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MUSC Health Women's Health

We believe that every woman matters and good ob/gyn care at all stages of life brings a better quality of life. From our basic gynecologic services to our Advanced Fetal Care Center, we offer a vast array of specialists to serve your needs. MUSC, as an academic medical institution, believes in translating the latest in research and clinical advances to our patients. It’s part of why we’re recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing gynecology hospital.

 

 

Women's Health Medical Services

Gynecology

Many women have concerns about PMS, HPV, menopause, night sweats, hot flashes, pelvic pain, fibroids, endometriosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and other gynecological issues. Our physicians can help you find relief and improve your quality of life. Our services range from routine screenings to more specialized procedures such as NovaSure. Comprehensive breast care is available, including 3-D mammograms, specialized diagnostics, and genetic counseling. We also specialize in treating women who have been sexually assaulted.

Bladder & Pelvic Health

Worried about frequent UTIs, leaking when sneezing or laughing, or feeling pressure "down there"? Our urogynecologists offer comprehensive treatment for all types of urinary incontinence, ranging from physical therapy to complex surgical management. We also provide a range of options to treat your pelvic problems, whether that means conservative therapy or complex reconstruction.

Family Planning

Family planning and birth control are an essential part of many women’s lives, and our ob/gyn doctors and nurses can help you select the best method in our contraceptive and family planning clinic. In addition to birth control pills, we offer copper and Mirena IUDs, the Essure procedure, and Implanon. We also help with pregnancy issues including the medical management of miscarriage and pregnancy termination in the first and second trimester for fetal anomalies, fetal demise, or the mother’s safety. 

Fertility

Infertility can be heartbreaking. Our ob/gyn specialists can help identify causes of infertility, allowing our knowledgeable, compassionate physicians to develop the best plan for each woman. We are here to help you overcome recurrent pregnancy loss, premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), uterine abnormalities, and abnormal reproductive hormone issues. Possible treatments include fertility drugs, ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, and in vitro fertilization.

Gynecologic Cancer

Our advanced diagnostics, treatment and management are a source of hope and healing for thousands of women with cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. In addition, our doctors treat advanced gynecologic diseases including precancerous conditions, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and placental abnormalities. Ranked as a top hospital for the treatment of gynecologic disorders, our MUSC Hollings Cancer Center program offers access to the only female gynecologic oncologists in the state, nationally renowned radiation oncologists, gynecologic pathologists, and the most comprehensive gynecologic cancer research and clinical trials program in South Carolina.

Pregnancy

Our compassionate ob/gyn doctors and midwives are here to help you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. We offer 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds and genetic counseling. If you have complications during pregnancy, we have Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors and pediatric specialty services as part of our Advanced Fetal Care Center. Our delivery and mother-baby suite is Baby-Friendly-designated. We also help mothers who previously have had to have cesarean sections experience a vaginal birth if it’s medically safe with their next child.

CenteringPregnancy

This new way to experience prenatal care allows you to save time while giving you more time with your provider. CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care can start after your first prenatal visit. Join 8 to 10 other women to talk about important  topics related to each stage of pregnancy while developing a support group with other expectant mothers. Groups are led by our midwives or ob/gyn doctors. Group members receive all of the typical pregnancy health evaluations and have the chance to address concerns in private.

Advanced Fetal Care Center

Finding out that your baby may have an anomaly during pregnancy can be difficult. At the MUSC Advanced Fetal Care Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the best pediatric specialists, all in one place. Our fetal care coordinator will set you up with the right experts to make ensure your baby gets the best care. The issues we treat include congenital heart disease, diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary airway malformation, gastroschisis, omphalocele, neural tube defects, urinary tract obstruction, cleft lip or palate, and clubfoot. 

Lactation Experts

We believe that any milk a mother can provide for her new baby is precious, so our goal is to support, educate, and help you meet your breastfeeding goals. We have international board certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) on staff to help you get off to the best start. If your baby is unable to breastfeed, we will help you use a breast pump to develop a full milk supply until he or she is ready. We are proud to be a Baby-Friendly-designated hospital.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Our Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors provide specialized care for women with high-risk pregnancies. They are trained to handle a wide variety of complex maternal-fetal conditions and will partner with you to keep both you and your baby as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy and delivery. We offer advanced ultrasound, fetal MRI, genetic counseling, nutrition counseling, and psychiatric services. We also staff our Advanced Fetal Care Center to partner with our MUSC Children’s Health pediatric subspecialists to create a pre- and post-delivery care plan for you and your baby. 

