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Heather Z. Sankey, MD, MEd

Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology
Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Ronald T. Burkman Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
  • Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • University of New England
    M.Ed., Medical Education and Leadership (2015-2017)
  • Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    Internship and Residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology (1988-1992)
  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    M.D. (1984-1988)
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
    A.B., Math/Computer Science (1980-1984)

Scholarly Foci

  • Medical education
  • Pregnancy and smoking cessation
  • Pregnancy and depression

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Sankey's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles (Limit 5)

  • Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers    
    • Board of Governors
      • Vice President/President-Elect (2020-present)             
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American College of Nurse Midwives Collaborative Task Force (2015-present)
      • Interprofessional Education Curriculum Sub-Committee
        • Co-chair (2016-2018)
    • PROLOG Advisory Council 
      • Member (2020-2025)
    • MA ACOG Advisory Council
      • Member (2017-present)
    • Member (1990-present)
  • American Medical Society
    • Member (2014-present)   
  • American Association for Physician Leadership   
    • Member (1999-present)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Member (1992-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1995-present)
  • ObGyn Resident Excellence in Teaching Recognition, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Baystate Medical Center (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Educational Achievement Star Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2018)
  • National Faculty Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008)

Academic Office Contact Information

Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199