Christian Pope, MD

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Dr. Christian Pope is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with a practice drawing widely from South Eastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island regions. He is a long-standing medical staff member and past Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital of SouthCoast Hospitals in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and is in private group practice at Hawthorn Medical Associates, Inc.

He is a member of the medical staff at Women and Infant’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology Medicine as well as a Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Warren Alpert Brown University School of Medicine.

He received his Obstetrics and Gynecology training at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center. He has authored articles in noted peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters. He has been recognized for his achievements in medical education by receiving “Excellence in Teaching” and “Outstanding Obstetrical Performance” awards from Tufts University School of Medicine, and most newly, he was honored with the Southcoast Hospitals Physician Recognition Award.

He has had the pleasure of working with the local RAPPP Program (Responsible Attitudes Toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention Program) in recent years, helping educate both local teachers and teens. Dr. Pope also was a featured contributing newspaper columnist where he is known for his promotion of women’s health topics in The Standard Times.


Professional Highlights 

  • Clinical Associate, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ACOG Massachusetts Section Junior Fellow Chair
  • HealthCare for Women, Inc. Private Practice later purchased by Hawthorn Medical Associates
  • Hawthorn Medical Associates, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth & New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke’s Hospital, Southcoast Health System, New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Active Medical Staff, St Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Active Medical Staff, Women and Infants Hospital, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Warren Alpert Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Warren Alpert Brown University School Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Taught a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Teaching Position at Cytyc/Hologic Pharmaceuticals National Speakers Bureau


Professional Memberships 

  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Member North American Menopause Society
  • Associate Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Member, New England Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery


Medical Accreditation  

  • Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology



  • Pennsylvania Medical Association Outstanding Medical Student Award – 1998
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Reporter ACOG – 2000
  • Berlex Pharmaceuticals Best Resident Teaching Award – 2001
  • Housestaff/Fellow Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine – 2001
  • Organon Pharmaceuticals Research Award – 2002
  • “SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon” awarded by the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons – 2003
  • “Outstanding Obstetrical Performance” awarded by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics, Tufts University School of Medicine – 2003
  • Cytyc/Hologic Pharmaceuticals Distinguished Speaker – 2004
  • Southcoast Hospitals Physician Recognition Award – 2014
  • Special Recognition for Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Preceptor Award, Brown University School of Medicine – 2019


Publications and Presentations 

  • O’Grady, John P., Pope, Christian S. Vacuum Extraction in Modern Obstetrics: A Critique and Review. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2000; 12: 475-80.
  • Pope CS, Boley TJ. Successful Pregnancy Outcome With Cardiac and Restrictive Lung Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review. Jour Mat Fet Med. 2001; 10: 64-7.
  • Pope, Christian S., Markenson, GR, Bayer-Zwirello, L, et al. Pregnancy Complicated by Spinal Cord Injury and History of Autonomic Hyperreflexia. Obstet Gynecol 2001; 97: 802-3.
  • Pope C, O’Grady J, MD, Hoffman D. Vacuum Extraction. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. 2001. Available at:
  • Pope C, O’Grady J, MD, Hoffman D. Ectopic Pregnancy & Malposition of the Uterus. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. Available at:
  • O’Grady, John P., Pope, Christian S. Forceps Delivery. Ballieres Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. Vol. 16, No.1, pp.1-16, 2002.
  • “Pregnancy Complicated by Spinal Cord Injury and Autonomic Hyperreflexia,”
  • Poster Presentation at ACOG, 48th Annual Clinical Meeting, San Francisco, CA (10/2000)
  • Oral Presentation: “Influence of Embryo Transfer Distance on IVF-ET
  • Outcomes: Fear the Fundus”, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, 58th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (10/2002)
  • Health Column Newspaper Columnist, Standard Times, “HealthCare Just for Women” (6/2010 – Present)



  • Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Masters in Biomedical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Internship, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts


Last modified on: 04-10-2022