Deborah A. Driscoll, MD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
Vice Dean for Professional Services, Perelman School of Medicine
Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deborah A. Driscoll, MD was appointed Senior Vice-President for the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania and Vice Dean for Professional Services at the Perelman School of Medicine in October 2019 after serving as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health for 14 years. She maintains a clinical practice in the Divisions of Reproductive Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
A graduate of Smith College and New York University School of Medicine, she completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Clinical and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Driscoll is internationally known for her research on the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and for her expertise on genetic screening and the care of women with genetic conditions. Dr. Driscoll was the principle investigator of the NICHD Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) career development program and the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of several awards including a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, AAMC Women in Medicine and Science Leadership award, FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine, and the Perelman School of Medicine Elizabeth Kirk Rose, MD Women in Medicine award and the Alumni Service award.
Dr. Driscoll has served on numerous committees for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and as chair of CPUP Clinical Operations Committee and chair of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Board. Nationally, she has served as Treasurer of the American College of Medical Genetics, President of the Council of University Chairs in Obstetrics and Gynecology and President of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.