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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The mission of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region by providing an integrated and self-sustainable program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.

Delivering Excellence

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has undergone numerous changes since the recruitment of the current chairman, Giancarlo Mari, MD, MBA in 2008.  The department has grown significantly and is one of most successful practices in the university. 

Our most notable achievements in the last ten years include:

  • Opening the Fetal Center at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Creating a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Division
  • Starting an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program
  • Launching an ovarian preservation program
  • Opening the Center for High-Risk Pregnancies (CHRP)
  • Adding a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Division
  • Opened a substance abuse clinic
  • Launching several new clinics: menopause, multiple gestation, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)

We will continue developing measures designed to push our standard of patient care further toward excellence.

Excellence in Education

Our OBGYN clerkship is one of the favorites among UTHSC students with student satisfaction being one of the top rated in the United States.

Our residency training program was first accredited in 1970 and has become one of the top programs in the country. We have developed two ACGME accredited fellowships, a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, and a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship. We offer an Ultrasound Fellowship as well.

Last Published: Aug 5, 2019