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Robert H. Hayashi
Regents' Proceedings 24

Robert H. Hayashi, M.D., J. Robert Willson Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2005, after a most productive career as an administrator, teacher, mentor, and clinician.

Dr. Hayashi received his A.B. degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 1959 and his M.D. degree fom Temple University in 1963. He was a U.S. Army surgeon in Germany from 1964-66, completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan from 1966-70, and served as a National Institutes of Health fellow in the Departent of Biochemisty at the University of Pittsburgh from 1970-72. In 1972, he joined the University of Texas faculty as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Health Science Center in San Antonio, and in 1983 he wasappointed chief of obstetrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and adjunct professor at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Dr. Hayashi joined the University of Michigan faculty as professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the Division of Materal-Feta Medicine in 1985, and he was named the first J. Robert Willson Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics in 1990. During his career, Dr. Hayashi made extensiv contributions to the medic field by publishing innumerable peer-reviewed articles and contributing many chapters to the medical literature. He regularly participated in resident and medical student education, and as a committed clinician, he provided outstanding care to his patients. Dr. Hayashi has been an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasonic Medicine, the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians/ Society for Maternal-Feta Medicine, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health educator for his dedicated service by naming Robert H. Hayashi professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology.