Department of OBGYN

Leadership & Staff

Robert P. Edwards, MD

Milton Lawrence McCall Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Born and raised in Havre de Grace, Maryland, Doctor Edwards completed his undergraduate at Gettysburg College, and earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Edwards completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital, and went on to the University of Alabaman Birmingham to complete a gynecologic oncology fellowship. In 1993, after completing his gynecologic oncology fellowship, he returned to Pittsburgh to be the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Division at Magee-Womens Hospital. In January of 2015, Dr. Edwards was named the Milton Lawrence McCall Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Dr. Edwards' research interests include cervical and ovarian malignancies. He serves as co-principal investigator of the Gynecologic Oncology Group for The University of Pittsburgh and for a number of pharmaceutical sponsored studies. He also serves on the Immunotherapy Committee which experiments with novel therapeutic approaches to gynecologic malignancies, as well as translational research. He is co-PI of the RPCI/UPCI ovarian cancer SPORE grant.

Gabriella G. Gosman, MD

Associate Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Doctor Gosman was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She completed undergraduate at Harvard University, medical school at Yale University, and residency/fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Magee-Womens Hospital is her first and only job after training! Dr. Gosman has directed the residency since 2005. Dr. Gosman is Vice Chair for Education in the Department and Associate Designated Institutional Official for all residencies and fellowships (>150) for the health system. Dr. Gosman has an interest in effective simulation in residency, team/leadership training, and electronic resources for teaching and administration.

Kristiina Parviainen, MD

Associate Program Director




Jodi Boocks

Fellowship Manager





Diana Brucha, C-TAGME

Academic Manager





Michele "Missy" Nix

Residency Coordinator