News Release: Emory Healthcare , School of Medicine

Dec. 30,  2009

Drs. Peter and Adair Heyl Join Emory's Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Peter S. Heyl, MD, an expert in maternal-fetal medicine, has been appointed chief of service of gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM), as well as associate professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. His wife, Adair R. Heyl, PhD, also joins Emory as vice chair of education and assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics. The Heyls come to Emory from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where Peter Heyl served on the faculty for 17 years. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Adair Heyl served as associate program director of the OBGYN residency program at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and also managed the obstetrics and gynecology simulation lab at Norfolk General Hospital.

"We are pleased to have the Heyls join our department," says Sarah Berga, MD, the James Robert McCord Professor and chair, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory. "Dr. Peter Heyl's guidance as chief of gynecological and obstetrical service at Emory University Hospital Midtown, as well as his expertise in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, will greatly strengthen Emory's three-pronged mission of excellence in patient care, research and teaching."

"Dr. Adair Heyl's expertise in residency education and fellowship training and teaching will be invaluable as we build our portfolio of fellows and solidify residency training opportunities," says Berga.

Peter Heyl will also serve as medical director of the Emory Perinatal Center, located at EUHM. Perinatologists, also called maternal-fetal medicine physicians, are obstetricians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of expectant mothers and their unborn babies, who may be at high risk for special health problems.

"Emory has offered us a unique opportunity to join the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in our respective specialties," says Peter Heyl. "We look forward to being a part of such a highly-esteemed academic medical center as Emory.


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