Larry C. Gilstrap, III, MD
Dr. Gilstrap will receive the Luella Klein Lifetime Achievement Award today during the Inauguration and Convocation at 9 am in Hall 5. This award is presented by the CDC to honor an ob-gyn who has dedicated their life to women’s health in a significant way.
Dr. Gilstrap served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Legion of Merit following his service, he was director of the maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. In 1996, he became professor and chair of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he received the Humanism in Medicine Award and became chair emeritus. In 2005, he was elected to the University of Miami Medical School Alumni Hall of Fame. With the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), he was an examiner for more than 20 years, director of evaluation, a member of the board of directors, and executive director. He retired from ABOG in 2017.
Dr. Gilstrap completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. He served as chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Review Committee and as president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Gilstrap has served on the executive board for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and for the editorial board for Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also has served on many committees, including the Obstetrics Practice Committee and the Committee on Scientific Programs, for which he was chair of the Annual Meeting in 1995.
The ABOG and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Larry Gilstrap, MD, Fellowship was established in 2018. This fellowship program provides training opportunities for obstetricians and gynecologists at the CDC, focusing on infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in women and during pregnancy. The fellowship is assigned within CDC’s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and collaborates with the Division of Reproductive Health.
Dr. Gilstrap has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he has edited four editions of Williams Obstetrics.