Ob/Gyn News and Events

Why You Should Have a Birth Plan-Even if Nothing Goes to Plan

Chris Kocis, Division Director of Midwifery, explains the importance of putting together a birth plan. Check out the article with Today's Parent on the link above. 

Stony Brook University Hospital is voted "Best Maternity Ward" on Long Island!

Bethpage Best of LI names our hospital as having the "Best Maternity Ward" on the Island. We'd like to thank all of our faculty and staff for their hard work that resulted in this well deserved award.

For more information, visit the Bethpage Best of LI 2021 article. 

Division of Research Releases 2018-2019 Annual Report

Posted: February 23, 2021

The Division of Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine recently published its annual report. The publication details faculty and staff research activities and publications from 2019-20.

Please download the 2019-2020 Annual Report here for more information. 

NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study with Michael L. Pearl, MD

National Cancer Institute-Support Study

Patients with cancer who also have COVID-19 are eligible to participate. This is not a clinical trial for new treatments. 

The purpose of this study is to determine how the interactions of cancer and COVID-19 affects patients' outcomes. Participants will not change treatments r require any additional visits. 

For information, call (631) SB-TRIAL (728-7425)

Our Infectious Diseases Specialist, Dr. David Baker, receives both the 2020 Castle Connolly and Newsday Top Doctors awards.

Dr. Baker is a national recognized expert on infectious diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his medical training at the State University of Brooklyn and completed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT.

Dr. Baker is actively involved in basic, and clinical research involving various aspects of womens health relating to infectious diseases and menopause. Dr. Baker has published over 250 articles, chapters and books in the fields of infectious disease. Recently Dr. Baker has expanded his research into the area of menopause and herbal supplements. He has been recognized as a specialist in diseases of the vulva and vaginitis. In addition, he recently was recognized for work on herbal supplements.


Stony Brook University Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your Ob/Gyn needs can be met virtually, please call us at (631) 444-4686.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit stonybrookmedicine.edu/telehealth.