Dr. Steven A. Mollov, OB/GYN, celebrated 40 years of delivering babies at the Anna Jaques Hospital Birth Center with his last delivery and day as an active obstetrician on October 31st. Dr. Mollov has delivered nearly 5,000 babies including during residency and training. After training, all of the babies were delivered in Newburyport at Anna Jaques Hospital. Dr. Mollov will continue to provide part-time gynecology services at Women’s Health Care.
A board-certified physician, Dr. Mollov earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepted his first job at Women’s Health Care of Anna Jaques Hospital in July 1978 where he has been ever since. Dr. Mollov was offered jobs at large academic hospitals but knew he wanted a community hospital setting.
Dr. Mollov has held many leadership roles at Women’s Health Care and Anna Jaques Hospital but the greatest accomplishment, and his lasting legacy, is the number of lives he has brought into the world, many of those being multigenerational. Recently a patient shared with Dr. Mollov, “you delivered my first baby, second baby – and my husband!” This is a regular occurrence for Dr. Mollov.
At his Women’s Health Care office in Haverhill, the four walls are lined with thousands of baby photos. Many ask if the collection is of every baby he has delivered, his typical response is: just the ones who sent me a photo.
“Dr. Mollov is an icon in this community having delivered generations of families born at Anna Jaques. His dedication and leadership has made a lasting impact on our nurses, physicians, and the hospital. We have all learned from his wisdom and will miss his leadership in the Birth Center,” shared Alison Sekelsky, MSN, RNC, Director of Maternal Child Health.
Dr. Mollov is a published author of fictional novels that draw upon his 40 years of experience as an OB/GYN. Private Practice, published in 2011, and its sequel, Date of Confinement, published in 2014, follows the fictional story of Dr. Joshua Barron and Dr. Alex Faber, two obstetricians running a private practice in small town New Hampshire. Special Delivery, the third and final installment of this book series, will publish in early 2019.
Dr. Mollov will continue to provide gynecologic services part-time at Women’s Health Care offices in Newburyport and Haverhill and is accepting new patients. To learn more, contact Women’s Health Care at 978-556-0100 or visit www.whcobgyn.org.
Photo: Dr. Steven Mollov with the last baby he delivered at the Anna Jaques Birth Center, Charlie True. Pictured is Lauren and Adam True of Newburyport with newborn, Charlie. Older brother, Henry, (not pictured) was also delivered by Dr. Mollov.