Academic Affiliations
  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona – Tucson
  • Chair and Frank P. Iacobell Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research National Institutes of Health (NIH)/NICHD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Specialist-in-Chief for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Detroit Medical Center
  • Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karmanos Cancer Center
Education and Training
  • Medical Doctor, Kaoshing Medical University, Kaoshing, Taiwan
  • Master of Public Health - The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Residency – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Clinical Fellow - Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Awards and Recognition
  • 2013 -Best Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2005-2016 - Best Doctors in America
  • 2007-2016 - American TOP OB/GYN
  • 2010-2012 - CREOG, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2010-2011 - Top Doctor in the Nation, New York Times
  • 2009 - Best Doctor in America, The Westbury Times
  • 2009 - Best Doctor in America, East Meadow Herald
  • 2009 - Best Doctor, New York Magazine
  • 2009 - Top Doctors for Women’s Health, New York Times
  • 2006-2008 - Best Resident Teaching Award, New York Medical College
  • 2004-2012 - Top Doctor, New York Metro Area
  • 2004-2012 - Best Doctor of New York, Castle Connolly
  • 2002-2013 - Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 4th Edition
  • 1996 - Berlex Junior Faculty Award, Brewster, Massachusetts
  • 1993-1996 - Faculty Scholar, Molecular Cardiobiology Program, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1992 - ACOG-Ethicon District IV Award, ACOG Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico
Research Accomplishments
  • Evaluation of Thrombomodulin, Nicked, Glycosylated, Beta-Core Fragment hCG ELABELA and VEGF as Biomedical Markers for Preeclampsia
  • Placental pathology in the "great obstetrical syndromes"
  • Surgical site infection reduction bundle
  • Research and evaluation of Cytokines, Chemokines and NOx
  • Association between the “maternal” Fas (-670) SNP (not fetal Fas or FasL SNP) and the development of preeclampsia, or intrauterine growth restriction
Research Interests
  • Biomarkers for preeclampsia: thrombomodulin and VEGF
  • Intra-amniotic infection and amniotic fluid markers
  • Apoptosis and Fas/FasL in obstetrical disorders
  • Surgical site infection
Select Publications
  • Pique-Regi R, Romero R, Tarca AL, Luca F, Xu Y, Alazizi A, Leng Y, Hsu C-D, Gomez-Lopez N. Does the human placenta express the canonical cell entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2? Elife. 2020 Jul 14;9:e58716. doi: 10.7554/eLife.58716. PMID: 32662421
  • Jaiman S, Romero R, Pacora P, Jung EJ, Kacerovsky M, Bhatti G, Yeo L, Hsu C-D. Placental delayed villous maturation is associated with evidence of chronic fetal hypoxia J Perinat Med. 2020 Apr 1:/j/jpme.ahead-of-print/jpm-2020-0030/jpm-2020-0030.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2020-0030. PMID: 32238609
  • Para R, Romero R, Gomez-Lopez N, Tarca AL, Panaitescu B, Done B, Hsu R, Pacora P, Hsu C-D. Maternal circulating concentrations of soluble Fas and Elabela in early- and late-onset preeclampsia J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Feb 2:1-14. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1716720. PMID: 32008387
  • Gomez-Lopez N, Romero R, Leng Y, Xu Y, Slutsky R, Levenson D, Pacora P, Jung E, Panaitescu B, Hsu C-D. The origin of amniotic fluid monocytes/macrophages in women with intra-amniotic inflammation or infection J Perinat Med. 2019 Oct 25;47(8):822-840. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2019-0262. PMID: 31494640
  • Hsu, C-D, Cohn, I, Caban, R. Reduction and sustainability of Cesarean section surgical site infection: an evidence-based, innovative, and multidisciplinary quality improvement intervention bundle program. Am J Infect Control. 2016;44(11):1315-20. PMID:27317407