DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Board of Directors named Susan M. Ramin, MD as an Associate Executive Director beginning on March 1, 2017. Dr. Ramin is a Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In this new role, she will focus on directing the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and continuous professional development pilot programs.
"Dr. Ramin has demonstrated her commitment to ABOG as a member of our Board of Directors and a former director of the division of maternal-fetal medicine," said Dr. Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, President of the ABOG Board of Directors. "Her insight and experience with ABOG will be invaluable as we work to provide opportunities for life-long learning to our diplomates."
"Our current MOC program provides diplomates with current medical literature to support evidenced-based practice and is valued by our diplomates. We have some of the best practices among certification boards," said Dr. Ramin. "We need to continue to respond to changes in training and the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology and offer meaningful and relevant programs to ensure that women in our country receive high quality care."
"Dr. Ramin's commitment to our profession, her experience as an educator and leader in global women's healthcare will be an asset to ABOG to help enhance our continuing professional development programs," said Dr. Larry Gilstrap, MD, ABOG Executive Director.
Dr. Ramin has also served as an ABOG board examiner and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Healthcare. She is certified by the ABOG in general Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM).
About Dr. Ramin
Dr. Ramin earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in MFM at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1990 and was the MFM fellowship director from 1996-1998.
She joined the faculty at the UT Medical School at Houston (UT-Houston) in 1998 as the Director of the MFM Division and fellowship program. She was the principal investigator of the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network at UT-Houston. In 2006, Dr. Ramin was appointed the Emma Sue Hightower Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UT-Houston.
Subsequently, Dr. Ramin joined Baylor College of Medicine in 2011 as Vice Chair of Global Women's Health and Director of the Global Women's Health Fellowship Program. She currently serves as Vice Chair of Education and holds the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Ramin has served on numerous NIH review panels and as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Ramin's clinical interests include medical and surgical complications during pregnancy, preeclampsia, and fetal acid base status.
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Founded in 1930, the ABOG is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Based in Dallas, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the certifying body for 45,000 diplomates in the United States and Canada. ABOG oversees a continuous Maintenance of Certification process.
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