The executive dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Mark Rosenblatt, MD, presented the 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership to UICOMR regional dean Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MPHE, MHA, at the May 10 graduation ceremony in Chicago.
Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green became the regional dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford in 2014. A renowned clinician-scientist, Dr. Stagnaro-Green is a Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Education.
A 1983 graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Stagnaro-Green performed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Throughout his career he has been a passionate healthcare leader, in research, education, and medical school administration.
An internationally known researcher in the field of thyroid and pregnancy, Dr. Stagnaro-Green has published the seminal article linking thyroid antibody positivity to a doubling of the rate of spontaneous pregnancy loss. In 2011, he was the chair and lead author on the American Thyroid Association’s clinical guidelines on thyroid and pregnancy. He has led a national initiative advocating that all pregnant women receive prenatal vitamins with iodine and is currently working to ensure that all pregnant women in the United States are tested for thyroid disorders.
Dr. Stagnaro-Green has led comprehensive curriculum change at three medical schools and has served on over a dozen Liaison Committee on Medical Education site visits. He has published numerous articles on medical education in diverse areas including core entrustable professional activities, medical student research and curricular innovation. Given his dedication to medical education and leadership, he obtained a Master of Health Professions Education in 2005 and a Masters in Healthcare Administration, both at UIC.
As regional dean in Rockford, Dr. Stagnaro-Green has been a strong advocate for the students, staff and faculty of the College of Medicine Rockford. He led the development and implementation of a five-year strategic plan, oversaw a campus expansion project to accommodate the new first-year medical students, and has enhanced donor and alumni relations. He has developed strong ties with the Rockford community and has become a community leader in health, education and service.