New Leadership in the Residency Program

After planning this transition for the past year, we are excited to formally announce that Dr. Shelby Dickison will assume the role of Residency Program Director starting on June 1, 2022.   Since joining the residency leadership team in 2019 as Associate Program Director, Dr. Dickison has been instrumental in the continued advancement of the program.  […]

Latest recipients of the WashU OBGYN Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award!

We’re excited to announce the newest recipients of the WashU OBGYN Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award! The award is named in honor of three enslaved women whose bodies were used by Dr. J. Marion Sims for painful experimental attempts to repair vesico-vaginal fistulas.   This award calls us to remember Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey, their […]

Honoring our Colleague, Dr. Turner

National Black Women Physicians Day is February 8th in honor of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, we honored Dr. Jacqueline Turner, a trailblazer in her own right. She is a graduate of MIT, then went on […]

Dr. Makeba Williams Joins Washington University OBGYN as Vice Chair for Professional Development and Wellness

I am excited to announce that Dr. Makeba Williams has accepted our offer to become the Vice Chair for Professional Development and Wellness. Clinically, she will join the faculty in the division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Associate Professor. Dr. Williams has provided extensive departmental leadership in her current role as Director of […]

St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge (Links to an external site)

High-risk obstetrician Dr. Ebony Carter says pregnant patients are voicing concerns about what the vaccine will do to their baby, claiming there isn’t enough data. “We probably have more data right now on the vaccine than any other thing that we give to people in pregnancy, she says. “And the data overwhelmingly, in every direction, is saying that the vaccine appears to be safe.”