New MIGS Fellowship Announced

We are excited to announce that the OBGYN department will be adding a new fellowship program! Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery will start in the summer of 2023 with their first fellow, current PGY-3 Resident, Alison Kosmacki, MD! A huge congrats to the MIGS division! We’d also like to give a special shout out to Dr. Elise Bardawil (Program Director) and Dr. Katie […]

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.  […]

New Podcast Episode: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient: Dr. Ashley Veade shares her journey through infertility

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week! Did you know that 1 in 4 female physicians experience infertility? Let’s talk about it, and work to expand coverage for fertility treatments! Dr. Ashley Veade shares her journey through the unexpected diagnosis of infertility right as she finished residency and started her job as a generalist Ob/Gyn here at […]

New Podcast Episode: Transformational Leadership with Dr. Dineo Khabele

Get ready for some brilliant career and life lessons as our Ob/Gyn Department Chair pulls back the curtain on what it’s been like to be our Chair for the past two years. She shares her 10 guiding principles and 3 key facets of transformational leadership. How do we cultivate purposeful careers that are aligned with […]

69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Awards

We are celebrating two awards for this year’s 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Awards! The meeting took place in Denver, Colorado from March 15th-19th. Our Chair, Dr. Dineo Khabele won the President’s Achievement Achievement Award! Our Vice-Chair for Research, Dr. Sarah England won the DeCherney Society Lifetime Service Award!  We […]

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 […]

Message from the Chair on COVID-19

COVID-19 update from the Chair

It breaks my heart to write that once again, our hospital is full and we have more than doubled the number patients hospitalized with COVID and in the intensive care units in the last 2 weeks. We are here to take care of each other and to provide care to patients and the broader community. As we enter another period of rapid uncertainty and change, it is not too late to do whatever we can to protect each other.

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.”

Dr. Halley Staples–Rocking the Intern Life (Links to an external site)

No matchday, no graduation?  No problem for Dr. Staples, who takes each day as it comes, always with a fantastic smile behind that mask and a truly inspiring outlook.  In this episode, which was recorded during peaking COVID numbers here in St. Louis, Dr. Staples shares her passion for advocacy, talks about the strong nurses […]

New Podcast Episode: Inspiring Each Other—Coming together for a world without cancer (Links to an external site)

It’s Gynecologic cancer awareness month AND the final push for Siteman’s Pedal the Cause event! Listen to two of our amazing residents, Drs. Elizabeth Johns and Whitney Grither, who are joining forces with two patients, Sandi Essner and Randalynn Vasel, and our own Pedal-funded physician-scientist, Dr. Katherine Fuh to discuss why Pedal the Cause is […]

New Podcast Episode: Daring Greatly with Dr. David Mutch (Links to an external site)

Dr. David Mutch, Professor of Ob/Gyn, Vice-Chair or Gynecology, Former SGO President, a huge advocate for women with gynecologic cancers, and a list of career accolades too long to list, join us today to reflect on his career, the growth, and changes within Gynecologic Oncology he’s seen since he started on faculty here in the […]

New Podcast Episode: Dr. Dineo Khabele! Let’s Get to Work. (Links to an external site)

Dr. Dineo Khabele is the Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn here at WashU. She joined on June 1, right in the middle of a pandemic and our country’s reckoning with racism. She takes us through her story of career development, dedication to and passion for women’s health, her […]

New Podcast Episode: It’s all about Hope (Links to an external site)

Dr. David Eisenberg, Associate Professor here at Wash U, shares how his passion for civil rights and an early experience with Tiger mosquitoes led him to right where he is today. He’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right, and loves being a part of helping women find hope at the toughest of times. […]