Dr. Judette Louis named president-elect for national Maternal-Fetal Medicine group

Feb. 14, 2019 –– USF Health maternal fetal medicine expert Judette Louis, MD, MPH, has been named president-elect of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and will serve as president for the 2020-21 term.  The announcement was made today at the SMFM’s Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dr. Louis is associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, as well as associate professor in the College of Public Health.

Dr. Louis has been active in SMFM for several years, serving on the group’s board of directors, as representative for the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative Taskforce, on its publications committee, and earning SMFM’s President’s Award for Research Excellence. Her service within SMFM follows several USF Health faculty – William Spellacy, former chair of the USF Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was the first president of SMFM. Other current USF Health faculty who served as president include Valerie Parisi, MD, senior associate vice president of Academic Affairs for USF Health and vice dean of MCOM’s Faculty Affairs, and Haywood Brown, MD, associate dean for diversity for MCOM, chief diversity officer for USF Health, and USF System vice president for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity and Title IX administrator.

Earning Lifetime Achievement Awards from SMFM are Dr. Brown, and Charles Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

SMFM is a national organization that provides education, promotes research and advocates for the clinical practice of the maternal-fetal medicine specialty to help optimize the health of high-risk pregnant women and their babies.