January 04, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning celebrates Dr. Edward T. Wolanski '78 on his retirement and his "special deliveries"...all 10,000 of them! See the entire story on CBS News: One doctor's special deliveries.

Dr. Edward Wolanski '78 with a newborn

You can find out more about Dr. Edward Wolanski's storied career in the Winter 2017 edition of The Record of Hampden-Sydney College's article, Labor of Love, in which Wolanski confesses, "From year to year, you don't even think about such things. You just keep going. In fact, until a nurse asked me in May if I realized I was about to deliver my 5,000th baby this century, I had no idea." They did some research and realized he had surpassed 10,000 births in the Charlottesville area since 1986.

The 10,000 figure has attracted quite a bit of attention. At the Wolanski 2-Miler in November was a camera crew for CBS Sunday Morning, whose feature story on Wolanski will air nationally in early January. Local television, radio, and print media have also reported in the past year on Wolanski's impressive career, but he claims that while he appreciates the accolades, the true reward is the relationships with his patients. He says, "The media attention is only temporary, but the fact that my patients remember me means I've made an impact."  Read on...