The Section of Women's Health is a vibrant and growing part of the Division of General Internal Medicine. The section is under the direction of Melissa A. McNeil, MD, MPH, and was established in 1999.
The overall goals of the section are (1) to provide high-quality, gender-specific, primary care for women with attention both to primary care issues and to reproductive health care issues; (2) to develop educational opportunities for medical students and housestaff; and (3) to develop and expand research efforts in health outcomes research dedicated to women.
Faculty are based at UPMC Montefiore, UPMC Shadyside, and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). All three sites provide interdisciplinary gender-specific primary care and gynecologic care for women and serve as resources for educational and research programs focused on women's health. The UPMC Montefiore Comprehensive Women's Program is the primary clinical site for the Health and Human Services–designated Magee-Womens Hospital Center of Excellence. The Pittsburgh VA Comprehensive Women's Center is a twice-designated VA National Clinical Center of Excellence.