Keynote Speaker

Dr Nancy Custer Chescheir

Nancy Custer Chescheir is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician, educator and editor. She completed her education, including residences in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. She was on faculty there from 1988 to the present, with exception of three years as Chair at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to assist in opening a hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Her primary clinical interests are in fetal medicine and assessment, and maternal-fetal surgery.
She has held multiple leadership roles during her career, including president of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO), board membership of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), acting Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC, and founding member of NAFTNET (North American Fetal Therapy Network).
She served as Editor-in-Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology (the Green Journal) from 2013-2020 and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Reproductive, Female and Child Health. She is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is a consultant for the ObG Project.