Posts by Jeffrey L. Ecker, MD
Mass General Department of OB/GYN Develops and Executes Three-Pronged Diversity Strategy
The Mass General OB/GYN department has begun a three-year plan addressing diversity, equity and inclusion issues affecting work environment and patient care.
Confronting the Opioid Epidemic in the OB/GYN Practice: Optimizing Prescribing Habits and Reducing Opioid Misuse
Researchers in the OB/GYN Department are working to combat the opioid epidemic and mitigate its effects. Recent efforts have focused on preventing opioid use and misuse through a variety of methods including optimized prescribing practices.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Ecker is a high-risk obstetrician and chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard Medical School, he completed his OB/GYN residency at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and fellowships in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrical ultrasound at the University of California in San Francisco.
Dr. Ecker has filled many leadership roles in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, including his current service as chair of the Committee on Obstetric Practice. Dr. Ecker is a founding member of the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative and serves on the Perinatal Advisory Committee for Leapfrog, a national quality measurement organization.