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ACOG Mourns the Passing of Former Leader, Dr. Keith C. White

Washington, DC—Hal C. Lawrence III, M.D., Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), released the following statement regarding the death of Dr. Keith C. White:


“We all have special people we meet in life who become great friends and mentors. Dr. White was far more than just a mentor to me, as I’m sure he was for many of us.

Those in the ACOG community who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with Dr. White remember him with admiration and respect while all of ACOG mourns his loss. As the Director of Fellowship and District/Section Activities from 1978 to 1993, he helped ACOG grow to become the wonderful organization that it is today.

Among his many accomplishments Dr. White was the President of the Long Beach Ob-Gyn Society and an Executive Board Member of the Ob-Gyn Assembly of Southern California and served on the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting Program Committee.

One of his most rewarding duties was providing staff support for ACOG’s Junior Fellow College Advisory Council, as he firmly believed that Junior Fellows were the future of ACOG.

Born in Winner, South Dakota, in 1926, Dr. White graduated from the University of Texas and attended Baylor College of Medicine. His postgraduate work was at the California Hospital and he completed his residency at Harbor General Hospital and UCLA. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Air Force.”

Please see his obituary for more details.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG 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.