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Welcome from Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP – Chair

Welcome to the Penn Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our department is recognized as a national leader in women’s health with a long tradition of excellence in patient care, residency and fellowship training, and research on women’s health and reproduction.
Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP

Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine
Harrison McCrea Dickson President’s Distinguished Professor
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania


General Obstetrics and Gynecology

The General Obstetrics and Gynecology Division at the University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care for women.

Gynecologic Oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is an integral part of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a major referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with premalignant or invasive cancers of the female genital tract.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides care for women with medical and obstetric complications, and provides ultrasound services and antenatal testing.

Family Planning

The Division of Family Planning provides to compassionate care for women and couples seeking family planning services and management of early pregnancy complications (miscarriage).

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Established in 1965, the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility provides female and male fertility care, fertility preservation, IVF, preimplantation testing, specialized care for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endocrine disorders.

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery offers comprehensive, efficient, state-of-the-art urogynecology services for a variety of pelvic floor disorders and specialized care for complications after childbirth.

Penn Health for Women at Pennsylvania Hospital

The mission of Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first maternity hospital, is to enhance the health and well-being of women, infants and their families.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania