Dr. Maya Hammoud is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). She is clinically active with a busy practice in general Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Hammoud completed her M.D. degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha and cum laude in 1996. Upon completion of her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Hospital in 2000, she joined the faculty as assistant professor and the Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship. She then served as Assistant Dean for Student Programs and Interim Associate Dean for Student Programs prior to relocating to Qatar. In those roles, Dr. Hammoud introduced many curricular innovations and ran many teaching workshops for faculty and resident development. She is the recipient of many teaching awards including the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award.
In 2006, Dr. Hammoud joined Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar first as Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, and then as the Senior Associate Dean for Education. During that time, she was very active in promoting women’s health and wellness programs at the hospital and in the community. After 3 years in Qatar, Dr. Hammoud relocated back to her home in Michigan and rejoined the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School. Among her clinical and research activities at the University of Michigan Hospital, Dr. Hammoud developed and directed the Middle Eastern Women's Health Program which primary mission was to provide culturally sensitive health care services to women of Middle Eastern origin. She published on special health and cultural issues in the Arab and Muslim patient, and translated patient education materials from English into Arabic. In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Hammoud was awarded the Arab American and Chaldean Council's Excellence in Health Care Award. Currently, she continues her work in this area by collaborating on a project with faculty in Qatar on developing culturally appropriate instruments for patients’ assessment of the quality of health care in the Middle East.
Dr. Hammoud has published numerous papers in the field of medical education, as well as in obstetrics and gynecology with a focus on women's health and cultural competence. She serves as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals and she is currently the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.