Hope Ricciotti, MD
Chair and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School, is unique in our blend of academic rigor and empathic, family-centered care. Our physicians provide state of the art care at our flagship downtown Boston medical center, and also partner with our network affiliates of community hospitals, physicians, and community-based practices in order to provide high quality care close to home. We ensure that every patient receives health care they need to live life to the fullest. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and access to all women.

We believe that it takes a team effort to deliver quality health care. Our extraordinary group of attending physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students work in partnership with our world-renowned nurses and staff to care for patients. A tradition of service to community is at the core of our founding hospitals and remains an important part of our mission. Our patient population comes to us from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and we are committed to eliminating health disparities. We take great pride in providing innovative care with a personal touch.

BIDMC is known for its quality and value in patient care, health services, clinical and basic science research, and outstanding educational programs. As a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology teaches one-third of all Harvard medical students. Our intimate residency program—with 24 students, or six per year—gives residents a feeling of individuality that is partnered with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine and research. We offer accredited fellowship programs in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. An accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is offered in partnership with the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Through close collaborations with other departments at the medical center and at Harvard Medical School, the department has developed a research portfolio reflecting the diversity valued in our department—with topics in clinical, basic science, health services, healthcare quality, and educational research. The department also places special emphasis on health services research as it relates to women both in the United States and globally. The department is a leader in the effort to improve patient safety and in outcomes-based research. Our simulation and team training curricula, which include team-based training exercises, have been nationally recognized. In concert with Harvard Medical School, the department is a leader in educational research in women’s health.

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