Our teams of physicians, scientists and trainees work across the department and across Washington University to improve patients’ health today and tomorrow.
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
Director: Sarah England, PhD
Our clinical divisions run across traditional subspecialty lines.
Interim Chief: David Eisenberg, MD, MPH
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Jerry Lowder, MD, MSc
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interim Chief: Makeba Williams, MD
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
Virtual center comprised of a transdisciplinary, translational research team that is housed in the Department of Ob/Gyn.