The Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting excellence in medical education in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Today, the organization promotes and supports leadership development of current and future chairs, and encourages excellence in medical student, resident, and fellowship training; clinical practice; research and advocacy in women’s health. CUCOG provides a forum for chairpersons to address issues relevant to academic obstetrics and gynecology, and provides opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues.

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Joint Statement: Collective Action Addressing Racism

The Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), along with 19 additional health care professional organizations representing obstetrics and gynecology, released a collective action plan addressing racism.

As indicated in this statement, we are joining the commitment to changing the culture of medicine, eliminating racism and racial inequities that lead to disparities in health outcomes, and promoting equity in women's health and health care. We encourage you to read the full statement for more details on our action plan, and objectives moving forward.

CUCOG Statement on Recent Abortion Restrictions

The Executive Committee of the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG) met in response to the recent actions by several state legislatures to limit and ban abortion access. We fully support the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Statement opposing political efforts to regulate women’s health care, including limiting access to safe abortion. As Chairs of Academic Obstetrics and Gynecology Departments throughout the country, we oppose criminalization of medical procedures and political interference in reproductive health care. We are deeply concerned about the adverse impact of these actions on the training of our students, residents, and fellows, and above all, on the health and safety of the patients for whom we care.

  • David Chelmow, MD, President
  • Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, Immediate Past President
  • Errol R. Norwitz, MD, PhD, MBA, President Elect
  • Eve Espey, MD, MPH, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Maureen Phipps, MD, Member at Large