Phillip Y. Roland, M.D., Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialist in Gynecologic Oncology 

(Hartford, 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. 

In 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. 

Dr. 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.  

Board 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. 

Dr. 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.  

A 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.  

About Saint Francis Care 

Saint 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