Roland S. Cron Lectureship

MCW CME ProgramRoland S. Cron served as clinical professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Marquette University School of Medicine, the Medical College predecessor, from 1938 to 1961. As a leader in his profession, Dr. Cron significantly advanced the quality of obstetrical care in Milwaukee. He is credited with developing gynecology as a surgical specialty and pioneering new methods for teaching obstetrics and gynecology. He also collaborated in the early use of gas insufflation of the uterus and fallopian tubes for the diagnosis and treatment of female infertility.

Roland S. Cron

Roland S. Cron

Dr. Cron was born in Manistee, MI, May 19, 1892. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1917 from the University of Michigan. His graduate training was at Harvard, John Hopkins and New York Lying-In Hospital. From 1920-22 he served as instructor and then as assistant professor at the University of Michigan. In 1924, he moved to Milwaukee where he was active in teaching at the former Marquette Medical School. For many years he was chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Milwaukee County, Lutheran and Columbia hospitals.

He was founder and first president of the Wisconsin Obstetrical and Gynecological Society; founder and first president of the Milwaukee Gynecological Society; president of the Milwaukee Surgical Society; chairman of the medical advisory board of Planned Parenthood; and the director of the Milwaukee branch of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Cron died on September 12, 1978 at the age of 86.

The Roland S. Cron Lectureship is an annual lecture during the Resident Research and Alumni Day in June. It will serve as a means to honor the contributions of Dr. Cron.

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Assistant Professor, OB/GYN
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2022Kristyn Melíssa Brandi, MD, MPH
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2019William M. Leininger, MD, FACOG
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2018Richard Legro, MD
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2017Michelle A Kominiarek, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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2016Elizabeth Swisher
Professor - Dept Ob/Gyn
University of Washington
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2015Ira M. Bernstein, MD
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2014Alan Hersh DeCherney, MD
Translational Science in Reproductive Medicine?
2013Robert W. Rebar, MD
Executive Director
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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2012Mark Pearlman, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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2011Patrice Mocny Onheiber, MPA and Murray L. Katcher, MD, PhD
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2010Paul D. Blumenthal, MD
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2009Janet S. Rader, MD
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2008Dobie Giles, MD
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2007Rameet Singh, MD
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2006Alfred Fleming, MD
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2005Amy Autry, MD
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