Richard E. Leach, Chairperson
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology is comprised of a diverse faculty committed to the broad, integrated medical and surgical care of women’s health throughout their lifespan. The faculty participates in the educational, research and service goals of the College of Human Medicine to enhance understanding of women's health, including genetic, social cultural and environmental influences.
Within this framework, the department’s responsibilities are to provide educational experiences to medical students during the pre-clinical and clinical years, develop and contribute to programs of graduate and continuing medical education, conduct research, and promote optimal women’s health within the community. To accomplish its educational goals, the department participates in the College’s interdisciplinary programs and directs the required and elective clinical courses across its seven community campuses. The faculty participates in graduate obstetric-gynecologic education through its four affiliate residency programs across the state. Research activities in the areas of human reproduction, gynecologic oncology, prenatal and infant health, health services delivery, and community health problems related to women’s health issues comprise the breadth of the department's research.