About Bill Barth, MD

William H. Barth, Jr, MD, is the Vice Chair for Obstetrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and is the Charles & Robert Montraville Green Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.

He is a former Chair of the Committee on Obstetric Practice for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Before retiring as a Colonel in the United States Air Force in 2005 he served as Department Chair at Wilford Hall Medical Center, as Chief Consultant to the Surgeon General for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and as Commander of the 407th Expeditionary Medical Group in Iraq.  He served as the Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at MGH from 2005 to 2019.

His primary research interests are intra-partum obstetrics, cervical insufficiency and preterm birth, and placental vascular physiology.

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Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Fax: 617-724-3498

Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
104 Endicott Street
Suite 304
Danvers, MA 01923-3623
Fax: 978-882-6775

Medical Education

  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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