Obstetrics & Gynecology - Macon Campus

William J. Butler, M.D., Professor & Chairman

Welcome to the Mercer University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Program at Navicent Health located in Macon, Georgia.

We very much appreciate your interest in our educational and residency training programs. We are proud to offer comprehensive training in obstetrics and gynecology, including all sub-specialties, to rotating medical students and residents. For medical students we offer a required six week third year clerkship in general obstetrics and gynecology with exposure to the sub-specialties, and during the fourth year we have a number of electives available including sub-internships and sub-specialty rotations. The students completing our rotations routinely score above the national average on certification exams and for the last two years voted the third year clerkship as their favorite third year clerkship in the medical school. Our residents receive a graduated experience over four years with appropriately increasing responsibility leading to outstanding competence in obstetrical and gynecologic practice.

The department consists of an excellent full time faculty and well as a devoted group of outstanding clinical volunteer faculty. There are currently seven full-time faculty members, one clinical faculty member who acts as a full-time faculty member and thirteen additional clinical faculty. Unlike many current training programs, our program still offers teaching by full-time academic faculty as well as a significant experience with private practice clinical faculty giving our residents a “best of both worlds” experience in all aspects of the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Full-time faculty include two reproductive endocrinologists, two gynecologic oncologists, one uro-gynecologists, two general OB/GYN faculty and one maternal fetal medicine clinical faculty. Two additional faculty, one each in maternal fetal medicine and gyn-oncology, are ready to join the faculty over the next year. We have sixteen full-time residents as well as part-time rotations for family medicine residents. This year we will inaugurate new programs in robotic surgery and the surgical simulation laboratory.

Macon is centrally located in the state with convenient access to Atlanta, the east coast beaches and the gulf coast. Navicent Health is the second largest hospital in this state and provides extensive clinical experience to our residents. We serve a diverse patient population and, as the only referral center of all of Central Georgia, we have an extremely large volume of cases that provide an exhaustive clinical experience covering the depth and breadth of OB/GYN for our residents.

Thank for your interest in our department. We wish you all the best in your chosen career.


William J. Butler
Professor & Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mercer University School of Medicine
Director, Central Georgia Fertility Institute