Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, FACOG

Professor; Section Chief, Laborists and Midwifery; Medical Director, Obstetrics, Vidone Birthing Center, St. Raphael Campus, YNHH; Director of Medical Studies, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director of Electives, Yale School of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Laborists and Midwifery | Reproductive Sciences | Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Illuzzi is the Section Chief of our new Obstetric and Midwifery section as well as the Medical Director of the Vidone Birthing Center at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the home of a collaborative faculty practice of obstetricians and certified nurse midwives who provide individualized care,supporting physiologic birth, vaginal birth after cesarean and family-centered cesarean. Dr. Illuzzi is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her OB/GYN residency here at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2004, she was named a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar supported by a career development grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development. In 2006, she completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the Yale School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Illuzzi’s research examines the use of obstetric interventions and their impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes, especially among low risk women. Topics include prophylaxis to prevent vertical transmission of group B streptococcus, innovative models of maternity care, and safe prevention of primary cesarean delivery. In addition to her research, Dr. Illuzzi also serves as Director of Medical Studies in Obstetrics and Gynecology; she regularly lectures, leads seminars, and is actively involved in curriculum design with strong emphasis on evidence-based teaching in reproductive health.

Education & Training

MS Yale University (2006)
MD Harvard Medical School (1998)
AB Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (1994)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology (2004, recertified: 2017)

Honors & Recognition

  • Leah Lowenstein AwardYale School of Medicine (2010)

  • Bohmfalk AwardYale School of Medicine (2007)

  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Teaching AwardAssociation of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2006)

Professional Service

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2014 - Present) ACOG Liaison to the Neonatal Rescucitation Program Committee

  • American Association of Birth Centers (2009 - Present) Board of Directors, Chair, Standards Committee

  • Yale School of Medicine (2007 - Present) Education Policy and Curriculum Committee

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Contact Info

Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, FACOG
Patient Care Locations
Dr. Romeo A. & Lena B. Vidone Birth CenterYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Center for Women's Health and MidwiferyCenter for Women's Health and Midwifery
200 Orchard Street, Ste 108

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Midwifery125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
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Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063