Gaetan Pettigrew, MD began his journey to medicine as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina. After a short stent as a ballet dancer, he completed a post bacc program at Columbia University in New York. He completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently went on to complete his residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Pettigrew’s practice includes comprehensive care for women with a variety of gynecologic issues. His gynecologic clinic practice includes management of abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, ovarian pathology, cervical dysplasia, pelvic pain and contraception. He has training in in-office based procedures and minimally invasive surgical techniques including hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and vaginal surgery.
Dr. Pettigrew’s main research interests include the care of marginalized populations, namely African-American and transgender communities. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Diversity Fund with which he plans to help create a comprehensive gynecologic continuity clinic for transgender patients and undergo further surgical training in gender reassignment surgery. He is currently offering gender-affirming hysterectomies as part of his practice. He is very excited to be part of the trans care team!