Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology



These are unprecedented times. And we are rising to the challenge. Every day, we work to provide the best OB/GYN training experience in the country. Every day, we work for reproductive and racial justice for all women. 

We have not been deterred by the challenges of COVID-19, nor the threats to reproductive choice and the health of our communities because of the Dobbs decision.

The truth is that we are energized. Because of the necessary changes in the state of Wisconsin, we made swift and meaningful additions to enhance our clinical education and actually augmented our Complex Family Planning opportunities. Our world-class advocacy and research into reproductive equity through the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity and other partnerships is even more engaged. Our residents will ultimately have an even greater experience in these areas than ever before and be highly trained in all aspects of clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 

Even with a laser focus on this key endeavor, our Department and Program continues to offer the following high-end experiences for our residents:

  • Educational and service opportunities regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism programs
  • Dedication to recruiting and retaining a diverse resident workforce in an inclusive work environment
  • A focus on resident wellness and well-being – especially as it relates to providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Simulation curriculum in our own Ob-Gyn simulation lab that includes numerous video-assisted box trainers, state-of-the-art ultrasound simulator, two birthing simulators, and an emergency Cesarean/C-Hyst simulator
  • Ongoing, weekly, case-based didactics lead by faculty
  • Residency-level and institutional committee opportunities to engage in building up our medical community
  • Maintained high-level clinical volume for both Obstetrics and Gynecologic surgery above ACGME minimums
  • Structured mentorship for both career opportunities and resident research projects
  • Support and success for fellowship opportunities beyond residency

Our residents train at a world-class university medical center in one of the best cities in the United States.

Outstanding clinical training is the bedrock on which our residency rests. From surgical volume to obstetrical experience to subspecialty rotations and complex family planning, all areas of our clinical and educational missions provide our residents with a comprehensive, robust and frankly amazing training experience.

Working side by side with outstanding faculty, our residents experience progressive responsibility commensurate with their advancing clinical skills. We have several unique features including a Global Health Track, Rural Residency Program, a structured, mentored and supported resident research curriculum, and a focus on surgical simulation.

Our residents are the heart of the UW Department of Ob-Gyn and each one is valued for their uniqueness and strengths. The working and learning environment of our program is built on inclusivity, collaboration, humility, integrity and respect. Each resident is connected to peer and faculty mentors to provide guidance throughout their training. At UW Ob-Gyn, we wholeheartedly believe diversity is a source of strength, creativity and innovation that will help us promote equity in access to quality healthcare. We appreciate the unique contributions of each individual’s identity, culture, background, and experience.

This job is my dream job. I come to work every day remembering the privilege to watch the rising generation of ob-gyns improve women’s health in Madison, Wisconsin, the United States and beyond!

Dr. Ryan Spencer

August 1, 2022

Associate Program Directors

Bridget Kelly, MD
Bridget Kelly, MD

Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology

 Green published in Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Green published in Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

A new article in the journal Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine examines racial/ethnic differences in post-operative pain experience and opioid medication use in the first day after C-section delivery! Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, is senior author on the arti... more
 Tamkus presents at 2022 HAGO meeting

Tamkus presents at 2022 HAGO meeting

UW Ob-Gyn resident Saule Tamkus, MD, PGY-2, presented at the Heartland Association of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 29, 2022!Tamkus presented the abstract “Analysis of the Initial Years of Gynecologic Oncology Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOE) for Fellowship Applications” at t... more
 Congratulations 2022 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium award winners!

Congratulations 2022 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium award winners!

The 2022 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium took place on October 20. This annual event brought together healthcare professionals, population health experts and community advocates dedicated to advancing health equity for a busy morning of presentations and poster sessions highlighting research... more
 Grand Rounds: Spivak presents “Sexpertise: A Review of Sexual Health Education Around the World”

Grand Rounds: Spivak presents “Sexpertise: A Review of Sexual Health Education Around the World”

On September 29, 2022, UW Ob-Gyn resident Talya Spivak, MD, PGY-4 presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Sexpertise: A Review of Sexual Health Education Around the World”.In the lecture, Spivak defined comprehensive sexual health education, gave an overview of the history of sexual health education in the United States, compared... more
 Wang published in AJOG

Wang published in AJOG

UW Ob-Gyn resident Connor Wang, MD, PGY-4, is the lead author on new research in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology!In “Trends in public- and industry-funded uterine cancer clinical trials and disability-adjusted life years from 2007 to 2019”, Wang and co-authors Shannon Rush, MD, Shitanshu Uppal, MD, Laurel Ri... more