John M. Werdel, MD provides gynecology services with special interest in minimally invasive and pelvic reconstructive surgery, menopausal management, and urinary incontinence. He has enjoyed the long-term relationships with his patients and the ability to help them surgically when appropriate. He is currently accepting new gynecology patients by referral.
In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Werdel currently serves in an administrative role for St. Luke’s Clinics as the division medical director of OB/GYN and urology. In this role, he is extremely passionate about improving quality and outcomes for patients across the health system and is helping to lead development of an internal program to improve physician leadership skills and partner with other clinicians and staff in the area of quality and performance improvement.
Dr. Werdel has served in other leadership roles at St. Luke’s as well, including secretary/treasurer of the medical staff and chair of the department of OB/GYN. He also served as past Idaho section fellow chair and vice chair for The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Dr. Werdel earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He attended medical school at East Carolina University School of Medicine and during those years had the unique opportunity to travel abroad spending 3 months at a rural field hospital in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. He also worked in a midwifery hospital in Ireland prior to starting his OB/GYN residency at the University of Virginia.
Outside of the office, Dr. Werdel is passionate about many outdoor activities such as biking, running, and skiing. Most of all, he values the time he is able to spend with his family.
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