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 as you pursue your career options in the rewarding field of obstetrics and gynecology.
The purpose of our obstetrics and gynecology residency program is to prepare physicians for the challenges of women's healthcare today and in the future. Our aim is to help you achieve your full potential as an obstetrician and gynecologist while providing the education and training to pass the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty exams, leading to board certification and fellowship in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Our four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology is a university program 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 a resident at Sisters Hospital, you will receive comprehensive education and training in OB/GYN, enhanced with solid operative experience and exposure to outpatient/office practice. An OB/GYN residency at Sisters Hospital is a complete preparation for primary care practice or a post-residency fellowship.
I feel we have an excellent residency program and are continually working to improve the quality of resident education. At our last accreditation review in March 2010, our program received a four-year full accreditation cycle. The hospital and faculty is committed to continue with our long tradition of resident education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Our focus at the Sisters Hospital OB/GYN residency program is on excellence, ethics and a humanistic approach to women's health care. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Anthony R. Pivarunas, DO
Residency Program Director
Chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Anthony Pivarunas was published in the May-June 2011 edition of Health Progress, the journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
His article, "Coordinated Perinatal Care Pays Off for Mother and Child," shares a few of the strategies used by the Sisters Hospital obstetrics and gynecology department to improve health services and information-sharing across people, functions and sites.
He writes, "Though we didn’t realize it at the time, we began our push into what’s now called care coordination in the mid-1990s, in our Family Health Center...The Family Health Center is a main site for obstetrics and gynecology resident education and is a very large and busy obstetrical practice, as well."