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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Lyell, Deirdre; Boddy, Mark; Rode, Martha; Chueh, Jane

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: April 2019 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p v–vi
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000526

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 twelve sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned one or more Section Editors. They are the leading authorities in their area, who identify the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.

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Deirdre Lyell

Dr Lyell is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Stanford University, USA, where she serves as the Associate Division Director, Director of the Program in Placental Disorders, and Program Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship.

Dr Lyell is a member of the Child Health Research Institute at Stanford, the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Stanford, and conducts research in clinical obstetrics. From 2013–2016 she served as an alternate P.I. to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit (MFMU) Network, USA. In 2010 she formed the Program in Placental Disorders at Stanford, a multidisciplinary patient care and research program for women with placenta accreta and cofounded a Placenta Accreta Special Interest Group that meets annually at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting.

Dr Lyell earned a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in History and Biology from Stanford University and a Medical Degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, USA. She completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals, USA, and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Stanford University. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

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Mark Boddy

Dr Mark Boddy received his bachelor's degree from Georgia State University, USA. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia prior to completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Atlanta Medical Center, USA. He subsequently completed a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine, USA. He practiced for 17 years in a hospital based setting while also serving as a Regional Perinatal Director for the State of Georgia. Currently, Dr Boddy is an Associate Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA and the Medical Director of the Stanford Children's Healthcare Perinatal Diagnostic Center in Salinas, California, USA. His interests include prenatal diagnosis, improving quality of care and patient safety.

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Martha Rode

Dr Martha Rode received her bachelor's degree in biology at Harvard University, USA, before attending medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She then completed residency and a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. She has since worked in both academic and hospital-based practices on both the East Coast and Northern California Bay Area in USA. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School, USA, serving as the Medical Director of the Perinatal Diagnostic Center in Santa Cruz. Her interests include perinatal diagnosis and high risk obstetrics as well as community physician outreach and continued education.

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Jane Chueh

Dr Jane Chueh received her bachelor's degrees in biology and humanities at Stanford University, USA. She attended medical school at University of California San Diego, USA and completed her residency at University of Washington, USA and her fellowships in maternal fetal medicine and clinical genetics at University of California San Francisco, USA. She has worked in both academic and hospital-based practices in the Northern California Bay Area. Currently she is a Clinical Professor at Stanford Medical School, serving as the Director of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy at Stanford Children's Health. She enjoys practicing prenatal diagnosis and high risk obstetrics, collaborating in research projects related to ultrasound and simulation teaching, and mentoring Stanford undergraduates and medical students.

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