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Academic Affiliations
  • Section Head of Biomarkers for the ‘Great Obstetrical Syndromes’, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS
  • Director, DMC/WSU/PRB Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Associate Director, Combined Maternal-Fetal Medicine / Medical Genetics and Genomics Program
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Education
    • M.D., Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Clinical Fellowship – Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • Residency – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • Research Fellowship – Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS, Detroit, Michigan
    • Research Fellowship – Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, St Mary’s Health Center, St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri
    • Residency – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pramongkutklao Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
        Awards and Recognition
        • 1999 Central poster award from 67th Annual Meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Maui, Hawaii.
        • 2003 Research Excellence Award, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Kim YM, Kim MR, Chaiworapongsa T, Gomez R, Bujold E, Blackwell S, Romero R. Failure of physiologic transformation of the spiral arteries in patients with preterm labor and intact membranes.
        • 2003 Young investigator award from 70th annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. La Jolla, California. Chaiworapongsa T, Espinoza J, Bujold E, Kim YM, Goncalves LF, Gomez R, Edwin S, Romero R. Evidence supporting a role for blockade of the vascular endothelial growth factor system in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia
        • 2004 Outstanding contributions to the manuscript review process of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
        • 2004-2005 Certificate of excellence in academic achievement from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
        • 2005-2006 Certificate of excellence in academic achievement from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
        • 2006-2007 Certificate of excellence in academic achievement from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
        • 2008 Research Excellence Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
        • 2008 Jacqueline and Marshall Lindheimer Award, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Gostch F, Kim YM, Kim CJ, Edwin S, Hotra J, Tarca AL, Chaiworapongsa T, Kusanovic JP, Mor G, Redman CWG, Romero R. A Link Between Inflammation/Infection and Anti-angiogenic State in Preeclampsia: Inflammaroty Mediators Mimic Effect of Hypoxia on Trophoblast by Increasing sFlt-1 and Decreasig Placental Growth Factor Production.
        • 2008 Frederick P. Zuspan Award, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Kusanovic JP, Erez O, Gotsch F, Chaiworapongsa T, Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Gomez R, Hassan SS, Romero R. Maternal Plasma Concentrations of Placental Growth Factor, Soluble Flt1 and Soluble Endoglin in Early Pregnancy and the Second Trimeseter in the Identification of Patients Destined to Develop Preterm Preeclampsia.
        • 2009 Research Excellence Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
        • 2009 Research Excellence Award from the Perintaology Reseach Branch, NICHD, NIH, DHHS, Detroit, Michigan.
        • 2010 March of Dimes Award for Best Research in Prematurity. Romero R, Velez DR, Mazaki-Tovi S, Gomez R, Behnke E, Chaiworapongsa T, Anant MK, Salisbury B, Carr J, Vovis G, Kim CJ, Tromp G, Menon R, Williams S. Identification of fetal and maternal single nucleotiode polymorphisms in candidate genes that predispose to spontaneous preterm labor with intact membranes. 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
        • 2010 Outstanding contributions to the manuscript review process of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
        • 2014 Frederick Zuspan award (Co-investigator) for the most outstanding basic science work in relation to the study of hypertension in pregnancy. “When is maternal plasma sST2 concentration elevated in patients with preeclampsia?” during the 19th ISSHP World Congress held in New Orleans, United States, October 26, 2014
        Research Interests
        • Angiogenic/ anti-angiogenic factors and obstetrical diseases
        • Biomarkers in obstetrical syndromes
        • Fetal death
        • Preeclampsia
        • Preterm labor
        • Massive peri-villous fibrin deposition, angiogenesis and recurrent pregnancy loss