Department of Gynecology
The Department of Gynecology
Francis Grumbine, MD, Chairman
The Department of Gynecology is one of the largest in Maryland. In addition to the full-time faculty, there are more than 100 active attendings who admit patients and perform the full range of gynecologic procedures. The Department of Gynecology includes general gynecologic services as well as three formal Divisions including Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Joan Blomquist, MD, Head of Division
The Division of Urogynecology/ Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery maintains state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for evaluating pelvic floor disorders. This includes computer based multi-channel urodynamics, cystourethroscopy and a full range of neurophysiologic testing including EMG, terminal latency testing and assessment of pelvic floor reflexes and motor function. Over 300 patients are evaluated annually. Additionally, two cystoscopy suites with fluoroscopic capabilities are also available for diagnostic purposes in the main operating suite. The Division continues to be actively involved with surgical innovations for pelvic floor dysfunction and numerous clinical trials and research protocols are currently underway.
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Francis C. Grumbine, MD, Head of Division
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at GBMC is dedicated to the modern management and clinical investigation of patients with gynecologic cancer. Approximately 125 newly-diagnosed patients with an invasive gynecologic malignancy receive their treatment each year at GBMC. At the bi-weekly Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board, all new patients are presented, their pathology reviewed, and clinical staging established. The primary disease process is discussed and therapeutic decisions are formulated. Inpatients are cared for on the Gynecologic Oncology Unit where pre and post-operative care and the administration of chemotherapy are the responsibility of the resident assigned to the service. Patients receiving radiotherapy are jointly managed and followed by the GYN and Medical Oncologists.
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
Eugene Katz, MD, Head of Division
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology is responsible for the care of patients with infertility and gynecologic endocrine problems. The Center provides the latest scientific medical care for all aspects of infertility, related endocrinology, reproductive biology and preimplantation genetics. The internationally recognized staff consists of physician specialists, a reproductive biologist, embryologists and nurses. Since the inception of the program over a dozen years ago, the reputation of the staff has attracted patients from around the nation and the world. All lab studies, treatments, procedures, pharmacy services, educational services and emotional support services offered by the Center are conveniently located in a comprehensive outpatient facility on GBMC's campus.