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Haas named editor at prestigious healthcare review group

Apr. 25, 2013

David Haas, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the position of editor at the Cochrane Collaboration’s Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, the oldest and busiest of the Cochrane Review Groups.

David Haas

David Haas, M.D.

He has served as an associate editor for the past year at the group. As a full editor, he will be responsible for reviews in the areas of preterm labor, infections in pregnancy, routine labor care and the third-stage of labor management. This prestigious position appoints him as the only U.S.-based editor in the Group. 

Dr. Haas also serves as vice-chair for research in the Department of OB/GYN and assistant director of the OB/GYN residency program. He is a staff obstetrician and gynecologist at Indiana University Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital and Wishard Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Haas earned a medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and served a residency at the Naval Medical Center of San Diego. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical research from the IU School of Medicine and bachelor’s degrees in pre-professional studies and medieval students from the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Haas has also been named the recipient of a 2010 Trustee Teaching Award from Indiana University, 2011 Mentor Award from the America College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and three commendation medals from the U.S. Navy.

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international independent organization advancing the science of evidence-based practice and making healthcare readily available worldwide. Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. They are published online in The Cochrane Library.

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