Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH, MBA, Named Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Chloe Meck

SEPTEMBER 01, 2022

Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH, MBABOSTON – Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH, MBA, has been named chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Starting September 1, Guise will lead the multidisciplinary team serving patients throughout all stages of life, including through programs in general obstetrics and gynecology, advanced gynecologic surgery, high-risk obstetrics, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and global and community health.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Guise, who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BIDMC,” said Pete Healy, president of BIDMC. “Her extensive record of dedication to patient care, research and education will build on the excellence the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology continues to provide.”

Guise joins BIDMC most recently from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Ore., where she served as director of the NW Center of Excellence and K12 Career Development Program in Learning Health System Science. Guise has helped inform health policy, practice and science for leading professional organizations in the United States and Canada. She is co-founder of the U.S. Cochrane Network, director of U.S. Cochrane West and the founding director of the State Obstetric Pediatric Research Collaboration and the Children’s Safety Initiative, an interdisciplinary consortium of investigators dedicated to improving the health and safety of women and children.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead this great department and to join an organization whose mission and culture align with my personal values,” said Guise. “It is the combination of clinical and educational excellence, rigorous intellectual science, and humanitarian heart that brings me to BIDMC. I am excited about the possibilities ahead and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues in support of the people we serve in the greater Boston area and across the globe.”

Also a professor with tenure of obstetrics and gynecology, medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, emergency medicine, and public health at OHSU, Guise is a dedicated mentor and educator. She has led research training programs that include the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-sponsored K12 Career Development program in learning health system science and the Physician Scientist Program for the OHSU School of Medicine. Guise’s research interests include evidence-based medicine, clinical informatics, patient safety and learning health systems.

Guise succeeds Toni Golen, MD, who has served as interim chair of the department since 2018.

“We are grateful for Dr. Golen’s exceptional stewardship of the department over the last few years,” said Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH, president and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. “We are confident that the department will continue to soar to great heights across clinical care, research and education under Dr. Guise’s leadership.”

Guise received her medical degree from the University of Washington and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina as a National Research Service Award Primary Care Research fellow and received a healthcare MBA from OHSU and Portland State University . She is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a leading academic medical center, where extraordinary care is supported by high-quality education and research. BIDMC is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 38,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.