Nancy L. Stanwood, MD, MPH, FACOG, FSFP

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing; Section Chief of Family Planning

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Family Planning

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research


Nancy L. Stanwood, MD, MPH joins Yale as an Associate Professor and Section Chief of Family Planning. Born and raised in Connecticut, she graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at University of Michigan and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program fellowship at the University of North Carolina, where she also earned her MPH.

Before coming to Yale, Dr. Stanwood was at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. During her ten years there, she successfully built and directed the Family Planning service including securing the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program grant. She is an enthusiastic teacher and among her awards is the prestigious National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Stanwood’s research interests include the underuse of intrauterine devices and prevention of teen pregnancies. She is a dedicated advocate for her patients and serves as the Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, a national organization dedicated to sound science in reproductive health policy.

Education & Training

MPH University of North Carolina Medical School, Public Health (2001)
MD University of Pennsylvania (1995)
AB Brown University, Biochemistry (1990)
Fellowship University of North Carolina Medical School
Residency University of Michigan Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • National Faculty AwardAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2003)

Professional Service

  • Chair Physicians for Reproductive Health (2013)

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Contact Info

Nancy L. Stanwood, MD, MPH, FACOG, FSFP
Patient Care Locations
Yale Family PlanningPrimary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Family PlanningTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Fl 3rd Ste 3C

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06510-8063