Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urban Renata Dept webWe are excited to share with you all that Dr. Renata Urban is one of four provider recipients to receive the Spring 2018 UW Medicine Cares Award at the UW Medical Center! 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.


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.