By Mary Alys Cherry
Dr. John C. Jennings of League City, the new president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, was sworn in during the group’s Presidential Inauguration and Convocation in early May in Chicago’s Skyline Ballroom.
The ACOG’s 65th president, a Tennessee native and 40-year Texas resident, is professor of ob-gyn at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin.
“It is truly an honor to be able to serve as President of ACOG and to represent the 58,000 obstetrician and gynecologist members who are practicing in the United States and other countries. We are the only exclusive specialists for women, and in that respect, we have an obligation to provide the very best in women’s health care.”
A graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., Dr. Jennings completed his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, his internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and his residency the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
Dr. Jennings was in private practice in San Angelo for 12 years before entering academic medicine. He has previously served as head of gynecology and program director of ob-gyn at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; professor and program director of ob-gyn at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; and chair and program director of ob-gyn at Texas Tech Health Science Center at Amarillo.
Dr. Jennings is a former chair of District XI and former president of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
He and his wife, Sue Ellen, who first moved to League City in 1993, have three daughters and six grandchildren. Two of their daughters and their families also live in League City.