The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has recently announced the appointment of three new subspecialty Division Chairs and four new Division Members. They all will begin their terms on July 1, 2021. The Chairs will also serve as ex-officio subspecialty representatives on the Board of Directors. 

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Founded in 1927, ABOG is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Based in Dallas, ABOG serves candidates and diplomates in the United States and Canada in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology, plus several subspecialties, including Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Gynecologic Oncology; Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery; and Complex Family Planning.  

New Board of Directors Members and Chairs of Subspecialty Divisions

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 

Matthew D. Barber, MD, MHS
E.C. Hamblen Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Duke University School of Medicine  

Gynecologic Oncology 

Steven Plaxe, MD
Gynecologic Oncology 
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences  
UC San Diego School of Medicine 

Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

Mary E. Norton, MD
David E. Thorburn, M.D. and Kate McKee Thorburn Endowed Chair in Perinatal Medicine and Genetics 
Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Department 
University of California, San Francisco 

New Members of Subspecialty Divisions

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 

Lieschen H. Quiroz, MD
Section Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reproductive Surgery 
Medical Director OU Physicians Women’s Pelvic and Bladder Health 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 

Felicia L. Lane, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs 
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 
Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 
University of California at Irvine School of Medicine 

Division of Gynecologic Oncology 

Michael M. Frumovitz, MD, MPH
Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Surgery 
Associate Chief Patient Experience Officer  
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

Lynn L. Simpson, MD
Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s Health 
Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division  
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology  
Columbia University 

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