Executive Board

Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS; Nashville, TN

Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS, is the Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Anderson earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and his doctorate in anatomy and cell biology from Vanderbilt University, where he received his medical degree and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive pelvic surgery. After serving as the chair of the ob-gyn department at the Centennial Women’s Hospital, he returned to Vanderbilt to take up his current position.

Currently Dr. Anderson serves as vice chairman for clinical operations and quality in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and executive medical director of women’s services for the Vanderbilt Medical Center. He has also served on the board of directors for the Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic Violence; the Step Ahead Foundation, which provides long-acting reversible contraceptive birth control for patients at no cost; and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and its fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Anderson is also former president of the Middle Tennessee Ob-Gyn Society and the Lonnie S. Burnett Ob-Gyn Society. Within ACOG, he has served as JFCAC chair, Section and District chair, CDC chairman, and treasurer.

Dr. Anderson’s current clinical and research interests include minimally invasive surgical options, alternatives to hysterectomy, and the impact of technology on medicine and society.

Immediate Past President

Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH; Bellaire, TX

Lisa M. Hollier, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Obstetrics & Gynecology for Texas Children’s Health Plan and is the medical director of Obstetrics and Gynecology for The Centers for Children and Women. She received her Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and her Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Hollier has held many roles in ACOG over her career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been Assistant Secretary of ACOG and served on many College committees and Presidential Task Forces and Work Groups. She chaired the Committee on Professional Liability, the Committee on Credentials and the Work Group on Women’s Health Care Team Leadership. She served as the ACOG representative to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine board of directors for five years. She currently acts as the Chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.

Dr. Hollier is past president of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is Past Chair of District XI of ACOG. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to caring for the underserved and improving women’s health by advancing women’s health policy.


President Elect
Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS; Mineola, NY

Dr. Eva Chalas obtained her MD degree from Stony Brook University, School of Medicine, completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at its Medical Center and her fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where in 1998, she served as an American Cancer Society Fellow. Dr. Chalas is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Gynecologic Oncology, and is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Dr. Chalas has held leadership positions as Governor in the American College of Surgeons, Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and served on the board of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. She has also been a member of numerous committees of ACOG and has served as Chair of ACOG District II. In this role, she represented over 3,000 New York State obstetricians and gynecologists as a member of the Executive Board of ACOG. She served a second term as a member of this Board representing SGO. In 2019, she was nominated as President Elect of ACOG. The organization represents more than 55,000 specialists in women’s health care, promoting education, quality of care, and advocacy for women and its members. During her career, she has received numerous awards for her work, including national recognition for clinical excellence and leadership. However, she is most proud of the awards given to her by grateful patients and their family members, and by those who work most closely with her.

Dr. Chalas is the Physcian Director of Center for Cancer Care, Professor at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Winthrop Hospital, where she practices, caring for women with gynecologic cancers or complex gynecologic problems. Dr. Chalas has been a steadfast supporter of women’s health. She is involved in clinical research and has published and lectured extensively, particularly on prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers. She and her family, along with her partners, patients and healthcare team, have a long history of participating in community events regionally and nationally, helping increase awareness of women’s cancers and raising funds to support research aimed at prevention, early detection and effective therapy.

Robert H. Palmer, Jr, MD; Seattle, WA

Sharon T. Phelan, MD; Albuquerque, NM

Assistant Secretary
John S. Wachtel, MD; Menlo Park, CA

Chief Executive Officer
Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH; Washington, DC

Chair, District I
Steven J. Fleischman, MD; Woodbridge, CT

Chair, District II
Iffath A. Hoskins, MD; New York, NY

Chair, District III
Anthony C. Sciscione, DO; Newark, DE

Chair, District IV
Wade A. Neiman, MD; Lynchburg, VA

Chair, District V
Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD, MS; Indianapolis, IN

Chair, District VI
Thaddeus L. Anderson, MD; Dubuque, IA

Chair, District VII
Elizabeth R. Lapeyre, MD; New Orleans, LA

Chair, District VIII
Clayton "Tersh" McCracken, III, MD; Billings, MT

Chair, District IX
Laura L. Sirott, MD; Pasadena, CA

Chair, Armed Forces District
Barton C. Staat, MD, COL, MC, USAF; New Market, MD

Chair, District XI
Eugene C. Toy, MD; Houston, TX

Chair, District XII
Guy I. Benrubi, MD; Jacksonville, FL

Dana G. Stone, MD; Oklahoma City, OK

Kirsten M. Smith, MD; Avondale, PA

Young Physician-at-Large
Hartaj K. Powell, MD, MPH; Reston, VA

Young Physician-at-Large
Anne L. Banfield, MD; Elkins, WV

Chair, Junior Fellow College Advisory Council
Brandi N. Ring, MD; Denver, CO

Vice Chair, Junior Fellow College Advisory Council
Mali K. Schneiter, DO; Nashville, TN

Subspecialty Representative, American Urogynecologic Society
Halina M. Zyczynski, MD; Pittsburgh, PA

Subspecialty Representative, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Joanne L. Stone, MD, MSHCDL; New York, NY

Subspecialty Representative, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Eve C. Feinberg, MD; Chicago, IL

Subspecialty Representative, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Fidel A. Valea, MD; Roanoke, VA

Public Member
Jamie H. Bardwell, MPP; Jackson, MS


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