Iffath A. Hoskins, MD, FACOG
New York, NY
Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG, is the 73rd president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
She is a professor and vice chair of faculty development, recruitment, and retention; chief safety officer; and director of labor and delivery in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Montefiore Medical Center, the university hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is also a maternal–fetal medicine subspecialist and author of 105 publications, including articles, chapters, reviews.
Dr. Hoskins served 29 years with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and achieved the rank of captain/colonel. She held numerous leadership positions, including serving as a member of the secretary of the Navy’s policy planning board for reserve affairs, commanding officer of a surgical company, and chief of professional services of the Fourth Medical Battalion of the Marine Corps Reserves.
She completed a maternal–fetal medicine fellowship at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, then went on to serve as a maternal–fetal medicine attending at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and as the codirector of the medical genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
Upon relocating to New York City, she earned several leadership positions at Bellevue Hospital and opened a maternal–fetal medicine practice at New York University. After briefly leaving New York to serve as the executive director of the Women’s Health Institute in Memorial Health Hospital, Savannah, Georgia, and overseeing all public health care in Georgia as member and secretary in the Department of Human Resources, she returned to New York, where she became the senior vice president, obstetrics and gynecology chair, and residency director of Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Later she went on to serve as the director of obstetrics and gynecology safety and quality at NYU Langone Hospital.
Dr. Hoskins has held several leadership positions in ACOG at the national level, including on the Board of Directors and in committees and task forces. Over the years, she has received the ACOG Outstanding District Service Award from District II and the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence in Teaching Award.