Divisions & Centers

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

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Interim Chair: D. Michael Nelson, MD. PhD

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Research divisions

Vice Chair, 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 (DCR)
Clinical and translational research
Interim Chief: Ebony Carter, MD, MPH

Division of Basic Research
Basic and translational research
Director: Indira Mysorekar, 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
Interim Chief: Molly J. Stout, MD, MSCI


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Chief: Scott Biest, MD


Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult Gynecology
Chief: Holly Hoefgen, MD


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Interim Chief: Randall Odem, 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)

Director: Indira Mysorekar, PhD
Endeavor to prioritize reproductive health sciences by building a team of outstanding investigators and an infrastructure of core resources to support their research

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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

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Fetal Care Center

Director: Michael Bebbington, MD, MHSc
Multidisciplinary patient clinic combining the expertise of Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Visit the Fetal Care Center website »


Prematurity Research Center

Director: George Macones, MD, MSCE
Virtual center comprised of a transdisciplinary, translational research team that is housed in the Department of Ob/Gyn with funding from the March of Dimes

Visit the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center website »