The professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received the honor in recognition of his high-impact research to prevent adverse obstetric outcomes.
Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine as a member of its 2023 class.
Tuuli, who serves also as chief of obstetrics and gynecology 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 says. “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.”
According to a statement from the academy, Tuuli was elected “for employing large multicenter trials and cohort studies, in the US and globally, to generate evidence for clinical practice and policy to prevent adverse obstetric outcomes including surgical site infection after cesarean, management of labor, and medical complications in pregnancy, while building research capacity and mentoring diverse scholars.”