About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Medical Center! As a clinical department within the VCU Medical Center and at the same time an academic department within the VCU School of Medicine, we are dedicated to the three-fold mission of education, research and patient care.
Teaching is our passion and vocation that differentiates us from our colleagues in private practice. It is in teaching medical students and resident physicians that we transmit the knowledge that will sustain the practice of medicine into the next generation. It is in teaching that we are constantly reenergized and remotivated in our own professional endeavors. Research is an integral part of both teaching and patient care. We are always asking the questions that lead to the research and studies that answer the questions that improve the outcomes of our patients. You cannot effectively teach without excellence in patient care and active research supports and strengthens both teaching and patient care. We, therefore, strive to accomplish all three with excellence while being sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of our patients and to their inherent right to privacy and dignity.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes five distinct divisions including General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Urogynecology. Each of these divisions is comprised of highly specialized experts with national and international reputations for excellence. These faculty provide truly state of the art services in both obstetrics and gynecology in modern and well-equipped facilities both in downtown Richmond and at Stony Point, our satellite ambulatory facility in the suburbs. Whether the topic is fetal diagnosis, infertility, incontinence or cancer diagnosis and treatment, we provide highly regarded expert professional services and educational programs.
We are proud of our department and we are proud of our medical students and residents. They are fine physicians as well as nice people. We enjoy what we do and we strive to do it well. This Web site is designed to allow you to explore the people and the places that constitute the VCU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We hope it affords you the opportunity to get to know us and to discover either services that can benefit you or an educational opportunity you want to be part of. Whether we do ultimately become the source of either a clinical service or an educational experience for you, we wish you well and hope this site is helpful.