UW Obstetrics and Gynecology
Our Passion For Research

As an academic institution, our mission is to educate future scientists and physicians in the new world of interdisciplinary and collaborative biomedical research.

In particular, for NIH's (National Institutes of Health) initiative to build interdisciplinary teams to be achieved we must have basic researchers working in clinical departments in order to understand what the clinical problem is at a mechanistic level. Likewise for doctors who are practicing clinical medicine to know what is possible they need to see and understand cutting edge research being done in their own department. We must not overlook the pre- and post-doctoral scholars within our department who are essential to advancing the research mission not only to support work conducted by the faculty Principle Investigator, but also to develop their own career paths through guided mentorship and training.

For these reasons, conducting basic research in a clinical department is essential to a healthy and bright future for all women, infants and children.

Contact Us


Emily Konkol
Research Administrator
1010 Mound Street
4th Floor
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-417-4207
Email: Contact


Ian M. Bird, PhD
Vice Chair - Research
Division Director Reproductive Sciences
202 S. Park (Meriter)
7E Meriter Hospital Park
Madison WI 53715
Phone: 608-417-6314
Email: Contact


David M. Kushner, MD
Vice Chair - Research
Division Directory Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecology Oncology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
Phone: 608-265-1700
Email: Contact