Toni Golen, MD

Dr. Toni Golen is a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology who practices in Boston. She completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center in 1995 and is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Golen has a special interest in health care quality and patient safety. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), she is director of labor and delivery and vice chair of the obstetrics and gynecology department. In these roles, she is responsible for developing and implementing quality improvement projects to advance the safety, accessibility, and patient-centered focus of care provided to women and their families at BIDMC. In 2017, Dr. Golen was senior author of a study published in The Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Safety that showed a significant reduction in cesarean delivery rate after a series of quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Golen is a member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. She lives in Wellesley with her husband and children.


Posts by Toni Golen, MD

Inducing labor at full term: What makes sense?

Toni Golen, MD

Contributor

A large study of first-time mothers compared inducing labor with waiting for labor to begin. Under certain circumstances, it found inducing labor may be safer for some women. A pregnant woman considering induction should discuss the option with her doctors and providers.

Inducing labor: A way to avoid a cesarean?

Toni Golen, MD

Contributor

A study comparing the health of babies delivered by induced labor with those delivered when labor occurred spontaneously also found that the chance of cesarean delivery was lower among the women whose labor was induced.