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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 interim dean of Dell Medical School, the first medical school built from the ground up at a top-tier research university in nearly 50 years.

An internationally recognized expert in obstetrics, Macones is chair of the Department of Women’s Health and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Dell Med. In addition, he is 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.

Macones is the president-elect 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
    President-Elect, 2022
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Deputy Editor, Obstetrics
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation