University Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy Clinic
Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, has a clinical practice specializing in thyroid disease and pregnancy. He is a renowned clinician-scientist and academic leader with extensive experience in clinical research and public service in the field of thyroid and pregnancy. Dr. Stagnaro-Green is Regional Dean and Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1983. Following a residency in internal medicine at New Jersey Medical School, he completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
An internationally known researcher in the field of thyroid disease and pregnancy, in 1990, he reported in JAMA the seminal finding linking thyroid antibody positivity in euthyroid women to a doubling of the rate of spontaneous miscarriage. His endocrine research focuses on thyroid antibodies and miscarriage, the relationship between thyroid dysfunction and preterm delivery, and postpartum thyroiditis. He serves as Chairman of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) task force on thyroid and pregnancy. In 2011, he was the chair and lead author on clinical guidelines on thyroid and pregnancy which have been endorsed worldwide, including the European Thyroid Association, Latin American Thyroid Association, and the Australian Thyroid Association. At present, Dr. Stagnaro-Green is leading an effort to ensure that all prenatal vitamins include iodine which is critical to normal fetal neurocognitive development. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has served as section editor of two books.
University Thyroid & Pregnancy Clinic at Rockford
1601 Parkview Avenue · Rockford, Illinois 61107-1897