Paul Stumpf, MD, Appointed Chair of Ob/Gyn in Chattanooga

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David C. Seaberg, MD, dean for the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, announced that Paul G. Stumpf, MD, FACOG, has been named professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) in the College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

David C. Seaberg, MD, dean for the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, announced that Paul G. Stumpf, MD, FACOG, has been named professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) in the College of Medicine, Chattanooga, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The appointment became effective on January 1.

“Dr. Stumpf brings his national reputation in women’s health care, patient safety and medical education to our team,” said Dean Seaberg. “A subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, he has published roughly 60 research papers and scientific articles focused on menopause, patient safety, novel delivery systems for medications, medical education, and infectious diseases in OB/GYN.” Dr. Seaberg added, “Dr. Stumpf is a consummate teacher with more than 16 years of experience as a residency program director, and several teaching awards from the national-level Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

He has been chair of a number of national committees of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), including their committees on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and Continuing Medical Education. As chair of the New Jersey Section of ACOG, he organized the first regional “Summit on Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare” in that state, bringing together representatives from the hospital association, nursing, physicians, hospital administration, perinatal consortia, the state department of health, and the insurance industry.

“We look forward to having Dr. Stumpf add his skills to our already established expertise in minimally invasive surgery and simulation training in Chattanooga,” Dean Seaberg stated.

Before joining the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Dr. Stumpf was chief of Reproductive Endocrinology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. Prior to that, he served as OB/GYN program director at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and as clinical professor of OB/GYN at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. After experience in private practice at Shore Institute for In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Medicine, he joined the faculty at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where he was named vice chair of OB/GYN. In 2007, Dr. Stumpf was appointed professor and chair of OB/GYN at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he also served as director of the medical student clerkship in women’s health care and director of the OB/GYN residency program.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, is part of the statewide academic health system: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The Chattanooga campus is separately accredited by the ACGME to sponsor residency and fellowship programs in a variety of specialties. The primary clinical affiliated institution is Erlanger Health System. For more information about the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, visit: www.utcomchatt.org.

As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. In 2011, UT Health Science Center celebrates its centennial: 100 years advancing the future of health care. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The UTHSC campus in Knoxville includes a College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and an Allied Health Sciences unit. In addition, the UTHSC Chattanooga campus includes a College of Medicine and an Allied Health Sciences unit. Since its founding in 1911, UTHSC has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals on campuses and in health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.