Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urban Renata Dept webCongratulations to Dr. Renata Urban, UWMC Spring 2018 UW Medicine Cares Award Recipient! UW Medicine established the UW Medicine Cares Award in 2013, a program to formally recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and excellence of those in the UW Medicine community who consistently exemplify the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines.

Dr. Urban’s nomination reads: Dr. Renata Urban and the surgeons on the Gynecology/Oncology team are always willing to go the extra mile for patients whose insurance companies might be denying inpatient care. Although this does not affect care, it is distressing to patients and their families to receive denial letters. Dr. Urban and other Gyn/Onc surgeons have been willing, without hesitation, to speak to Insurance MDs on their patients' behalf. Their sense of advocacy for their patients is inspiring. Dr. Urban's commitment to her patients and to the UWMC has led to many reconsiderations and approvals for patients’ hospitalizations.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Dr. Urban goes out of her way for patients and for staff, colleagues, residents and students. She is much loved by all. Dr. Urban goes the extra mile for her patients and for the entire care team without looking for praise or accolades. She has two young children at home, but never hesitates to stay late if a patient needs to talk. She is a prime example of the best in our patient centric care.


Goff BarbaraDr. Goff was named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology by Dr. Paul Ramsey, Dean of the UW School of Medicine and CEO of UW Medicine on November 1, 2017. Dr. Ramsey states “Dr. Goff is exceptionally well qualified to lead the clinical, research and educational programs of the Department of Ob/Gyn.” Dr. Goff has served as Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology prior to her being named Chair.




The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is involved with teaching, patient care, and research in the areas of normal and abnormal human reproduction: growth and development of the fetus, normal and complicated obstetrics, and surgical and medical diseases of the female reproductive system, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncology,  urogynecology, global women's health, genetics, infectious disease, psychosocial problems, preventive health care, and ethics. The department also provides primary and preventive health care for women.