Randolph V. Seligman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Randolph Victor Seligman M.D., served as head of the Obstetrics/Gynecology program at Bernalillo County Indian Hospital from 1955 to 1960, and as a mentor OB/GYN residents and students in UNM School of Medicine clinics and surgical areas from 1986-1996. At the time of his retirement from the university in June 1996 at the age of 81, Dr. Seligman estimated that he had delivered some 10,000 babies throughout his career.

Dr. Seligman, a 3rd generation native New Mexican, was born in Bernalillo, New Mexico. He graduated from Albuquerque High School at age 16, then attended the New Mexico Military Institute for two years before transferring to the University of California-Berkeley. He returned to Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico. He took his medical training at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

During the war years that followed, he served as an Army Major in the 302nd Medical Battalion of the 77th Infantry Division in the South Pacific Theater. After the war he returned to New Mexico and established himself in private practice. By 1988, he dedicated all his time to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Seligman was a strong supporter of the School of Medicine and established The Eleanor F. and Randolph V. Seligman Endowed Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Seligman passed away April 4, 2009, at age of 94 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

My two brothers and I were three of his 10,000 babies he delivered.
David C Howie-Jones, LPTA