GAUTUM CHAUDHURI, M.D., PH.D., Executive Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Chaudhuri graduated with an M.D. from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India and then completed a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of London under the mentorship of Nobel laureate, Sir John Vane. He then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from State University of New York at Buffalo. He moved to UCLA where he completed his sub-specialty fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Following that, he joined the faculty at UCLA where he currently holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology. Dr. Chaudhuri is dedicated to improving women’s health care throughout the world and is actively collaborating with Medicine for Humanity to bring medical education to underserved nations.
DR. JAMES WOODS, Chair of Ob-Gyn at the University of Rochester is collaborating with Medicine for Humanity to establish a Global Medical Education/Distance Learning program in Uganda. He is the Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Dr. Woods has authored or co-authored over one hundred forty articles on communication in medicine, maternal drug addiction, complications of pregnancy and clinical research. Since 1991, he has been the senior editor of the Peri-FACTS Academy, an international on-line series of educational courses for obstetric and gynecologic care providers combining clinical chapters, clinical cases, grand rounds lectures and teaching videos. In 1996, an endowed chair honoring Dr. Woods was established at the University of Rochester. He has been named in Best Doctors in America for many years. Most recently, Dr. Woods was honored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with the 2010 Outstanding Service Award for District II for his “tireless efforts in the area of obstetric patient safety”.