Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, of Providence, a specialist in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been selected to serve as the Associate Editor for Obstetrics of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, also called "The Green Journal," is the most widely read journal in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology, with more than 46,000 subscribers worldwide, and has the highest ranking impact factor for all general obstetrics and gynecology journals.
Dr. Rouse is the Brown/Women & Infants principal investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Research Network. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his master's degree in public health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.
Dr. Rouse is an author of the 23rd edition of Williams Obstetrics, a past member of the editorial board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and past editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the journal Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. He has authored more than 150 original papers and scholarly publications. Through the MFMU, he has led studies on the prevention of prematurity in twins, and the prevention of cerebral palsy with magnesium sulfate. His research and clinical work are focused on clinical obstetrics, particularly labor management.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
New England's premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, breast disease, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation's only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation's only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Institutes of Health's Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.