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Editors Selected to Lead Obstetrics & Gynecology During Transition

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004153
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is pleased to announce the selection of Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, to serve as the Editor-in-Chief and Torri Metz, MD, MS, to serve as the Associate Editor (Obstetrics) of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Drs. Rouse and Metz will serve in these roles while the search for a new Editor-in-Chief is conducted. As announced on August 3, 2020, Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology, will step down from her post at the end of 2020.1

Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH

Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alpert School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Brown University as well as a practicing maternal–fetal medicine specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

A native of Illinois, Dr. Rouse graduated from Harvard College and 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, from which he received his Master of Science in Public Health degree.

The author of many peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Rouse has served as Obstetrics & Gynecology's Associate Editor (Obstetrics) since January 1, 2013. He also 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 and an author of the 23rd edition and was a member of the ACOG Practice Bulletin Committee-Obstetrics.

Dr. Rouse is in his 20th year as a Principal Investigator in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU) and led the MFMU Network's trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in children born preterm (the BEAM trial).

Torri Metz, MD, MS

Torri Metz, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Utah Health. Dr. Metz completed both her medical school and residency training at the University of Colorado. She then went on to complete her maternal–fetal medicine fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at the University of Utah in 2012.

Dr. Metz currently chairs the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Fellowship Affairs Committee. She is a member of both the ACOG Clinical Practice Guidelines-Obstetrics Committee and the SMFM Publications Committee. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Utah Center of the NICHD MFMU Network. Over the past 3 years, she has served as a member of the Editorial Board for Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Metz has received numerous teaching awards, including the ACOG District VIII Mentor of the Year Award and the National CREOG Award for Excellence in Resident Education. Her research interests include marijuana use in pregnancy, maternal congenital heart disease, and reduction of preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.


1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Announcement regarding the Green Journal. Available at: Retrieved September 1, 2020.
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