Childbirth Classes

The weeks before and after birth can be a critical period for parents and their baby. We want to help you have the best experience possible, so we offer evening and weekend classes in childbirth education, newborn care, breastfeeding, and infant CPR. Classes are taught by our nurses and lactation consultants. We also offer tours of the MUSC Health Birthing Suite. Schedule your class today.

Telehealth

Our Maternal Fetal Telehealth program offers specialty care to women who have high-risk pregnancies, regardless of where they live. This is especially important in rural South Carolina, where a number of counties have too few or no obstetrical providers. Our telehealth program pairs our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists with local providers to manage the care of women with high-risk pregnancies using secure video technology. It protects the patient’s privacy while allowing real-time conversations. We believe all women and their newborns deserve a chance to have the best possible outcome.

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Women's Health Care Team

We meet the health needs of each woman at that specific moment – whether she's a 13-year-old with questions about her changing body, a 30-year-old professional having her first baby, or a 62-year-old grandmother with recurrent cancer in need of breakthrough research – and every woman in between.

Meet our Women's Health Care teams by specialty:

Meet our Women's Health Care teams by location:

Meet our Women's Health Care team (alphabetical order):

Sharon Bond, certified nurse midwife

Sharon Bond, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Bond serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include care for women with abnormal Pap tests, cervical cancer prevention, colposcopy, human papillomavirus infections and HPV vaccines, pregnancy, and women's health.

 

 

 

Dr Chang, OBGYN in downtown Charleston and North Charleston SCEugene Chang, M.D.
Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship; Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Chang serves on our serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. His clinical interests include hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, intrauterine growth restriction, thrombophilia, ultrasounds, oxidative stress, and preterm births.

Get to know Dr. Chang: read his profile on our Advanced Fetal Care Center website.

 

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Angela Choi, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Choi serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include adolescent gynecology, comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology care, preconception counseling, contraception and family planning, obstetrics, and well woman care.

Find out more about Dr. Choi: watch her video interview.

 

 

Dr-Robbie-Conatser-OBGYN-North-Charleston

J. Robert (Robbie) Conatser, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
3210 Landmark Drive in North Charleston (843-876-0880
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Conatser serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. His clinical interests include contraception, menopause and menopausal wellness, menstrual disorders, and preconception counseling.

 

 

 

Dr Heather Cook, OBGYN in Charleston SC

Heather Cook, M.D. 
Doctor of OBGYN: Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility 
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Cook serves on our fertility team. Her clinical interests include assisted reproductive technology, infertility, ovarian aging, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, and reproductive endocrinology.

 

 

 

 

Dr William Creasman, GYN cancer doctor Charleston SC

William Creasman, M.D.
Doctor of Gynecologic Oncology; Doctor of OBGYN
86 Jonathan Lucas Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-9300)

Dr. Creasman serves on our gynecologic cancer team. His clinical interests include gynecologic oncology (cancer) group clinical trials and uterine cancer treatments. He is a world-renowned physician in the specialty of gynecology oncology, and is co-author of the seventh edition of the textbook Clinical Gynecologic Oncology.

 

 

 

Jessica Day, certified midwife in Mount Pleasant SC

Jessica Day, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Jessica serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include family planning and contraception, general gynecologic wellness, and obstetrics.

Find out more about Jessica: watch her video interview.

 

 

 

Dr. Richard Day, OBGYN in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston

Richard Day, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
3210 Landmark Drive in North Charleston (843-876-0880)
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Day serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. His clinical interests include menopause, benign gynecology, vulvar disease, and vaginal reconstruction.

Find out more about Dr. Day: watch his video interview.

 

 

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Angela Dempsey, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Dempsey serves on our gynecologypregnancy, and family planning teams.

 

 

 

 

Dr Autumn Edenfield, incontinence doctor in Charleston and Mount Pleasant SC

Autumn Edenfield, M.D. 
Doctor of OBGYN, Urogynecology & Incontinence 
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Edenfield serves on our urogynecology (pelvic and bladder health) team. Her clinical interests include overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and urogenital fistulae.

Get to know Dr. Edenfield: watch her video interview.

 

 

Dr Donald Fylstra, OBGYN in Charleston SC

Donald Fylstra, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Fylstra serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. His clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery, ectopic pregnancy, gynecologic ultrasounds, hormone replacement, obstetrics, and vaginal surgery.

 

 




Dr. Chris Goodier, MUSC Health maternal fetal medicine specialistChris Goodier, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN: Maternal Fetal Medicine
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Goodier serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. His clinical interests include preterm labor.








