Fall Research Symposium
Join the Department of Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at our Fall Research Symposium as we host Dr. Charles Landen of The University of Virginia - School of Medicine.
When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: McNamara Alumni Center
Email Kit Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP or with any questions.
Minnesota Monthly Magazine Recognizes 2018 "Top Doctors"
In the September issue of Minnesota Monthly, the 2018 Top Doctors list was released. This list, formerly known as "Best Doctors", includes 238 doctors from across University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians. 20 of the recognized physicians practice within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. We congratulated these physicians for this recognition and thank them for providing exceptional health care for women. Click here for a complete link.
John Fischer, MD - new Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
We are delighted to announce John Fischer, MD, FACOG as the new Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health.
Dr. Fischer, a urogynecologist, joined the University of Minnesota Medical School in October 2017 and launched our new Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Sugery (FPMRS). He is one of only eight board-certified FPMRS urogynecologists in the Twin Cities that specializes in Pelvic Floor Disorders.
Dr. Fischer's experience, national reputation and commitment to women's health make him the perfect leader for this position.
Read the full announcement here.
Cancer researcher, Dr. Tim Starr, awarded first Chainbreaker Breakthrough Cancer Research Grant
Tim Starr, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Obstetrics,Gynecology and Women's Health will co-lead a research team of 13 faculty who will study the role of stomach microorganisms in causing cancer and their influence on the success of cancer therapy. Read more here.
PBS report on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisordersFetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) could be more common than autism, and women often receive mixed signals about how much alcohol may be safe during pregnancy. A 2-part PBS report features M Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health faculty member, Dr. Yasuko YamamuraWatch the PBS report here
New Ob/Gyn Residency Program Director
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Hoffman, MD, as the new OB/GYN Residency Program Director effective June 10, 2018. Dr. Hoffman has served as the Associate Residency Program Director since joining the department in 2009.
Dr. Hoffman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midwifery and Family Planning. She is a current member of the Medical Executive Committee for the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). In 2014 she completed the UMN David A. Rothenberger Leadership Academy and has been an Advisory Council Member of Minnesota ACOG since 2013. In addition to her leadership skills, Samantha is also a superb teacher and clinician. She is the current Residency Continuity Clinic Director for Women's Health Specialists Clinic and has been named a 'Top Doctor-Rising Star' by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine in 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Our Mission: To Define the Standard of Care for all Women,
Today and Tomorrow
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a learning environment that focuses on excellence in clinical care while also fostering individual interests in research, teaching and other professional pursuits. We offer a required clerkship and advanced electives for medical students; a large, diverse residency program; and fellowships in gynecologic oncology and maternal-fetal medicine. Through educational events such as Grand Rounds and community outreach, we strive to educate & inform community physicians, and other healthcare providers.
As the only Ob/Gyn residency in the Twin Cities, and one of only two Ob/Gyn residencies in Minnesota, our program offers residents the unique opportunity to work in one of the best states for healthcare. Residents work alongside some of the finest physicians, surgeons, and researchers who are truly interested in their success and training. Dedicated faculty, breadth of clinical exposure, and exposure to world-class research and cutting-edge care make us a top choice for future leaders in obstetrics and gynecology.
Learn more about our programs
Our clinics include:
Women’s Health Specialists Clinic Your home for truly integrative women’s health care. Our wide-range of services include gynecology, mature women’s health, obstetrics & midwifery, preventive medicine, contraception for adult women and adolescents, screening mammograms, mental health services and complementary and alternative medicine.
Basic and translational research is an integral part of the work being done by the faculty and staff in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. Our collaborative approach to research enables clinicians and research scientists to work together on a daily basis to plan and implement research studies, and share, manage and analyze research data.
Basic scientists and physician-scientist faculty members are actively involved in multiple clinical trials testing the most promising cutting edge therapies under investigation. These research efforts cover a broad range of topics from testing new drugs to understanding the genetic basis of ovarian cancer. Discover more about some of the research here.
The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program (OCEDP) is to develop, within five years, a clinical test to screen women for early markers of ovarian cancer.
Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
A shared sense of purpose. That is what drives our faculty and staff to address the most complex health concerns facing women today. Our three-pronged approach: teaching, research, and direct patient care, enable us to take research from the lab, to clinical trials, and then into the clinic or hospital setting. Our Department consists of a dedicated team of experienced physicians, residents, fellows, psychologists, certified nurse midwives, and basic science investigators dedicated to the advancement of women’s health, and to improving the lives of women across the lifespan. We take pride in offering rich and diverse graduate medical education programs that are key elements in developing the next generation of women’s health providers for the state of Minnesota and the nation.
The department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health includes an outstanding team of internationally recognized health care providers and investigators who provide world-class expertise in the specialty, and sub-specialties of obstetrics and gynecology. It is our mission to transform women’s health through our research, education, and our patient care for all those we are privileged to serve.