The General Obstetrics and Gynecology Center

The General Obstetrics and Gynecology Center at the Women’s Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has been a leader in providing obstetric and gynecological care in the Phoenix area for many years.

For more information, contact the Women's Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

1441 N. 12th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-5700

About the Center

Although it’s one of our busiest units with more than 5,700 babies delivered every year, we are proud to provide a full spectrum of care, from family-centered birthing care to complicated pregnancy management. And with our one-on-one nursing labor care, all mothers and families receive individualized attention for delivery in a safe and secure environment. We offer 24-hour anesthesia care for pain management along with neonatal care for all babies regardless of gestational age.

Individualized postpartum (after delivery) care includes immediate skin-to-skin bonding between mother and newborn.  Full time lactation consultants are also present to assist mothers in maximizing breastfeeding success.

Our gynecologic services include the latest technology in surgical suites, along with 24-hour gynecologic consultation in the Emergency department at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix among various other services throughout the medical center.  Post-operative care is provided in the gynecological unit with our specialized Women’s Health Institute nurses.

Our outpatient and inpatient procedures are all in the same facility, to emphasize rapid, safe recovery, and to optimize women returning to their active and important lifestyles as quickly as possible.

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

Patient Education

At all points of entry into the center, we provide patient-centered education to help your through your health care journey in the Center.  This can range for education topics addressing pregnancy complications, post-operative care, breastfeeding, and general well woman health.


Research in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology is actively ongoing at all times at our center. A few examples of our obstetric research includes:

  • Postpartum hemorrhage management
  • Use of the peanut ball to enhance labor progression
  • Antibiotic use for pregnancy infections
  • Surgical incision closure at cesarean section
The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not be available to the public yet.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

The center is fortunate to have a residency training program – trained physicians who have chosen to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Our residency program is led by Program Director, Laurie Erickson, MD and Chairman, Michael Foley, MD along with several associate program directors.  The General OB and Gynecology Center commonly attracts candidates from top-tier medical schools from across the country.

Subspecialty fellowships are also available at the General Obstetrics and Gynecology Center and the Women’s Health Institute. Fellows include OB/GYN specialists who have completed their residency training and have chosen to become more specialized. These include fellowships in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and maternal fetal medicine.

Health and Prevention

During the time you spend with us, we work with you to help you return to your everyday activities with tools to help maximize your healthy recovery. This includes providing education material emphasizing wellness. Physical activity, healthy diets, psychological, and spiritual health. We also make sure you have all the referrals and community resources you need.