Chaur-Dong Hsu, MD, MPH will join the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as the chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology effective Monday, March 15, 2021.
Dr. Hsu brings with him a wealth of leadership experience related to all facets of academic medicine, with a particular emphasis on, and passion for, clinical care excellence and associated outcomes in women’s health. He joins us from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit where he is currently Frank P. Iacobell Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves as the OB-GYN Specialist-in-Chief for the Detroit Medical Center, and as the Gynecology Cancer Chief for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center.
Dr. Hsu is also Director of Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research and Project Site Manager of the Perinatology Research Branch in Detroit for the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, an intramural unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that resides outside Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Hsu received his medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1982, and his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, in 1991. He completed OB-GYN residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, where he was chief resident. He subsequently completed both research and clinical postdoctoral fellowships in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hsu started his faculty career in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University from 1993 to 2000.
A well-funded researcher and prolific author, Dr. Hsu has garnered national and international visibility in the areas of pregnancy complications involving preeclampsia and high-risk pregnancy disorders. He is credited with developing an evidence-based set of interventions known as “Hsu's Bundle,” which reduces surgical site infections following caesarian sections or hysterectomy to nearly zero.