Leo R. Brancazio, MD, FACOG, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the WVU School of Medicine, according to Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for health sciences.

“We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Brancazio to his alma mater,” said Dr. Marsh. “His broad-based clinical, academic and research experience will help him further the reputation of a department that gave him his start and is recognized as one of the best in the area.”

In June, Brancazio will join WVU from Duke University School of Medicine, where he served as medical director for Duke University Hospital Labor and Delivery and associate professor in the Duke School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Medicine degrees from WVU. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Magee-Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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