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Rush Associates in Women's Health

Rush Associates in Women’s Health is an academic practice dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date medical care available. All of our physicians are active board candidates or board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and strive to promptly treat your urgent women's health needs. Our services include annual examinations focused on preventive care.

At Rush Associates in Women’s Health, we believe in fostering a strong provider-patient relationship that will last throughout the years, and we promise to care for you with compassion, respect and integrity. We want you to take an active role, sharing our commitment to maintaining your health. Our physicians will take time to get to know you, listen to your concerns and customize treatment plans to meet your unique needs, lifestyle and beliefs.​

Advanced expertise. 
Compassionate care.
Access to leading-edge technology and treatments.
It’s academic medicine at its best, and it’s what you can expect from specialists from Rush University Medical Center.

Rush Associates in Women’s Health provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care to women of all ages, applying leading-edge technologies — including robotic surgery to perform minimally invasive procedures. Services include well-woman exams and prenatal care as well as assessment and treatment of complex gynecologic problems and menopause and its symptoms. And when the unexpected occurs, whether it’s an abnormal Pap result, endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or a high-risk pregnancy, they have the expertise and health care connections you need to get the specialized care you deserve.​

  • We are proud that this Sunday, March 9, will mark the latest Rush Transformation milestone, with the opening of the new Rush Family Birth Center on 8 Tower/Atrium.

    New Birthing Center opens
MEET OUR TEAM
Heather A.B. Anaya, DO

Specialty:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational hypertension
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Multiple births
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasound, level II
Research Interests:
  • Diabetes and hypertensive diseases in pregnancy
  • Prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound
  • Fetal growth abnormalities
  • OB/GYN resident and medical student education​
Robin Jones, MD

Specialty:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Birth control
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic procedures
  • Menopause
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, general
  • Uterine fibroids
Research Interests:
  • Prevention of herpes simplex virus transmission in heterosexual couples
  • Clinical studies of MX6 in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or carcinoma in situ
  • Biphasic oral contraceptives in women with dysmenorrhea​
Mark Kosanovich, MD

Specialty:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Diabetes
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, general
  • Prenatal care
Languages Spoken:
  • Spanish

Joseph M. Maurice, MD

Specialty:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Chicago Medical School
Residency: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic procedures
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pap test
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Robotic surgery, gynecologic
  • Tubal ligation reversal
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Women's health check-up
Research Interests:
  • Cosmetic appearance of robotic surgery scars
  • Local anesthetic toxicity in laparoscopic surgery

Ramkrishna G. Mehendale, MD

Specialty:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Medical or Graduate Education: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, India
Residency: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, India - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  University of Illinois Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: University of Illinois Medical Center - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational hypertension
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Preconceptual counseling
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Prenatal testing
  • Ultrasound, 3-D/4-D
  • Ultrasound, gynecologic
Research Interests:
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Premature labor
Languages Spoken:
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Xavier F. Pombar, DO

Specialty:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lutheran Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  University of Colorado Hospital - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational hypertension
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Multiple births
  • Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Prenatal testing
  • Thrombophilic disorders in pregnancy
  • Ultrasound, fetal Doppler
  • Ultrasound, gynecologic
  • Ultrasound, level II
  • Ultrasound, obstetric
Languages Spoken:
  • Spanish​
Carrie Smith, MD

Specialty:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Abnormal pap smear
  • Birth control
  • Childbirth
  • Colposcopy
  • Diabetes and pregnancy
  • Gestational hypertension
  • Gynecology, adolescent
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Pap test
  • Pelvic pain
  • Prenatal care
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women's health
Howard T. Strassner, Jr., MD

Specialty:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certification:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: University of Southern California - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Preconceptual counseling
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasound, obstetric
Research Interests:
  • Treatment of pre-term labor
  • Preinduction of labor cervical ripening
Douglas Weber, MD

Specialty:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Hormone dysfunction, including perimenopausal and menopausal states
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Robotic surgery, gynecologic

Sloane York, MD, MPH

Specialty:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Family Planning
Clinical Expertise:
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Birth control
  • Family planning
  • Gynecology, adolescent
  • Hormone dysfunction, including perimenopausal and menopausal states
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, general
  • Preconceptual counseling
  • Prenatal care
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Women's health
Research Interests:
  • Family planning
  • Contraception for women with cancer
  • Medical education and simulation-based education
  • Teaching surgical procedures
  • Abortion and contraception
Services

Rush Associates in Women’s Health provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care for women of all ages.

Services include performing well-woman examinations, colposcopies and minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgeries; providing birth control consultations and prenatal care; treating endometriosis and ovarian cysts; and the treatment of menopause and its symptoms. The practice’s passion for high-quality women’s care ensures that leading-edge medicine is paired with state-of-the-art technology to provide patients the best treatment options. Office locations include a site on the Rush University Medical Center campus and a new clinic located in the Medical Office Building on the Rush Oak Park Hospital campus. Associates in Women’s Health provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care to women of all ages, applying leading-edge technologies — including robotic surgery to perform minimally invasive procedures. Services include well-woman exams and prenatal care as well as assessment and treatment of complex gynecologic problems and menopause and its symptoms. And when the unexpected occurs, whether it’s an abnormal Pap result, endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or a high-risk pregnancy, they have the expertise and health care connections you need to get the specialized care you deserve. 

Specialty Clinic Hours:
Family Planning - Mondays 9:00am-12:00pm
Colposcopy - Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm
OB High Risk - Thursdays 1:00pm-5:00pm

Accreditation and Recognition

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Rush Associates In Women's Health
1645 W. Jackson Blvd.
Westgate Building
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-8120
Fax: (312) 942-8222
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Rush Associates in Women's Health Oak Park
610 S. Maple Avenue
Rush Oak Park Professional Building
Suite 3600
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: (708) 660-3600
Fax: (708) 660-3602
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