OBGYN

Toni Golen
Toni Huebscher Golen, MD
Interim Chief
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Appointment(s):
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is dedicated to leading-edge patient care, outstanding educational programs and research endeavors that push the boundaries of science to improve the lives of people around the globe. We provide care at our academic medical center in Boston as well as communities that span across Massachusetts and beyond. Our goal is to ensure that every patient is able to access the care they need at the time and place that’s right for them. We are deeply committed to eliminating health care disparities and are honored to care for patients from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our teams care for the more than 5,000 patients who deliver babies each year at BIDMC and we serve as the tertiary referral center for the entirety of Beth Israel Lahey Health, which, as a system, provides care for 25% of all births in the Commonwealth. Our specialists in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as gynecologic surgeons and sub-specialists see patients at all phases of life, during well visits and when therapies or surgery are required. It takes a dedicated team effort to deliver the very best care, and our extraordinary attending physicians, residents, fellows and medical students work alongside talented nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and staff to meet every patient’s need. We take pride in assuring that our patients and their families feel part of the team --- informed, involved and respected.

As a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology teach one-third of all Harvard medical students. Our residency program—with 24 trainees, 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, Gynecologic Oncology and together with Mount Auburn Hospital, a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Through collaborations with other departments at BIDMC, the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, the department has a research portfolio reflecting the diversity valued in our department. Our research division supports the department’s basic science as well as translational, clinical, global health, public health and medical education projects that enhance the interests and expertise of the faculty, fellows, residents and medical students. The department places special emphasis on epidemiology and public health policy as they relate to health among the vulnerable and underserved, both locally and internationally. Our faculty also works with academic, governmental and nongovernmental partners to better understand health care needs during humanitarian crises.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests who are here to improve the health of our patients --- through direct patient care, education and research. We are honored to be a part of the BIDMC and BILH teams, and to teach the next generation of physicians.

Toni Huebscher Golen, MD
Interim Chief