District I congratulates James Wang, MD, FACOG, recipient of a 2021 Outstanding District Service Award.

This award recognizes effective leaders and outstanding contributions performed by a Fellow on behalf of their particular district.

2021 Award Recipient

ACOG Member James Wang, MD, FACOG.

James Wang, MD, FACOG

Dr. James Wang is an Assistant Professor at Baystate UMass Medical School in Springfield, MA. He has been a member of the academic faculty since 2007. Before that, he was in private practice for 16 years. He decided to join academic medicine to expand his role in teaching young physicians and students. Hoping to encourage the practice of the "art of medicine," he focuses medical decision making on the intricacies of each patient rather than fitting the patient into an algorithm. He has won several teaching awards, including the CREOG National Faculty Award and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Wang is also a staunch patient and physician advocate. He serves on several committees addressing patient safety and rights. He has been an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, where he is a long-term Delegate, member of the Legislative Committee, Nominations Committee, and an appointed member of the Task Force on Physician Burnout. He served as advisor to the Hampden County Postpartum Depression Coalition. He currently serves as a member of Massachusetts Health Equity Coalition and the Massachusetts Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Review Committee. He is a recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Society District Community Clinician of the Year.

A member the ACOG MA- Section Advisory Council for many years, Dr. Wang has served as Vice Chair, Legislative Chair, and most recently Chair. During those tenures, he was on the ACOG District I Advisory Council. Most recently, he has become more active in diversity, inclusion, and healthcare disparities. The MA-ACOG leadership and he, with ACOG National support, are forming a committee to identify actionable and measurable issues in improving representation and leadership of persons of color in OB/GYN and ACOG. ;He hopes to continue serving ACOG and expand his role in patient and physician advocacy.

Previous District I Recipients

2020 Recipient: Ellen M. Joyce, MD