Interrogating tumors

Interrogating tumors

It turns out that not every tumor is created equal, and Bo Rueda, PhD, associate director of the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology (VCRB) and director of the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Fellows Research Program, is at the...
Surgery with an invisible scar

Surgery with an invisible scar

Surgery with an invisible scar: it almost sounds like science fiction. Instead, it has become a reality at the Vincent, where surgeons like David Boruta, MD, are pioneering a single-incision laparoscopy – minimally invasive surgery performed through one incision in...
Gift of a healthy pregnancy

Gift of a healthy pregnancy

For couples at risk of passing on a genetic disease to their children, the Mass General Fertility Center, led by faculty in the Vincent Department of OB/GYN, offers preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). “This a cutting-edge program that offers the ‘gift’ of an...
Revolutionizing egg freezing

Revolutionizing egg freezing

In recent years, the in vitro fertilization (IVF) program at Mass General, led by Vincent OB/GYN faculty, set an ambitious goal — to elevate the success rate of freezing human eggs. This is extremely challenging. Compared with sperm, which are easily frozen, eggs...
By the numbers: Vincent OB/GYN 2014

By the numbers: Vincent OB/GYN 2014

The Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mass General consistently ranks among the nation’s top OB/GYN clinical, education and research centers. The numbers tell the story…   Deliveries: 3,842 C-section rate: 29% Surgical cases: 2,520...
Vincent Annual Report 2014

Vincent Annual Report 2014

In this issue, we celebrate how the Vincent OB/GYN faculty work in many parts of the world to relieve suffering and advance women’s health. The centerspread feature “Maximizing the Minimum” describes our expertise in minimally invasive surgery, an option for nearly...
Menopause: ‘I was in good hands.’

Menopause: ‘I was in good hands.’

Mersene was 38 and desperate for answers. This mother of two young children was suffering from debilitating headaches, fatigue and depression. Adding to the challenge, her husband’s job with an international company had led to life in Far Eastern countries, where she...
Everyone is our neighbor

Everyone is our neighbor

Vincent doctors are conducting research studies worldwide, advancing women’s health in regions that face enormous challenges. In Ghana, maternal-fetal expert Blair Wylie, MD, MPH (above), co-director of the Vincent OB/GYN Global Health Program, is studying how cook...
Ovarian Cancer: ‘Team Diva Diana.’

Ovarian Cancer: ‘Team Diva Diana.’

At age 48, Diana had sharp pains in her lower abdomen. Referred to David M. Boruta, MD, a gynecologic oncologist in the Vincent Department of OB/GYN, she presented with a 7-inch pelvic mass. Treatment Within days, Diana had surgery, performed by Dr. Boruta with a...
Faculty Mentoring:Ongoing Collegial Support

Faculty Mentoring:
Ongoing Collegial Support

Recognizing that peer support is vital to a doctor’s career, in 2001 the Vincent Department of OB/GYN formalized one of the country’s first faculty-mentoring programs, directed by Erin Tracy, MD, MPH (photo at left), who has published and presented nationally on the...
Vincent Annual Report 2013

Vincent Annual Report 2013

Shaping tomorrow’s leaders in OB/GYN, the Vincent OB/GYN faculty train medical students, residents and fellows, who seek answers in the laboratory to benefit patients everywhere. Enhancing this activity is our accomplished faculty, who mentor each other. The feature...