Dr. Michael A. Belfort Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Obstetrician/Gynecologist-In-Chief at Texas Children

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael A. Belfort, M.D.,Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in maternal-fetal medicineand fetal intervention, has been named Chair of the Department ofObstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) andObstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at Texas Children'sHospital. Belfort's appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Belfort will be instrumental in shaping a new era at Texas Children's as it enters the final year of construction on its $575 million maternity facility and expands into obstetrical and gynecological care to establish one of the nation's premier centers for women's, fetal and newborn health.