Welcome to Our Residency Program

At the University of Louisville, we are dedicated to education. Our fully accredited program is shaped by faculty members who are renowned and accessible - examiners for ABOG, current and former presidents of national professional organizations, and physicians who have influenced the progress of American OB/GYN over decades. Our faculty is diverse in clinical interests, age, background, and geographic origin, and is united by a dedication to training the next generation of obstetrician-gynecologists. Our patient population is even more diverse, and among them you will have the privilege to hone your clinical skills with emphasis on inclusivity and cultural competence.

We have a rich tradition of thoughtful surgical teaching. We maximize out-of-OR surgical learning so that time in the OR can be used to develop skills such as tissue handling and dissection that cannot be learned elsewhere. Our surgical simulations hone both laparoscopic and open approaches. UofL is a teaching site for AAGL courses, and you, our residents, have the continuing benefit of working throughout the year with the faculty members who teach these courses. First-year residents work with senior faculty on surgical techniques including knot tying, pedicle ligation, basic and advanced suturing, hysterotomy closure, fascial closure, and advanced pedicle ligation. Our second and third-year residents benefit from our fresh tissue cadaver lab with endoscopic and pelvic surgery teaching from our MIGS and UroGyn attendings and fellows.

Our gynecologic surgery training is balanced by a challenging obstetrical experience. We have a diverse patient population and a large referral base that results in a broad range of clinical diagnoses and obstetrical conditions. Residents learn management of routine and high-risk obstetrical issues; ante, intra, and postpartum complications; spontaneous and operative vaginal delivery techniques; and cesarean sections. Residents receive training in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, complex family planning, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology by leaders in these sub-specialties. In addition to full-time faculty, we are fortunate to have gratis clinical faculty who are deeply dedicated to resident education. The time our trainees spend with them offers an opportunity to expand their surgical experience while working in a community hospital environment. With them, residents are exposed to a vast array of gynecological procedures and cesarean sections.

We are excited about your interest in our program and the opportunity to share why we think our residency is so special!

Best Regards,

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Jessica Kline, MD
Residency Program Director

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Jennifer Hamm, MD
Associate Program Director

Associate Dean for Resident Education and Work Environment


Learn More About Our Faculty at the Following Links:

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Division of Gynecologic Oncology