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  Douglas Laube
University of Wisconsin




Dr. Laube received his medical degree from the University of Iowa where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1974. From 1974 to 1976 he served in the United States Navy Medical Corps at the Quantico Marine Corps Education and Development Command. He received a master’s of education degree in health science education from the University of Iowa in 1978 followed by 17 years as a faculty member. During that time, he received 10 medical student teaching awards. Dr. Laube assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin in 1993 and served in that capacity until September of 2006. In May of 2006 Dr. Laube became President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) after having served in a number of capacities in clinical educational organizations including: the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology which he chaired from1996 to 1999, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), as well as serving as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for twenty-two years. He has had experience in educational development programs in the central Asian states of Kazahkstan and Kyrgyzstan from the mid 1990’s through 2000 as well as serving as an educational consultant to assist in curriculum development for post graduate education in maternal health in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005. Most recently he has served as an educational consultant for a joint project between ACOG and the Federation of Central American Societies of Ob/Gyn (FECASOG) in unifying post graduate residency curricula in six Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama). He is currently working with the State Department of Health in Wisconsin to address the issue of maternal health outcomes/disparities as well as other national reproductive health boards including Physicians for Reproductive Choice (PRCH) and the Centering Health Care Institute (CHI).


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