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Juan Gonzalez & Mary Norton

MFM Leadership Transition

After seven plus years as Division Director, Mary E. Norton, MD will transition away from this role. Juan M. González, MD, MS, PhD will assume leadership as MFM Division Director beginning October 1, 2022.

Dr. Norton joined our Department in 1990 as a fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics. In her 21 years at UCSF, she has held numerous leadership roles including Director of Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Genetics and Genomics, Director of Division of Clinical Genetics, California State Prenatal Diagnostic Center director, co-Director of Fetal Treatment Center, co-Director of Center for Maternal Fetal Precision Medicine, MFM Fellowship Director, and as the Interim Chair of the Department.

Among her many accomplishments, she regards the recruitment of numerous outstanding faculty, advancing clinical research infrastructure, developing a leading program in prenatal genetics, supporting development of a program in perinatal mental health, growing the midwifery program, furthering outreach programs, and establishing a collaboration with Highland Hospital, as some of her greatest achievements.

Dr. Norton will continue in her roles as Director of Perinatal Research, Director of Women’s Health Network Development, Director of California State Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Vice Chair of Genetics, co-Director of Fetal Treatment Center, and co-Director of Center for Maternal Fetal Precision Medicine. She will remain an active member of the MFM team, mentoring junior faculty, collaborating on research, building and developing outreach efforts, developing genetics and research efforts, and assisting Dr. González in all ways possible.

We are grateful to Dr. Norton for her many years of leadership and service – her record is truly amazing; and we appreciate that she will continue to support MFM and our Department – her wisdom is invaluable.

Dr. González started with our Department in 2012 and since that time has held a myriad of critical leadership roles. Currently, he serves as the Fellowship Program Director and also as Medical Director of the Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment (PACT) Program. From 2016-2018 he was the Interim Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and recently served as Medical Director of Labor and Delivery. Currently, Dr. González is the Chief of Obstetrics at UCSF.

When asked about his goals in leading the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Dr. González shared:

“My goals will be to promote and develop the academic careers of our fellows and faculty. I will continue to focus on our leadership philosophy centered in collaboration, equity, and inclusion. I will assure that we continue providing leading care in both the maternal and fetal aspects of our specialty.

We are currently working on the launching of the Center for Obstetric Medicine and bridging obstetrical care among our campuses. I will provide direction and growth to our academic clinical mission and will provide oversight of our education and research missions as we train the next generations of leaders.”