GrobmanWilliamNational Academy of Medicine member and maternal-fetal medicine expert named to critical role in Ob/Gyn clinical operations, will continue research on obstetric outcomes

Maternal-fetal medicine expert William Grobman, MD, MBA, has joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as vice chair for Clinical Operations.

An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Grobman previously served on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is nationally known for research work focused on predicting and preventing adverse obstetric outcomes. Grobman’s 2018 study on the link between labor induction and cesarean delivery was listed among the 12 most impactful and practice-changing papers since the year 2000 by New England Journal of Medicine editor-in-chief Jeffrey Drazen, MD.

As vice chair for Clinical Operations at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Grobman will focus on clinical outcomes, quality, safety and patient satisfaction. He’ll work closely with department leadership — as well as other physician, nursing and administrative leaders across the institution — to optimize services provided to patients.

“The wonderful thing is that the Ob/Gyn services we offer are already top notch,” Dr. Grobman says. “This gives me the ability to connect to and think with other institutional leaders about how we can constantly improve and be the very best that we can be.”

Board certified in maternal and fetal medicine, Dr. Grobman’s clinical work is focused on prenatal diagnosis, labor and delivery care, and antepartum care.

Dr. Grobman brings with him several research projects, many already involving longstanding collaboration with others at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. He looks forward to continuing work within the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network, a research collaborative established by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The Ohio State University is one of 12 centers within the MFMU Network.

“The MFMU Network offers a really great opportunity to investigate the most innovative treatments and gain insights with regard to the provision of obstetric care,” Dr. Grobman says. “I’m really excited to continue as part of this network and look forward to proposing new research studies that take advantage of the amazing infrastructure the MFMU Network has to offer.”

Dr. Grobman earned his medical degree from Harvard University. He completed residency and fellowship training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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