Hofheimer Hall is home for the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology which in addition to academic offices, houses the following ambulatory services:
- General Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics
- Resident Continuity Obstetrics Clinic (AOG)
- Gynecology Procedure Suites
- Ultrasound Clinic
- Genetics Counseling
- Center for Advanced Fetal Therapy
- Diabetes in Pregnancy Program
- Teen Pregnancy Program
- HIV in Pregnancy Program
- Perinatal Research Program
- Adolescent Gynecology Clinic
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Suite
Attendings and residents hold clinics at this facility. Grand Rounds are conducted in Hofheimer Auditorium every Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) is a 525-bed tertiary care facility that is regionally and nationally known for many of its programs. It is the region's main tertiary care center, the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, and the primary teaching hospital for graduate medical education at EVMS. Special services available include the Nightingale Air Ambulance, which serves the hospital's busy Level I Trauma Center. The Heart Pavilion has active programs in invasive and noninvasive cardiology, open-heart surgery, heart and lung transplant, and cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital also has an active kidney transplant service as well as on-site programs in sleep medicine, epilepsy and oncology.
SNGH provides the obstetrical training for our residents. The obstetrical unit has about 700 maternal transports and 3,000 deliveries annually, all available for resident training. There is significant exposure to high-risk obstetrics. The number and diversity of patients offer residents a high level of responsibility across a variety of pathology. SNGH is the only facility where residents take in house night call, for both our obstetrics and gynecology services.
The Children's Hospital of The Kings' Daughters (CHKD), a 206-bed tertiary care hospital, is the only pediatric surgical facility in southeastern Virginia. In addition, CHKD has a Level IV NICU. CHKD is located adjacent to SNGH.
CHKD offers our residents unique training opportunities in pediatric care for children with gynecological disorders and gynecologic complications from chronic medical problems, such as gynecologic problems due to pediatric cancer and renal transplantation. Our faculty and residents also care for pediatric gynecologic trauma patients.
The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine serves as the home office for our residents when on the REI service. Known for achieving the first in vitro fertilization baby born in the United States, and more recently, the development of the birth control pill, Seasonale, the Jones Institute provides unparalleled opportunities for training and patient care in infertility and reproductive medicine. The CONRAD (Contraceptive Research Development) Program is the largest contraceptive research grant funded in the U.S. ($100 million as of 2009). Infertility procedures, specialized reproductive surgeries, advanced reproductive technologies, and clinical and laboratory research are conducted at this site.
In addition, we accept one fellow annually in reproductive endocrinology. Graduates of our fellowship program in reproductive endocrinology are dispersed over the country and worldwide. The directors of the IVF programs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and other programs graduated from the Institute.
Established as an eight-room infirmary in Norfolk to treat yellow fever victims in the late 1850s, St. Vincent DePaul Hospital, has grown into what is now known as Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. Known for its premier cancer center, DePaul provides care for gynecologic oncology patients in the region. Our residents train with their gynecologic oncology faculty, learning all aspects of pre- and postoperative care, while assisting with major gynecologic oncology procedures, as well as complex gynecology surgery. There is an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, including use of the da Vinci robotic assist.
Sentara Leigh Hospital is a 250-bed facility in Norfolk that specializes in orthopedic, cardiac, advanced imaging, gynecological and breast services. While on the gynecology rotation, residents get the opportunity to rotate through Sentara Leigh Hospital with two private physician groups whose emphasis is on minimally invasive surgical approaches (laparoscopy and da Vinci assist). This is a nice balance to the academic environment at SNGH. In addition, residents work with our gynecologic oncology faculty also operating at Sentara Leigh.