Washington, DC — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is pleased to announce that Jason D. Wright, MD, FACOG, has been named the incoming editor in chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology (the Green Journal), ACOG’s official journal.
Dr. Wright is chief of the division of gynecologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and vice chair of academic affairs in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and Sol Goldman associate professor of gynecologic oncology at Columbia. Dr. Wright has been honored with dozens of awards for his educational impact, research accomplishments, and clinical excellence, including a 2019 Roy M. Pitkin Award from Obstetrics & Gynecology for excellence in a research publication and the 2012 ACOG Mentor Award. Most recently, he received the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer 2020 Top Reviewer Award. Dr. Wright has been a member of seven editorial boards—including that of the Green Journal—and has been a reviewer for more than two dozen medical journals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wright has committed himself to excellence in research, education, and clinical care. He is dedicated to addressing critical issues in obstetrics and gynecology, including through his research focusing on health services and patient-centered outcomes. His work focuses on improving quality of care and reducing inequities in access to care and outcomes across the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.
“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to work with the editorial board at the Green Journal to chart a course forward for the preeminent journal of our specialty,” said Dr. Wright. “The practice of medicine requires diligent monitoring of the latest in medical evidence, a critical eye toward how patient care is changing, an examination of unresolved issues in day-to-day practice, and a focus on patient-centered care to achieve a more equitable health care system. In order to achieve excellence, we will need to be at the forefront in addressing issues related to racism and inequities in health care and publishing. My goal is to bring the most innovative and practice-changing research in women’s health to the Green Journal while ensuring that our journal publishes clinical content that’s useful for our readers’ day-to-day clinical practices.”
“Dr. Jason Wright has demonstrated, throughout his career and through the interview process for this position, humility and a commitment to inclusion and collaboration. I am certain that the team-based approach to innovation and problem-solving that has guided his research will make him a successful leader of our specialty’s premier journal,” said Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, CEO of ACOG. “Under his guidance, the Green Journal will continue to represent the best in research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology while reflecting the large, diverse community of our specialty.”
To help advise and support him as he moves into this role, Dr. Wright has assembled an advisory group of seven leaders from the fields of academic research, medical publishing, and obstetrical and gynecologic practice. This group will provide guidance, counsel, and advice on a range of topics, including academic publishing, the editorial process, and journal operations; strategies to promote equity and inclusion in the journal’s content and editorial process; insights on the landscape and current trends in women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology, and medicine; and strategic direction of the journal.
“Dr. Wright will bring a vibrant, innovative vision to the Green Journal,” said Laura E. Riley, MD, chair of the search committee and obstetrician and gynecologist in chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. “I am confident that Obstetrics & Gynecology will, under his leadership, remain the gold standard for medical publishing in the field of women’s health, and will help our community continue to evolve to meet the needs of the patients for whom we provide care.”
Dr. Wright will step into the role of editor in chief-elect in July and assume the position of editor in chief in January 2022. To hear an interview with Dr. Wright, tune into the Obstetrics & Gynecology podcast.