Ochsner Physician Elected President of ACOG

Added on May 06, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

NEW ORLEANS - Today, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of Gerald F. Joseph Jr., MD, Ochsner Health Center - Covington OB-GYN, as President Elect at ACOG's 56th Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans.  He will take office on May 8, 2008. 
Dr. Gerald F. Joseph Jr, is a Senior Consultant in Gynecology at Ochsner Health Center - Covington, and clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Louisiana State University and Tulane University in New Orleans.  He has been an ACOG Fellow since 1978.  Dr. Joseph has chaired the Committee on Scientific Program and the task forces on Enhancing Practice Satisfaction and District and Section Contributions.  He has been a member of ACOG's Executive Board and has served as the Executive Board liaison to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  Dr. Joseph has served on the committees on Gynecologic Practice, Nominations, Credentials, and Long-Range Planning and on the task forces on Medical Student Recruitment, Nominations Process, and Scope of Practice.  He has been a member of the Council of District Chairs, the Grievance Committee's Appeals Panel Committee, and the medical advisory board for pause® magazine. 

Dr. Joseph has served in numerous regional leadership positions, including chair of ACOG District VII and the Louisiana Section.  He has also served as District VII Scientific Program Chair and as a member of the Missouri Section Advisory Council.  Dr. Joseph is past president of the New Orleans Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and the Southeastern Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.  He has been active in the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for many years, serving as a member of the board of trustees and as vice president.  Dr. Joseph received his medical degree from Tulane University and completed his residency at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the national medical organization representing over 52,000 members who provide healthcare for women.

Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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