The 2023 Annual Meeting was dedicated to our friend and colleague, Dr. John Barton, whose life's work was dedicated to the health and safety of Kentucky families. He will be missed.
Dr. Barton completed his medical school and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He completed a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee-Memphis under the direction of Dr. Baha Sibai in 1991. Since then, he has served as the Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. He serves as voluntary faculty at the University of Kentucky. He is active in the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Foundation for SMFM. Dr. Barton served as a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Hypertension in Pregnancy Task Force and contributed to the National Partnership for Maternal Safety Consensus Bundle on Obstetric Hypertension. He has published over 250 articles and abstracts largely in his field of interest of hypertension in pregnancy and maternal medical complications of pregnancy.