Women & Infants’ Physician Coustan Recognized as “Giant in Obstetrics & Gynecology”

Thursday, November 16, 2017
GoLocalProv News Team

Donald Coustan
Women & Infants physician Donald Coustan was recognized as a “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

The recognition is part of a series by the American Journal of Obstetrics (AJOG) through which AJOG recognizes individuals who have changed the practice of medicine.

“This is a wonderful honor for Dr. Coustan and the hospital in general. Dr. Coustan, like so many of our physicians, works tirelessly every day to help improve the lives of women. Through his innovative work in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, and in particular his groundbreaking research on treating diabetes in pregnancy, he has impacted women’s health care in unique and valuable ways,” said Diane Rafferty, interim president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital.

About Coustan

Coustan, of Jamestown, is the director of Prenatal Diabetes Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Coustan is an internationally recognized expert on the management of diabetes in pregnancy and is the author of over 200 research papers and scholarly publications.

He was chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School from 1991 to 2008.

“In the field of medicine, there are physicians who rise above, break new ground, and inspire others, making an indelible mark on all aspects of medicine including clinical care, research, and education. Dr. Don Coustan has been a role model and mentor to so many physicians, and we are very proud of him on this wonderful recognition of so many of his achievements,” said Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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