Dr. Barry Schlafstein is a board certified diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has sub-specialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (UroGynecology).  He is the immediate past chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia.  After graduating cum laude from Cornell University, Dr. Schlafstein received his medical degree from The University of Miami School of Medicine, earning admission to the elite AOA medical honor society.  Dr. Schlafstein completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in gynecology and obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Schlafstein has been in practice for over twenty years.  Thoroughly dedicated to the needs of his patients, Dr. Schlafstein has devoted his professional life attempting to understand and ultimately treat the unique gynecologic needs of women; specifically as they relate to hormonal regulation, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and the need to minimize the pain and risk involved in gynecological surgery.  

Dr. Schlafstein has been a pioneer of minimally invasive gynecologic surgical technique in Savannah, and is recognized nationally for his concentration and expertise in the treatment of female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  He has performed over 3,000 laparoscopic gynecological procedures, as well as over 1,000 vaginal mesh pelvic reconstructive and urinary incontinence surgical procedures.  Physicians from throughout the region refer their patients to Dr. Schlafstein for treatment.  He has written several articles on these subjects, and has been awarded for his gynecologic surgical teaching.

Dr. Schlafstein has been recently recognized as the most outstanding OB/GYN in Savannah as voted by readers of the Savannah Morning News.

Professional Society Memberships:
Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners; Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Fellow American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; American Association Gynecologic Laparoscopists; American Urogynecologic Society

Recent Awards

  • Rated Top OB/GYN Physician 2014 by Savannah Morning News Readers
  • Georgia Medical Society Healthcare Hero Award 2013 for Technology Advancements