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Dean Lockwood - Biography

Charles (Charly) J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, a national leader in academic medicine, recently joined The Ohio State University family as new Dean of the College of Medicine, Vice President for Health Sciences and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In this role, he provides leadership for the College, and is responsible for advancing and integrating its research, education and patient care missions.

Prior to his arrival at Ohio State September 1, 2011, Dr. Lockwood spent the last nine years of his career as the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Women's Health and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to his post at Yale, he served as the Stanley H. Kaplan Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine from 1995 – 2002, and as acting director of NYU's NCI-designated Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1998 – 2000. At Yale he also served as the Chair of the Yale Medical Group Board of Governors. Prior to his time at NYU, he was director of perinatal research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York from 1989 – 1995, and served on the faculty of the Tufts University School of Medicine from 1987 – 1989.

Dr. Lockwood earned a Sc.B., magna cum laude, with distinction, from Brown University; his medical degree was obtained from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and he has a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital and, his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular hemostasis at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Yale Nemerson.

Dr. Lockwood is internationally known for his research expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, having authored 231 peer-reviewed publications, 80 chapters and invited reviews and over 115 editorials, authoring or co-authoring three books and editing four textbooks on the subject. He is a consistent recipient of funding support, including multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the March of Dimes and other foundations. His clinical interests include the prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, and maternal thrombophilias, and has been credited with leading a research team that discovered fetal fibronectin, the first biochemical predictor of prematurity.

Lockwood also has extensive service on editorial boards, including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Journal of Perinatal Medicine, and, for over a decade, as Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary OB/GYN, where he has won four national awards for his editorials. He is also section editor for obstetrics of "UpToDate," an online resource for the medical community. He is a regular reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association, and also an associate editor of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.

Dr. Lockwood is past chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Obstetrical Practice and its Document Review Committee for Obstetrics. He also has previously served on Council, as Secretary-Treasurer and as President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. In addition, his service to professional organizations includes being a regular member of the FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee Panel and both a regular and ad hoc member of multiple NIH study sections.

Lockwood has appeared on the "Best Doctors" list by American Health Magazine and has been frequently cited as a "Best Doctor" by New York Magazine and by the Castle and Connolly Survey for the last 16 consecutive years.

Among his numerous honors, Dr. Lockwood is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies, and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has been a visiting professor at over 30 national and international universities.