Maureen Farrell, M.D., FACOG

Maureen Farrell, M.D., FACOG, was born and raised in Michigan. She was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and received her undergraduate degree in systems engineering. Her first duty station was the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C., where she worked for the future chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Adm. Michael Mullen. She then went on to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and returned to active duty after completing her medical degree. She retired from the United States Navy in 2019 after over 20 years as a comprehensive obstetrician gynecologist. Her time in the Navy took her to bases around the world, where she served as a department head, chair of the executive committee of the medical staff, OB-GYN residency program director and director of surgical services aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy. After retiring from the Navy, Farrell joined the faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. She was appointed to the position of medical director of gynecologic surgical services. Additionally, she was associate faculty at Ariadne Labs in association with the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2022, she graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government with a master’s degree in public administration, with a focus on healthcare economics, business strategy and policy. Presently, she is a member of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California San Diego. Farrell is a McCain Advocacy Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and previously served on the executive board of the Society of Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and two children.

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