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George A. Macones, MD

Seton Antenatal Testing Unit
1301 W. 38th Street, Suite 315
Austin TX 78705
Phone: 512-324-7256


Jefferson Medical College, M.D.

University of Pennsylvania, M.S., Clinical Epidemiology


Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital

Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Care Information

Clinical Biography

George Macones, MD is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist in UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute practicing at the Seton Antenatal Testing Unit. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School—University of Texas-Austin. Most recently, Dr. Macones was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis, having served in this role since he joined the faculty in 2005. Prior to this, he spent 10 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in a number of different roles, including Director of Clinical Research for the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health and Director of Obstetrics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Macones is a nationally recognized expert in obstetrics and has held leadership positions in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has over 400 publications, and his research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the March of Dimes. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Deputy Editor for Obstetrics for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine.

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Macones earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1988 and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1992. He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1994 before earning a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.


  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Board Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards & Honors

  • Norman F. Gant Award, 2011
  • Best Presentation of Concurrent Session VI, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2009
  • Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2006
  • Honorary Fellowship, The Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2005
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