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Last updated: 06-05-2012

Women's and Infants' Services

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has a comprehensive and distinctive complement of services designed to meet the unique health care needs of women at every stage of their lives.


Women's and Infants' Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center takes pride in its reputation as a center of excellence for high-risk maternal/fetal medicine, breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, continence and pelvic-floor dysfunction, and heart disease. We offer superior nursing care, in state-of-the art labor and delivery rooms and surgical suites. Our experienced team of neonatologists provides 24-hour coverage in a Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

Women's and Infants' Services is dedicated to advancing health care through ongoing participation in the latest research on female health issues. We also offer comprehensive educational seminars, to provide valuable information about parenting and conditions that affect women across their life spans. Women's and Infants' Services is also proud of its community-service initiatives, which link the Hospital Center with local underserved communities to ensure access to superior ob/gyn care.

For information or appointments, please call (202) 877-DOCS (3627).

Obstetrics and Gynecology

For Information

Fibroid Center 202-877-6898
Genetics Services 202-877-6093
Gynecologic Oncology      202-877-2391 or 
Midwifery 202-877-2303
National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery 202-877-6526
Ob/Gyn Clinic 202-877-7101
Ob/Gyn Community Care 202-877-7473
Pediatric and Adolescent Ob/Gyn 202-877-4099
The Perinatal Center 202-877-6093
Washington Women's Wellness Center 202-877-9992

Inpatient Locations

Family Birth Place 202-877-6512
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 202-877-6510

Specialized Services

Birth Certificates 202-877-7310
Breastfeeding Resource Center 202-877-2838
Parent Services 202-877-6161
Teen Alliance for Prepared Parenting (TAPP) 202-877-0748


The March 2012 edition of Washingtonian magazine Top Doctors included six of our Women’s and Infants’ Services physicians as the area’s best physicians. As chosen by their peers, they are: Susan H. Black, MD, The Perinatal Center, Jonathan A. Cosin, MD, Gyn Oncology, David Downing, MD, Washington Women’s Wellness Center, Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, Mary Melancon, MD, Washington Women’s Wellness Center and Ellen Whitaker, MD Fibroid Center.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 202-877-DOCS (3627).

Quick Links to What's New

 Visiting Lecturer Series in Perinatal Pediatrics 2012

Special Moms/Special Babies

 Maternity Services Tour





Physicians in the News

December 6, 2011 - David Downing, MD,physician, Ob/Gyn, and Melissa Fries, MD, director, Genetics and Fetal Medicine, were mentioned in two Washington Post columns written by John Kelly about a recent high-risk birth at Children's National Medical Center. Click on the link to read the story.
Click on the link to read the second part of the story.

August 24, 2011 - WRC-TV Channel 4 interviewed Tamika Auguste, MD,director, Ob/Gyn Simulation, about the delivery of a baby girl during Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Dr. Auguste was in the midst of performing a Caesarean section when the quake rattled the D.C. area. Today, both mother and baby are doing well. Click on the link to view the report.

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110 Irving Street, NW · Washington, DC 20010 · MedStar Washington Hospital Center · (202) 877-7000