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Dr. Gabriela Algarroba speaking to a patient. Dr. Algarroba is one of seven physicians who will be on staff at the outpatient OB/GYN practice at Temple Health's Women & Families campus. Photo courtesy of Temple Health
Dr. Gabriela Algarroba speaking to a patient. Dr. Algarroba is one of seven physicians who will be on staff at the outpatient OB/GYN practice at Temple Health's Women & Families campus. Photo courtesy of Temple Health

Temple Health opens OB/GYN practice on Women & Families Campus

This is its first Obstetrics/Gynecology outpatient practice on its new campus.

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The Temple University Health System opened its first Obstetrics/Gynecology outpatient practice at its Women & Families campus on Monday, April 3. 

This practice will be staffed by seven Temple Health OB/GYN physicians — Gabriela N. Algarroba, MD; Julee Choi, MD; Justin M. Gamez, MD; Gail M. Herrine, MD, FACOG, IBCLC, FABM; Zeynep C. Koc, MD; Yasmin Korayem, MD; and Amanda Niemcewicz, PA-C — and their staff. Three of these providers — Gamez, Herrine, and Niemcewicz — have the distinction of being a LBGTQ affirming provider. 

“The opening of the first outpatient practice on the new campus is a critical step towards this investment in the wellbeing of our communities, and in the continued growth and stability of our Health System,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO of Temple Health, in a statement. 

Services that the practice offers include annual exams, prenatal and postpartum care, and menopause management, helping patients throughout all phases of their lives. 

They will also provide outpatient surgical procedures. Many will use the latest minimally-invasive techniques.  

This practice will also have a range of on-site radiology services including ultrasound, MRI, digital mammography, and nuclear medicine. This is pending Department of Health (DOH) approval. 

The opening date for these services will be announced after the DOH survey process, which starts in mid-April. 

“We are privileged to be able to serve our patients with such talented clinical teams and we look forward to Temple Women & Families campus becoming a bedrock of quality care for the community for years to come,” said Young. 

The Women & Families campus is located at 1331 East Wyoming Avenue. The campus was announced back in late 2021 and opened in late 2022. 

“Temple’s decision to open a new Women & Families campus was inspired by our commitment to advancing our mission to expand patient and community access to high-quality maternal health services for a historically at-risk population nationwide,” explained Young. 

In October 2022, Temple Women's Hospital announced the appointment of Dr. Jack Ludmir, MD, FACOG, as its new Chief Physician Executive.

Throughout his career, Ludmir has been behind many local medical programs, including Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity, Jefferson Latina Women's Clinic, and Puentes de Salud. All of those programs have similar goals as the new campus at Temple Health.

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