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Torri Metz Selected as New Deputy Editor for Obstetrics for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal

Torri Metz

We at University of Utah Health join in celebrating Torri Metz, MD, MS, in her appointment as a new editor for the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Below is the press release announcing this appointment.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is pleased to announce the selection of a new editor. Dr. Torri D. Metz, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research at University of Utah Health, will serve as Deputy Editor, Obstetrics. She will serve as Deputy Editor, Obstetrics‒Elect, under the leadership of Deputy Editor, Obstetrics, Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, through the end of the year. She previously served on the Journal's Editorial Board from 2017 to 2020, as Interim Associate Editor, Obstetrics, from September 2020 to 2021, and as Associate Editor, Obstetrics, from 2022 to the present.

Torri D. Metz, MD, MS, is a practicing maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist. Dr. Metz completed both her medical school and residency training at the University of Colorado. She then went on to complete her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at the University of Utah in 2012. She is a member of both the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Clinical Document Review Panel and sits on the SMFM Board of Directors. Nationally, she has also served on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines-Obstetrics and is an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology board examiner for both specialty and subspecialty boards. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the ACOG District VIII Mentor of the Year Award and the National CREOG Award for Excellence in Resident Education. She has R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the association between marijuana use and adverse pregnancy outcomes. She is the Principal Investigator for the Utah Center of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network and leads their study examining the effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on serious maternal morbidity and mortality. She is also leading a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute--funded 4-year longitudinal study on the post--acute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection on mothers and their offspring as part of the trans-NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) consortium.