Obstetrics & Gynecology is pleased to announce the selection of three new Associate Editors. Dr. William W. Hurd, Professor of Reproductive Biology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will serve as Associate Editor, Gynecology; Dr. Dwight J. Rouse, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, will serve as Associate Editor, Obstetrics; and Dr. Thomas W. Riggs, Research Scientist at the Beaumont Research Institute, will serve as Associate Editor, Statistics. Drs. Hurd, Rouse, and Riggs will serve as Associate Editors–Elect under the leadership of the Editor-Elect, Nancy C. Chescheir, MD,1 until July 1, 2013, at which time they will take on all responsibilities for the journal. Dr. William C. Dodson, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Penn State College of Medicine, will continue in his role as Consultant Editor for the Web.
William W. Hurd, MD, MSc, MPH
William W. Hurd MD, MSc, MPH, is a Professor of Reproductive Biology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds the Lilian Hanna Baldwin Chair in Gynecology and Obstetrics and is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Dr. Hurd began his academic career at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he directed the in vitro fertilization program. Following this, he was Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was then Department Chair and Assistant Dean for Military Affairs at Wright State University School of Medicine. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2007, Dr. Hurd accepted an endowed chair at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Dr. Hurd received a combined MD–MSc degree with honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. After serving on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, he completed a Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2011, he received an MPH degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Hurd’s practice encompasses both reproductive endocrinology and general gynecology, with special emphasis on reproductive surgery, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, leiomyomas, and recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Hurd has been actively involved in basic, clinical, and translational research throughout his academic career. For two decades, he maintained a funded laboratory and is a recognized expert in the physiology and molecular biology of uterine smooth muscle and leiomyomas. His primary clinical research focus is gynecologic surgical anatomy, techniques, and safety. He also has been involved in a number of clinical trials examining hormone therapy. He has authored more than 150 articles and chapters and is the co-editor of the textbook Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a practicing maternal–fetal medicine specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.
A native of Illinois, Dr. Rouse graduated from Harvard College and then the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a maternal–fetal medicine fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
The author of many peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Rouse served on the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board from 2002 to 2007 and was Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics, Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, from 2006 to 2011. He was an Associate Editor of the 22nd edition of Williams Obstetrics, is an author of the current (23rd) edition, and is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Practice Bulletin Committee-Obstetrics.
For 12 years, Dr. Rouse has been a Principal Investigator in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, in which he led a major trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in children born preterm and another of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm birth in women carrying twins.
Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD
Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD, is a research scientist at the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he assists physicians, fellows, and residents in clinical study design and data analyses. He has held this position since retiring from clinical practice.
Dr. Riggs attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate biology (Phi Beta Kappa), medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha), and postgraduate training in pediatrics. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by board certification in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. During his cardiology fellowship, he completed an MSc in Biometry from Case Western Reserve University, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Riggs joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.
While serving as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Riggs obtained a Master's degree in biostatistics and a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He also completed postgraduate training at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems in the Department of Physics at the University of Michigan and a postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology in the Department of Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Riggs is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Pediatric Research and has authored articles in the fields of pediatrics, fetal and neonatal echocardiography, maternal–fetal medicine, immunology, surgery, infectious disease transmission, and epidemiology. Dr. Riggs is keenly interested in applying quantitative methods to advance evidence-based medicine.