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

Senior Leadership

Department Chair
Mark Landon, MD

Vice Chairs
William Grobman, MD
Lisa Keder, MD
Kamilah Dixon, MD

Department Administrator
Kristine Hertl, MBA

Faculty Leadership

Division Directors
Lisa Keder, MD
Maged Costantine, MD
David O’Malley, MD
Andrew Hundley, MD
Elizabeth Kennard, MD

Director of Research Education
Courtney Lynch, PhD MPH

Medical Director, Labor & Delivery
Patrick Schneider, MD

Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic at McCampbell Hall
Jonathan Schaffir, MD

Fellowship Directors
Heather Frey, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Floortje Backes, MD, Gynecology Oncology
Andrew Hundley, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Residency Directors
Katherine Strafford, MD, Director
Melissa Goist, MD, Associate Director
Courtney Abshier, MD, Associate Director

Clerkship Director
Amber Bondurant-Sullivan, MD

Staff Leadership

Director, Ambulatory Women’s Health
Nancy Cashwell

Associate Director, Clinical Operations
Tammy Meade

Administrative Manager, Academic Office
Whitney Davis, MHI

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 
  • Courtney Abshier, MD 
  • Cynthia Evans, MD
  • Kristin Bixel, 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