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George Macones, MD

George Macones, MD

Dr. Macones is currently the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis, having served in this role since he joined the faculty in 2005. Prior to this, he spent 10 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in a number of different roles, including Director of Clinical Research for the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health and Director of Obstetrics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He will be assuming the role of Chair of the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School—University of Texas-Austin in August 2019.

Dr. Macones is a nationally recognized expert in obstetrics and has held leadership positions in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has over 400 publications, and his research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the March of Dimes. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Deputy Editor for Obstetrics for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine.

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Macones earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1988 and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1992. He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1994 before earning a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.