UI Obstetrics and Gynecology provides consultation, treatment planning and inpatient and outpatient care for a comprehensive range of general and specialty obstetrics and gynecology services for all stages of a woman’s life. We provide pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care for all women ranging from centering pregnancy with a midwife through high-risk pregnancy care. We also offer assisted reproductive care.
We provide gynecologic services that include a range from well woman visits through gynecologic oncology including fibroids, infertility care , menopause, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction surgery, and vulvar vaginal diseases. Our nationally acclaimed faculty sees patients in both clinics and as private patients.
Our faculty serve as Board Examiners for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
- Noelle Bowdler, MD
- Catherine Bradley, MD, MSCE
- Marygrace Elson, MD, MME
- Thomas Gellhaus, MD
- Bradley Van Voorhis, MD
The following faculty members hold national titles:
Kimberly Leslie, MD, chair and departmental executive officer for the UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was elected to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council on Councils, a 27 member board that advises the NIH Director.
Thomas Gellhaus, MD was named President elect of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Bradley Van Voorhis, MD was named President of the Society for Advanced Reproductive Technology, the nation's primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of ART.
Awards and Recognitions
Our physicians are active in all arenas from local to international and have received recognition of their efforts.
Nolle Bowdler, MD, was selected to receive the 2015 College of Medicine Faculty Service Award for service to the College of Medicine, UIHC, state and national levels.
Eugenia Mazur, MD was recognized as 2015 Outstanding Educator by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, MD was awarded the Clinician of the Year from the University of Iowa Physicians. (2015)
Veronika Kolder, MD was awarded the Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence Award from the University of Iowa Physicians. (2015)
Colleen Stockdale, MD, MS received the Best Consulting Provider Award from the University of Iowa Physicians for her outstanding consulting or specialized services to the inpatient and ambulatory surgery patients of UI Health Care. (2014)
Ginny Ryan, MD, MA was named a Woman of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal for her work with Girls on the Run locally, and for her dedication to care for women here and in Haiti. (2014)
Colleen Stockdale, MD, MS received the Distinguished Mentor of the Year Award from the District VI Junior Fellows, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2014)
Kelly Ward, MD received the Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence Award from the University of Iowa Physicians. (2012)
Thomas Gellhaus, MD received the Mentor Award from the Junior Fellows, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2012)
Rachel Maassen, MD, MBA received a Forty under Forty Award from the Corridor Business Journal for her outstanding leadership and for making a significant impact on the corridor community. (2012)
Tom Gellhaus, MD received the APGO faculty teacher of the year award voted on by the M3s. (2011)
Tom Gellhaus, MD received the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Award for International Service in recognition of his work with international health care missions to the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Tanzania, Peru, and Bolivia. (2011)
Mark Santillan, MD, PhD received the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education. (2011)
"The Best Hospitals in America" listing is compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report. Gynecology was listed 29th for 2015-2016.