Gladys Tse, M.D., ’01, Obstetrics / Gynecology
Dr. Tse originally considered general surgery, but then found herself connecting with her female patients. She enjoys her work as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Tse specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
Being an OB/GYN and a surgeon, she says, allows her the opportunity to administer definite solutions to her patients’ problems while building long-term relationships with her patients. Teaching gives her the greatest satisfaction. She teaches a Medical Ethics course at night. She was named Clinical Lecturer of the Year three consecutive years; the Class of 2009 named her “Clinical Teacher of the Year;” she received the Resident of the Year Teaching Award from 2002-2004; the Administrative Chief Resident award 2004-2005; and Excellence in Resident Education award in 2005. She also serves as the residency program’s Surgical Skills Director. She is on the Board of Directors for the Hope House Domestic Violence Shelter in St. Louis and volunteers her time to provide home health care to the uninsured two weekends per month. Dr. Tse recently returned from a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. She recalled in medical school Dr. Patricia Knod told her, “Treat every patient as if she were your mother or your best friend, and you’ll never go wrong.”