Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has clinical teaching services located at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center under the following director:

George A. Macones, MD, MSCE, Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

In addition, for the purposes of teaching, clinical care and research, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is divided into subspecialty divisions under the following directors:

Gynecologic Oncology
Matthew A. Powell, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Allison G. Cahill, MD, MSCI

Jeffrey M. Dicke, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Randall R. Odem, MD

General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eric A. Strand, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (formerly Uro-Gynecology)
Jerry L. Lowder, MD, MS

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Diane F. Merritt, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Scott W. Biest, MD

Kelle H. Moley, MD (Basic Research), Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH (Clinical Research)

Ob/Gyn Residency Program Director
Eric A. Strand, MD

Instruction in obstetrics and gynecology is provided during all four years of the medical curriculum, beginning with an introductory course in the first year as a component of Clinical Medicine. Teaching in the second year is designed to correlate basic science with the physiologic basis of normal pregnancy and parturition, reproductive biology, infertility and reproductive endocrinology and gynecologic malignancies. All third-year medical students participate in a six-week clinical clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology. This is divided into three two-week components of outpatient OB/GYN, inpatient obstetrics and inpatient gynecology. In the fourth year, students may elect a sub-internship in the listed clinical subspecialties or a research elective.

For more information

Please visit the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology website for more information.