Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Our department has a rich tradition of excellence as a national leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Our mission is to deliver outstanding clinical care, research and education, with a clear vision of transforming women’s healthcare through inclusion, diversity, equity, advancement and community engagement.

We have incredible strengths in people and purpose. We offer expertise in all major specialties of obstetrics and gynecology and provide high quality patient-centered care. We engage in innovative research. As the fourth highest NIH-funded obstetrics and gynecology department in the United States, our Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, Division of Clinical Research and collaborative basic, clinical and translational research initiatives are outstanding. We advance future clinicians and scientists through innovative educational programs for students, residents and fellows. Our four year residency program is the foundation of our educational programs and we train nine residents per year. We are proud advocates for women’s healthcare locally and globally.


Dineo Khabele, MD

Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology