in Gynecologic Oncology
Conn. Jan. 5, 2015) – Phillip Y.
Roland, M.D., FACS, FACOG, of West Hartford, has been appointed Chair of the
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physician Leader of the Women and
Infants Service Line at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
this new role, Dr. Roland will work alongside Laura Bailey, MSN, RNC-OB,
Executive Director, to oversee the Service Line which includes the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center, OB/GYN residency program, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic
Oncology, Urogynecology, the 28-bed level III Dr. Hema DeSilva NeoNatal
Intensive Care Unit, as well as Labor & Delivery and Maternity. Last year, more than 3,200 babies were
delivered and 2,400 major gynecological cases were treated at Saint Francis.
Roland joined Saint Francis in 2009, following previous service in Florida in a
gynecologic oncology practice. He earned
his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and
completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology and residency in obstetric and
gynecology there as well. Dr. Roland also completed a fellowship in molecular
biology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Gynecologic Oncology, he is
an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of
Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Roland is a Diplomat of the American
Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as well as the American Board
of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Roland was recognized in 2014 with the Association of Professors Gynecology and
Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award.
He is an Executive Committee member of the Commission on Cancer of the American
College of Surgeons. At Saint Francis, he is a member of the Women’s and
Children’s Medical Staff Quality Committee, where he is the cancer committee
chair; the Surgical Performance Improvement Committee; the cancer liaison
physician to the American College of Surgeons; and the resident research
coordinator for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists, Dr. Roland has authored numerous papers, book chapters, and presentations,
and has been active in grant-funded laboratory research.
Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north
central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed
for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest
Catholic hospital in New England. Other
major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners.
Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial
Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services
is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.
Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five
major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout
the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.