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In Memoriam

Remembering Thomas Chih Cheng Peng, MD 

Dr. Thomas C.C. Peng died on March 30, 2022 after an extended illness. Tom was born in Taiwan to Yao and Julie Peng. He immigrated to the United States when he was nine years old and grew up in Milford, Connecticut. After his graduation from college, he attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University.  However, midway through his first residency, he found his passion caring for expectant mothers and their babies and decided to pursue a second residency in OBGYN. He went to Baltimore, Maryland to complete an OB-GYN residency followed by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University where he met his wife of 41 years. 

Following fellowship, Tom worked at Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Virginia Commonwealth University, where he remained double boarded in internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. Tom was a beloved member of the MCV faculty. Although he was notorious for forgetting his residents' names, he genuinely loved mentoring others and was frequently recognized for his dedication to teaching. He was known for his compassion, his goofy sense of humor and his love and pride for his family. Learn more about Dr. Peng's life and the people who loved him most here.

A donation to the Foundation for SMFM is one way to honor a SMFM member who has died. Your gift to the Foundation is an investment in the future of maternal-fetal medicine. Each gift advances pregnancy care through research scholarships, global initiatives in patient care and scientific endeavors, grants for clinical education, and mentorship in training the next generation of clinicians and scientists involved in improving pregnancy care. Once a financial gift is received, the Foundation will send a card to the family acknowledging your gift.

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