Dr. Jeff Livingston has been a physician at MacArthur OB/GYN since 2003. He served as Chairman of the Obgyn Department at Baylor Medical Center of Irving. He is leading the practice’s efforts to use social media, Health 2.0, and community involvement to improve patient engagement. Several national publications, including USA Today, Wired magazine, Computerworld.com and Physicians Practice have featured his combined use of Facebook, Twitter and a secure patient portal to effectively communicate with patients and to better meet their everyday healthcare needs. His efforts at promoting patient engagement have been featured at the Health 2.0 conference in Washington DC and San Francisco as well as on Voice of America News, WFAA’s Good Morning Texas and DFW News NBC.
Working with the Irving Independent School District, he received the Golden Apple Award in 2009 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to students and teachers regarding STD and teen pregnancy prevention. In 2012 he received the Heroes For Children award from the Texas State Board of Education. Dr. Livingston grew up in Dallas, TX, and graduated from J.J. Pearce High School. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio, where he played basketball and majored in Spanish. He then returned to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After completing his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, he moved to Irving to work with MacArthur OB/GYN. He is fluent in Spanish and sign language, and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children. He is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.