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Ob/Gyn Chair Elected to National Academy


Methodius Tuuli received the honor in recognition of his high-impact research to prevent adverse obstetric outcomes.

Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA, the Chace-Joukowsky Professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Tuuli, who serves also as chief of ob/gyn at Women & Infants Hospital, is one of 100 new members. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, and recognizes individuals at the top of their field who have demonstrated “outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.”

“I am incredibly humbled to be elected to the National Academy of Medicine,” Tuuli said after the announcement in October. “It feels surreal to be a part of this esteemed group, and I am thankful to the academy and to the members who nominated me. I am indebted to many institutions as well as to my mentors, colleagues, teams, family members, and all who have supported me throughout my career.”

A board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physician, Tuuli’s research focuses on the prediction and prevention of adverse obstetric outcomes. He is leading three NIH-funded multicenter trials: on intravenous versus oral iron for the treatment of anemia in pregnancy in the US; on the use of a novel intrauterine negative pressure device for the management of postpartum hemorrhage; and on optimizing glycemic control in overweight and obese patients with gestational diabetes.

He also leads a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to develop a model for integrating community-based maternal support services into perinatal care to address care coordination and social determinants of health and test the impact on perinatal health equity.


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