Obstetrics and Gynecology

Our mission in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia is to provide excellence, innovation and superior quality in the care of patients, in the training and mentoring of health professionals, and in the creation and sharing of knowledge in patient health. Our Department has a long history of success in these areas as a result of our teamwork, collaboration and mutual support among our members.

Welcome from the Chair

Paola Gehrig, MD Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Commitment to Excellence

The University of Virginia Medical Center has once again been recognized by Newsweek on its Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 list, receiving the highest possible rating of five ribbons. This recognition marks four years in a row that our maternity care has ranked among the best nationally. This is the result of all the hard work from our physicians, nurses, midwives and all of our team members who provide the best possible patient care.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia Health System. On behalf of the faculty, fellows, residents and staff, we welcome you.

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Quality Improvement and Teamwork in Gynecologic Surgery

Meet Dr. Laura Homewood, MD, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at UVA Health, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In this video Dr. Homewood addresses the excellent care provided at UVA Health, and the importance of teamwork. “UVA Health is at the leading edge of this quality improvement initiative in gynecologic surgery,” says Dr. Homewood.

As part of her leadership efforts to improve surgical care, Dr. Homewood assembled The Gynecologic Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative, comprising 25 sites including hospitals across the United States and Canada. According to Dr. Homewood, "In the medical research world, female health isn’t getting the same level of attention or funding dollars as men’s health. We’re trying to get better funding, better research, and higher quality data to promote women's health. This is a field that deserves more attention." To learn more about the Gynecologic Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative, click the Learn More button below to read the UVA Health feature article: "UVA Health Leads Effort to Improve Women’s Healthcare Research & Practices."

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