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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

“NYU Winthrop’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Program is committed to creating and sustaining an optimal educational environment for acquiring knowledge, developing technical skill and fostering sensitivity toward women and their families.”

Message from the Chair

NYU Winthrop Hospital has had an abiding commitment to women’s healthcare since 1954, when it became the first Long Island hospital to establish a separate pavilion for women. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has supported and sustained that focus. Our resolve to provide residents with the finest education and training experience is second only to our commitment to provide women with exceptional patient care.

The faculty and staff are committed to creating and sustaining an optimal educational environment for acquiring knowledge, developing and honing technical skills, and fostering sensitivity toward women and their families. We pride ourselves on selecting house staff members who are energetic, enthusiastic, diligent and dedicated to providing unparalleled patient care.

Our goal is to train physicians to be excellent clinicians with the ability to continue learning and advancing so they always remain outstanding practitioners. However, in this very challenging healthcare environment, we also focus on helping them prepare for a successful medical practice focusing on patient safety. Our broad-scope opportunities meet the academic and clinical needs of primary care obstetricians and gynecologists, as well as those who choose to become subspecialists.

We appreciate your interest in our residency training program and invite you to visit us, evaluate our program and explore the many opportunities that await you at NYU Winthrop.

Introduction and Philosophy

The belief that learning is not a finite experience, but rather a lifelong continuum, is the fundamental educational principle of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Therefore, our training program provides a broad learning experience in the current standards of patient management using the most up-to-date advances.

The department strives to teach each resident to become a compassionate, supportive, competent and ethical physician and primary care provider for women. In reaching these objectives the program provides increasing levels of responsibility, appropriate supervision, formal instruction, counseling and critical evaluation for each resident while never losing sight of each resident’s individuality.

The program strives to enhance the educational experience by providing a comprehensive didactic program and an active research environment. It maintains an environment of academic inquiry and scholarship. Residents obtain the skills and knowledge to serve as an educator and consultant to patients, colleagues and medical students.

The program teaches comprehensive patient assessment and management, as well as when to call on subspecialty expertise. While reaching the program objectives the resident will acquire the knowledge, skills and approach to pass both written and oral American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) examinations, become a Diplomat of the ABOG, and a valued member of the profession.

Sevan Vahanian, MD

Sevan Vahanian, MD, Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Imani McEachern
Residency Program Coordinator

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

NYU Winthrop Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501

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