An obstetrician-gynecologist, or ob-gyn, is a doctor who specializes in the care of women. He or she has completed special training in obstetrics, which is the care of pregnant women. This includes the preconception (before pregnancy) period, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, and after a baby is born. Ob-gyns are also trained in gynecology. Gynecology covers a woman’s general health care, including care of her reproductive organs, breasts, and sexual function. Gynecology also includes management of hormonal disorders, treatment of infections, and training in surgery to correct or treat pelvic organ or urinary tract problems.
Your ob-gyn also offers preventive health care. This can help you make informed choices that prevent health problems. Preventive health care includes exams and routine tests to detect problems early, before you become sick. Immunizations to prevent disease are also part of preventive care.
Since ob-gyns are trained to evaluate overall woman’s health, they provide care for a wide range of medical issues; much more than just pregnancy and problems of the reproductive system.
Our board-certified gynecologists handle a full range of women's health issues. Areas of specialization include:
It's impossible for even the most talented and dedicated OB/GYN to work around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It's also not uncommon for those who are the most highly regarded and successful to have conflicts that require them to be in two places at once. That's why national OB/GYN opinion leaders have acknowledged the benefits of an OB/GYN hospitalist care model, which places board-certified OB/GYNs in-house 24/7 to partner with your primary OB/GYN or midwife as a means to improve your safety and satisfaction. Mountainside Medical Center is proud to be an early adopter of this emerging best practice.
Joseph Ivan, M.D., FACOG
A board-certified OB/GYN with more than twenty five years of experience, Dr. Ivan earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – NJ Medical School and completed his residency training at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He has held faculty positions at two state-designated Level III Regional Perinatal Centers and also served as department chairman for one of New Jersey’s largest maternity centers for seven years. Dr. Ivan worked in private practice for over eleven years near his Somerset County home, as well. In fact, most of his medical career has been devoted to obstetrics and the care of laboring patients.
Robert O'Donnell, D.O., FACOG
A board certified OB/GYN with twenty years of private practice experience on the Jersey shore, Dr. O’Donnell graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Missouri) and completed his postgraduate training at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. While in private practice, Dr. O’Donnell also served as chairman of the OB/GYN Department at the Community Medical Center in Toms River and was a member of its OB Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance Committees. He was previously an OB/GYN hospitalist at JFK Medical Center in Edison. In addition to having been in private practice for eighteen years, Dr. O’Donnell worked three years as an OB/GYN hospitalist prior to coming to Mountainside Medical Center.
Babalola Jinadu, D.O.
An OB/GYN with seven years of experience, Dr. Jinadu graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT and completed his postgraduate training at Jersey City Medical Center. Prior to joining Mountainside Medical Center, Dr. Jinadu was a hospitalist and the hospital outpatient GYN clinical director at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West.
George Woroch, M.D.
Dr. George Woroch has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades. Known for his warm and approachable style, Dr. Woroch is known to have a big heart and genuine concern for his patients. Dr. Woroch graduated from Universidad Tecnologica De Santiago and completed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.
Mirna Ayoub, PA-C
A Physician Assistant who has been awarded certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assitants, Mirna has more than five years of OB/GYN experience that includes working at a Level III Regional Perinatal Center, labor and delivery triage, intrapartum and postpartum care, vaginal deliveries, Emergency Department evaluations and surgical assistance. At Mountainside Medical Center, she contributes to the continuity of patient care in the Maternity Department by making daily rounds and maintaining close communication and coordination between physicians and patients. Mirna is a graduate of the Long Island University – Brooklyn Hospital PA Program.