford Health Care hospital. The existing hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive will remain in operation and will be renovated and converted to contain all private rooms, creating a cohesive, campus-like experience for all Stanford Health Care patients.