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UNMC physician honored by American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has given the first-ever District VI Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Tomich, M.D., professor, obstetrics/gynecology, for UNMC.



The award, which will now be known as the Paul G. Tomich, M.D., District VI Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizes individuals for their contribution to ACOG, the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.

The award is not intended to be given every year but only when someone meets the high standard of service demonstrated by Dr. Tomich.

Dr. Tomich's nominator wrote: "Dr. Tomich has mentored fellows and junior fellows, provided fatherly insight from many years of service and experience, and has volunteered for projects and task forces whenever needed and also when no one else would volunteer. He always comes through for District VI."

The nominator praised Dr. Tomich for his "mentoring of medical students and residents through kind words of encouragement or in the care of patients with complicated obstetrical problems requiring a compassionate and caring fatherly figure. He always comes through and usually by sacrificing something else in his life."

Dr. Tomich started at UNMC in 2002 after 22 years on the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Loyola University Chicago. He did his OB/GYN residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He is board-certified in obstetrics & gynecology as well as maternal-fetal medicine.

Founded in 1951 in Chicago and now based in Washington, D.C., ACOG has more than 52,000 members.

Its mission includes:

  • Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members.
  • Promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care.
  • Increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care.

District VI includes seven U.S. states – Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin – and two Canadian provinces, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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