Douglas Haynes was born in New York in 1922. He was educated in Europe as a child and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1943 with BS and BA degrees. He received his MD in 1946, and a degree in OB/GYN in 1952 from Southwestern Medical School (now UT Southwestern). He then served as Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Southwestern before coming to Louisville in 1954, serving as Professor of Obstetrics (1954-1987) as well as Chair of the department from 1956 to 1969. He served as Dean of the School of Medicine from 1969-1973. In 1960, he was the only physician in Kentucky to sign a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to declare a Connecticut law banning artificial birth control as unconstitutional. After retirement as Professor Emeritus from UofL in 1987, he attended the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and received two master’s degrees. After graduating, he taught Hebrew at the Seminary.