Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine offers a two-year clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology for qualified individuals. The clinical sites for our fellowship include Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Children’s Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

How to apply

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Fellowship structure

The fellowship is designed to prepare the trainee to pursue a career in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Extensive clinical experience is provided. The fellow is expected to develop a thorough understanding of the clinical evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of disorders of the female reproductive system of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult patient including normal puberty, pubertal disorders, menstrual disorders, contraceptive counseling, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, management of congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract and treatment of genital injuries. Surgical skills in minor procedures, laparoscopy, and major reconstructive procedures will be developed.

Faculty members

Holly R. Hoefgen, MD, was appointed fellowship director in April of 2019 and is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, within the Division of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and an attending physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She also serves as the co-founder and co-director of the Integrated Care & Fertility Preservation Program at WUSM, which focuses on fertility preservation in patients with medical illness or treatments that threaten their fertility.

Professor Diane F. Merritt, MD, has served as Chief of the Division of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology since 1984. She is a founding member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), serving on the Board of Directors from 2005-2010 and as President from 2008-2009. She is also a past chair of the Committee of Adolescent Health Care for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG).



Candidates must have graduated from an LCME accredited medical school or hold a valid ECFMG certificate and completed an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest! We are no longer accepting applications for the PAG fellowship starting in 2019. Our next opening is for July 2021. We hope to hear from you in 2020!

Required documents:

  • Common Application for PAG Clinical Fellowship (pdf)

  • Detailed CV
  • Personal statement: One page describing your reason for pursuing a fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and your long-term goals after the fellowship is complete (this may include any specific research or clinical interests, or plans to serve as a consultant in private practice or academic medicine)
  • Copies of state medical licenses or ECFMG certificate
  • Letter of reference from the chair or the director of your residency program
  • Two additional letters of reference from physicians with whom you have worked


Program contacts

Fellowship Program Director:
Holly R. Hoefgen, MD

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Mail Stop: 8064-37-1005
St. Louis, MO 63110


Current Fellow:
2017-2019  Bindu Patel, MD

Assistant to Dr. Hoefgen:
Jessica Graham
Phone: 314-747-1510
Fax: 314-747-1481

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