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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Abram Sager

1842 - 1874
Professor of Zoology and Botany (Librarian 1848-1850)
Professor of Obstetrics & Physiology
Chair OB/GYN 1850-1874

Alonzo Benjain Palmer

1854 - 1887
Professor of Matera Medica, Therapeutics, Diseases of Women and Children, Pathology & Theory and Practice of Medicine
Dean of the Medical School

Edward Swift Dunster

1874 - 1888
Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children
Chair OB/GYN 1874-1888

James Nelson Martin

1885 - 1891
Lecturer on Oral Pathology and Surgery 1885-1891
Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women 1888-1901
Chair OB/GYN 1891-1901

James Gifford Lynds

1888 - 1898
Acting Professor of Gynecology

Reuben Peterson

1901 - 1931
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair OB/GYN 1901-1930

Leslie L. Bottsford

1914 - 1920
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

John Wesley Sherrick

1915 - 1917
1919 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

James Mortimer Pierce

1923 - 1931
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Norman Fritz Miller

1931 - 1965
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chair OB/GYN 1931-1963

Norman Rudolph Kretzschmar

1931 - 1943
1951 - 1953
1955 - 1958
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gardner Maurice Riley

1942 - 1964
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Tommy Nicholas
 Evans

1945 - 1946
1948 - 1966
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Samuel John Behrman

1950 - 1977
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1987

John R. G. Gosling

1955 - 1986
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

George W. Morley

1956 - 1998
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Norman F. Miller Professor of Obstetrics & Gyecology
Interim Chair OB/GYN 1978-1979

Peter Paul
 Ludovici

1956 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Anita H. Payne

1961 - 1996
Professor of Biological Chemistry

James Robert Willson

1964 - 1983
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bates Professor of Diseases of Women & Children
Chair OB/GYN 1964-1978

Alan C. Menge

1967 - 1998
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Research Scientist

Bruce A. Work

1969 - 1980
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

George H. Nolan

1970 - 1980
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Professor of Maternal & Child Health

Douglas Foster

1973 - 2006
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Biological Sciences

Mel L. Barclay

1973 - 2003
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Timothy J. Kriewall

1974 - 1981
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ivan A. Pelegrina

1974 - 1979
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alan E. Beer

1979 - 1986
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bates Professor of Diseases of Women & Children
Chair OB/GYN 1979-1984

Rudi Ansbacher

1980 - 2001
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chair OB/GYN 1984-1985 (Acting) 1991-1993 (Interim)

Brian M. Cohen

1980
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

John J. LaFerla

1980 - 1985
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

James Allen Roberts

1980 - 1997
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

James Nello Martin

1981
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

William F. Rayburn

1981 - 1985
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Robert H. Hayashi

1985 - 2005
J. Robert Willson Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics

Preston V. Dilts

1985 - 1992
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bates Professor of Diseases of Women & Children
Chair OB/GYN 1985-1991

Thomas E. Elkins

1985 - 1992
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

S. Gene McNeeley

1985 - 1991
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Michael P. Hopkins

1986 - 1989
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Joanne L Wible Kant

1986 - 1987
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Karen B. Bartscht

1987 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

H. Frank Andersen

1987 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

William W. Hurd

1989 - 1995
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gabriella C. Pridjian

1989 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Edward Goldberg

1994 - 2004
George W. Morley Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Elizabeth M. Shadigian

1994 - 2006
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Barbara J. Luke

1995 - 2002
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jacob Marcovici

1998 - 2001
Clinical Assistant Professor II of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Laura A. Gago

2004 - 2007
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

George B. Mychaliska

2004 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Surgery & Obstetrics & Gynecology