Leigh Cantrell, MD, MSPH, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology upon the retirement of Dr. Jef Ferguson in July. Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Cantrell currently serves as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director and as Medical Director for the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Dr. Cantrell completed her medical degree and Master of Science in Public Health as well as her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her fellowship training included extensive training in robotic surgery and her robotic surgery skills were of special interest when she was recruited to join the faculty at UVA in 2010. She serves as chair of the Robotic Surgeon’s Group at the Medical Center and is a national expert in her field. She has received numerous awards for teaching medical students and residents. She is a respected educator, clinician and clinical investigator and active nationally in various leadership positions in women’s cancer societies and educational programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed The Executive Program at Darden in 2018.