Department of Women's and Children's Health

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Women's and Children's Health at the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University! It is my privilege to serve as Chair of the department as we strive to advance the health and wellbeing of women and children in our region and across the nation.

As a community-based medical school, we partner with hospitals and clinics to implement our medical curricula and are committed to promoting academic and evidence-based clinical excellence through education, research, community collaborations and clinical care.

Our compassionate and energetic educators, clinicians, researchers and scholars serve as advocates and seek to improve maternal, child, youth and family health by training the clinical and academic leaders of tomorrow.

I invite you to explore our website and get to know our dedicated faculty.


To empower educators, researchers and clinicians to improve the health of women, infants, children, adolescents and their families locally and nationally.


To advance women's and children's health by collaborating, innovating, and promoting evidence-based and patient-centered education, practice, research, advocacy while fostering the personal and professional development of its members and future generations of clinicians and scientists.

Our Goals

Departmental Engagement and Belonging
We will ensure a welcoming culture that fosters a fair opportunity environment.

Professional Development
We will advocate for the continued professional growth of all our members and promote networking and development opportunities to ensure success.

Educational Excellence
We will provide exemplary educational resources, opportunities, and mentorship to advance the development of our learners through our roles as educational leaders, administrators, teachers, mentors, advisors, and coaches.

We will work with our College, University, and Community to lead, influence, promote and guide pediatric, obstetric and gynecologic care and training for all.

We will advance our patients' health and our students' learning through research and scholarly activity.

Headshot of Michele Retrouvey, M.D. Michele Retrouvey, M.D.
Interim Chair of the Women's and Children's Health Department
Director of Radiology Education
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Radiology

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431