Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, FACOG, FSFP

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

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Family Planning

Yale Medicine


Nancy L. Stanwood, MD, MPH joined Yale in 2011 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 on the Board 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, recertified: 2017)

Honors & Recognition

  • APGO Excellence in Teaching AwardAssociation of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2016)

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

Professional Service

  • YNHH GYN M&M Committee (2014 - Present) This committee oversees confidential GYN case review to ensure quality care.

  • YNHH Gynecology Operations Council (2011 - Present) This committee provides leadership for the hospital in Gynecologic services.

  • Physicians for Reproductive Health (2007 - Present) Board of Directors 2007-present, Chair 2013-2016

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Contact Info

Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, FACOG, FSFP
Patient Care Locations
Yale Family PlanningTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Fl 3rd floor Ste Suite 3C

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Obstetrics & GynecologyWomen's Center, Yale New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06510-8063