Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Educational Purpose

Our residency introduces residents to the methods of evidence-based, hypothesis-driven research. This curriculum supplements the residents’ clinical experiences by teaching approaches for conducting a clinical research study as well as interpreting the published literature. Under the leadership of Dr. Shohreh Shahabi, a renowned gynecologist/oncologist, our residency program is dedicated to both teaching and research.

Structure of the Program

The research curriculum is structured to help ensure that residents have a variety of resources available to support research efforts and that residents graduate from our program with at least:

  • Experience presenting research methods and findings at a professional meeting
  • Peer-reviewed publication authored by the resident.

Residents work on their respective research projects throughout the four-year tenure. Residents will also be expected to submit research projects in abstract format to state and/or national professional research conference(s).

Projects should also be submitted as a poster or an oral presentation to the Danbury Hospital’s Annual Joseph Belsky, MD, Research Day. May 2011 marked the 26th anniversary of Danbury Hospital’s annual Joseph L. Belsky Research Day, fondly named for our own Dr. Joseph Belsky who continues to be a pioneer in medical education and research at Danbury Hospital. Initiatives such as The Belsky Research Day help our clinical staff refine their skills in clinical investigation and research and allow Danbury Hospital to provide the best, evidence based care to its patients.

New Research Laboratory

Dr. Cristiano Ferlini, Director of Research, from the Catholic University in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with Dr. Shohreh Shahabi, Chair of the Department, has opened a state of the art research facility that will initially focus on women’s reproductive cancers with the goal of bringing research findings to patients in clinical settings as soon as possible.

The $5 million laboratory is in a 17,000-square-foot space and is the largest open-bench laboratory in the United States.

National Conferences

Ob/Gyn residents are given a conference allowance during their four years of training at Danbury Hospital. Residents attend at least two all-day conferences away from the hospital campus each year. They are also funded for national conferences for which their clinical research projects have been accepted.

For More Information

Please contact us if you have questions about the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Danbury Hospital, or would like more information.