Obstetricians-gynecologists specialize in the general medical care of women, as well as care related to pregnancy and the reproductive tract. The obstetrician-gynecologist is trained in areas dealing with preconceptional health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, postpartum care, genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis.

Training in gynecology also includes women’s general health, including care of reproductive organs, breasts and sexual function. Screening for cancer at multiple sites is performed or initiated by the ob-gyn specialist. Gynecology also includes management of hormonal disorders, treatment of infections and training in surgery to correct or treat pelvic organ and urinary tract problems to include cancer of the reproductive organs. This information was adapted from the American Board of Obstetrics + Gynecology website.


  • Length of training: 4 years
  • Match: NRMP
  • Application service: ERAS

Ohio State Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Department Chair: Mark Landon, MD
  • Residency Director: Philip Samuels, MD
  • Residency Coordinators: Abby Jaggers, 614-293-8696 
  • Clerkship Unit Director: Katherine Strafford, MD
  • Education Manager: Dawn Watson, 614-293-8509
  • Medical Student, MFM Fellowship and FPMRS Fellowship Program Coordinator: Morgan Badenhop, 614-366-6224
  • UPRSN Ring Director: Jonathan Schaffir, MD

Learn more about the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Champions

  • Melissa Goist, MD
  • Andrew Hundley, MD
  • Lisa Keder, MD
  • Mark Landon, MD
  • Rebecca Rudesill, MD
  • Philip Samuels, MD
  • Jonathan Schaffir, MD
  • Katherine Stratford, MD
  • Amber Bondurant, MD 
  • Michael Cackovic, MD 
  • Katherine Rivlin, MD 
  • Courtney Ware, MD 
  • Cynthia Evans, MD


AAMC Careers in Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists