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 in women’s healthcare. Our faculty is dynamic and serves our patients in all of the specialties and subspecialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology including high-risk pregnancy, gynecologic cancers, fertility and a comprehensive program of a wide spectrum of women’s health concerns, including pregnancy, uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, family planning, adolescent female health and menopause.
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 medicals students and residents with the highest quality in education and research. We also participate in the training of physician assistants and nurses.
We emphasize educating our patients regarding their care and their health. We encourage breastfeeding and family centered care. We presented a comprehensive fibroid summit that addressed the science and management options of this diagnosis. 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.
Our labor and delivery unit is designed for the satisfaction and comfort of our patients and their families, with large rooms and a pleasant view of the historic Georgia Avenue. In addition to our site in Silver Spring, the private practice of our physicians at Howard University Hospital provides comprehensive gynecologic and obstetric outpatient services, including in-office surgical procedures.
I encourage you to take full advantage of our services and programs. Our faculty is dedicated to the mission of Howard University Health Sciences to “provide exemplary education, service and research that promote patient centered collaborative care and advocate for the elimination of health disparities”.
We look forward to serving you.
Oscar L. Mims, MD
Associate Professor and Chairman (I)
Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director of Labor and Delivery