Consistently Ranked IN THE TOP 50

With over 50,000 patient visits a year in our clinics, almost 3,000 deliveries a year, gynecologic surgery, oncology, and infertility services, we are a very busy and highly successful department.

Department Mission: We provide the highest quality, patient-centered care that improves lives across communities to address the full spectrum of health conditions in obstetrics and gynecology, and we further advance women’s health through excellence in research and advocacy. We educate learners at all levels through innovation and evidence-based approaches.

The University of Florida Department of OBGYN is designated as a level IV maternal-care-verified facility. Top Hospital Rankings and Other Accolades.

Dear Colleagues,

John Smulian

I am writing to you today to ask for your support in voting for UF Health Shands Hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology program in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Expert Opinion Survey, which is now open. As the chair of this department at UF Health, I can attest to the exceptional care and expertise that our team provides to our patients. Additionally, our institution has a distinguished history as a destination for groundbreaking research and innovation. 

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients, and we are constantly working to improve our techniques, offering multidisciplinary care and staying up-to-date on the latest advances in the field.

To learn more about our efforts this year, please visit Inspiring Innovation, where we share the latest research advancements, educational milestones and clinical achievements at UF Health Shands Hospital and the UF College of Medicine.

Following are just some of the recognitions received and accomplishments achieved by the UF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology this past year:

  • Designated as a Level IV Maternal Care-Verified Facility by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Ranked among the top 50 hospitals for obstetrics and gynecology by U.S. News & World Report and ranked in the top 10% for maternity care
  • Faculty in our gynecologic oncology program have access to the umbrella of resources offered by the NCI-designated UF Health Cancer Center
  • Obstetrics and gynecology residents among the first in the U.S. to earn Certification from the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maintained Center of Excellence designation for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Obstetrics and gynecology chief residents among the first 50 in the world to earn Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

All voting for hospital specialty rankings will be conducted via Doximity. We kindly ask you to take a moment to make sure you are registered on Doximity, as that is the only way to vote this year (no more paper ballots). Check Doximity to confirm your license and board certification information is current, which is essential to determining your voting eligibility with U.S. News & World Report. 

Doximity members will be surveyed electronically from mid-February into March. Users should receive emails inviting completion of the survey, or you may log in to your Doximity profile and click the voting option in the top right corner of the homepage.

You can vote for UF Health by typing any of the following names: 

  • UF Health
  • UF Health Shands
  • UF Health Shands Hospital
  • University of Florida
  • University of Florida Health
  • University of Florida Health Shands Hospital

Your support would be greatly appreciated, and it would help to showcase the exceptional care and expertise our team provides to our patients.

John Smulian, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UF Health Shands Hospital

Vote for UF Health in Doximity

Vote now for UF Health Obstetrics & Gynecology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Expert Opinion Survey.

Ultrasound in OBGYN

David Iglesias, MD recognized as endowed professor

College of Medicine Faculty Recognized as Endowed Chairs and Professors

Nov. 22, 2023 – It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. David Iglesias has been officially installed as the Nell Bryant Kibler Professor in Ovarian Cancer Research. Dr. Iglesias was recognized with this honor at UF Health’s Celebrating Distinction ceremony on November 16th. Congratulations to Dr. Iglesias! We look forward to his continued success here in the Department of OBGYN.

Dr. John Smulian – Chairman Department of OBGYN

Dr. iglesias


Innovative Practice for Advancing Health

May 31st – June 1st @ the Harrell Medical Education Building @ the University of Florida -Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Innovative Practice for Advancing Health is a two-day course designed for all sonologists who use ultrasound for screening and diagnosis in a clinical practice setting, including physicians, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurses and sonographers.

UF Ob/Gyn Residents Become First in U.S. to Earn ISUOG Certification

The University of Florida has set a new standard for ultrasound training while paving a new path for resident OB/GYN physicians in the United States.
Thanks to a four-year effort that called on contributions from the entire UF Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the university is now home to the first U.S.-based Ob/Gyn resident physicians to be certified by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), the leading international society of experts in the field.