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Nancy Stanwood

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

Contact Information

Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, FACOG, FSFP

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT, 06510-8063

    United States

Nancy Stanwood
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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

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
YNHH Gynecology Operations CouncilThis committee provides leadership for the hospital in Gynecologic services.2011 - Present
Physicians for Reproductive HealthBoard of Directors 2007-present, Chair 2013-20162007 - Present

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