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Academic General OB/GYN

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Closing date
May 25, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa seeks an Academic OB/GYN in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will include instruction and supervision of resident physicians and medical students in various inpatient and outpatient settings.

Preference given to those with interest and/or background experience in vulvar vaginal diseases, pediatric adolescent gynecology or pelvic pain. There is also opportunity for career development in those same specialized clinic services and/or clinical research interest in obstetrics and gynecology.

This role will be based at the Medical Center on the University Campus staffing the obstetric unit, supervising the benign gynecology team and the resident continuity clinic, and providing outpatient care. The position includes in-house and back-up call responsibilities overnight and on weekends. The position includes rounding on antepartum and postpartum patients, rounding on gynecologic patients, providing obstetric and gynecologic consultations to the inpatient and emergency departments, consulting for family practice obstetric providers and advanced practice providers. There are opportunities to be involved in obstetric and gynecologic quality and safety initiatives and committees and clinical informatics.

Successful candidates must possess a medical degree (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO). This position requires completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and candidates should be ABOG board eligible/certified. Candidates will be required to have licensure eligibility by the Iowa Board of Medicine and will be required to be licensed by the Iowa Board of Medicine before commencement of employment. Required qualifications include excellent clinical and surgical skills, excellent skills in patient management, strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated teaching skills, and commitment to team culture.

Opportunity Highlights
  • Exposure to exciting cases and opportunities for professional growth
  • Opportunity to work in a high-volume and growing (approx. 3,300 births/year), high-risk labor and delivery unit
  • Teaching of medical students and residents (6 per year)
  • Extensive 24/7 backup system
  • In-house Anesthesia and Level 4 NICU
  • Large academic OB/GYN department with a rich history and commitment to training the next generation of OB/GYNs
  • OB/GYN Department includes subspecialties Gyn Oncology, Urogynecology, MIGS, REI, MFM, and Midwifery.
  • Excellent work-life balance - with opportunities for additional shifts for extra compensation
  • Care for a diverse patient population in a supportive and collegial environment
  • Develop and participate in research activities and/or involvement with hospital and university committees, if desired
  • Competitive compensation, benefits package, and CME allowance

Community Information

Conveniently situated in the center of the heartland, Iowa City is a place where you can engage your curiosity on a bike, train, in a car or on foot; in a library, theater or local dining scene; with friends, family or solo; in a community rich in history, arts, and a passion for learning more. Arts and cultural opportunities are an essential part of the area s personality. From nationally respected free summer festivals that feature jazz, blues, soul, art, barbeque and America s independence to museums and galleries presenting renowned masterworks and literary treasures, the area is a haven for artists and cultural enthusiasts of all kinds. Our literary heritage is recognized by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the world s third official City of Literature, the first city designated as such in the United States.

The area offers recreational and competitive athletics, hundreds of options through our rec centers and clubs, plus hundreds of miles of trails for cross country skiing and cycling of all types.

About University of Iowa Health Care

The Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are equal partners within UI Health Care, and the hospital is one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the United States.

The UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has distinguished clinical, research, and teaching faculty who are national and international leaders in their respective areas of expertise. This is equally balanced with experienced, skilled senior members and energetic, creative junior faculty members collaborating on patient care, research, and education. The department encompasses diverse programs spanning all areas of the specialty. The department is the home of an excellent residency program with 6 residents per year and highly competitive fellowship programs in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gyn Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Urogynecology. The department has active research programs in preeclampsia, gynecologic cancers, pelvic floor disorders, and infertility. Partnering with the State of Iowa, the Department has expanded residency and fellowship training to rural Iowa in partnership with several Iowa health systems and clinics. Additionally, the department s residency program has many years of recruiting and graduating outstanding women s health talent.

In addition, the department closely collaborates with the UI Departments of Urology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (Iowa s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center), and the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics as well as the University of Iowa s Stead Family Children s Hospital.

For questions contact:

Abbey Merryman, MD, MBA
Director of Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Iowa Health Care

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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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