History of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The history of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology begins in 1943 with the founding of Southwestern Medical College by a group of civic leaders and former faculty from Baylor University College of Medicine in Dallas.

What started as a department of one full-time faculty member (the chairman) and a half-time secretary is now – more than 70 years later – a combined Dallas-Austin faculty of more than 100 and a staff of 150.

Despite its growth, today – as in 1943 – a sense of community and family pervades. People are our strongest asset. And their loyalty and longevity have built the Department. From physician, to scientist, to support staff – everyone has had a role to play in this history.

We invite you to join us as we rediscover our roots. We will be adding to this site and would appreciate your help. If you have a story to tell, please email judy.wagers@utsouthwestern.edu.