Beth Karlan, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Women’s Health Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Cancer Population Genetics at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was recently invited for an interview on OncLive On Air to discuss pivotal moments in her career as a gynecologic oncologist, the challenges of forging a name for herself, and future directions for the field. Listen now >
Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA, was an integral part of a large, multi-disciplinary team of specialty providers coordinating care for a mother and her high-risk pregnancy due to a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease, at 25 weeks of pregnancy. For women with pulmonary hypertension who get pregnant there is risk of death to the mother as well as high fetal mortality. For Dr. Afshar’s patient, UCLA’s top specialists came together to coordinate this extremely high-risk but successful undertaking to deliver a healthy baby for an extremely happy family. Full Story on ABC7 News >
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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We congratulate Dr. Deborah Krakow, Chair of UCLA OBGYN, and Dr. Beth Karlan, Professor of UCLA OBGYN and Vice Chair of Women’s Health Research, for being featured in the “100 in 100: A Salute to 100 Trailblazing Women of UCLA Health.” Read more about them here >
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 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 >
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