• Bazzaro Science

    Discovery of a biomarker that may predict recurrence in endometrial cancer patients

    Basic and translational research is an integral part of the work being done by clinic and staff in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. Our goal is to take our research from the lab to clinical trials and then finally into the hospital or clinic setting, where it can improve the lives of patients. One of these projects, led by Dr. Martina Bazzaro, is focused on finding out why some patients with endometrial cancer relapse after surgery and chemotherapy. And she's discovered a biomarker that may predict recurrence in endometrial cancer patients. Read about what she's discovered here

    To find out more about the Bazzaro lab here

  • Woodley Award


    3rd Year OBGYN Resident, Nicole Woodley, MD 
    Recipient of the 2016 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

    This award is given to residents who demonstrate a commitment to teaching and compassion for their patients.

    Learn more


    Discover our Clinician-To-Clinician Newsletter - CONSULT

    Focusing This Quarter on Gynecologic Cancer, and What's Being Done To Increase Vaccination Rates in Minnesota

     Read it here

  • Newsletter 2016

    Announcing the release of the Winter 2016 Women's Health Newsletter

    Read the latest news and happenings in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health here

  • ACGME Award

    ACGME honors Dr. Rauk

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educationa (ACGME) recently announced the 2016 receipients of their annual Courage to Teach Award. Dr. Rauk was announced as the winner of the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.

    The Courage to Teach Award is presented to up to 10 program directors across the country who have fostered innovation and improvements in their residency programs and serve as exemplary role models for residents. Dr. Rauk is the first Obstetrics & Gynecology program director to receive the award since its inception in 2010. Congratulations, Dr. Rauk!

    Read the full story here

 Our vision is to define the standard of care for all women, today and tomorrow.

What is important to us?

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is dedicated to solving women’s health problems through medical education, research, and patient care with the ultimate goal of improving women’s lives. Our mission is to pursue excellence in teaching and research in an environment of superior clinical care.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health operates in a unique partnership with Fairview Health Services and the University’s Academic Health Center and draws on the strengths of both organizations to combine innovative academic medicine with world-class health care.

Research Spotlight

Smart Mentoring

We would like to take the lead in research productivity among the clinical departments in the Academic Health Center over the next 5-8 years.

About her passion for research mentoring

My love of teaching and research began when I was a resident. 

Dr. Geller Interview

The High Difficulty of Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer

On December 1, 2015, Dr. Melissa Geller was featured in a WCCO, CBS Minnesota News story about the high level of difficulty there is in diagnosing ovarian cancer. Dr. Geller is gynecologic oncologist as well as the division's director of research.

Watch the video

Gynecologic Cancer Clinic moves to MHealth Clinics & Surgery Center

As one of the largest gynecologic cancer programs in the Midwest, our nationally recognized team of gynecologic oncologists treat all cancers of the reproductive system, including cervix, ovaries, utereus, and vulva. We offer a full range of treatment options, including specialized chemotherapy, radiation and surgical options. Clinical research is core to the gyn onc mission and sets our care apart. The new Clinics and Surgery Center was designed to accomodate research and it is an opportunity for patients to be part of the process of innovation and discovery. The gynecologic cancer clinic starts seeing patients in the new building on February 22, 2016.

Read more here!