Kimberly Gregory, MD, Named to Endowed Chair

Kimberly Gregory, MD

The Miriam Jacobs Chair in Maternal Fetal Medicine was first established in 1984 by The Helping Hand of Los Angeles and awarded to Calvin Hobel, MD, a world-renowned expert in infant prematurity.

At a ceremony in Harvey Morse Auditorium, Gregory thanked Hobel for his mentorship and spoke of her goal to pay it forward.

"This endowed chair will be used to supplement the already rich teaching and learning opportunities for residents, fellows and maternal-fetal medicine members," said Gregory, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "I envision that as we embrace technology and optimize clinical efficiency via virtual visits and telemedicine consults, there will be new research opportunities to study how this impacts maternal and newborn clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction."

Gregory has been at Cedars-Sinai since 1992, when she was first recruited as a staff physician after completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and medical school at Charles Drew/UCLA Medical Center. She earned her Master's in Pubic Health from Harvard and her fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center.