DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Board of Directors named Susan M. Ramin, MD as an Associate Executive Director beginning on March 1, 2017. Dr. Ramin is a Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In this new role, she will focus on directing the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and continuous professional development pilot programs. "Dr. Ramin has demonstrated her commitment to ABOG as a member of our Board of Directors and a former director of the division of maternal-fetal medicine," said Dr. Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, President of the ABOG Board of Directors. "Her insight and experience with ABOG will be invaluable as we work to provide opportunities for life-long learning to our diplomates." "Our current MOC program provides diplomates with current medical literature to support evidenced-based practice and is valued by our diplomates. We have some of the best practices among certification boards," said Dr. Ramin. "We need to continue to respond to changes in training and the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology and offer meaningful and relevant programs to ensure that women in our country receive high quality care." "Dr. Ramin's commitment to our profession, her experience as an educator and leader in global women's healthcare will be an asset to ABOG to help enhance our continuing professional development programs," said Dr. Larry Gilstrap, MD, ABOG Executive Director. Dr. Ramin has also served as an ABOG board examiner and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Healthcare. She is certified by the ABOG in general Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM).