Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's mission is to advance women's health through leadership in obstetrics and gynecology education, compassionate patient care, cutting-edge research, collaboration and community service.

Our Strengths—A History of Achievement

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Dr. Giancarlo Mari, M.D

In research and in the clinical arena, our Department and our Faculty have a rich history of milestone achievements. We have developed key protocols for the management of pre-eclampsia and ectopic pregnancy, discovered the use of the fetal blood velocity to diagnose fetal anemia, and founded the Fetal Care Center program in Memphis. Yet, we are always looking to the future - our current projects include the use of gene expression in the reproductive organs and its relationship to preterm delivery, the creation of a pre-eclamptic model in animals, the development of minimally invasive techniques for fetal surgery.

Our patients are receiving the most up-to-date care available. Patients benefit not only from the expertise of our doctors, but from the synergy that arises when clinical experts combine their skills with those of research scientists in OB/GYN and other specialties. Our department has developed a teamwork approach with top notch scientists of other Departments in our campus, including Anatomy and Neurobiology, Molecular Sciences, and Bio-Informatics.

Your Opportunity—Knowledge Gained Through Experience

We provide an outstanding and highly competitive residency program and our clerkship program for medical students is among the best at UTHSC. We offer a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (the only one available in Tennessee) and Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery. These fellowships combine excellent clinical training with outstanding research opportunities.


Thanks to these strengths, our Department is quickly becoming one of the top places to train and to receive care. This is a very good time to be a part of the OB/GYN Department at UTHSC.

Giancarlo Mari, M.D.
Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Contact Us

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

853 Jefferson Avenue, Rm E102
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2531
Fax: (901) 448-4701