Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

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Anthony R. Pivarunas, DO

Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York. We are pleased that you are considering our program for your training in the rewarding field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The purpose of our program is to prepare physicians for the challenges of women's healthcare today and in the future. Our aim is to help each resident achieve his or her full potential as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist while providing the education and training to pass the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology written and oral examinations, leading to board certification and fellowship in the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Our four-year residency in Ob/Gyn is sponsored by the State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate Medical-Dental Education Consortium and is dually accredited by both the ACGME and AOA. As these two bodies merge, we plan to pursue osteopathic recognition in acknowledgment of our hospital’s long-standing tradition of osteopathic medicine.

As a resident at Sisters of Charity Hospital, you will receive a comprehensive education. You will experience the entire breadth and depth of the specialty including care for high-risk obstetrical patients, extensive training in ultrasound, a robust experience in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, exposure to a busy infertility practice, the surgical and medical treatment of gynecologic malignancies, as well as primary care and ambulatory gynecology in the outpatient setting. We understand the importance of communication, team work, surgical simulation and emergency training. A graduate of our program will be confident in his or her ability to practice Ob/Gyn as a generalist or pursue fellowship.

I feel we have an excellent residency program and are continually working to improve the quality of resident education. We routinely seek resident input and invite all residents to participate in the annual program evaluation process. Our program was first accredited in 1947, and at our last accreditation review in 2010, the program received a four-year full accreditation. We are currently meeting the ACGME requirements for annual accreditation. The hospital and faculty are committed to continue with our 70-year history of resident education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

We honor Catholic Heath’s values of Reverence, Justice, Compassion and Excellence. We are always available to answer any questions that you may have.

Anthony R. Pivarunas, DO

Residency Program Director
Chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology