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Improving Women’s Health Outcomes Across the Region — and World

Jack Ludmir, MD, FACOG, has devoted his career to advancing equity and access to women’s healthcare, across the Philadelphia region and abroad in Latin American countries. This commitment has brought him back to Temple Health to lead our highly-anticipated Women & Families Hospital, planned to open in 2024.  

A Shared Commitment to Health Equity

Dr. Ludmir’s foremost experience seeing through a physician’s lens was at the age of five, rounding with his father at Peru’s first maternal and infant hospital. This founded the philosophy that has guided his career: that all patients deserve the same high level of dignity, care, and respect–and these are the values he sees in action at Temple.

“I came here because of what Temple represents,” Dr. Ludmir says. “This is an organization that has such a strong mission and values, and the Temple Women & Families Hospital is the next step in living that vision. When it opens, we’ll not only help ensure that the women and families in our community get the treatment they deserve, but also set a new national standard for care.” 

Continuing a Legacy of Empowering Care 

As a graduate of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Dr. Ludmir’s return to Temple means coming full circle. “All throughout my training, I identified with Temple’s focus on equity,” he says. 

When working alongside residents and clinical staff, Dr. Ludmir personifies respect through trauma-informed, trust-building communication with patients. This establishes an invaluable bond that is necessary to providing effective care. “These values were reinforced when I was a medical student at Temple,” he says.

Through his career, Dr. Ludmir has implemented this grounded approach to medical care in a number of distinguished leadership roles, including positions at highly esteemed medical schools and hospitals and on the American Hospital Association’s Maternal Child Health Council and as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ liaison for Latin America. He also cofounded the nonprofit Puentes de Salud a community-based program directly supporting the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s Latin American immigrant population.

Rising to Meet the Needs of Our Community 

Dr. Ludmir has affected advances in equity and access to women’s healthcare, reducing maternal morbidity in the high-risk populations he serves. While his impact has extended throughout the region and abroad, he always starts by listening to community members, prioritizing their lived experiences and expertise.

“I’ve spent my life listening to patients and trying to get them the care they deserve,” he explains. “What they want is to be treated with dignity, and to be heard and respected. At the Women & Families, that’s exactly what we’re going to do—and that’s why I came back to Temple.” 

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