OB-GYN Residency Program


The OB-GYN Residency Program at St. Vincent Hospital is dedicated to providing resident physicians the opportunity to develop their full potential as providers of primary health care for women. The program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accepts five residents per year into its four-year training program.

The high volume of our Obstetrics and Gynecology patient base allows our residents to gain vast experience in all aspects of women's health care. Residents are provided with vast experience in general OB-GYN and Primary Care, as well as specialized areas such as Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Urogynecology.

St. Vincent Women's Hospital is the focus of activities for inpatient obstetrics service. However, a wide range of family-oriented obstetric and nursery care is available to the community. Resident physicians provide ambulatory, outpatient care at the Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center. The OB-GYN outpatient center had over 22,500 visits last year. To meet the needs of our growing population, we underwent major renovation/expansion, taking it from 12 to 22 exam rooms, 3 NST rooms, 2 procedure rooms and a newly purchased 3D/4D GE Ultrasound machine.

Mutual respect and collegial interdependence between faculty and house staff best categorizes our work environment. The St. Vincent OB-GYN Residency Program prepares residents to reach their full potential as practicing physicians.

St. Vincent Hospital is a member of St. Vincent Health System, a values-based alliance of local healthcare providers, as well as Ascension Health, which is national Catholic health ministry. Ascension Health is the largest not-for profit health care organization in the United States.

Central to our program are the St. Vincent Core Values: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. We strive to recognize and provide an approach to patient care that emphasizes the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families, as well as health care professionals.


Dr. Adina Ionescu, M.D., Interim
Program Director

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy
Residency: Flushing Hospital Medical Center
About: Dr. Ionescu received her MD from Carol Davila School of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania and completed her residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York where she became part of the teaching faculty. Then she moved to Buffalo, NY where she was an Assistant professor. She has special interest in residents teaching and vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies. Dr. Ionescu is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She is committed to training the next generation of physicians and has been recognized throughout her career for excellence in education  by receiving many teaching awards including  APGO Excellence in Teaching Award and ACOG CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education. Dr. Ionescu has three children and she likes to spend time with her family.