Charles J. Lockwood, M.D. Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017—The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine surprised Charles (Charly) J. Lockwood, M.D., MHCM, last week when they gave him the SMFM Lifetime Achievement Award at the SMFM annual meeting in Las Vegas.

“Dr. Lockwood was selected because he really has had a remarkable career,” said SMFM President Mary Norton, M.D., who presented Lockwood with the award. “He has been very successful in research and rose to leadership roles from very early in his career.” She continued, “One of his greatest strengths is in teaching and mentoring—both of which he has done to a remarkable degree. He has mentored a large number of Ob/Gyn and MFM physicians, many of whom have risen to leadership roles.”

Lockwood is currently the senior vice president of USF Health and dean of Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa; he is a professor in the medical school’s department of obstetrics and gynecology; and professor of health policy and management at the USF College of Public Health. He is also the obstetrics section editor for UpToDate and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary OB/GYN; and serves as the president elect of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.

He earned a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude with distinction from Brown University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He holds a Master of Science in Health Care Management degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Lockwood served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale—New Haven Hospital.

Lockwood is internationally known for his research expertise in obstetrics and gynecology and has been credited with leading a research team that discovered fetal fibronectin, the first biochemical predictor of prematurity. He has also made major discoveries in the field of endometrial biology. He is a prolific writer, having written 290 peer-reviewed publications and 170 editorials, written or co-written three books and co-edited seven major textbooks.

Lockwood is the recipient of multiple research grant awards from the National Institutes of Health and the March of Dimes and other foundations. His clinical interests include the prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm delivery and maternal thrombosis and he maintains an active research lab at USF Health. He helped launch the Pregnancy Loss Prevention Center in Tampa, Florida.

Lockwood is a member of the Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine). He has also been cited on numerous “Best Doctors” lists for the last two decades, and he is actively involved with the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes.

The SMFM Lifetime Achievement Award is given to physicians who have made a lasting and significant impact on the field of maternal-fetal medicine. “Dr. Lockwood has accomplished so much, helped so many in our field and earned the respect of fellow researchers and physicians while making a huge contribution to the lives of expecting families and their babies,” Norton added. “It is a great honor for me to present him with this award.”

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About the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (est. 1977) is the premiere membership organization for obstetricians/gynecologists who have additional formal education and training in maternal-fetal medicine.  The society is devoted to reducing high-risk pregnancy complications by sharing expertise through continuing education to its 2,000 members on the latest pregnancy assessment and treatment methods. It also serves as an advocate for improving public policy, and expanding research funding and opportunities for maternal-fetal medicine. The group hosts an annual meeting in which groundbreaking new ideas and research in the area of maternal-fetal medicine are shared and discussed.  For more information visit

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