Obstetrics Champion

Henry Lerner, MD

Dr. Lerner is the founder of Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics & Gynecology. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lerner has been in practice for 30 years and has delivered over 9,000 babies. He is the author of the standard book for the general reader entitled "Miscarriage: Why It Happens and How Best to Reduce Your Risks." He has been a national spokesperson on obstetrical issues, having appeared on Nightline, Firing Line, Larry King Live, and numerous other television and radio programs. He has often been quoted by the national media on obstetrical topics, including Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report.

Dr. Lerner has a special interest in the phenomenon of shoulder dystocia and has researched, written and lectured widely on the topic. Dr. Lerner's website, www.shoulderdystociainfo.com, is the world's leading source of information on this important area. In addition, Dr. Lerner has extensive experience with obstetric medical liability. He has served as the Director of ProMutual, a major medical liability carrier, for 14 years, has participated as an expert witness in hundreds of medical-legal cases, and has spoken and published on problems confronting America's medical liability system.

Geoffrey A. Machin, MD, PhD

Dr. Machin was born in London, England, and educated at Oxford University and at Guy's Hospital Medical School in London. He received his MD in 1966. He trained as a pediatric pathologist, including a PhD in perinatal pathology. He is board certified in anatomic and pediatric pathology (UK); in anatomic pathology (Canada); and in pediatric pathology (USA).

Dr. Machin has 35 years of experience as a pediatric pathologist, with special interest in fetal / genetic / perinatal and placental pathology, and has authored over 100 original research papers, many concerning perinatal pathology. He has reviewed over 300 cases and given 60 testimonies in medicolegal pathology as an expert witness in placental and fetal pathology.

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