Research and Clinical Trials
Research at Northwestern Medicine
Northwestern Medicine physicians not only provide excellent clinical care, but also perform research and participate in medical education locally and nationally. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Medicine is currently ranked #4 in the nation for funded research projects from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Our experts lead and participate in a variety of research activities which are constantly evolving into the next generation of clinical treatments, including a particular focus on research pertaining to our Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program:
- Leading research in aromatase inhibitors, antiprogestins, and disparities in access to care
- NIH merit award in endometriosis (Northwestern Medicine is the only center in the U.S. with this award)
- NIH center grant, which led to the development of the only fibroid research center in the country
Learn more about our work via the Feinberg School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology's research section.
Since the establishment of the Northwestern Medical Group, basic and clinical research have been an integral part of our mission. Group physicians are national leaders in many areas of clinical research.
We are committed to finding answers to today's most disabling and puzzling medical problems. Working collaboratively with the scientists from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our physicians are translating exciting research advances discovered in the laboratory into more effective treatment approaches and prevention strategies for our patients.
For more information about research at Northwestern Medicine's Gynecologic Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, please call 312.695.1414.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology lists some clinical trials on their Feinberg site. You can also see comprehensive information on clinical trials at Northwestern related to reproductive endocrinology and infertility via ClinicalTrials.gov.
For information on National Institute of Health-sponsored Clinical Trials at Northwestern University, ClinicalTrials.gov offers easy access to information on clinical trials on a wide variety of diseases and conditions.
Other Northwestern University Medical School web resources for information about research can be found at Northwestern Center for Clinical Research - Patient Overview.
Academics and Northwestern Medicine
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers multiple fellowships and a comprehensive residency program. Learn more about our work via the Feinberg department site’s education section.