Dr. Bandhana Bajaj, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Bajaj completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis in 1996. She then returned home to complete her medical degree at the University Of Oklahoma School Of Medicine. She now resides and practices in Washington DC after finishing her residency at George Washington University. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Kenneth Blank, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Blank, born and raised locally, is honored to be a physician. He gives each patient the time, care, attention and expertise he would expect his family to receive. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Maryland and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Blank trained as an intern and resident at Georgetown University, where he also served as the Chief Administrative Resident. Dr. Blank is a board certified Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has practiced more than 20 years and thus his breath and depth of experience is extensive. He has special interest in preventative healthcare and patient education, menopause management, female sexual function and the gynecologic care of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Blank formerly served as the Medical Director of the Teen Connection of Takoma, a clinic serving the needs of the under-served teens in the Greater Washington area; and a Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Blank is voted to the Best Physicians both in Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Consumer Checkbook. His proudest accomplishment, however, is his family; he is married with four children.
Dr. Constance Bohon, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Connie Bohon has been in private practice for 25 years. She completed medical school and did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at George Washington University. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. For the first 20 years of practice she was with Women Physicians Assocaition in Washington DC and Maryland.
Lisa Holloway, C.R.N.P.
Lisa is certified by the National Certification Corporation to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her training at Vanderbilt University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development with a focus in Health and Human Services. She then went on to receive a Masters in Nursing, specializing in Women’s Health,and was accepted into the honor society for nursing. She has been living and practicing in the Washington DC area, with her husband and three young children, since 2005 where she has accumulated a variety of experiences in both the inpatient (including labor and delivery) and nonprofit outpatient setting. She also served as an Affiliate Faculty Member at Georgetown University where she trained future Nurse Practitioners to provide the highest level of care. Lisa has special interests in breastfeeding, long term contraception, and prenatal care. Lisa’s goal as a provider is to make sure every patient feels heard and empowered to achieve their optimal health.
Dr. Stephen Horwitz, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Stephen Horwitz had his medical school and residency training at the George Washington University Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as Chief of Gynecology at the Columbia Hospital for Women. He is involved with the quality care committees and lectures regularly for continuing medical education programs. His practice is focused on non-surgical approaches to Gynecologic conditions.
Dr. Julia Malis, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Julia Malis grew up in Rochester, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she majored in Anthropology. She completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit. She then moved to Washington D.C where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University. Dr. Malis provides comprehensive obstetric care including preconception counseling, normal and high risk obstetric management, and postpartum care. She has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and vaginal surgery. Dr. Malis enjoys golf, travel, cooking, and keeping up with family and friends across the country. Her goal as a provider is to make sure every patient feels heard and empowered to achieve her optimal health.
Dr. Richard Newman, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Newman completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University in 1974. He did his medical training at George Washington University School of Medicine and continued at GW for residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. He is board certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Newman continues to deliver babies but also has an interest in gynecologic health and menopause. He is married and has two college-age children.
Dr. Cordelia Nwankwo, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Nwankwo is a native of Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Nwankwo continued her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital, one of the busiest high risk obstetrics programs in the country. She enjoys every aspect of Obstetrics and Gynecology including normal and high risk obstetrics, gynecological surgery and office gynecology; and patient education. In her spare time Dr. Nwankwo enjoys running and fitness. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Nwankwo’s goal as a provider is to make sure every patient feels heard and empowered to achieve her optimal health.
Dr. Lori Picco, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Lori Picco grew up in upstate New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Biology and Psychology from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was honored with Phi Beta Kappa. She remained at the University of Rochester to pursue her medical degree. Upon completion of medical school, she trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the Georgetown Clinical Society.
Dr. Julian Safran, M.D., FACOG
Julian Safran M.D., is a native Washingtonian, who received his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the George Washington University in 1979. He received Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981 and is an assistant clinical professor at George Washington University School of Medicine . He lives in the District with his wife Sandy.
Dr. Kari Schichor, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Schichor is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Schichor sits on the Perinatal Practice Committee at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schichor provides comprehensive obstetrical care for both low and high risk pregnancies. She performs minimally invasive gyncologic surgery at Sibley hospital. She also has a special interest in preconception counseling, contraceptive management, infertility, a preventative health care for women of all ages.
Dr. Kathryn Wilkinson O'Brien, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Kathryn Wilkinson O’Brien was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in suburban Virginia. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where she majored in chemistry and history. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and received the Dr. Fred Mecklenburg Award for excellence in obstetrics and gynecology, an award given for outstanding achievement in women’s health care, research and community service. She did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology through George Washington University at the George Washington University Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland. During her residency, she provided care to women at the Hospitalito Atitlán in Guatemala.
Dr. Bandhana Bajaj • Dr. Kenneth Blank • Dr. Constance Bohon
Lisa Holloway C.R.N.P. • Dr. Stephen Horwitz • Dr. Julia Malis
Dr. Richard Newman • Dr. Cordelia Nwankwo • Dr. Lori Picco
Dr. Julian Safran • Dr. Kari Schichor • Dr. Kathryn Wilkinson O'Brien
What is the Difference Between an OB/GYN and a Gynecologist?
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the medical care of women and their reproductive system. They deal with mammograms and pap smears, uterine or vaginal infections, fertility problems, contraception, tubal ligations and hysterectomies. A gynecologist will confirm your pregnancy and then transfer you to an obstetrician (OB/GYN).
An OB/GYN also specializes in gynecology roles (as described above), but they also specialize in the surgical and non-surgical care of women and their children during their pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal care.