OBGYN At A Glance

The UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (UW-OBGYN) comprises campuses, programs, faculty, and staff across the state of Wisconsin. For over 80 years, we have provided Wisconsin with quality patient-care, top-notch Fellowships, resident education and research.

We are one of the oldest OBGYN departments in the nation, with origins dating back to 1920. And with approximately 80 faculty and over 120 employees, a comprehensive residency program, two specialized fellowships and a department life like none other, we are one of the largest, as well.

These accomplishments demonstrate our commitment to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin and the nation, a goal fundamentally linked to the mission of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. By working in partnership with physicians, teachers, communities, and hospitals, we provide Wisconsin families with local, accessible health care-every day.


  • Department Chair: Laurel W. Rice, MD
  • Over 120 physicians and staff state wide
  • Administration offices located at 1 South Park; clinical care, resident training and fellowship programs expand across the state
  • Diversified Department with physicians and staff from all over the world
  • Specialized Programs in Gynecologic Oncology and Maternal Fetal Medicine


  • Over 60 board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology Physicians
  • All Physicians Specialized in Women's Health and Medical Interests
  • Specialized Physicians in
    • Gynecology
    • General Obstetrics
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Reproductive Endocinrology Infertility
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Reproductive Sciences

Resident Program

Our residents enjoy a high quality of life, excellent benefits, numerous research and fellowship opportunities, and the benefit of diverse, expert faculty.

The members of the department are proud of this residency, which combines many of the best features of an academic training program with the patient volumes and diversity of a community based program. This combination will uniquely enable us to meet the training needs of our residents as their roles as future women's healthcare providers continue to evolve in coming years!

Fellowships Program

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Program reinstatement in 2005
    • First fellow graduated in 2008
    • Recent reaccreditation by ABOG
    • Approved for one fellow per year, for a total of three fellows
  • Gynecologic Oncology
    • State of the Art Labs
    • Acquired the Noelle Maternal Simulator in 2008 for enhanced teaching
    • Endevours in Robotic Teaching


  • Over 12 PhD's all contributing to improving women's health through scientific findings
  • Majority of our PhD's have their own Labs
  • Areas of focus include:
    • Molecular Determinants of Oocyte Development, Fertilization, and & Early Embryogenesis in Humans.
    • Cellular and Molecular interactions and functions of Healthy pregnancys.
    • Developing specialized and sensitive microscopy tools to see and understand intracellular signaling.
    • Understanding the causes of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia and potential pre-term labor.
  • Research supported through National Institutes of Health Program