Catherine Y. Spong, MD

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


Steps to optimize maternal health

July 14, 2021

As practitioners, advocating for our patients and managing common conditions to facilitate optimal pregnancy outcomes through preventative measures such as vaccination and addressing anemia have the potential for major impact.

Moving Beyond Checking the Box

June 07, 2021

Attention and accountability are the 2 “A’s” that drive change. It’s true in medicine, business, even family. If it is not monitored, it is not regarded as important nor will change be affected.

A Missed Opportunity

March 11, 2021

A major missed opportunity. Decades of effort including the development of guidance and implementation by individuals, groups, professional organizations, even the United States Congress, to address and facilitate inclusion of pregnant and lactating people in research and trials held no sway in the studies addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic.