Tova Ablove, MD.

“Our diverse training program allows you to develop the skills you need to be successful in a career in obstetrics and gynecology, whether it be as a clinician, researcher or teacher,” says Tova S. Ablove, MD.

Message from the Program Director

Our obstetrics and gynecology residency program provides you with comprehensive training that prepares you for cutting-edge practices in the 21st century. We set you up for success, whether you embark on an academic career or plan to enter clinical practice.

Exacting Standards, Outstanding Results

We meet or exceed Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) standards throughout our program, giving you a solid grounding in the core competencies. In addition, our electives, including research time, and diversity of training sites make our residents outstanding candidates for fellowships and clinical practice.

Our outstanding academic program leads to excellent outcomes on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification exam. Our trainees have averaged a board passage rate of 94 percent in recent years when the national average for the same time span is 85 to 90 percent.

Helpful Mentors

Our program has a favorable student-to-faculty ratio, which means you’ll receive personalized training from attentive instructors. In our program, you’ll work with knowledgeable faculty members who are committed to developing your professionalism and competence in obstetrics and gynecology.

Complementary Training Environments

Because UB isn’t tied to a single hospital — but instead affiliates with health care centers across the region — we can develop clinical rotations that capitalize on each institution’s strength and expertise.

Subspecialty rotations are crucial to our residency experience and provide you with both broad and deep exposure to all areas of obstetrics and gynecology. You will receive training in maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

At our continuity clinics, you’ll develop long-term relationships with your patients while learning state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

You’ll care for patients with both routine and high-risk pregnancies. You’ll see patients suffering from conditions such as pelvic floor disorders, uterine abnormalities and gynecological malignancies.

You’ll learn about procedures ranging from laparoscopy to sonography and you’ll become proficient in all modes of surgical therapy including experience with abdominal, vaginal and minimally invasive modalities.

Diversity and Balance Key Program Attributes

Our program is diverse in other ways as well. Approximately 25 percent of our residents are underrepresented minorities. We also draw trainees from across the United States. While many of our residents are New Yorkers, they also come from as far away as Hawaii, Arizona and Florida.

During your training in Buffalo, you’ll plant deep roots in Western New York’s welcoming community.  

We strive to provide you with a beneficial balance of educational curriculum, clinical training, research opportunities and teaching experience.

Take a tour of our website and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best regards,
Tova S. Ablove, MD

Program Director