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OB/GYN Chattanooga

Overview

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Chattanooga offers a comprehensive 4-year program with 4 positions offered at each level. Our program and institution have a major affiliation with Erlanger Health System -- the region’s only level 1 trauma center, perinatal center, and tertiary neonatal intensive care unit.  Both the Obstetrics and Gynecology services are extremely active, with approximately 3500 deliveries and more than 5000 gynecologic procedures each year.

Currently, 17 academic faculty members work with the residents daily, along with an additional 27 volunteer faculty who supervise residents across both obstetrics and gynecology curriculums. Academic faculty members represent the areas of general obstetrics/gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, urogynecology, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. All faculty practice primarily within the Erlanger Health System, such that 24 hour in-house faculty supervision of residents is established.

Residents are actively involved with faculty in clinical research as well as patient safety and quality improvement projects. Research is further supported by a research coordinator supported by the College of Medicine. Study design and statistical assistance is available through scheduled appointments through the institution's Director of Research. Our residents have several articles in publication and have presented at national and international conferences.                          

OB/GYN Program Highlights

  • Four (4) positions at each of four levels (16 total residents)
  • Comprehensive training in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as subspecialties of
    high-risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, gynecologic
    urology, and robotic surgery
  • AAGL-approved Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship (MIGS) sponsored by
    our Department
  • Opportunity for national certification in robotic surgery by graduation
  • Journal Club with didactic emphasis
  • Easily accessible faculty
  • Optimized patient volume
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary care opportunities
  • Erlanger Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and the region's only teaching hospital
  • Region's only Tertiary NICU
  • Region's only Tertiary Perinatal Center
  • Proven track record of our graduates entering prestigious fellowships in subspecialty areas
    of OB/GYN
  • Some funds are available from the Department for reimbursement annually for professional development (educational materials such as books, board review course, or other outside educational conferences), at the discretion of the Chair and Program Director.  Amounts
    may vary by level and program.  Reimbursement is subject to University policies.
  • Additional support for presentations at regional and national meetings may be available at
    the discretion of the Department Chair.
  • Home access to the Erlanger /UT Memphis Medical Libraries with over 400 full-text online
    journals and over 70 leading electronic textbooks
  • Formal instruction in billing and coding

The mission of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Chattanooga is to develop women’s health advocates whom are excellent physicians specializing in the health and the well-being of all females across the age spectrum.

Our residents receive four years of comprehensive training in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as significant exposure to subspecialists in Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Women’s Ambulatory Health Care.

We believe the best training for our residents comes from our strong clinical program, high surgical volume, and clinical and basic science research opportunities, provided in a professional environment of learning and education. Our attending physicians lead by example, providing evidence-based healthcare. Teamwork is paramount to obtaining our success. We believe in working toward our shared goals and these take precedence over our personal goals.  We are not satisfied with mediocrity as such we strive for the betterment of ourselves and team, in the delivery of the highest quality women’s healthcare. At the completion of our program, our residents graduate prepared to be leaders in women’s health as specialist in general obstetrics  and gynecology or to further academic pursuits of subspecialty training. 

Last Published: Aug 21, 2020