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Nancy Stanwood

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

Contact Information

Nancy Stanwood, MD, FACOG, FSFP, MPH

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT, 06510-8063

    United States



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 received her MD 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.

As Section Chief at Yale, she directs the Family Planning clinical service which has grown to a regional referral site for complex cases. She helped found the Yale Family Planning Fellowship, serving as its director for the first four years. She directs the Yale Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program and is an enthusiastic teacher, having received prestigious National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Stanwood’s passions are patient care, education, and advocacy. She is a dedicated advocate for her patients and has served 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)
  • Fellowship
    University of North Carolina Medical School (2001)
  • Residency
    University of Michigan Medical Center (1999)
  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania (1995)
  • AB
    Brown University, Biochemistry (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
APGO Excellence in Teaching AwardAssociation of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics2016
National Faculty AwardAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology2003

Professional Service

YNHH GYN M&M CommitteeThis committee oversees confidential GYN case review to ensure quality care.2014 - Present
American College of Obstetricians & GynecologistsLong-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Work Group2013 - Present
YNHH Gynecology Operations CouncilThis committee provides leadership for the hospital in Gynecologic services.2011 - Present
Physicians for Reproductive HealthSecretary 2009-2012, Incoming Chair 2012-2013, Chair 2013-20162007 - 2017

Departments & Organizations