Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes New OB/GYN Chair, Dr. Scott Smilen

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Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed Scott W. Smilen, M.D., FACOG, as its Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Smilen is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology and joins the academic medical center from New York University School of Medicine where he was a clinical professor and Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.

“We look forward to Dr. Smilen’s leadership and expertise as we expand our specialty services and enhance our clinical and academic performance, with an unwavering focus on delivering the best experiences for our patients,” said Kim Carpenter, M.D., chief medical officer, Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Dr. Smilen received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Yale University in Economics / Mathematics, graduating magna cum laude. He achieved his Medical Doctorate at NYU School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship training in Urogynecology/Pelvic Surgery.

Dr. Smilen served as Director of the Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU
School of Medicine for 18 years. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and clinical expertise and has been recognized as both a Best Doctor in America and Top Doctor: New York Metro Area on multiple occasions. Dr. Smilen has authored more than 40 publications, including original reports, books and book chapters, and abstracts. He specializes in the treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse with both surgical and medical techniques and is recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive vaginal surgery.

Dr. Smilen directs a department at Jersey Shore University Medical Center that provides patients with advanced, comprehensive medical and nursing OB/GYN services, including care for complex pregnancies, prenatal and postpartum programs, outpatient lactation services as well as educational, social and nutritional support. Newborns with any health complications receive care from specialists in the medical center’s state-designated Level III High Risk Perinatal Center.

In addition, the department offers a full range of high quality health services to women at every stage of life, from adolescence to menopause and beyond. The Gynecology service boasts leaders in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery), Family Planning, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Smilen’s practice office is located in the HOPE Tower, 7th floor, 19 Davis Ave., Neptune City, on the medical center’s campus. To make an appointment, call 732-776-3797.

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