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

Biographical Info

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

Brown University (1990)
University of Pennsylvania (1995)
University of North Carolina Medical School (2001)
University of Michigan Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology (1995 - 1999)
University of North Carolina Medical School, Epidemiology/Public Health (1999 - 2001)
Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified  (2003)

Honors & Recognition

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

Professional Service

  • Board of Directors, Physicians for Reproductive Health (06/09/2013)

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