Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Philanthropy

Weill Cornell Medicine is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country, with a century-long history of medical breakthroughs and ground-breaking achievements.

This could not happen without the support of our friends, grateful patients and alumni. Our nationally and internationally recognized excellence in patient care, medical education and research relies on philanthropy, at all levels of giving, to maintain its outstanding quality.

We are deeply appreciative of those donors who choose to support the clinical, educational and research endeavors of our department. The generosity of donors assists in funding specific projects, as well as endowed professorships, fellowships and scholarships. The philanthropic support we receive have enabled us to launch exciting research.  For example, our studies on better understanding the development of preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) have resulted in improved care for mother and child.  The funding we have received for improving gynecologic oncology outcomes has unearthed new approaches to harness the immune system’s response in fighting ovarian cancer.  Further, philanthropy has enhanced our educational programs through the sponsoring of renowned invited lecturers and visiting professors. 

We welcome support for any one of the following programs:

  • Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Genetics Services Program
  • Grand Rounds Lecture Series
  • Gynecologic Oncology Research Program
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Program
  • Program in Perinatal Ethics
  • Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Program
  • Residency Training Program
  • Ultrasound Services Unit

If you wish to discuss funding one of the programs listed above, please contact Dr. Frank Chervenak at (212) 746-3012.

Lying-In Committee

The Lying-In Committee was created in honor of the Lying-In Hospital, which was founded in 1799, and was New York's first hospital devoted solely to the care of women in childbirth. Today, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology furthers the work started by the Lying-In Hospital, setting new standards in patient care, research, training and community outreach that translate into better medical care for women of all ages.

The Lying-In Committee sponsors the annual Spring Fashion Show and created the Baby Quilt Tile Wall program as an opportunity to further their efforts toward contributing to the health and safety of women during pregnancy.