Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Veronica Mallett, M.D.

Veronica Mallett, M.D.

Professor and Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


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Dr. Mallett was born in Detroit, Michigan. She attended college at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York and then attended medical school at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Following medical school, she did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University in Detroit where she also completed a fellowship in urological gynecology. She then went on to complete a research and surgical fellowship in electrophysiology of the pelvic floor/reconstructive surgery from St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, England in September 1993. Since finishing her education, Dr. Mallett has served on the faculty of Northwestern, Wayne State, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

She moved to the University of Tennessee in Memphis as chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and transitioned into the director of health care excellence and the director of centering pregnancy in August 2009. She joined the Paul L Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso in March 2011 as chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

In addition to her medical training, Dr. Mallett has undergone leadership training by the AAMC, Covey Leadership Center, Scientific Methods Inc, the Council on Resident Education in OB/GYN (CREOG), Executive Leaders in Academic Medicine (ELAM), the National Association of Public Health Hospitals, the University Health Consortium Medical Leadership Program, and Patient Safety Improvement Corporation. She obtained her master's degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh in March 2011.

Dr. Mallett has been an invited speaker at numerous national conferences as a thought leader and expert. She has also been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Among her multiple leadership positions she most recently served as the vice chair of the Tennessee Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). She has received a number of research grants awards from the NIH and other funding resources. The most current for Infant Mortality Reduction in Shelby County granted by the Tennessee Bureau of TennCare to conduct the Centering Pregnancy Initiative. She has authored over 40 articles, book chapter and abstracts. She has conducted numerous clinical trials and has had a fruitful research career.

Dr. Mallett is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Uro-Gynecologic Society, American Medical Association and the International Uro-Gynecology Association.