Giancarlo Mari, MD, Named Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Giancarlo Mari, MD, has been appointed chief of the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and director of the Maternal Fetal Institute in the UTHSC College of Medicine and the UT Medical Group, Inc. (UTMG).

Veronica T. Mallett, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), and Steve J. Schwab, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have announced the appointment of Giancarlo Mari, MD, as chief of the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and director of the Maternal Fetal Institute in the UTHSC College of Medicine and the UT Medical Group, Inc. (UTMG). Dr. Mari has also accepted the role as professor and vice-chair of OB/GYN.

An internationally renowned physician who has pioneered therapies in maternal fetal treatment, Dr. Mari received his medical degree from the University of Napoli in Italy. He completed his residency in OB/GYN, as well as a fellowship in MFM from Yale University. Dr. Mari is board certified in OB/GYN and MFM. He comes to Memphis from Wayne State University in Detroit where he served as professor of OB/GYN.

“Dr. Mari’s leadership in the area of fetal therapy and prenatal diagnosis will help us expand the range of services offered by UT Medical Group to the region. The Memphis community is fortunate to have attracted such a high caliber clinician, teacher and researcher,” Dr. Mallett observed. Dr. Mari will care for patients at UTMG offices in Germantown and the Medical Center.

“Dr. Mari emerged as the ideal candidate to lead the Maternal Fetal Medicine efforts of the college,” said Executive Dean Schwab. “He brings us new, cutting-edge therapies, as well as extensive research experience dealing with issues in high-risk pregnancies. We are looking forward to the contributions Dr. Mari will make to Memphis and to the UT College of Medicine,” he noted.

“The Mid-South region has some of the highest perinatal and infant mortalities in the United States. The mission is to change this,” Dr. Mari stated. “This is a challenge I wanted to take up. The goodwill I found in the doctors, administrators and staff of the different hospitals here, as well as from the elected officials in the state, encouraged me to believe the mission could be accomplished. I am happy and proud to be part of this effort,” he added.