Karen T. Baker, MD

Welcome to the Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Thank you for your interest in our residency training program.

We are very proud of our educational program. We provide excellent clinical and academic training for physicians seeking residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Our residents receive intensive training in colposcopy, urogynecology, laparoscopy (including operative and laser laparoscopy), and abdominal and vaginal procedures.

Our program has 18 full-time, board-certified faculty members, including board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, as well as two full-time genetic counselors. Our faculty has increased the number of patients on the teaching service and exposed the residents to a diverse mix of patients and pathology. We have full-time faculty in all sub-specialties (perinatology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and reproductive endocrinology).

The current resident staff is a very close-knit unit of motivated and intelligent people who are working hard to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills of our specialty. They will leave Memorial Health University Medical Center as capable practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology to enter either clinical practice or sub-specialty fellowship training.

Our program has a good mix of hands-on and didactic training. Our case numbers consistently exceed standards and our didactics vary from formal grand rounds, to three-day animal model dissections, to weekly informal lectures.

We look forward to your visit and wish you much success in choosing a residency that is right for you.


Karen T. Baker, MD
Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

For more information, please contact our residency program coordinator, Toni L. Garza, C-TAGME, at (912) 350-3595 or by email