Divisions and Programs
Division of Ambulatory Care
The Division of Ambulatory Care provides women of all ages comprehensive primary and tertiary-level outpatient services, including prenatal care, gynecologic care, family planning, urogynecology, pediatric gynecology, substance abuse counseling and treatment, nutritional consultation, social service consultation, behavioral health consultation, chiropractic consultation, ultrasound, fetal evaluation, and colposcopy.
The Division of Ambulatory Care includes the Women's Primary Care Center, which serves as a training site for medical students, residents, and other health care professionals and conducts numerous research studies in women's primary care and reproductive health issues.
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Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides pre-pregnancy and perinatal care for its own at-risk patients. As the only MFM service in southeastern New England, it provides consultative services for most obstetrical practices in the region. The division offers an integrated array of antenatal, diagnostic imaging and genetic counseling services through its outpatient Prenatal Diagnosis Center. In addition, consultative and imaging services are offered through satellite programs in nearby New Bedford and Foxboro, MA, and at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA, and South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI. In concert with surgeons from Hasbro Children's Hospital, the division offers a fetal surgery program and has pioneered treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
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Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility offers a complete range of assisted reproductive technologies, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, oocyte freezing and in vitro maturation. In addition, the division is dedicated to the furtherance of education, research and clinical care in reproductive medicine and surgery, adhesiology, reproductive anomalies, menopause, endometriosis, pediatric gynecology, and disorders of puberty, ovulatory function, hirsutism, and galactorrhea.
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Program in Women's Oncology
The Program in Women's Oncology, comprising the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Breast Health Center, is the region's leading cancer treatment center. Treatment recommendations consider both the exact type of malignancy and the circumstances of the patient and her family. The Program supports the best possible care through its extensive network of relationships developed across New England.
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Breast Health Center
Women & Infants’ Breast Health Center, part of the Program in Women’s Oncology, is a specialized resource for patients and a consultative service to physicians offering comfortable facilities, advanced technology, specialized expertise, prompt evaluation and a full spectrum of contemporary treatment options.
The Breast Health Center actively participates in both clinical and basic science research in the effort to advance the knowledge and treatment of breast cancer. As part of the Program in Women's Oncology, fellows gain experience with multi-institutional research groups (i.e., Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B (CALGB), Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG), National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACSOG). The Program in Women's Oncology and Women & Infants Hospital are dedicated to basic science research and has laboratory space in the Kilguss Research Institute which is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility which provides a collegial environment for collaboration.
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Division of Medical Education
The Division of Medical Education oversees the Medical School's six-week core clerkship in gynecology-obstetrics, which has achieved national recognition for educational innovation in faculty development and performance-based assessment.
The Division also sponsors a highly sought-after residency program and outstanding fellowship programs in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, epidemiology, breast health, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
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Division of Research in Women's Health
The Division of Research in Women's Health aims to develop innovative research to improve women's health through interdisciplinary collaboration and the provision of necessary research infrastructure, including research methodology, database management and statistical analysis. Integrated into the division is the George Anderson Outcomes Unit, which focuses on patient-oriented outcomes research.
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The Triage Unit serves as Women & Infants' emergency department, providing acute care for obstetrical and gynecologic urgent and emergent problems 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It boasts state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and collaborates with radiology for other needed procedures. It coordinates with labor and delivery, antepartum units, and operating room and inpatient gynecology floors, and facilitates follow-up with patients' primary physicians. In its efforts to improve the hospital experience for sexual assault victims, the unit initiated a sexual assault nurse examiner program.
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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for women with voiding and bowel dysfunction and associated pelvic floor abnormalities.
Faculty in the division have expertise in urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, interstitial cystitis, fistulas, and chronic pain of elusive origin. The division is a referral service for reproductive tract anomalies, sacral stimulators for chronic urge incontinence and urinary retention, and urethal injection materials and transvaginal mesh systems for prolapse repair.
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Nurse Midwifery Program
The program supports the educational goals of Brown medical students and obstetric residents, augments clinical services provided by obstetric residents, and advances the academic mission of the department and the scope of nurse midwifery through participation in national and international presentations, publications and research projects. It is nationally known for its innovative approaches to integrating nurse midwives into the teaching faculty for both residents and medical students. Visitors from around the country frequently come to they observe this program in action.
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