We in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology acknowledge and are deeply concerned regarding the disparities in the healthcare of women, particularly those of under-represented minorities. We recognize that the basis of this disparity is long-standing and sadly has its roots in racism and injustice against people of color, especially Black, Latino and Native American people. We concur with the statements released by other organizations that include National Medical Association (NMA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Society of Family Planning (SFP), and American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). We are committed as a department to identifying underlying implicit and explicit biases and eliminating them from our department in all areas including clinical service, research, and education.
UCLA OBGYN is pleased to announce that Dr. Ritu Salani, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has joined the Department as the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Previously, she was a Professor and Fellowship Director at the Ohio State University. Dr. Salani completed medical school at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, followed by residency at Emory University and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Her clinical and research interests intersect and include novel therapeutics for cervical cancerand gynecologic cancer survivorship. Dr. Salani is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, where she serves as the Chair of the Education Committee.She sees patients in our Westwood clinic.
The BirthPlace Westwood and the BirthPlace Santa Monica are comprehensive maternity centers that provide private rooms, family-centered care and offer a wide range of services to make your birthing experience an event to cherish. More BirthPlace Information >
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Meet the Labor and Delivery Team at the UCLA BirthPlace! Join us on Wednesday, August 12th from 6-7 PM for a virtual open house with the labor and delivery teams at the UCLA BirthPlace in Westwood and Santa Monica. Meet a few of our obstetrics doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists, and find out what to expect when you give birth at UCLA. This live webinar will also provide the opportunity for questions and answers with our expert team. Registration is required: UCLAOBGYNRegistration@mednet.ucla.edu.
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Webinar: Drs. Yalda Afshar and Rashmi Rao, UCLA OBGYN high risk obstetrics doctors, provide an overview of COVID-19, how best to stay healthy, and what it means for pregnant women and babies.
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UCLA OBGYN wants you to know that we are doing everything possible to ensure your health and safety during this unusual time. Given the concerns about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are scheduling or rescheduling many clinic visits as “telemedicine visits,” which can be conducted from home. For more information > To schedule an appointment, call 310-794-7274.