Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Veronica Gomez-LoboVeronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, is director of Pediatric and Adolescent Obstetrics and Gynecology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is a professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She serves as the director of Medical Student Education for Women's and Infants' Services at the Hospital Center.

Her research interests include polycystic ovary syndrome, menorrhagia, pelvic pain and obstetric/gynecologic care of transplant recipients. She is one of the few pediatric and adolescent gynecologists conducting research in the United States, and she has access to patients at Georgetown University, the Hospital Center and Children's.

Dr. Gomez-Lobo serves on the board of directors for the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and is a board examiner for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Among other honors, she received the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been listed as a "Best Doctor in America," for the past 9 years and has been named an Outstanding Physician by Washington Consumers' Checkbook. Dr. Gomez-Lobo is a frequently invited speaker at meetings of professional societies and maintains memberships in multiple societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and the American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Gomez-Lobo is a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Transplantation, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, and Fertility and Sterility. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Dr. Gomez-Lobo earned her medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She continued her training with an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Tufts Affiliated Programs/New England Medical Center in Boston.

Research Interests

Dr. Gomez-Lobo's research interests include

  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology, including abnormal menstruation, polycystic ovary syndrome, contraception and pelvic anomalies
  • Pelvic masses
  • Pelvic congenital anomalies
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Fertility preservation in patients with cancer
  • Obstetric and gynecologic care after solid organ transplant
  • Obstetric and gynecologic care of indigent and immigrant patients
  • Human papillomavirus and risk of abnormal cervical cytology after kidney transplant
  • Menorrhagia
  • Pelvic pain

Selected Research

Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) in Adolescents

In this comparative study of contraceptive failure, expulsion and discontinuation rates, Dr. Gomez-Lobo and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of approximately 3,000 IUD users to compare the efficacy, side effect profile and discontinuation of IUD use in adolescents and adults.

Prophylactic Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus L1 Virus-Like Particle Vaccine in Transplant Recipients

In this investigator-initiated research funded by Merck, Dr. Gomez-Lobo and colleagues studied the immune response of transplant recipients to a vaccine.

View Dr. Gomez-Lobo's publications on PubMed

  • Research Areas
  • Maternal-Fetal/Women’s Health
  • Primary Care/Pediatrics