Raul Artal, M.D.


Professor - Emeritus
Past Department Chair
Division of Maternal & Fetal Medicine



Pre-Medical:
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Biochemistry and Microbiology
(1963-64)

Medical School:
University of Milan, Italy (1964-67)
Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel (1967-1970)
M.D. Degree

Internship:
Rotating Internship, Beilinson Hospital, Israel (1970-71)

Residency:
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Beilinson Hospital, Israel
  • (1971-73)
  • Residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology – Case Western Reserve University/Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
  • (1973-75)
  • Chief Resident – Case Western Reserve University – Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
  • (1975-76)

    Fellowship:
    Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California (1976-78)

    Executive Training and Business Education:
  • Managerial Policy Institute – Graduate School of Business Administration, Univ. of S. Calif., LA, CA;
  • 1987-1988
  • Advanced Executive & Leadership Programs (4 courses) Harvard School of Public Health; Boston, MA
  • 1994-1996
  • Graduate Program in Medical Management; American College of Physician Executives
  • 1997-2001

    Board Certification and Licensure:
  • Medical State License: California, Illinois, Missouri
  • 1996-2011
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Certified and Recertified
  • 1981,1996-2012
  • Subspecialty Board: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Certified and Recertified
  • 1987,1996-2012

    Honors, Societies, Honors, Awards (Numerous):
  • Certificate of Merit Award, ACOG, District VI-VIII, San Francisco
  • 1977
  • Memorial Foundation Award – Pacific Coast OB/GYN Society
  • 1980
  • Honorary Member, Kansas City Gynecological Society
  • 1989
  • St. Louis Business Journal – 2010 Health Care Hero
  • 2010
  • Best Doctors in America
  • 1995 – Present
  • St. Louis Obstetrical/Gynecological Society, President
  • 2001-2002

    Appointments:
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Examiner
  • 1990-2011
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
    Maintenance of Certification Committee Chair
    (Obstetrics Practice Attestation) (Present)

  • National Leadership Positions:
  • President, Council University Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG)
  • 2009-2011
  • Chair, Liaison Committee For Obstetrics and Gynecology (LCOG)
  • 2012 -2013
  • Council of Academic Societies
  • 2006-Present
  • Chair, ACOG – Committee on Scientific Program
  • 2010-2011
  • General Chair, ACOG – Committee on Scientific Program
  • 2011-2012

    Editorial Boards:
  • Clinical updates in Women’s Health Care - Editor
  • 2013
  • Clinical updates in Women’s Health Care - Associate Editor
  • 2010-2012
  • Physicians and Sports Medicine – Editorial Board
  • Current
  • Seminars in Perinatology – Guest Editor
  • 1996
  • Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Guest Editor
  • 2002
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America – Guest Editor
  • 2009

    Scientific Society Memberships:
  • ACOG, CUCOG, CAS, AGOS, SGI, ACSM, ADA, American Gynecological Club, Obesity Society

  • Academic Appointments:
  • Assistant, Associate and Professor Department of OB/GYN, U.S.C., Los Angeles, CA
  • 1978-1993
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of OB/GYN SUNY, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993-1997
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health
    Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • 1998-Present

    Past and Current Teaching Responsibilities:
  • Director of the Residency Program 
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
    SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993- 1997
  • Director, Residency Program 
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health,
    Saint Louis University School, St. Louis MO
  • 1998-2007

    Administrative Appointments: Numerous
  • Medical Faculty Assembly, USC School of Medicine, President
  • 1988-1989
  • Faculty Senate, Health Sciences Caucus, USC, President
  • 1988-1989
  • SLU UMG Governing Board
  • SLU School of Medicine Executive Committee, Member
  • SLU School of Medicine Dean’s Planning and Advisory Committee-Member
  • SLU UMG Finance Committee, Chair
  • 2002-2006
  • SLU UMG and Contracts Committee, Chair
  • 2001
  • Chair, SLU Search Committee for Dean School of Medicine
  • 2007-2008
  • Chair, SLU Search Committee for Chair of Pediatrics
  • 2001
  • Chair, SLU Search Committee for Chair of Pathology
  • 2004
  • Chair, SLU Search Committee for Chair of Surgery
  • 2011

    Professional Services
    – Consultant/Reviewer: Numerous among them, NIH, CDC

    Journal Reviewer:
    Numerous

    Publications:
    Over 200 publications; 3 books; 6 educational videotapes

    Invited Lectureship:
    Numerous National and International

    Research Interests:
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Diabetes in pregnancy and lifestyle modifications
  • Obesity in pregnancy
  • Exercise applications in pregnancy
  • Preterm Premature rupture of membranes
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Prenatal diagnosis

  • Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    6420 Clayton Road, Ste. 290, St. Louis, MO 63117
    314-977-7455 (Patient Office)
    314-781-4772 Ext. 2 (Academic Office); 314-781-1330 (Fax)

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