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

Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Senior Associate DIO, UPMC Graduate Medical Education


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.

Nicole M. Donnellan, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Associate Program Director, FMIGS Fellowship
Director of Gynecologic Surgical Education
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Doctor Donnellan is a busy gynecologic surgeon with a strong commitment to patient care and surgical training.  She was born and raised outside of Boston, MA and went to Middlebury College in Vermont.  She moved to Pittsburgh 17 years ago to start medical school at UPSOM and never turned back!  While a die-hard Patriots fan, she has embraced Steelers nation and the Black and Gold!!  She received her MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2006 and completed her OB/GYN residency and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellowship at Magee-Womens Hospital.   She is currently the assistant PD of the residency in OB/GYN and associate PD of the fellowship in MIGS.  She has devoted her career to improving women’s health through the practice of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, translational research and the education of trainees.

Doctor Donnellan’s greatest passion lies in medical education.  She is the course director of the MS2 medical school Reproductive Biology course and has travelled multiple times to Kazakhstan with UPSOM to serve as a consultant for undergraduate medical education curriculum development.  At the residency level, she has developed and refined the laparoscopic simulation curriculum in the OB/GYN residency program at Magee and most recently has studied the addition of coaching and video review to enhance simulation training.  She is also passionate about improving trainee feedback and has pioneered an online application to capture resident feedback as a means for improved learning and tracking competency.

Doctor Donnellan also plays an active role in clinical/translational research in the Department of OB/GYN at Magee.  She is currently leading the development of the Endometriosis Center of Excellence, a program that aims to differentiate UPMC's endometriosis research and clinical programs through excellence and a sustainable infrastructure that will move the Women's Health Service Line towards optimizing and streamlining the specimen collection process.  She has established a large prospective registry of endometriosis tissue and collaborates with MWRI basic science investigators to better understand the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this common and debilitating disease.

Outside of the hospital, Doctor Donnellan enjoys spending time with her husband and 6-year-old son running, biking, hiking, golfing and skiing as well as traveling to visit family and friends throughout the country and world!

Kristiina Parviainen, MD

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

 

 

 

  Jodi Boocks

  Fellowship Manager
  Email: boocksjl@upmc.edu

 

 

 

    Diana Brucha, C-TAGME

     GME Project Manager, Residency Program
     Email: bruchadl@mail.magee.edu

 

 

 

  Michele "Missy" Nix

   Residency Coordinator
   Email: nixml@upmc.edu