Catherine Y. Spong, MD

Catherine Y. Spong, MD, is Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary OB/GYN; Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Gillette Professorship of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.


Bringing awareness to endometriosis

March 01, 2022

National awareness months and days span a variety of topics, from celebrated foods (think National Ice Cream Day, National Bagel Day, National Pizza Day) to businesses (free Slurpee at 7-Eleven) to our terrain: health issues. March alone is a national health awareness month for over 10 conditions, one of which is endometriosis.

Vaccination: Protecting our most vulnerable

February 02, 2022

For more than 70 years, vaccination has been a public health strategy for disease mitigation. Even in populations often considered “vulnerable”—children and pregnant women—vaccination is strongly recommended and commonly embraced.

Policies, politics, and medicine – hard to mix

October 11, 2021

As physicians, our goal is to provide appropriate, expert medical care—the highest quality—to our patients. Increasingly, external policies and legislation encroach on our ability to provide this care.