Dr. John Mattox Appointed to Lead OB/GYN Department at University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Campus

The University of Arizona College of Medicine has appointed Dr. John Mattox as Executive Chair of the OB/GYN Department.

Phoenix, AZ, March 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to announce that John H. Mattox, Chair and Program Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been designated as the Executive Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Campus.

“Dr. Mattox has played an integral leadership role in the development of the College of Medicine – Phoenix from its inception,” said Stuart D. Flynn, MD, dean of the College of Medicine - Phoenix. “He has been instrumental in the training of generations of UA medical students and residents, many of whom now practice in Arizona.”

Dr. Mattox attended the University of Colorado where he received his bachelor of arts and doctor of medicine degree. Following internship at Hartford Hospital, he did his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital in Chicago. In 1972, he was a Research Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Washington. Dr. Presently he is Chair and Program Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, in Phoenix, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Mattox is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

In 2008, Dr. Mattox was chosen as one of thirteen (out of 800) “Most Outstanding Educators” from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Mattox' scholarly contributions include more than 125 scientific articles and abstracts, and has given more than 500 regional, national and international presentations.

Dr. Mattox was an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a former member of the Residency Review Committee for obstetrics and gynecology. He holds membership in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been providing medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. Banner Good Samaritan is owned and operated by Phoenix-based Banner Health, a non-profit organization. The hospital was named to the 2011-’12 U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list for Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics and Gynecology. Banner Good Samaritan's Kidney Transplant Center was ranked #1 in the U.S. in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (Konnectology). The hospital has been recognized as a Magnet™ facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor a hospital can earn for its nursing care and practices, and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Valley by The Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ from 2007-2011, and one of the “Top 100 Hospitals to Work For” by Nursing Professionals magazine.
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