Residency Program


Diana Curran, MD
Residency Director
David Marzano, MD
Asst Residency Director
Marlene Woodard
Residency Coordinator

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan is a diverse group.  Residents become excellent clinicians and surgeons.  Opportunities for research and international work also abound. 
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is made up of well-trained subspecialists and generalists.  Our residents are trained to be excellent general obstetrician-gynecologists while being exposed to experts in the subspecialty world of Ob/gyn.  Residents rotate through Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, Family Planning, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Benign Gynecology and Obstetrics.  Residents become proficient Obstetric and Gynecologic surgeons.  Residents are well-trained in minimally invasive surgery, including the da Vinci robot system.  60% of graduating residents go into practice as general ob/gyn’s with the remainder choosing a subspecialty fellowship.
Residents interested in research are surrounded by multiple opportunities.  Residents design and participate in clinical and bench or basic science research.  Faculty and fellows welcome residents into their research projects and assist with novel ideas from residents.
Simulation is also an important feature of our department.  Simulations for basic patient care, such as suturing skills, and advanced surgical skills, such as laparoscopic hysterectomy have been designed by faculty.  Emergency obstetric drills are conducted with Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Obstetrics every week from November to May.  Finally, a gynecologic laparoscopic curriculum is being developed by experts in the department.
Many residents obtain international experience.  In the last year, residents have gone to Ghana, Nigeria, Ecuador, and Ethiopia.  Dr. Timothy Johnson, the Chair of OBGYN, has had a long standing relationship with Ghana and there is a continuous exchange of residents, students and physicians between Ghana and the University of Michigan.
Finally, our department prides itself on the camaraderie between our residents, our residents and faculty, and our residents and fellows.  We are a team of health care professionals striving for the best patient care, which includes continued fostering of our own skills, innovation, research and collaboration.

For more information please contact:

Marlene Woodard
Residency Coordinator
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
L3211 Women's Hospital, SPC 5276
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-936-9434
Fax: 734-232-6020