About this Blog

The President’s Blog is the official blog of ACOG’s president. It is primarily authored by the current president and also occasionally features posts by guest bloggers at the request of the president. The President’s Blog focuses on providing information for ACOG members on key initiatives, programs, and topics of interest to obstetrician–gynecologists and the related medical community.

Statements or opinions expressed on this blog reflect the views of the contributor, and do not reflect the official views of ACOG unless otherwise noted.

About the Current President

Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS, is the Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Anderson earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and his doctorate in anatomy and cell biology from Vanderbilt University, where he received his medical degree and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive pelvic surgery. After serving as the chair of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the Centennial Women’s Hospital, he returned to Vanderbilt to take up his current position.

Currently Dr. Anderson serves as vice chairman for clinical operations and quality in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and executive medical director of women’s services for the Vanderbilt Medical Center. He has also served on the board of directors for the Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic Violence; the Step Ahead Foundation, which provides long-acting reversible contraceptive birth control for patients at no cost; and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and its fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Anderson is also former president of the Middle Tennessee Ob-Gyn Society and the Lonnie S. Burnett Ob-Gyn Society. Within ACOG, he has served as JFCAC chair, Section and District chair, CDC chairman, and treasurer.

Dr. Anderson’s current clinical and research interests include minimally invasive surgical options, alternatives to hysterectomy, and the impact of technology on medicine and society.

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  1. I have a wish. That when you called the ob/gyn medical office that it doesn’t take 15 days to get an appointment. I would like to make sure that every young women can be prepared to start her family when she has control over her own life. I believe there needs to be many more ob/gyns in The United States and I feel that a strong case can be made for the amount of medical professors in ob/gyn needs to increase. Now that the medical field has made so many new ways of birth control they need to be more available to people who need them. The amount of obstacles for patients to obtain proper ob/gyn health care is too large at the moment. In my perfect world there would be an abundant number of places and people ready to assist women in family planning. She would live in a world where she could access birth control everyday. In order for this perfect world to exist there needs to be more ob/gyn doctors. I would like it to be known and stated that there is a large need for a career in ob/gyn. Based on information gathered by William Rayburn, chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico. There is a shortage of ob/gyn residents. I urge that more programs can be set up to ensure full staff coverage of womens health clinics in the United States. I am asking for a grant/internship to further clarify how this shortage can be resolved and to hopefully aid in the process to providing womens health care across The United States.

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