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About Us


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established to advance the health and wellbeing of the women of West Virginia and surrounding Region. We accomplish this by supporting the programmatic initiatives of our faculty and staff in the areas of patient care, education, and research. We are committed to providing quality health care services to all women; educating health care providers; and conducting research to advance our understanding of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Our faculty are nationally respected and board certified. Along with excellent patient care, our goal is to provide excellent service to each of our patients. Every member of the Obstetrics & Gynecology team is committed to providing friendly, efficient, and respectful care.

We are especially known for our care of women with high risk pregnancies and advanced Gynecologic problems. Our high risk pregnancy physicians are backed-up by the largest NICU in the state while our gynecologic surgeons are trained in advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our infertility practice has an IVF pregnancy rate that exceeds national success rates.

Mission and Goals

It is my pleasure to introduce to you the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at West Virginia University! With the recruitment and hiring of new physicians, we are in a major growth initiative. We are reaching our goal of expertise in areas of Obstetrics & Gynecology, including general Ob/Gyn, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, and Certified Nurse Midwife.

Our faculty are board certified and respected nationally, our mission is to provide excellence in patient care and customer service in the delivery of that care whether you need obstetrical or gynecologic care. Our support staff are committed to helping you in a friendly, efficient manner looking at how we do business from the viewpoint of you, the customer.

We are an integral part of the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center and Ruby Memorial Hospital, which means cutting edge services available to us as physicians and you as a patient.

Our outpatient locations include the Physician Office Center attached to Ruby Memorial Hospital, University Town Center, Cheat Lake Physicians, Mary Babb Cancer Center, Center for Reproductive Medicine on Pineview Drive, and our Bridgeport Physician Office Building attached to United Hospital Center.

Our numbers for Obstetrics and Gynecology: 304-598-4880, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cheat Lake Physicians: 304-594-1313, or Obstetrics and Gynecology - Bridgeport: 304-848-2150 are provided for scheduling appointments, for questions for specific physicians or their secretaries, or whatever else you may need.

We look forward to servicing Morgantown, the state of West Virginia, and surrounding regions.

Leo Brancazio, MD, professor and chairman

A photo of Leo Brancazio.
Leo R Brancazio, MD
West Virginia University
Professor & Chairman, Obstetrics & Gynecology