"BCM Obstetrics and Gynecology endeavors to provide the highest quality patient-centered care, excellence in education, and innovation through research to promote the health and well-being of all women."
The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has an active research program wherein physician scientists and clinicians are engaged in basic science, translational, and clinical research taking full advantage of the outstanding research infrastructure at Baylor College of Medicine. The areas of research are broad and encompass studies on the developmental origins of adult onset disorders, complications of pregnancy such as stillbirth, preterm labor and twin-two-twin transfusion syndrome, reproductive genetic disorders, developmental disorders, gynecologic malignancies, and endometriosis. Investigators in the department occupy a total of 7500 square feet of laboratory space on the Baylor College of Medicine main research campus, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and Feigin Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. They have active ongoing research collaborations with investigators from other Departments and Research Centers at Baylor College of Medicine, including the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, the Human Genome Sequencing Center, the Department of Pathology, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. Investigators in the department are also active in multi-center trials such as the Human Microbiome Project, a trial to study the use of array comparative genomic hybridization in prenatal diagnosis, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, among various ongoing projects. Other research is also funded by the National Institutes of Health, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and various private foundations.
Residents in the Department pursue a research project with departmental faculty, culminating in presentation at a yearly departmental Resident’s research Day.
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- Kjersti M. Aagaard-Tillery, M.D., Ph.D.,
- Matthew L. Anderson, M.D.
- Michael A. Belfort, M.D.
- Parijat Bhatnagar, Ph.D.
- Madhulata S. Chauhan, Ph.D.
- Concepcion Diaz-Arrastia, M.D.
- Haijun Gao, Ph.D.
- Sina Haeri, M.D.
- Shannon Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
- Ertug Kovanci, M.D.
- Wesley Lee, M.D.
- Jan Rohozinski, Ph.D.
- Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Ph.D.
- Anil Shetty, Ph.D.
- Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D.
- Chandrasekhar Yallampalli, DVM, Ph.D.
- Cissy C. Zhou, Ph.D.