The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of 21 teaching departments of Albany Medical College and is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate education in the discipline. The chair is also the Obstetrician/Gynecologist-In-Chief at Albany Medical Center, a 766-bed tertiary care facility. The Obstetrical Service is located in the Labor and Delivery/Antepartum Perinatal Unit with state-of-the-art monitoring and computerized data retrieval and storage. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of 55 beds is located on the floor directly above Labor and Delivery. These units comprise the core of the Capital Regional perinatal program which serves 25 counties and three states.
The department is organized into divisions, each headed by a board certified or subspecialty certified specialist. All major areas of obstetrical and gynecological practice and education are available. The Divisions of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Urogynecology also provide regional referral services with active inpatient and outpatient programs. Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and infertility training is provided by an outstanding practice in Albany that is closely associated with our department.
Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program has the active participation of a large voluntary faculty, many of whom practice at Albany Medical Center and neighboring community health care facilities. Twelve months of the four-year residency training program are conducted at St. Peter's Health Partners, located approximately two miles from Albany Medical Center. St. Peter's has been integrated in the education programs of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as many of the other major residency training programs at Albany Medical Center. Our program is fortunate to have the active participation of a large voluntary faculty, most of whom practice at both institutions.
In addition to the training noted above, all residents are trained to fulfill the role of providing primary health care to women of all ages. Ambulatory medicine experience and the provision of primary care of emphasized throughout the program. Residents are assigned a panel of patients for which they care for throughout their years of training. Residents spend one half day per week in the continuity clinic.