Cultivating the next generation of women’s health leaders is a commitment we fully embrace. As a department, we provide an outstanding and comprehensive educational experience, motivating medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty and community members to be lifelong learners in women’s health.

Medical students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health work with our faculty and residents to get an introduction to obstetrics and gynecology practice during Phase II and Phase III of their med school curriculum. Our medical student rotation is ranked as a favorite, and our residents and faculty often receive teaching awards, as voted by the medical students.

The UW Ob-Gyn residency provides a comprehensive, creative and caring training environment. We offer exceptional surgical volume, extensive subspecialty rotations, and an integrated research program. Our residents are some of the best in the country, and they leave our program prepared for successful careers in academic medicine, private practice, and subspecialty fellowship training.

Hundreds of applicants from around the country vie for spots in our competitive fellowship programs. We offer ACGME/ABOG-accredited fellowship training in gynecologic oncology and maternal-fetal medicine. In 2020, we will launch the first Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship in Wisconsin.

The Health Disparities Research Scholars Program is an interdisciplinary post-doctoral training program that supports the training of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health.

We are proud to offer training opportunities for scientists in areas like reproductive biology and physiology, maternal health, and fetal health at the level of intrauterine programming, and the adult endocrine diseases to which they relate (hypertension, obesity, diabetes). Trainees in the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology program join a strong, vibrant training environment led by faculty from across UW-Madison.

Spencer receives Rural Health Day Community Hero Award

Congratulations to Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, who received a Rural Health Day Community Hero Award from the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health in November!Spencer was nominated by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education (WCRGME) for his efforts to ... more

Rose, Mojdehbakhsh co-author study in Gynecologic Oncology

UW Department of Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, MD, and Stephen Rose, MD, professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, co-authored a multi-site study recently published in Gynecologic Oncology. In “Radical hysterectomy case volume and cervical cancer treatment in the era of COVID-19: A multi-sit... more

UW SMPH Department of Ob-Gyn thanks rural training partners on National Rural Health Day 2023

As the state of Wisconsin celebrates National Rural Health Day on November 16, 2023, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology would like to thank the physicians and partners across Wisconsin who are training future ob-gyn physicians in rural practice.The UW–Madis... more

Grand Rounds: Shapiro Students present research projects

Every summer, Shapiro Summer Research students collaborate with UW Department of Ob-Gyn faculty on research projects. On August 3, the 2023 Shapiro Summer Research students presented their projects during Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds. Presenters, mentors, and projects were: Camille Phillips, mentored by Laura Hanks, MD - “Sterilizatio... more

Phillips earns Junior Fellow prize paper at ACOG District VI meeting

Huge congratulations to Camille Phillips, UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical student and mentee of Laura Hanks, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn! Phillips earned the Junior Fellow Prize Paper at the ACOG District VI Meeting in early October 2023. Phillips presented the pa... more