Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Kennestone Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology offers top candidates a wealth of opportunities for clinical learning in overall OB/GYN as well as maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) and gynecological oncology. Our program is intimate by design. Faculty members know you not just as a resident, but also as an individual with a family, friends and a future.

Exceptional, personalized care in women’s health

The Kennestone Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking top medical school graduates who are passionate about women’s health. Residents will learn the art and science of OB/GYN at a busy hospital known for innovation and compassion. Learn from pioneers in minimally invasive surgical procedures, reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), maternal-fetal medicine and gynecological oncology.

Curriculum & Requirements

Residents in the WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center Residency Program in OBGYN will receive superior training in a large regional medical center with the full spectrum of general and sub-specialty obstetrics and gynecology. We benefit from the support of all medical and surgical specialties in the care of our patients.

With delivery of over 5,000 newborns a year we have earned a reputation for robust programs in minimally invasive surgery and robotics surgery. Clinical rotations include inpatient and outpatient obstetrics and gynecology, breast diseases, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, uro-gynecology and gynecologic oncology. Residents will participate in ongoing Continuity Clinic as well as rotations in emergency medicine, internal medicine and critical care medicine in our ICUs and SICU.

Residents will have protected time for weekly didactics and conferences including Grand Rounds; and Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement conference. Other conferences will include Pathology (tumor), Surgical Pre-op and Case Review, Journal Club and Case Presentations.

WellStar Kennestone OBGYN residents will be fully prepared to become independent practitioners and, if they choose, enter into the sub-specialty of their choice.

  • Kennestone Regional Medical Center is one of the busiest campuses in Georgia; our Emergency Department is the busiest in the state.
  • Weekly interactive conferences feature small group learning including morbidity, mortality and improvement; journal clubs; research and grand rounds.
  • Learn and perfect surgical skills using state-of-the-art simulation systems.
  • Participate in stimulating interdisciplinary tumor conferences.
  • Partner with a faculty mentor on an in-depth quality improvement project.
  • Explore the possibility of customizing a curriculum to match your interests.
Staff & Leadership
Eduardo Estrella
Associate Program Director, OB/GYN
Dr. Estrella earned his bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at San Juan City Hospital. Dr. Estrella is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, a member of the American Academy of Gynecological Laparoscopists, a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Estrella is currently in practice with WellStar North Cobb Women’s Health.
Perry (Chip) Busbee III
Program Director, OB/GYN
Dr. Busbee received his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Athens and completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his residency in OB/GYN at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. Dr. Busbee has practiced OB/GYN for more than 30 years in Marietta at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Over the last decade, he has been in leadership roles at Kennestone as well as for the Wellstar Health System. He currently limits his practice to gynecology, surgery and primary care issues. Dr. Busbee is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a member of several state and local societies.
Barbara Shine
Coordinator, OB/GYN Residency Program
Barbara is an experienced healthcare administrator who specializes in graduate medical education. She worked in the field for more than 10 years at Atlanta Medical Center where she served as coordinator for the General Surgery and Family Medicine Residency programs.
Salary & Benefits

Our salary and benefits program reflects our concern for the resident who has a life, not just a medical degree. OB/GYN Medicine residents earn a very competitive starting salary and enjoy the same top-tier benefits package offered to other WellStar Health System employees. Resident health and wellness is a top priority. We’ve got people and programs to help you stay healthy, stay focused and not get overwhelmed.

How To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to apply for the WellStar Kennestone Residency Program through the national resident matching program. Use this link to the program’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).