Hugh E. Mighty, M.D., an expert in high-risk pregnancy and critical care obstetrics, has been named interim chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of OB/GYN at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Mighty's appointment, effective January 1, represents a homecoming. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and two fellowships at the University of Maryland Medical Center. One fellowship was in maternal-fetal medicine and the other was in critical care medicine at the Shock Trauma Center. He has been a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine for most of the past two decades.
Dr. Mighty is one of only a few doctors in the U.S. who are board-certified in both Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Most recently, he has been head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
Dr. Mighty has also worked in Galveston, Texas, as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he established its first critical care obstetrical unit. In 1993, Dr. Mighty returned to Maryland and started the state's first critical care obstetrical unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has an undergraduate degree in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
"Dr. Mighty is very well-respected, both locally and nationally, as a leader in OB/GYN education and clinical care," says Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P., Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine, University of Maryland. "We are delighted to have someone with his expertise joining us to lead the department into the new century."
"Dr. Mighty's experience in both academic medicine and private practice will enable him to forge strong ties with community physicians and build programs to meet the needs of women throughout Maryland," says Stephen C. Schimpff, M.D., CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center. "The physicians and staff here are excited about his return," adds Dr. Schimpff.
"The University of Maryland Department of OB/GYN has excellent, high-quality programs and world-renowned experts in a variety of areas, such as advanced fetal care, high-risk obstetrics, assisted reproduction, GYN urology, GYN oncology and pelvic pain," says Dr. Mighty.
He adds, "I look forward to building on the strengths within the department and communicating our capabilities to community physicians. The University of Maryland is a dynamic place with many dedicated people. I am happy to be returning."
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