Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center

Program’s History

125 Years of Tradition and Growth in the Care of Women

For the past 125 years, greater than any hospital in Central New Jersey, Monmouth Medical Center has provided leadership in the care of women. “The keystone of our society and the keystone of our Department’s mission.”

Right from its birth over a grocery store on Broadway in Long Branch, NJ, Monmouth Medical Hospital was destined to become a leader in Women’s Health. In the early years, it attracted specialty trained OB/GYN physicians, who in the 1940s started the region’s first OB/GYN residency program. Naturally, the state’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and one of the first in the nation followed. The region’s first Maternal Fetal Medicine sub-specialists were attracted to the now Monmouth Medical Center. In the early 1980s one of NJ’s first fellowship trained Reproductive Endocrinologists established MMC leadership in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgical programs and MMC was soon to see the expansion of services to Gynecologic Oncology and Urogynecology.

An affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, the Leapfrog A-rated center delivers approximately 5,400 babies annually in its High Risk Level III facility, more than half the babies born in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. MMC enjoys the lowest c-section rate of all the hospitals in NJ. The OB Rapid Response Team of residents, nurses, Laborist, and Doctor of the Day with other support staff provide a level of safety 24/7/365 rarely found in a community teaching hospital.

In 2016, Monmouth Medical Center was awarded Healthgrades Ob-Gyn Award (Top 10% of US Hospitals) and the only hospital in Central and Northern New Jersey to receive the highest score in all five metrics of the Leapfrog Labor & Delivery Award. MMC also ranks high in the state for robotic hysterectomies for benign and malignant indications. Many patients are discharged the same day with shorter recovery at home.

Robert. A. Graebe, MD
Chair/Program Director
Monmouth Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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