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The Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics was founded in 1889 by Howard Kelly, the forefather of gynecology and obstetrics in the United States. As one of the original specialty services at Johns Hopkins, our department has been advancing women's health care initiatives since the field was in its infancy. Our faculty represents a team of highly trained experts who continue to lead the field through extraordinary patient care, innovative research and comprehensive training of the future generation of women's health leaders. 

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Learn about the history of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins.

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News and Events

Read and watch the latest stories and innovations from the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.