On behalf of all my colleagues, welcome to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. We are excited about your interest in our department. As an academic Ob/Gyn department, we are committed to excellence in patient care, education, and research.
Our faculty are specialists and subspecialists across the spectrum of Obstetrics & Gynecology. They can provide comprehensive patient care and training in Ob/Gyn and its subspecialties, including Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Urogynecology, and Minimal Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery. We strive to provide compassionate, patient-centered care that is evidence-based and utilizes both new and proven surgical techniques and technologies. We specialize in the care of low-risk and high-risk pregnant women during all stages of their pregnancy. We deliver approximately 5,500 babies per year. Our doctors, nurses, midwives, and staff provide care to women at more than 40 sites in Galveston, on the mainland Gulf Coast, and in communities spread across the eastern part of Texas from McAllen to Nacogdoches.
Our faculty's participation in clinical, basic, and translational science research provides our patients access to the most current and evidence-based diagnostics and treatments available. On average, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is involved with 70 or more research grants each year. Our active research program has ongoing collaborations among physicians and scientists in areas of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Behavioral Health. We have two research centers. One is devoted to Interdisciplinary Research for Women's Health and the other to Violence Prevention. Many of our discoveries impact not only the clinical care we provide but the standards of care performed by physicians across the country and around the world. We continue to be at the forefront of innovative breakthroughs in healthcare and be at the top of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding lists for Obstetrics & Gynecology departments. In addition to the NIH, our investigators receive funding from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), other states/federal agencies, and numerous industry and foundation partners.
UTMB's School of Medicine boasts the ninth largest medical enrollment in the country and graduates approximately 230 physicians per year. We are training the next generation of physician leaders in Medicine. We offer a brand new, state-of-the-art Medical Education Center with a 77-bed simulated hospital. As one of the original departments at UTMB, our department has provided over 100 years of training in our specialty and subspecialties. We are proud of our UTMB students, residents, and fellows who have gone on to care for populations around the world and to make significant contributions to the world's medical knowledge and innovation. Welcome again, and thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will enjoy learning more about our department and its faculty as you explore its pages.