Department Mission and Vision

Paying it Forward Today for Tomorrow’s Medicine

It is the goal of our faculty and staff with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health to provide comprehensive care in a compassionate manner for both patients and their families. We are dedicated to providing services for normal and high-risk births, and non-invasive treatments for the young and elderly. All of this care is given with high ethical and moral standards.

Our department strives for recognition as an institution of excellence. This includes hands-on patient care; as well as, priding ourselves on advocating and promoting advancements in women’s healthcare. This is achieved by providing excellence in education and research, thus paying it forward to our students, residents, and fellows to continue providing the highest quality care possible.

We are proud of our history and are building on the strengths of our faculty, medical staff, and trainees and who share our mission.


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville School of Medicine takes pride in:

  • Providing for women in our region the highest quality of patient services and health care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of women’s health problems and the promotion of health;
  • Educating and training medical students, residents, fellows, and community physicians regarding all aspects of obstetrics, gynecology, women's health, and preventive health care measures; and
  • Serving our community through advanced biomedical research and outreach educational programs benefiting our patients.


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville School of Medicine offers to our region:

Top-notch physician educators

Our highly qualified, board-certified faculty physicians are nationally recognized for their medical competence and surgical skills. These physicians embrace a passion for education by serving as coaches, role models, and mentors to students, residents, fellows, and associates.

Areas of expertise

Our department provides multidisciplinary consultative health services in gynecology, obstetric care, maternal-fetal medicine, family planning, gynecologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

A patient-centered philosophy

Our patients’ needs come first. While physician trainees refine their technical competencies, we teach them by example to treat patients with sensitivity and compassion.

A ‘real-world’ learning environment

Future obstetricians and gynecologists have the unique advantage at the University of Louisville of working with patients in a private medical practice as well as in an academic medical setting. This experience provides a seamless transition from trainee to practicing physician.

An inclusive patient population

Each year, physicians affiliated with the University of Louisville and University Hospital provide reproductive health care services to 20,000 women and deliver more than 2,000 babies. Our patients come from a broad cross section of the greater Louisville and southern Indiana population.

Intellectual stimulation

We extol lifelong learning and inquiry. Our faculty physicians and research scientists participate in basic and clinical research on pregnancy outcomes, and the treatment of gynecologic cancers. This work advances our knowledge enabling our physicians to offer the latest
advances in all aspects of women’s health care.