Gynecologist and obstetrician Joseph Tate, M.D., known for his expertise in VBACs (vaginal births after Cesarean-sections), has been awarded the inaugural REAL Award for Newborn and Mother Care. The REAL Awards, created by Save the Children and in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, are a first-of-a-kind global awards program designed to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide globally, as well as in the United States.
Tate is a clinical assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency training. He is a solo practitioner who runs his own clinic called DeKalb/Gwinnett OB/GYN, with the help of some family members and other staff. During his career, which spans over 28 years, he has delivered more than 6,000 babies.
Tate was selected as the inaugural honoree in the REAL Awards Newborn and Mother Care category out of a pool of 47 nominees.