Our mission is to improve the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation and leadership in patient care, scientific discovery, education, and advocacy. We accomplish this by supporting the programmatic initiatives of our faculty and staff in the areas of patient care, education, and research. We are committed to providing quality health care services to all women; educating health care providers and investigators; and conducting research to advance knowledge in our field. We promote our vision to advance and transform obstetrics, gynecology and the reproductive sciences through innovation and discovery.
Our Department has received over $6 million in NIH funding for 2015, ranking first in the United States for ObGyn departments and fourth, as a department within the UCSF School of Medicine. Our work is spread across four divisions—Gynecology/Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Our organized research unit (ORU), the Center for Reproductive Sciences, conducts valuable work in the basic and translational sciences, and programs such as the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Advancing New Standards In Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) and our Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) work to convert ground breaking research into women’s health policy, while also conducting independent scientific and policy initiatives.
Our thriving midwifery program at the UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital provides expert care and classes such as CenteringPregnancy® a prenatal care model. In addition to their excellent care for routine pregnancy, our midwives engage as fully integrated clinical partners with our MFM/Obstetrics clinicians caring for a range of obstetrical patients.
Our Gynecology services at the UCSF Medical Center are ranked 6th nationally in the most recent US News & World Report rankings. We continue to be leaders in innovation with our Center for Reproductive Health programs for women and men, our obstetrics and genetics programs, and our gynecologic cancer care.
We have a strong and diverse medical education program with our residency program, medical student programs, and fellowships in four areas: Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, which also has a medical genetics subset, and Family Planning.