Senior Vice President for Health Sciences for The Ohio State University, Chief
Executive Officer of the Wexner Medical Center, and a professor in Wexner
Medical Center’s department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the former chair,
is one of the world's leading experts on the complications of diabetes and
pregnancy. Landon, the co-editor, is the current chair and professor in the
has been an editor of this textbook since the first edition more than 25 years
ago. Now, as the lead editor, he has seen the field evolve significantly.
“Today there are truly two patients,
the mother and her fetus,” said Gabbe. “Compared to twenty years ago, our
ability to assess fetal development and well-being through ultrasound is
remarkable, and subsequently, pregnancy outcomes have improved. Furthermore, we
now can link our understanding of how maternal nutrition and how it affects
fetal growth and development and future adult disease back to in-utero life.”
as the single authoritative resource for obstetrics practice, Obstetrics:
Normal and Problem Pregnancies was first published by Elsevier in 1986. In
addition to updated content, the entire sixth edition - including charts and
graphs – is accessible online and is also available as an e-book.
edition of Obstetrics is dedicated to Drs. Edward J. Quilligan and
Frederick P. Zuspan, former Ohio State University medical students and residents
who went on to lead distinguished careers in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr.
Zuspan chaired the department of obstetrics and gynecology from 1974-1987.
dedication to Drs. Quilligan and Zuspan, pioneers in developing the
subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine, illustrates the robust expertise and
knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology embodied by Ohio State,” said Landon.
“Most obstetricians or those training as residents and fellows will have this
book on their shelf and use it as a resource throughout their career. We are
proud that the Ohio State University, who provided nine of the nearly 100
experts consulted for this textbook, can have such a footprint on the future of
obstetrics and gynecology.”
release of the textbook coincides with the launch of the new obstetrics and gynecology website
hosted by the Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
The website is a valuable new tool that contains research and information for
patients, health professionals, and the general public, reinforcing Wexner
Medical Center as a national leader in obstetrics and gynecology.
State’s Wexner Medical Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the
best hospital in central Ohio in gynecology and women’s health and the College of
Medicine is recognized as one of the leading campuses in the nation
for training the next generation of obstetricians
more information about the book, click
here to see a video interview of Dr. Gabbe and other editors
discussing the new edition.
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Contact: Gina Bericchia, Wexner Medical
Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or