Munn named chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USA College of Medicine

Mary B. “Mimi” Munn, M.D., has been appointed professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will start in September. In addition to her administrative leadership for the department, Munn, who is a maternal-fetal medicine physician, will provide specialty care for women with high-risk pregnancies at USA Health.

Published Aug 8th, 2019

By Lindsay Hughes
lahughes@health.southalabama.edu

Mary B. “Mimi” Munn, M.D., has been appointed professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will start in September. In addition to her administrative leadership for the department, Munn, who is a maternal-fetal medicine physician, will provide specialty care for women with high-risk pregnancies at USA Health.

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Munn back to Mobile and to USA Health," said John V. Marymont, M.D., M.B.A, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the USA College of Medicine. “We believe Dr. Munn will advance the mission of USA Health with her track record as an accomplished medical educator and her keen understanding of our community’s unique healthcare needs.”

Munn completed her undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Following medical school, Munn completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital and her fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“Undoubtedly, I am most looking forward to the opportunity to come back and work with outstanding and dedicated clinicians, and working together to make a difference in the lives of the women of our community,” Munn said. “There is definitely a shared vision and strong commitment to improving women's health at USA Health, and it is a privilege and an honor to be part of such an incredible organization.”

“Excellence in maternity care is a cornerstone of USA Health, and we are grateful that Dr. Munn has joined our team to provide leadership in this area,” said Owen Bailey, FACHE, chief executive officer for USA Health and senior associate vice president for medical affairs. “Dr. Munn’s passion for caring for women is evident, and we look forward to working with her in enhancing the obstetric and gynecologic services USA Health provides to our region.”

Prior to joining USA, Munn served as an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, division of maternal fetal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. At UTMB, she served as director of ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis as well as chair of the quality care committee.

Munn has received numerous honors, including the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award and being appointed the Howard and Lillian Becker Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Her clinical interests are ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. Her research interest is in noninvasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes in the cells.

Munn is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis.

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