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Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Department of Women’s Health aims to be a leader in obstetrics and gynecology by providing high-quality and comprehensive patient care while advancing the future of the specialty through education and research. 

Educational Programs

The division’s educational programs are developed with every learner in mind and aim to train and develop the whole physician. Learners receive hands-on experience and clinical education in our inpatient and ambulatory facilities. 

In addition, monthly patient safety conferences, grand rounds and nationally recognized guest lecturers contribute to the strong commitment to clinical learning. Weekly didactic sessions educate residents, students and other providers with core lectures delivered by the faculty in areas of their expertise and interest. 

Clinical Care

In collaboration with UT Health Austin and partners at Ascension SetonCommUnityCare Health Centers and others, the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides a comprehensive range of routine obstetrics and gynecologic services to women across the community. Evidence-based management of patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings is used to provide optimal patient care, all while maintaining a personal and supportive approach to each patient encounter.

The primary inpatient obstetrical service site for the division is Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. Here, members of the division perform over 3,000 deliveries a year. Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas serves as the primary site for gynecology services. All division faculty are board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. Both sites serve as tertiary referral centers for a large portion of Central Texas, allowing generalist faculty to manage a wide variety of complex and unique cases along with support from the subspecialist divisions in the department.

Research

The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology covers a wide range of research topics related to gynecology and obstetrics. Some focus areas include:

  • The mechanisms of labor
  • Opioid reduction interventions
  • Post-operative recovery (ERAS pathways for both obstetrical and gynecology surgeries)
  • Healthy pregnancy and risk factors
  • Pregnancy outcomes and long-term women’s health
  • Digital phenotyping of pregnancy
  • Endometriosis and adenomyosis
  • Global health interests
  • Vulvodynia
  • Resident-led forums reviewing current clinical guidelines and best practices for topics in obstetrics and gynecology

Faculty collaborate frequently with other Dell Med teams as well as other UT Austin departments such as the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the School of Nursing, and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Division faculty and residents regularly present at national and regional scientific meetings and publish in leading peer-reviewed journals.