David Stamilio named director of maternal-fetal medicine division

David M. Stamilio, M.D., has been named director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, effective July 1.

David Stamilio
David Stamilio

Stamilio is replacing Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., who became director of the Magee-Womens Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

Stamilio’s appointment was announced by George Macones, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“David Stamilio is an accomplished clinical researcher who has used his advanced training to address common problems in obstetrics such as vaginal birth after Caesarean. He also is a gifted clinician and educator,” Macones says. “He will be a fantastic addition to the leadership in our department.”

A staff member at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Stamilio studies preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and the prediction and prevention of preterm birth.

He has been a co-investigator and principal investigator on clinical research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Air Force Office of the Surgeon General and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He also has more than 35 peer-reviewed publications.

Stamilio joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2006 as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Before joining the University, he served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., in 1988, and a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1992. Additionally, he received a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.

Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark, Stamilio completed fellowships in maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

He currently serves as an editorial consultant to the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.