Sandra A. Carson, MD, Appointed Vice President for Education

March 4, 2013

Sandra A. CarsonWashington, DC -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) today announces that Sandra A. Carson, MD, has been appointed as its new vice president for education. 

As head of The College’s Education Division, Dr. Carson will oversee the Annual Clinical Meeting, as well as its freestanding postgraduate continuing medical education courses, and the development of its print and electronic educational materials. She will also oversee the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“I am excited to partner with my colleagues in maintaining those high educational standards which enable obstetrician-gynecologists to provide the very best medical care for our patients,” Dr. Carson said. “Many new ideas have already been offered to enhance The College’s excellent educational program, and I encourage all of our members to write to me with their suggestions and requests.”

Dr. Carson comes to The College from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI, where she was professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Tufts Medical School.

A renowned board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Carson has also served as chief of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and as the director of assisted reproductive technology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She has written over 130 peer-reviewed scientific research papers, more than 50 book chapters, and six books. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Carson has delivered nearly 200 lectures on a range of issues, including infertility, hormonal disorders, sexuality and sexual dysfunction, and obesity. 

Dr. Carson’s latest research development, the Women & Infants/Brown Artificial Human Ovary, was selected by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs in 2010 and the 2011 Innovation of the Year in the state of Rhode Island.

Dr. Carson is a former elected vice president of The College, a recent past president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and a recent past vice president of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). She is the recent director of the reproductive endocrinology and infertility division of ABOG. Active at the federal government level, she chaired the US Food and Drug Administration’s Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs and has served on the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development Advisory Council.

Dr. Carson received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. She completed her residency at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Chicago, Michael Reese Hospital.

Dr. Carson assumes her position as VP designate of the Education Division on March 1 and will work with Sterling B. Williams, MD, MS, current vice president of Education, for three months until his retirement on June 1.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of approximately 56,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization.


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