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 ob-gyns 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

Dr. Haywood L. Brown is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC and his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, TN, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Brown has participated in ACOG activities in District IV, V and VII over his 30-year career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This includes being the Scientific Program Chair and General Chair (2001-2002) for the Annual Clinical Meeting. He chaired the steering committee for the District of Columbia National Institutes of Health Initiative on Infant Mortality Reduction, the Perinatal and Patient Safety Health Disparities Collaborative for HRSA and serves as the Chief Evaluator for Indianapolis Healthy Start. Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly those disadvantaged. Dr. Brown has served as Chair of CREOG and has been on the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and is past President of the Society. He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS) and Chair of the Ob-Gyn Section of the National Medical Association. He also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown is past president of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and is immediate Past District IV Chair of ACOG.

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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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