Maurice Druzin wins Hewlett Award

MAURICE DRUZIN, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is this year’s recipient of the Albion Walter Hewlett Award. Developed by the Department of Medicine, the recurring award honors an exceptional physician with ties to Stanford.

Maurice Druzin, MD
Maurice Druzin, MD (Courtesy of Stanford Medicine)

Arriving at Stanford in the 1990s from Cornell University, Druzin came as division chief of maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics. After Druzin’s many years in administrative roles (including division chief, vice chair, associate dean for academic affairs and program director of the residency and maternal-fetal medicine fellowship program), in addition to his clinical work, the division is one of the best in the country. It is now under the leadership of Dr. Yasser El-Sayed, a former resident and fellow at Stanford. Druzin continues to be very active, “doing what I enjoy doing most. I take care of patients,” he said.

In 2007, Druzin was appointed to the California Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) to review maternal deaths in the state, and he continues to serve on this committee.

“This is one of my favorite things to do because we are making a difference: The maternal mortality rate in California is the lowest in the nation,” Druzin said.

Read the full article on the School of Medicine website.