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MFM FELLOWSHIP FACULTY - SONIA S. HASSAN, M.D.

Obstretrics Director, Sonia Hassan M.D.Title

  • Associate Dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Director, Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care & Research, Perinatology Research Branch

Education and Training

  • M.D. - Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Internship and Residency - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Hutzel Women's Hospital
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Hutzel Hospital

Research Accomplishments

  • Lead investigator of a multi-center, international, randomized clinical trial of progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth. The results of this study demonstrated that the use of vaginal progesterone decreased the rate of preterm birth before 33 weeks of gestation and respiratory distress syndrome
  • Published the first genome-wide evaluation of the uterine cervix after term labor
  • Description of the transcriptome of the ripe uterine cervix
  • Children’s Research Center of Michigan Research Award: “Fetal Growth Impairment and Maternal Microchimerism”
  • Authored and co-authored over 300 peer reviewed publications and 10 chapters

Principal or Alternate Investigator on the following projects

  • Principal Investigator for the North American Fetal Therapy Network at Wayne State University

Awards and Recognitions

  • November 2015 Healthcare Professional of the Year, National Arab American Medical Association - Michigan Chapter
  • October 2015 Notable Alumni, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • 2014 The Detroit News Michiganian of the Year
  • 2014 Winner for Advancements in Health Care, Crain's 13th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards
  • Chair of Mayor Mike Duggan's City of Detroit Preterm Birth Reduction Plan (2014-present)

Research Interests

  • The uterine cervix transcriptome
  • Intra-uterine infection and its association with a sonographic short cervix
  • The uterine cervix and cervical biology in premature labor, cervical insufficiency, and labor at term
  • The use of progesterone in the prevention of preterm birth
  • Longitudinal studies of biomarkers to predict adverse pregnancy outcome

Courses

MENTORSHIP

STUDENT EDUCATION

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine/Hutzel Women’s Hospital 1998 - Present

CLINICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine/Hutzel Women’s Hospital 2001–Present
    Clinical Operating Room Teaching, Labor and Delivery and Fetal Therapy Procedures
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine/Hutzel Women’s Hospital 2001–Present
    Obstetrical Ultrasound and Genetics and Prenatal Clinic, Clinical Instructor

FACULTY (e.g., CME)

  • Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center 5/15/2015
    Continuing Medical Education Conference “Innovations in Preterm Birth Prevention”
  • Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center 5/7/2016
    Continuing Medical Education Workshop “Innovations in Preterm Birth Prevention”

MEDICAL STUDENTS/RESIDENTS/FELLOWS

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine –Hutzel Women’s Hospital 2001–Present
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Clinical Instructor
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine –Hutzel Women’s Hospital 2001–Present
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Research Preceptor
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine/Hutzel Women’s Hospital 2001–Present
    Resident Research Preceptor