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DIRECTOR - CHAUR-DONG HSU, MD, MPH, FACOG

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Chaur-Dong Hsu, M.D., MPH, FACOGTitle

  • Chair and Frank P. Iacobell Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Project Site Manager & Director, Center for Advanced Obstetric Care and Research, Perinatology Research Branch, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Specialist-in-Chief, OB/GYN, Detroit Medical Center
  • Chief, OBGYN, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Program Director and Principal Investigator, Women's Reproductive Health Research, NIH

Education and Training

  • M.D. Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • M.P.H. The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Resident – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Postdoctoral Training – Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow and Research Fellow, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Awards and Recognition

  • CREOG, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Best Faculty Teaching Award
  • Best Doctors in America
  • American TOP OB/GYN
  • Top Doctor in the Nation, New York Times
  • Best Doctor, New York Magazine
  • Top Doctors for Women's Health, New York Times
  • Best Doctor of New York, Castle Connolly
  • Berlex Junior Faculty Award
  • ACOG-Ethicon District IV Award, ACOG
  • President, Women Physician of Westchester, Westchester, New York
  • Board of Directors, North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Secretary and Treasurer, North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Editorial Board, Gynecology and Women's Health Research (Editorial Board)
  • International Board, Taiwan Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (International Board

Research Accomplishments

  • Reduction of Cesarean section surgical site infection (C Hsu Bundle)
  • The role of the maternal Fas-Fas H  gene in the Great Obstetrical Syndrome: preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction
  • Biomarkers for preeclampsia
  • Amniotic fluid biomarkers that signify infection

Research Interests

  • Apoptosis & Fas-Fas H signal pathway
  • Fas-Fas H gene polymorphism
  • Personalized obstetrics
  • Intra-amniotic infection
  • Preterm Labor
  • Surgical site infection

Select Publications

  • Gomez-Lopez N, Romero R. Galaz J, Xu Y, Panaitescu B, Slutsky R, Motomura K, Gill N, Para R, Pacora P, Jung E, Hsu CD.  Cellular immune responses in amniotic fluid of women with preterm labor and intra-amniotic infection or intra-amniotic inflammation.  Am J Reprod Immunol 2019 Jul 19:e13171.doi: 10.1111/aji.13171 (Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31323170
  • Winters AD, Romero R, Gervasi MT, Gomez-Lopez N, Tran MR, Garcia-Flores V, Pacora P, Jung E, Hassan SS, Hsu CD, Theis KR.  Does the endometrical cavity have a molecular microbial signature?  Scientific Reports 2019 Jul 9:9(1):9905. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46173-0.  PMID: 31289304
  • Para R, Romero R, Miller D, Panaitescu B, Varrey A, Chaiworapongsa T, Hassan SS, Hsu CD, Gomez-Lopez N.  Human β-defensin-3 participates in intra-amniotic host defense in women with labor at term, spontaneous preterm labor and intact membranes, and preterm prelabor rupture of membranes.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Apr 18:1-16. Doi: 10.1080/147670458.2019.1597047 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30999788.
  • Gomez-Lopez N, Romero R, Panaitescu B, Miller D, Zhou C, Gudicha DW, Tarca AL, Para R, Hassan SS, Hsu CD.  Gasdermin D: in vivo evidence of pyroptosis in spontaneous labor at term.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Apr 21:1-11. Doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1610440 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31006293.
  • Shafik S, Mallick S, Fogel J, Tetrtokalashvili M, Hsu CD.  The utility of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) for diagnosing sepsis in the immediate postpartum period.  J Infect Public Health 2019 Apr 19.pii:S1876-0341(19)30136-4. Doi: 10.1016j.jiph.2019.04.003 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 31010644.
  • Hsu, C-D, Cohn, I, Caban, R. Reduction and sustainability of Cesarean section surgical site infection: an evidence-based, innovative, and multidisciplinary quality improvement intervention bundle program. Am J Infect Control. 2016;44(11):1315-20. PMID:27317407