Our teams of physicians, scientists and trainees work across the department and across Washington University to improve patients’ health today and tomorrow.

Department leadership

Department Chair,
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dineo Khabele, MD

Vice Chair,
Obstetrics
Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE

Vice Chair,
Ultrasound & Genetics
Jeffery Dicke, MD

Vice Chair,
Research
Sarah England, PhD

Vice Chair,
Gynecology
David Mutch, MD

Vice Chair,
Education
Tammy Sonn, MD

See faculty directory »


Research divisions

Led by our Vice Chair of Research, Sarah K. England, PhD, research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is supported by divisions dedicated to basic science and clinical research.

Division of Clinical Research
Clinical and translational research
Chief: Ebony Carter, MD, MPH


Division of Basic Research
Basic and translational research
Interim Director: Sarah England, PhD


Clinical divisions

Our clinical divisions run across traditional subspecialty lines.

Family Planning
Chief: Tessa Madden, MD


Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief: Jerry Lowder, MD, MSc


General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief: Eric A. Strand, MD


Gynecologic Oncology
Chief: Matthew Powell, MD


Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound
Chief: Anthony O. Odibo, MD, MSCE


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Chief: Scott Biest, MD


Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult Gynecology
Holly Hoefgen, MD


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Chief: Kenan R. Omurtag, MD


Clinical and research centers

Our faculty contribute breakthrough research and outstanding patient care through several centers housed in or affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Center for Reproductive Health Sciences (CRepHS)

Interim Director: Sarah K. England, PhD
Endeavor to prioritize reproductive health sciences by building a team of outstanding investigators and an infrastructure of core resources to support their research

Center for Reproductive Health Sciences website »


Contraceptive Choice Center (C3)

Patient clinic providing well woman care and leading several studies that investigate the impact of contraception accessibility on pregnancy rates and health care costs

Contraceptive Choice Center website »


Fetal Care Center

Multidisciplinary patient clinic combining the expertise of Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Fetal Care Center website »


Prematurity Research

Virtual center comprised of a transdisciplinary, translational research team that is housed in the Department of Ob/Gyn.

Prematurity Research website »