Penn Ob/Gyn Care

About Penn Ob/Gyn Care

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About Penn Ob/Gyn Care

Penn Ob/Gyn Care reflects a long tradition of excellence, providing women's health services for more than two centuries. The team is a pioneer in the development of new and innovative approaches to manage women's health needs and is recognized as a national leader in obstetrics, gynecology and fertility care. Penn Ob/Gyn Care specialists provide comprehensive, patient-centered care utilizing the most advanced treatment options and therapies available.

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World-Class Patient Care

  • Penn offers the most comprehensive women's health program in the region, including preventive and consultative services, diagnostic imaging and testing, drug therapy and surgical treatment options. Penn specialists personalize treatment plans to match the needs of every patient.
  • Penn physicians, nurses and clinical staff create a supportive environment for patients. They understand what it's like to be on the patients' side of the table. They listen and they tailor recommendations and care plans to individual needs.
  • Penn's ob/gyn specialists are at the forefront of medicine. Because they teach the next generation of leaders, they are well-versed in the latest clinical practices today as well as developing promising treatment options for tomorrow.
  • As a national leader in basic science, translational research and clinical trials, Penn offers patients access to the latest treatment options before they are widely available elsewhere in the region.

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Comprehensive Educational Experiences

  • The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is ranked second in the country.
  • High volume clinical services allow students, residents and fellows to gain expertise with both common and unusual ob/gyn issues.
  • Penn Medicine is home to the only dedicated reproductive research laboratory in the Philadelphia region, as well as The Women's Health Clinical Research Center and Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center.
  • Penn attracts residents and fellows with strong academic and leadership skills, giving them the opportunity to learn alongside some of the most talented and accomplished physicians, residents and fellows in the world.
  • Penn's collaborative environment fosters productive interaction among fellow trainees, physicians from other disciplines and faculty.
  • Graduates of Penn's residency and fellowship programs are highly recruited for leadership positions in academic medicine.

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State-of-the-Art Research and Technology

  • Penn Medicine is home to the only reproductive research center in the Philadelphia region.
  • Penn Medicine's clinical and research programs are closely aligned with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) roadmap initiative, emphasizing research that has a direct effect on patient outcomes.
  • Penn Medicine has been awarded several highly competitive grants and selected to participate in landmark clinical trials.
  • The Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center is running groundbreaking clinical trials to find a cure for recurrent ovarian cancer.
  • As one of the most stimulating academic environments in the world, new researchers can expect to collaborate and learn from some of the best minds in medicine in an interactive, highly networked and supportive working environment.

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History and Mission

Penn has been a leader in the care of women and families for more than two centuries. Today, Penn Medicine continues to be one of the most prominent recipients of obstetric and gynecologic grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Founded as part of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (now the Perelman School of Medicine) in 1765, Penn Ob/Gyn Care's mission is to provide the highest quality and most advanced health care for women of all ages. From adolescence through childbearing and menopausal years, patients receive comprehensive care from Penn Medicine's high-quality programs and services and benefit from the department's extensive research programs.

Women Can be Assured They are Receiving the Best at Penn Ob/Gyn Care

"Penn has been a leader in the care of women and families for more than two centuries and continues to be one of the most prominent recipients of obstetric and gynecologic grants from the National Institutes of Health."

Read more from the Chair, Deborah Driscoll, MD