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 Editors for this issue.
David L. Olive
Dr David Olive is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is also certified in advanced gynecologic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy by the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy.
Dr Olive received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, in 1979. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Dr Olive was previously a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, USA, the University of Texas, USA, professor and chief of Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale University, USA, and more recently professor, chief of reproductive Endocrinology, and vice chairman of Academic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Dr Olive has authored more than 300 publications in scientific journals and the popular press. He has acted as an editor or reviewer for over 20 professional journals and has been an investigator on numerous scientific grants. He has lectured extensively around the world on topics such as infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and clinical epidemiology. He is a past president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Board of Trustees of the AAGL/SRS Fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy.
Dr Olive is currently President of Wisconsin Fertility and Reproductive Surgery Associates and co-founder of the Wisconsin Fertility Institute. Recently he was named to the steering committee to develop a maternal-child health center in Leogane, Haiti, to which he devotes considerable time and effort.
Mr Colin Davis is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer for Gynaecology at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Imperial College London, UK. He is one of the few surgeons in the UK leading the way in new endoscopic techniques including; laparoscopic tubal microsurgery, laparoscopic surgery for severe endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy and hysterectomy. He has established a nationally recognised minimal access training centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital.
Mr Colin Davis is the Training Programme Director for the London Deanery for Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as an Inspector for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists subspecialty training programme in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He has a PhD research programme examining genetic expression in endometriosis and has written a number of papers and books on the topics of tubal surgery and endometriosis. He co-authored the 3rd Atlas of Endometriosis. He practices at St Bartholomew's Hospital London as well as the Princess Grace Hospital, The Portland Hospital and the London Clinic.