AUSTIN, Texas — Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin has named George A. Macones, M.D., as its new Chair of the Department of Women’s Health. Macones is an accomplished reproductive epidemiologist and a nationally recognized expert in obstetrics who has served for the last 14 years as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Macones begins this new role in mid-August and will work in partnership with Ascension Seton as Service Line Lead for Women’s Health across the system beginning in January 2020. He will take over from Amy Young, M.D., inaugural Chair of the department who now serves as Vice Dean of Professional Practice as well as Chief Clinical Officer for UT Health Austin, Dell Med’s clinical practice.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Macones join our team, especially considering his interest in innovating around models of care that bring value to our patients, to our community and beyond,” said Dell Med Dean Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D. “This is a big win for Austin and for improving health in Central Texas.”
Macones has held leadership positions in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has more than 400 publications, and his research has been funded by a broad range of national organizations and governmental agencies. He currently serves on the board of directors for both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Family Medicine and is Deputy Editor for Obstetrics for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine.