Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology was launched in 1989. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of obstetrics and gynecology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editor for this issue.
James F. Smith Jr.
James F. Smith, Jr., MD is Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana, USA, and completed medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, USA. He completed residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, and fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of New Mexico, USA. He has practiced in Virginia, Colorado, California, and New York. Dr Smith is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with special qualification in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. His academic interests are in fetal medicine, obstetric ultrasound, educational theory, and the history of medicine.