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Dr. Caughey appointed Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Director, Center for Women's Health

Aaron Caughey, MDAaron Caughey, MD, PhD, MPP, MPH, has been named as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Julie Neupert Stott Director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health. Dr. Caughey is currently Associate Professor in Residence, Director of the Center for Clinical and Policy Perinatal Research, Medical Director of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, and the Fellowship Program Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Caughey will join OHSU on July 12, 2010.

"This important School of Medicine leadership recruitment is a testament to OHSU's strong reputation in the area of women's health," said Dean Mark Richardson. 

Dr. Caughey is a nationally accomplished clinician, educator and researcher. Under Dr. Caughey's leadership, perinatal research at UCSF has grown both in size and national stature with an emphasis on clinical, translational and policy research across the spectrum of women's health focusing on outcomes research, decision and cost-effectiveness analyses and patient preferences. Dr. Caughey received his MD from Harvard Medical School, a PhD in Health Economics from the University of California Berkeley, and completed residency and fellowship training at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and UCSF, respectively. 

"I am grateful to the search committee, the donors whose generosity made possible the services of a national search firm and to Kenneth Burry, MD, who has served as Interim Chair since September 2008. I appreciate Dr. Burry's dedicated service to the OHSU School of Medicine and to the cause of women's health," said Dean Richardson.

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