Dr. Louise Wilkins-Haug ('76)
Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. Louise Wilkins-Haug performs some of medicine's most complex surgeries — operating in utero to correct abnormalities of the fetus or to prolong the development of the fetus prior to delivery. As the medical director of the Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, she boasts one of the most preeminent medical careers in her field. She is the director of maternal fetal medicine, a high-risk obstetrician and a faculty member associated with Harvard Medical School. Over the past 13 years, she has done extensive work on placental genetics and has been involved in groundbreaking fetal surgeries, providing hope for unborn infants whose medical conditions would, without intervention, lead to irreversible, fatal damage. She was listed in Boston Magazine as one of the top 100 doctors in Boston — an area that has one of the highest concentrations of highly skilled doctors, as well as the acclaimed Mayo Clinic.
"I appreciate how much Madison has developed in the past 30 years. I'm very impressed by the expansion and diversity of biology and other sciences at JMU, particularly the research areas being undertaken by faculty and students in biology."