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Our Mission & Vision


We are dedicated to improving the lives and health of the communities we serve. Through excellence in clinical care, innovative research, training next generation of healthcare professionals, strengthening community outreach, and committing to healthcare advocacy, we work to advance the field of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive health and improve the lives of our patients and their families.

We are committed to promoting the highest standards of care and fostering a culture of respect and empathy towards all individuals seeking gynecologic care.


Our vision is to set the highest standard for exceptional, equitable, and compassionate care to our patients with gynecological health needs. We strive to be a premier academic department that pioneers innovative approaches through exceptional didactic, clinical, and research education. We envision our healthcare providers to be on the forefront of driving innovation and advancing the frontiers of medical knowledge. We aim to be a trusted partner and advocate for communities both locally and globally, working to eliminate health disparities and improve access to care. Through collaboration and excellence, we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.

Through our work, we will make a lasting impact on the world.

Our vision is built on the foundation of five pillars that reinforce and strengthen our commitment to excellence. These pillars represent our values and guide us in our pursuit of excellence in all that we do.

  • Exceptional and personalized PATIENT-CARE
  • Supporting exemplary EDUCATION
  • Pioneering RESEARCH
  • Tireless ADVOCACY

Five Pillars

1. Patient Care

We are steadfast in our belief that everyone deserves access to comprehensive medical care that is delivered with the utmost compassion and professionalism. Our patient-centered approach focuses on all stages of a woman’s health throughout her lifetime as well as gynecologic care for our gender-affirming patients. Using a collaborative and team-based approach to care, we will provide meaningful care to our patients … (Link to the Women’s Health locations)

2. Education and Training

We are committed to providing exceptional education and training to a diverse student body. Encompassing didactic, clinical, and research-based education, we will be equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to improve healthcare outcomes for our patients within the State of Maryland and beyond. Our programs are designed to prepare our future healthcare professionals and medical researchers to become leaders in the field of gynecologic health (link to Department Programs).

3. Research

We are dedicated to advancing the field of women’s health and patient care by pursuing new and innovative knowledge through basic science, clinical, and translational studies. Through our focus on basic science research, we seek to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease and identify new treatment options. Our clinical research endeavors to translate these discoveries into practical applications that can be used to improve patient care.  Our translational studies look to bridge the gap between research and practice, with the ultimate goal of bringing the latest breakthroughs in healthcare to our patients. (Link to Research page)

4. Advocacy

As a department that centers around patients who are women and gender-affirming, we believe that gynecologic health is a fundamental right, accessible to all individuals without discrimination. We tirelessly advocate for equitable access to high-quality care, reproductive justice, and reduction of health disparities pertaining to our patients’ well-being to promote and support better care for all patients across Maryland and beyond. As part of our advocacy, we are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity to strengthen a just and equitable environment for patients and our professional medical community. (Link to Advocacy activities that our faculty are involved in)

5. Community Outreach

We actively engage with communities throughout Maryland to develop tangible projects to expand and enhance healthcare, providing a gateway to gynecologic health education and awareness while increasing their access to essential services.  Working hand in hand with community members and organizations, we strive to improve the overall health and well-being of individuals and communities, ensuring that everyone has access to the care and resources necessary to thrive. (Link to Community Outreach)