Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology


About Us


The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology began its academic mission of training excellent women's health physicians in 1929. Since then, hundreds of distinguished graduates have pursued successful careers as general ob-gyns, cancer specialists, surgeons, experts in high-risk pregnancy conditions, and more. UW-Madison-trained physicians and researchers work across the world as committed partners in women's health. 

The UW Department of Ob-Gyn plays a pivotal role in advancing women's health through our tireless efforts in clinical excellence, education, discovery, and advocacy.

Clinical Excellence: We embody patient-centered care, service and advocacy for women's reproductive health beyond existing structures and boundaries.

Education: We provide a comprehensive educational experience, motivating our medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows and faculty to be lifelong learners in the field of women's health.

Discovery: We achieve outstanding basic, clinical and translational research through departmental collaboration, integration and support. 

Advocacy: Now more than ever, we use our voices to advocate for women's health, using our understanding of barriers to health equity to identify areas where we can bear the standard for women's health care.

Looking out over the complex and shifting landscape of women's health, our diverse, engaged family of women's health professionals are ready to fulfill our local, statewide and global responsibility to ensure all women have what they need to live happier and healthier lives.

Lisa Barroilhet, MD, MS
Interim Department Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology