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 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.