John J. Halki, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed acting chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wright State University School of Medicine for a 12-month term, effective August 1. He succeeds Stephen Cruikshank, M.D., who accepted the position of chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Carolina.
Halki served as department's chair from 1982-1989, when he retired and was appointed professor emeritus of obstetrics/gynecology and pharmacology/toxicology. He joined Wright State's faculty in 1975 as an associate clinical professor of obstetrics/gynecology and was assistant dean for Air Force Affairs from 1976-79.
He was born in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, but considers himself to be a native of Morgantown, West Virginia. Halki received B.S. degrees in pharmacy and medicine from West Virginia University. He holds an M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia and a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology from the University of Kansas.
Halki is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a life fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Halki served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946 and retired in 1981, after almost 25 years, as a Brigadier General from the U.S. Air Force.