The Gilstrap OBGYN Fellowship

Larry Gilstrap, III, MD, served as Director of Evaluation and Executive Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for 10 years. The focus of his career was maternal-fetal medicine with a special emphasis on infectious diseases in women and in pregnancy. His passion is transforming clinical research into clinical practice improvements. He authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, more than 100 chapters and several major textbooks. When Dr. Gilstrap retired in 2017, ABOG partnered with the CDC Foundation and CDC to establish this fellowship to honor his academic and public health career. In 2021, the CDC Foundation entered into a cooperative agreement with CDC to continue the fellowship.

The Gilstrap OBGYN Fellowship, open to recent obstetrics/gynecology residents and fellows within 5 years of graduation, places fellows within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. Fellows have the opportunity to work with the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) in collaboration with the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) and the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders (DBDID) at CDC. Through this fellowship OBGYNS will gain knowledge, experience and training in public health. This is a non-clinical position; however fellows are eligible to participate in clinical activities with external clinical organizations if desired.

The applications for the Gilstrap fellowship are open from March 1 to June 30 each year. Applicants can apply up to one year in advance for the current or following year by visiting our career page and navigating to CDC Foundation Staff. Contact Rebecca Cook at or Daneilia Dwyer at for any questions.

Program Description: To provide obstetricians and gynecologists with fellowship training opportunities in infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases in women and in pregnancy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Funding Partners:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Program Partners:
  • CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
  • CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Program Location:
  • United States of America