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George A. Macones, M.D., MSCE

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Jefferson Medical College

M.S., Clinical Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania


Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pennsylvania Hospital

Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


George A. Macones, M.D., MSCE, is an internationally recognized expert in obstetrics, and he leads the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School. He is also a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Womens Health clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Med.

Since joining Dell Med in 2019, Macones has strengthened the school’s partnerships with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas through the launch of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center and overseen the continued growth and success of Dell Med’s clinical, research and training efforts dedicated to improving the health of Central Texas women. From September 2021 through November 2022, he served as interim dean of Dell Med, advancing the school’s mission to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy.

Macones is the president of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has held leadership positions in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which recognizes leaders for extraordinary professional achievement and commitment to serving others.

Macones serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Family Medicine and is deputy editor for obstetrics for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

He has authored over 400 publications, and his research has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; National Cancer Institute; and March of Dimes. He is internationally renowned for his research on the safety of vaginal birth after Cesarean section and for developing new guidelines on monitoring fetuses during labor.

A native of Philadelphia, Macones earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital before earning a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

After 10 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Macones moved to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to become chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he served for 14 years.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Deputy Editor, Obstetrics
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation