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Ob-gyn professor, maternal-fetal med director joins UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Published on April 27, 2017

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following addition to its faculty and leadership staff.

Tony Soo-Tung Wen, M.D.


Dr. Tony Soo-Tung Wen, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and ob-gyn residency program director at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology. He also serves as director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division and director of the Units Network clinical trials.

After receiving his B.S. in psychology and his B.S. in biochemistry in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wen earned his M.D. in 1988 at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, where he had obstetrics and gynecology residency training from 1988-90. He then had residency training in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine, was co-administrative chief resident there from 1991-92, and had a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship there from 1992-94.

Wen joined the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. In 1997, he joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the same capacity before moving on to the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2004. He became residency program director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology there in 2010 and an associate professor of ob-gyn in 2012.

An active member of several scientific societies, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wen has given more than 25 invited lectures nationally. A peer journal reviewer for numerous scientific publications, he has authored or coauthored 29 articles in peer-reviewed journals, four book chapters and 53 abstract presentations.

The recipient of numerous scientific grants, Wen's research interests include labor time management, periviable delivery, oxyhemoglobin saturation during labor and research curriculum evaluation. His primary research interest includes perinatal infectious diseases, labor, pregnancy complications and medical education.