Robert P. Lorenz, MD, immediate past District V chair, was awarded an ACOG Outstanding District Service Award at the 2013 Annual Clinical Meeting in May. The award is given to individuals who have made notable contributions to their district.
Dr. Lorenz is past vice chair of obstetrics and director of maternal-fetal medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. He is on the faculty of the ob-gyn department of the Oakland University, William Beaumont, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University medical schools. Dr. Lorenz received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Within ACOG, Dr. Lorenz served as Michigan Section chair for District V. He then served as District V treasurer, vice chair, and chair. While district chair, he served on the Executive Boards and the Council of District Chairs. He currently serves on the editorial board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a reviewer for the Voluntary Review of Quality of Care Program. Dr. Lorenz also served as a member of the committees on Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics, Credentials, Ethics, and Nominations.
Dr. Lorenz is past chair of the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health, past chair of the Michigan State Medical Society Committee for Maternal and Perinatal Health, and a member of the Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance Committee. He has served two terms on the Executive Board of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He aided in post-tsunami medical relief in Indonesia in 2004 with Project HOPE aboard the US Navy hospital ship, Mercy, and returned with that group the following year.
Dr. Lorenz twice received the Award for Excellence in Resident Education from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has written numerous publications on high-risk pregnancy and related areas.