 

Dr Whitney Graybill, GYN cancer doctor Charleston and North Charleston SC

Whitney Graybill, M.D. MS
Doctor of Gynecologic Oncology; Doctor of OBGYN
86 Jonathan Lucas Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-9300)

Dr. Graybill serves on our gynecologic cancer team. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive robotic surgery (Da Vinci certified), clinical trials, and translational ovarian cancer research.
 

 

 



MUSC's Dr. Megann Helton-Rieter, OBGYN, in Charleston SCMegann Helton-Rieter, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)
3210 Landmark Drive in North Charleston (843-876-0880

Dr. Helton-Rieter serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. 







 

Gretchen serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include breastfeeding.

 




 

MUSC Health genetic counselor Leigh de Holl

Leigh de Holl, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Leigh serves on our pregnancy team. Her clinical interests include prenatal and preconception genetics.







 

Dr Donna Johnson MUSC Health OBGYN

Donna Johnson, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Doctor of OBGYN: Maternal Fetal Medicine
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Johnson serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. Her clinical interests include recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, placental growth and development, and antiphospholipid antibodies. She was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2014.

 


 

Dr Matthew Kohler, GYN cancer doctor in Charleston SC and Murrells Inlet SC

Matthew Kohler, M.D.
Director of MUSC Gynecologic Oncology Division; Doctor of OBGYN
86 Jonathan Lucas Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-9300)
4367 Riverwood Drive in Murrells Inlet (843-792-1414)

Dr. Kohler serves on our gynecologic cancer team. His clinical interests include chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer, gestational trophoblastic disease, and radical and minimally invasive (robotic) surgery for GYN cancers. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2014.

 

 

 

Dr Gweneth Lazenby, OBGYN in downtown Charleston SC

Gweneth Lazenby, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Lazenby serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include CenteringPregnancy™, HIV, minimally invasive gynecological surgery, reproductive infectious diseases, sexually transmitted infections, and vaginitis.

Find out more about Dr. Lazenby: watch her talk about our CenteringPregnancy™ program.

 

 

Faye LeBoeuf, certified nurse midwife in North Charleston SC

Faye LeBoeuf, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
3210 Landmark Drive in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Faye serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include domestic violence and preventative health care.

 

 

 

  

 

Dr Julio Mateus Nino, OBGYN in downtown Charleston SC

Julio Mateus Niño, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Mateus serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. His clinical interests include maternal fetal medicine, preeclampsia, preterm labor, diabetes, maternal cardiac disease, multiple gestation, obesity, autoimmune diseases, intrauterine fetal growth abnormalities, trial of labor after cesarean delivery, prenatal diagnosis, congenital fetal anomalies, placenta previa and accrete, and management of intrapartum complications.
 

 

Dr. Michelle Meglin, OBGYN in Mount Pleasant SC

Michelle Meglin, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Meglin serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include abnormal uterine bleeding, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, obstetrics, vaginal birth after cesarean delivery, and contraception.

  

  

 

 

Dr Roger Newman, MUSC Health OBGYN Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist

Roger Newman, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN: Maternal-Fetal Medicine
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Newman serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. His clinical interests include genetics, prenatal diagnosis, preterm labor, multifetal gestations, and intrapartum management. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2014.
 

 

   

 

Allison Nissen, certified nurse midwife in downtown Charleston SC

Allison Nissen, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Allison serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, family planning and contraception, general gynecological wellness, obstetrics, preconception counseling.

 

 

 

 

Dr Gretchen Reinhart, OBGYN in North Charleston SC

Gretchen Reinhart, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
3210 Landmark Drive in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Reinhart serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include contraceptionpreconception counseling, menopause and menopausal wellness, and preventative health care.




 

 

Dr Charles Rittenberg OBGYN Maternal Fetal Medicine

Charles Rittenberg, M.D., MHA
Doctor of OBGYN; Doctor of OBGYN: Maternal Fetal Medicine
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Rittenberg serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. His clinical interests include preterm birth prevention, twins, health care delivery systems, and cervical length ultrasounds. 

 



 

MUSC Health midwife Amelia Rowland

Amelia Rowland, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Amelia serves on our pregnancy team. Her clinical interests include preterm birth prevention, prenatal nutrition, and multifetal gestations.







 

Dr Ashlyn Savage, OBGYN in downtown Charleston SC and Mt Pleasant SC

Ashlyn Savage, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Savage serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include adolescent gynecology, family planning and contraception, HPV, Pap guidelines, and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.

 

 

 

Dr Angela Savatiel, OBGYN in Mount Pleasant SCAngela Savatiel, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Savatiel serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. Her clinical interests include integrative medicine, menopausal wellness, and preconception counseling.

