Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Chairman Welcome Message

Welcome to the Jefferson Health Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


“The mission of Jefferson Health’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is to provide outstanding, patient-centered care that serves as the basis of our contributions to education, scholarship and advocacy for women, families and reproductive health in our local and global communities. 

The care we deliver is firmly based on the latest scientific evidence and is provided by experienced clinicians who routinely adapt treatments to the individual needs of our patients. Our facilities are outstanding and fully equipped to provide the care our patients expect. 

Members of our department share a fundamental commitment to maintain a just and equitable environment and to treat patients and their families with compassion and respect. 

We invite you to join our Jefferson Health OBGYN family where “doing the right thing” defines our approach to caring for patients, educating our students and serving our community.”

- William D. Schlaff, MD
Paul and Eloise Bowers Professor & Chair, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

About William D. Schlaff, MD

Dr. William Schlaff is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School where he completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Johns Hopkins University where he also served on the faculty for eight years.

In 1989, Dr. Schlaff was recruited to the University of Colorado where he founded the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and built it into one of the preeminent divisions in the country. In 2011, Dr. Schlaff joined Jefferson Health where he practices Reproductive Endocrinology and serves as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Schlaff is an exemplary clinician, being named Top Doc™ by Philadelphia Magazine year-over-year, and a prolific researcher, receiving federal funding and publishing over 150 scientific papers. Dr. Schlaff has held numerous national leadership positions, including the Board of Directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and President of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.