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 NEWS

Jessica S Heft

Jessica S Heft MD, MS

Assistant Professor; Residency Program Director
Brittany N Heck

Brittany N Heck

Vasanti Jhaveri

Vasanti Jhaveri MD

Erika M Wert

Erika M Wert


It gives me great pleasure to send a shout-out to our chief residents, Drs. Heck, Jhaveri and Wert. They achieved EMIGS certification and they are in the first 50 residents in the US (& the World) to earn this honor.

UF OBGYN Residency program under the leadership of Dr. Heft has made the decision to switch from FLS to the Gyn-specific Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (EMIGS). The program is comprised of 3 pillars, Didactics with over 80 narrated videos, our chief residents passed a virtually-proctored high-stakes Cognitive exam, and a virtually-proctored Manual Skills exam with 5 laparoscopic tasks graded based on efficiency & precision.

The exam is required to meet the Surgical Skills Program standard for ABOG certification.

Please join me in congratulating these amazing Trailblazers! I am proud of you!

Finding Answers: Robyn’s Journey to overcoming infertility

As a newlywed, Robyn Broxton enjoyed crossing off bucket list items with her husband. Now, as a mother to two daughters, she enjoys finding fun, memorable activities for her family.
“Seeing my little girls excited and having fun is the most satisfying and gratifying feeling,” Robyn said.
“My family is my life, so my favorite things to do are going outside, being adventurous, drawing, reading stories and playing princesses with my two girls.”


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.


UF Shands Receives Top Level in Maternal Care

UF Health Shands Hospital recently received the highest classification for the maternal care it provides to women through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care.

In a UF Health press release sent Tuesday, the Joint Commission’s Maternal Levels of Care (MLC) Verification program, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, designated UF Health Shands Hospital as a Level IV maternal care verified facility.

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