Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Sandra Dayaratna, MD, Named New Interim Chair

The University is pleased to announce that Sandra Dayaratna, MD, has been appointed to the role of Interim Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. "I'm honored to lead this prestigious department as Interim Chair, and to continue educating the next generation of women's health experts," shares Dr. Dayaratna. 


Research Program

Our faculty and trainees conduct research that makes a difference. Our patient-centered research directly impacts clinical practice here, at Jefferson Health, and worldwide. Research is a core facet of our OBGYN department and, therefore, our education programs. Our team prioritizes trainees’ research endeavors and productivity, offering dedicated research support and guidance across our OBGYN subspecialties. 


Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology believes that diversity makes us a stronger and better place to work and learn. We have a shared commitment to increase the diversity of our trainees as well as our faculty and staff. We take a broad view of diversity and value the qualities that make us each unique and the contributions we each make to the whole. Our trainees are exposed to diverse clinical environments with the goal of preparing them to be among the most culturally competent physicians in the nation. As a department and institution, we are dedicated to addressing the bias and discrimination pervasive in healthcare and ending disparities in care in our larger community.