Welcome from the Department Chair

It is a great honor and pleasure to introduce you to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Howard University College of Medicine. Our department is dedicated to providing the highest quality women’s healthcare. Our faculty is dynamic and serves our patients in all of the specialties and subspecialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology including the Divisions of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology to cover a wide spectrum of women’s health concerns such as pregnancy, uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, family planning, adolescent female health, pelvic floor disorders, menopause, gynecologic cancers, and others.

We are fortunate to have a diverse clinical faculty dedicated to patient care in an environment focused on patient safety and exceptional quality. Our faculty engages in academic endeavors that promote evidenced-based medicine and provides our medical students and residents with the highest quality in education and research. We also participate in the training of physician assistants and nurses.

Our Department values and emphasizes educating our patients regarding their care and their health. We encourage breastfeeding and family centered care. The Perinatal Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center performs comprehensive gynecologic and obstetric ultrasound along with genetic counseling and amniocentesis, during which we examine amniotic fluid from the pregnant woman to determine any genetic disorders within the fetus. Patients at Howard University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, receive comprehensive counseling whether they come for a routine well care visit or for major elective gynecologic surgery.

The Department is undergoing significant expansion to provide comprehensive services in Women’s Health in Washington DC. Our Labor & Delivery is now capable of providing routine and high-risk care to all mothers and their babies in Washington DC with our highly qualified and experienced team of obstetricians. Our high-risk pregnancy specialists have training and expertise in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Critical Care to take care of mothers and their babies with the most complex conditions. Our labor and delivery unit is designed for the satisfaction and care of our patients and their families, with large rooms and a pleasant view of the historic Georgia Avenue.

In addition to the comprehensive gynecologic outpatient services by our doctors, the Department expanded further to offer state-of-the-art care for women with pelvic floor disorders, including in-office surgical procedures, vaginal, and soon robotic surgeries.

Our faculty is engaged in pioneer cutting-edge research and education in Women’s Health at Howard University.

I encourage you to take full advantage of our services and programs. Our faculty is dedicated to the mission of Howard University to “provide exemplary education, service and research that promote patient centered collaborative care and advocate for the elimination of health disparities”. We follow the main principles and motto of Howard University: “Veritas et Utilitas -- Truth and Service."

We look forward to serving you.