President-Elect – Dr Frank Louwen
Dr Louwen studied Human Medicine at the University of Münster and received his doctorate in 1993 with a thesis on the definition criteria of HELLP syndrome. He is the current President of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) for 2023-2025.
Between 1989 and 1994 he was licensed to practise medicine and, after further training as a gynaecologist at the University Women's Clinic in Münster, he was recognised as a specialist, and then appointed Senior Physician.
In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Perinatology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Since his appointment to the Chair of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, he has headed this focus area as well as the Perinatal Center at Frankfurt University Hospital. His work and research focus on molecular biochemistry and cell biology (stem cells) findings and complications in obesity and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy (preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome) as well as the care and delivery of multiple pregnancies and breech births (he is the initiator of the FIGO & WATOG initiative "Teach the Breech").
In addition to his honorary board work in international and national professional societies, he has served 12 years on the board of the German Society of OBGYN DGGG and also works on a voluntary basis as chairman of the board of the German Foundation for Women's Health and as Chairman of the Board of Pro familia Hessen.