Originally Released: August 8, 1996
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Carl P. Weiner, M.D., has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center. One of his major goals is to establish the Maryland Women¹s Center to address the full range of women¹s health care needs. The Maryland Women¹s Center will include centers of excellence in advanced fetal care, high risk pregnancy, advanced reproductive technology, and care for the mature woman (women after menopause). Dr. Weiner will also expand the Medical Center¹s accessibility with specialized OB/GYN services in the community.
Dr. Weiner will oversee a doubling in the number of OB/GYN faculty and the construction of new labor and delivery suites at the Medical Center that will be the nicest, most comfortable and attractive ones in the region. They will open October 1, 1996.
Prior to moving to Baltimore, Dr. Weiner was director of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. In 1984, he began one of the first multi-disciplinary fetal diagnosis and treatment units in the country. His group has received international recognition for its work.
"Dr. Weiner brings tremendous initiative and a wealth of expertise to our Medical Center,"says Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System. "He will expand our comprehensive OB/GYN services for women of all ages. I believe that Dr. Weiner will enable us to continue to provide leadership and state-of-the-art care in women¹s health."
"Dr. Weiner is a vigorous and talented academician with a bright future,"says Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P, dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "We are delighted that he has accepted our offer to lead our Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services into the 21st century and beyond.î
Dr. Weiner graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University and was a medical student at the Medical College of Georgia. His internship and residency were at Ohio State University Hospital, followed by a two-year fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospitals. He is a member of all of the prestigious national medical societies in his discipline and holds membership in many international societies as well.
Dr. Weiner is editor of several texts including, "High Risk Pregnancy: Management Options,"now in its third printing. He is a dedicated researcher who currently reviews manuscripts for more than 20 national and international medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association and Archives of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Weiner succeeds Carlyle Crenshaw, M.D., who lead the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1980 until his death in April of 1995.
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