Get to know Dr. Savatiel: watch her video interview.

 

 

 

Dr John Schnorr, fertility doctor Charleston SC

John Schnorr, M.D. 
Director of Reproductive Endocrinology Division; Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Schnorr is the division director of our fertility team. He is board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology. His clinical interests include assisted reproductive technologies, ovarian transplantation, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in yearly from 2008 to 2016.

 


 

 

Sally Shields MUSC Health genetic counselor

Sally Shields, RN, CGC
Genetic Counselor
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Sally serves on our pregnancy team. Her clinical interests include prenatal and preconception genetic counseling.



 

 

 

Dr Michael Slowey, fertility doctor in Charleston SC

Michael Slowey, M.D. 
Doctor of OBGYN: Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility

135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Slowey serves on our fertility team. His clinical interests include in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and recurrent pregnancy loss.

 

 

 

 

Dr David Soper, OBGYN in downtown Charleston SC

David Soper, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Soper serves on our gynecology and pregnancy teams. His clinical interests include alternatives to hysterectomy, chronic and recurrent vaginitis, obstetrics, operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, reproductive infectious diseases, and vulvodynia. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2014.

Get to know Dr. Soper: watch his video interview.

 

 

Dr Scott Sullivan, OBGYN, Maternal Fetal Medicine Charleston SC

Scott Sullivan, M.D.
Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)

Dr. Sullivan serves on our pregnancy and Advanced Fetal Care Center teams. His clinical interests include infectious diseases of pregnancy, sickle cell anemia/disease in pregnancy, multifetal gestations, prenatal diagnosis, preterm labor, and public health. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2014.

 

 

 

Dr Steven Swift, OBGYN in downtown Charleston North Charleston Mount Pleasant

Steven Swift, M.D. 
Director of Urogynecology & Incontinence; Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street and 135 Rutledge Avenue in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)
8992 University Boulevard in North Charleston (843-876-0880)
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Swift serves on our urogynecology (pelvic & bladder health) and gynecology teams. His clinical interests include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and rectal fistulas, and urinary incontinence. He is an associate editor of the International Urogynecology Journal and a co-editor of Ostergard’s Textbook of Urogynecology; he has also lectured across the world about urogynecology. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America in 2014.



MUSC Health's Dr. Cristian Thomae, OBGYNCristian Thomae, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
135 Cannon Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-5300)

Dr. Thomae serves on our pregnancy and gynecology teams. His clinical interests include benign gynecology and minimally invasive approaches to complex gynecologic problems. He is an innovator in the area in DaVinci robotic surgery and has proctored over 80 surgeons throughout the country in this specialty. He was the first GYN surgeon in Georgia to perform single-site gynecology robotic surgery and helped his previous hospital develop a very successful robotic surgical program.

 

 

Dr Paul Underwood, OBGYN in Mount Pleasant SCPaul Underwood, M.D.
Doctor of OBGYN
1280 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)

Dr. Underwood serves on our gynecology team. His clinical interests include menopause, complex gynecological surgery, and pelvic reconstructive surgery.

 

 

 

 

Dr Jennifer Young Pierce, GYN cancer doctor in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Beaufort SC

Jennifer Young Pierce, M.D.
Doctor of Gynecologic Oncology; Doctor of OBGYN
86 Jonathan Lucas Street in downtown Charleston (843-792-9300)
1280 Hospital Drive and 1600 Midtown Avenue in Mount Pleasant (843-876-3292)
300 Midtown Drive in Beaufort (843-792-1414)

Dr. Young Pierce serves on our gynecologic cancer team. Her clinical interests include health disparities and cancer prevention, clinical trials, minimally invasive robotic surgery, and research in HPV and its effects on the female genital tract. She serves on the Immunology Committee for the Gynecologic Cancer Group and was recently named a Research All-Star by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

 

Our Locations

At five convenient locations in Mount Pleasant, downtown Charleston, and North Charleston, MUSC Health Women's Health offers health services backed by MUSC Health expertise in gynecology, oncology, pregnancy and delivery, fertility, family planning and female pelvic medicine, and reconstructive surgery.

 

 

Visit us at one of our five locations:

Mount Pleasant

1280 Hospital Drive, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC
843-876-3292

Downtown Charleston

135 Cannon Street, Suites 201-202
Charleston, SC
843-792-5300

North Charleston

3210 Landmark Drive, Suite C
North Charleston, SC
843-876-0880

8992 University Boulevard, University Place
North Charleston, SC

843-876-0880 

Summerville

2000 1st Avenue
Summerville, SC

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