After a trip to the Philippines, Blake Rainie Slack, CNM, was so inspired by the national policy work in women’s and family health being done by the midwives there that she decided to change careers when she returned to the US. She has now been a midwife for 13 years.
Learn about the doctors, midwives, nurses and fellows at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Depending on your condition and preferences, your care team may include one or more specialists, certified nurse-midwives, nurses and fellows committed to providing you with sensitive, expert care. As part of our approach to your care, we work in partnership with you to ensure your care meets your needs.
Our doctors are board-certified, Harvard-affiliated specialists who hold national leadership positions in major academic and medical societies. Of the more than 50 specialists on staff, nearly two-thirds are female doctors.
We offer sensitive, expert care in the following areas:
- Obstetrics and high-risk obstetrics
- Ultrasounds and prenatal diagnostics
- Gynecologic cancers
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction
Our nurse-midwives are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and hold master’s degrees in nursing, midwifery, science or public health. At Mass General, you can choose a nurse-midwife or obstetrician to care for you throughout your low- or moderate-risk pregnancy and birth. Our nurse-midwives will also meet you when triaging obstetric hospital visits and phone calls or when providing family planning services.
Nurse-midwives have been active in our departments from the very beginning and deliver approximately one-third of the babies born at Mass General each year.
Mass General nurses were the first in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status, one of the highest honors for exceptional nursing care. Our Magnet award-winning OB/GYN nurses work closely with physicians to offer compassionate, evidence-based patient care that incorporates the latest innovations and focuses on each patient’s unique needs.
As the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Mass General trains the next generation of providers in state-of-the-art care. Our department’s fellowship programs provide advanced training to physicians in specialty areas of obstetrics and gynecology. As a patients in our department, you may receive care from one of our fellows, supervised by our attending physicians.
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OB/GYN at Mass General
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mass General consistently ranks among the best women's health care providers in the country, offering innovative treatments from leading experts in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, cancer, and urogynecology. Learn more about our department.