Michael J. Gast received his MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1973. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in 1976. Following residency, Dr. Gast completed a PhD in Molecular Biology at Washington University and two fellowships (in Maternal/Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). He has participated on numerous Boards and in key executive positions in the field of Women’s and Children’s Health and has an extensive history of legislative and regulatory activity at local, state and national levels in the areas of maternal/child and reproductive health.
Dr. Gast currently holds an adjunct faculty position in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University. He served on the Board of Supervisors of Thornbury Township, Chester County from 2007-13, serving as Chairman in 2010-11. Prior to that time, Dr. Gast worked as an executive in the biopharmaceutical industry, leading management and research teams in various areas including women’s health.
“From my professional experience, I understand how critical the health of women and children is to the well-being of families and communities. For many years, MCHC has worked to ensure that all women and their families have access to health care and support. If not MCHC, who else could play this important role? The MCHC staff work tirelessly to fulfill the organization’s mission, and I am proud to be part of it.”