(TEMPLE, TX) — Bob L. Shull, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been appointed interim chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Dr. Shull’s appointment is effective July 23.

“Dr. Shull has had a distinguished career as an internationally-known gynecological surgeon,” said Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., Jean and Thomas McMullin Dean of Medicine. “He has been a valued faculty member for three decades and will serve with distinction as interim chair as a national search moves forward.”

Previously vice chairman of the department, Dr. Shull is director of fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and pelvic reconstructive surgery at Scott & White. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

Professionally, Dr. Shull is an associate examiner for the ABOG and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Pelvic Surgery. He has served on the board of directors for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and as past president of the SGS, American Urogynecologic Society and the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Recipient of the SGS Distinguished Surgeon Award in 2004, Dr. Shull received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1964 and his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1968. He completed specialty training at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from 1968-73, received his appointment at Scott & White on July 1, 1975, and was appointed to the College of Medicine faculty on June 1, 1977.

Founded in 1977, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is committed to educating, training and equipping physicians who are compassionate about their patients and dedicated to the communities in which they serve. Located on the Texas A&M University campus and at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, the college consists of approximately 700 basic scientists and clinicians who instruct students during the course of their medical education. The HSC-COM’s primary clinical affiliate, Scott & White, is ranked as one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the nation.

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