Check back soon for more information on the 2018 inductees.

2017 Hall of Fame

Take this opportunity to meet the latest class in the ACOG Hall of Fame.  Be sure to get photos and autographs.

Each Hall of Famer has his own personalized, collectible “baseball” card.  Collect all four by asking each Hall of Famer a question.  Return your cards to the ACOG booth.  First 20 to return all fours cards win a prize!

All Hall of Fame appearances will be in the ACOG Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Sunday, May 7








Roger Freeman, MD
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Dr. Roger K. Freeman, MD attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco after completing an undergraduate degree at Pomona College. With 34 years of practice, he has held various committee positions at ACOG, including Chairman, Task Force on Cesarean Delivery Rates; Chairman, Committee on Obstetrical Practice; Vice Chair, Health Care Commission; and Chairman of the Health Care Commission. Dr. Freeman has authored numerous articles and three books, and serves on many national and local OB/GYN and perinatal organizations.









Ralph Hale, MD
12:15 – 12:45 PM

Dr. Ralph Hale, MD has a passion for the history of obstetrics and gynecology, and the ACOG History Museum at ACOG Headquarters in Washington, D.C. is named for him. Dr. Hale became the first Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Hawaii Medical School in 1974. He has served on the US Olympic Committee for 12 years, the Editorial Board of the Green Journal, and on several ACOG committees. Most notably he is a former ACOG executive vice president.

Monday, May 8









John Buster, MD
10:00 – 10:30 AM

Hailing from Tustin, California, Dr. John E. Buster, MD attended Stanford University before the University of California at Los Angeles Medical School. Dr. Buster directed the research team that performed history’s first embryo transfer from one woman to another resulting in a live birth. He practiced for 50 years and served as chair of many committees for ACOG during that time; he was also awarded a permanently endowed lectureship by ACOG, the John E. Buster, M.D. lectureship on cutting edge reproductive medicine, which is given annually.









Donald Ostergard, MD
3:00 – 3:30 PM

Dr. Donald R. Ostergard, MD is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for almost five decades. He has served as Course Director and Speaker at ACOG annual meetings. During his gynecological and urogynecological career, Dr. Ostergard founded the American Urogynecological Society with 4 others and is a Past President. He also co-founded the International Urogynecology Journal, and has published 9 books.

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