ACOG Member Verda Hicks

Verda J. Hicks, MD


Leawood, KS

Verda J. Hicks, MD, FACOG, is the 74th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Verda J. Hicks is a gynecologic oncologist with almost 30 years of full-time experience at private and employed practices in Kansas City. After holding faculty positions at both the University of Kansas and University of Missouri-Kansas City, she closed her career as director of gynecologic oncology for a Healthcare Corporation of America hospital system in Kansas City, followed by a similar position in the Hackensack Meridian health system in New Jersey. She continues to work a local locum tenens position.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hicks has been an active committee and board member for ACOG and other professional organizations, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, ASCCP, and American College of Surgeons. She received the ACOG Distinguished Service Award and an FBI award for her work to identify and bring to justice a Kansas City pharmacist who diluted chemotherapy and other patient medications. She also served as chair of District VII and in other leadership roles.

Dr. Hicks’ academic career is filled with professional presentations and publications, with the majority of her work centered on preinvasive vulvar, vaginal, and cervical disease. Her additional training includes certification of business in medicine from Johns Hopkins University, leadership training at the Cefalo College at the UNC School of Medicine, and physician leadership graduate of Mo Kasti.

Dr. Hicks has benefited from her family’s encouragement and support throughout her career, and she thinks of ACOG members as part of her family, too.

View Dr. Hicks' Presidential Initiative