Thomas M. Gellhaus, MD, FACOG, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Gellhaus also completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, then entered private practice. After 20 years in private practice, he returned to academic medicine at the university.
In 1999, Dr. Gellhaus completed the McCain Fellowship, a month-long in-depth experience in advocacy. He has served in many ACOG positions at the local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Gellhaus was a Primary Care Policy Fellow with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2001.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Gellhaus earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Haywood L. Brown, MD, FACOG, of Durham, NC, is professor and chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, where his clinical interests include high-risk pregnancy issues such as preconceptional counseling, prematurity prevention and conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and hematologic conditions. His research has focused on health disparities as related to perinatal outcomes.
A member of ACOG’s Executive Board, Dr. Brown also served as national CREOG chair. He was president of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.
He graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and did his residency at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
J. Martin Tucker, MD, FACOG, has worked at Jackson Healthcare for Women in Jackson, MS, since 1990 in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.
He has served ACOG in a variety of leadership roles at the local and state levels, including chair of District VII from 2012-2015. Dr. Tucker has been a member of ACOG’s Executive Board since 2012. He has coordinated and taught many ACOG courses on coding and documentation during the past two decades.
Dr. Tucker earned both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Mississippi and did his residency at University Hospital in Jackson, MS. His fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine was at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
He maintains his Ole Miss ties as a member of the affiliate faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he lectures to fourth-year medical students in the obstetrics/gynecology service. He also works on the UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Resident Education Committee.
Laura A. Dean, MD, FACOG, is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Stillwater Medical Group in Stillwater, MN.
Dr. Dean has been with the group since 1996 and department chair since 2008.
She became active in ACOG early in her career, serving as District VI Junior Fellow chair. More recently, she chaired the ACOG Presidential Task Force on Leadership into the 21st Century from 2012-2014 and became an ACOG delegate to the AMA in 2013.
A graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the Mayo Medical School, Dr. Dean did her residency at the University of Minnesota.
John P. Keats, MD, CPE, FACOG, is assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also belongs to a Cigna task force on payment reform that works on both pay-for-performance and episode of care models of value-based reimbursement.
Dr. Keats started a third-year rotation in gynecologic surgery for UCLA residents at Community Memorial Hospital in 2006, a program that today remains an integral part of training. He also has been on the faculty for a post-graduate course on patient safety since 2002 and has been course director since 2007. He also serves as course director for an advanced course on patient safety and quality improvement started in 2015.
He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and did his residency at UCLA.
Erin A. Keyser, MD, FACOG, is a staff obstetrician/gynecologist at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX, where she also serves as transitional year program director.
Dr. Keyser is also a clincal assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso.
In 2012, she served as a general medical officer, 4th Infantry Division, C Company, FOB Fenty, Afghanistan.
After graduating from the University of California, Davis, Dr. Keyser earned her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the San Antonio Uniformed Health Services Education Consortium.
Jamie H. Bardwell is the deputy director of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and a presidential management fellow for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Jackson resident developed, in collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Fact or Fiction website, which gives adolescents and young adults medically accurate sexual and reproductive health information.
Bardwell is also a board member of the Mississippi Access to Justice Coalition and a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson. She earned a degree from Millsaps College and a master’s in public policy from Johns Hopkins University.
Thomas Gellhaus, MD, FACOG, will be inaugurated on Tuesday morning as ACOG’s 67th president. An earlier version of this article listed the incorrect person. The editors apologize for the error.