Overview & Mission Statement

Mission Statement

As a major institution of higher learning, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons are deeply committed to residency training. Education is an integral part of the tripartite mission of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with patient care and research. As a world leader in women’s health care, our mission is to provide the finest comprehensive training for future practitioners in our specialty by using the latest knowledge and innovative research and to provide the highest quality of patient care to the community at large.


The Sloane Maternity Hospital opened in 1887 as New York City’s first medical facility dedicated to women’s health. It was created with a benefaction from William D. Sloane and his wife, Emily Thorn Sloane, the granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The goal was to endow a modern institution to treat women and to educate midwives and obstetricians. In 1928, the Sloane Hospital for Women moved to its present site and became the obstetrical and gynecological service for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


From its humble beginnings as a “lying in” hospital for the poorest of women, The Sloane Hospital for Women has become one of the finest obstetrical and gynecological programs in the world.


Here is a look at our latest statistics:

2014-2015 Statistics
Clinical Outpatient Practice Visits149,853
Total Deliveries (CHONY)4,412
Total Deliveries (ALLEN)2,188
High-Risk Deliveries1,007
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures1,858
Total Number of Faculty103
Total Number of Residents24