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Bala Bhagavath, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Fellowship Director, Scibetta Fellowship

Bala BhagavathDr. Bhagavath is the Director of the Scibetta Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. He combines his clinical expertise, kindness and compassion with state-of -the-art technologies to meet his patients' individual needs. After earning his medical degree from the University of Madras, Dr. Bhagavath completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. In addition, he completed a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Most recently, Dr. Bhagavath has served as the medical director of the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory and co-director of the Simulation Program at Women and Infants' Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Bhagavath's extensive experience includes infertility treatments of all types, including ovulation induction, intrauterine inseminations and in vitro fertilization. He has expertise in minimally invasive robotic surgery for infertility and will be offering this service for tubal reversals, fibroids and other infertility procedures.

Dr. Bhagavath's research interests include robotic surgery for infertility and uterine fibroids, IVF and general fertility.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Endocrine Society and New England Fertility Society.

Amy Benjamin, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Director, Scibetta Fellowship

Amy BenjaminDr. Benjamin is the Co-Director of the Scibetta Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University in 2001 and her Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005. She then completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009 at the University of Rochester. She pursued advanced training in gynecologic laparoscopy through an AAGL/SRS fellowship, working primarily with Drs. Fred Howard and Joseph Scibetta. The fellowship had a strong emphasis on the evaluation and management of chronic pelvic pain. She has also received training and certification in robotic surgery. Dr. Benjamin is an AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology designee.

Her primary interests are in endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, and she welcomes referrals for patients with chronic pelvic pain or those who may require a surgeon with advanced skills in laparoscopic gynecology, including robot-assisted laparoscopy.

Joseph Scibetta, M.D.Joseph Scibetta, M.D.

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Scibetta completed both his medical and residency degrees from the University of Rochester.  He is certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Dr. Scibetta’s interests include general gynecology, menopause management and advanced laparoscopic surgeries.  He is an excellent teacher of surgical skills and has been awarded numerous times.  Dr. Scibetta is a reviewer for the Journal of American College of Surgeons.  He also participates on the OB/GYN Department Committee on the Laparoscopic Privileges as well as the Strong Memorial GYN Operating Room Committee.