Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology website at the Perelman School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System. The department has a long tradition of excellence in patient care, residency and fellowship training, and research on women’s health and reproduction. We strive to provide comprehensive high quality, patient-centered care and improve the health of women and their children through our translational and clinical research programs. Penn Ob/Gyn is a national leader in women’s health.
We offer a wide range of clinical services throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Over the past 10 years we have expanded our services to meet the needs of the community. In addition to providing obstetrical and routine gynecologic care, we have unique programs focused on diabetes in pregnancy, preterm birth,PCOS, fertility preservation for cancer patients and women choosing to delay child-bearing, reproductive health care for the LGBT community, male and female fertility, pelvic health and urinary incontinence, family planning and cancer care. We have developed innovative approaches to the delivery of health care – using social media, apps, and text-based messaging. Learn more about our clinical programs.
Our residency and fellowship training programs have an excellent reputation for providing a wide range of clinical experiences to a diverse population of women. Residents and fellows participate in a mentored-research experience and training in research methodology. The faculty is committed to training the next generation of specialists, sub-specialists and physician-investigators in obstetrics and gynecology.
Penn Medicine is proud to have one of the premier research programs in women’s health, the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health. Here, we are conducting basic, translational and clinical research on preterm birth, epigenetics and reproduction, fertility preservation, gamete biology, pelvic floor disorders, gynecologic oncology, contraception, preclampsia, and ectopic pregnancy. The department’s Women’s Health Clinical Research Center assists faculty, residents and fellows with patient-oriented research. The Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center is focused on the pathogenesis and early detection of ovarian cancer and the development of new therapeutic approaches such as immune therapy and targeted drug development.
Browse our website to learn more about the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the accomplishments of our talented faculty and trainees. I hope you enjoy our website and please contact us if you would like to learn more about the department and Penn Medicine for Women.
Deborah A. Driscoll, MD
Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor and Chair