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 October 11, 2013

Eva Pressman Appointed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eva K. Pressman, M.D., has been selected as Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of the University of Rochester's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pressman is the first woman to chair the department, succeeding James R. Woods, M.D., who stepped down in June 2013 after 10 years as chair.

Dr. Pressman's demonstrated leadership in women's health, on both local and national levels, has prepared her well to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead for our Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,said Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Center CEO. We look forward with excitement to the vision and expertise she brings to her new role as chair.

Pressman earned her bachelor of science from Brown University and her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed residency training in Ob/Gyn as well as a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. I am proud to continue the legacy of leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester. Pressman said. Dating back to the discovery of progesterone by Dr. Willard Allen in 1930, this institution has remained at the forefront of women's health care for generations. I look forward to working with our talented faculty and staff to deliver the best, safest and most compassionate care and expanding the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology through education, research and community outreach. Pressman's clinical practice and research have focused on medical complications of pregnancy, preterm birth, premature rupture of membranes, and obstetrical ultrasound.

With her career-long commitment to maternal health, Dr. Pressman has an established track record in both her clinical practice and research efforts that makes the health of mothers and babies a priority, said Steve Goldstein, president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital. As department chair, Eva's leadership and commitment will extend to all areas of Ob/Gyn, to the benefit of our organization as well as the health of women throughout our community and region.