Dean Coonrod

Dean Coonrod, MD, MPH, FACOG

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Coonrod is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Valleywise Health (formerly MIHS) and District Medical Group (DMG) in Phoenix since 2005. He is Professor & Chair at Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Regional Campus and Professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix.  Earning his M.D. and M.P.H. in 1990, he completed his residency in OB/GYN at the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (PIROG) in 1994. He has served on the faculty at Valleywise Health since 1994.  

Dr. Coonrod actively practices as a clinician, researcher, educator, and advocate to victims of domestic violence through his community health work. He also is interested in preconception care; he created and leads an inter-natal clinic which provides care for women between pregnancies who have experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome. Recent work has focused on maternal mortality and morbidity at the hospital, state, national and global level, including the recent founding of a Global Women’s Health Fellowship. He has held dozens of federal, state and local grants supporting women’s health and research in obstetrics and gynecology.

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  • Academic Appointments
  • Department

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Appointment

    • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Affiliate Faculty

    Secondary Appointment

    • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinical Scholar Track
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Publications

    1. Jackson C L, Ciciollaa L, Crnic K A, Luecken L J, Gonzales N A, Coonrod DV. Intimate Partner Violence Before and During Pregnancy: Related Demographic and Psychosocial Factors and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms among Mexican American Women.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  2015 Feb;30(4):659-79. doi: 10.1177/0886260514535262. Epub 2014 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 24958135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4275420.
    2. Coonrod DV, Welborn D, Casillas R, Jimenez BF, Sturgeon A, Records K, Keller C. Interconception Health Services for Women at High Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Descriptive Study.  BJMMR, 4(21): 3844-3855, May 2014.
    3. Keller C, Ainsworth B, Records K, Todd M, Belyea M, Vega-López S, Permana P, Coonrod D, Nagle-Williams A. A comparison of a social support physical activity intervention in weight management among post-partum Latinas. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 19;14:971. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-971. PubMed PMID: 25233867; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4177167.
    4. Vega-López, S., Pignotti, G.A.P., Keller, C., Todd, M., Nagle Williams, A., Records, K., Coonrod, D., Permana, P. Participation in a social-support physical activity intervention modestly improves lipoprotein cholesterol distribution among postpartum sedentary Hispanic women. J Phys Act Health. 2014 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 25408998.
    5. Pignotti GA, Vega-López S, Keller C, Belyea M, Ainsworth B, Nagle Williams A,Records K, Coonrod D, Permana P. Comparison and evaluation of dietary quality between older and younger Mexican-American women. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Jan 7:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25563648.
    6. Records, K., Keller, C., Coonrod, D., Ainsworth, B., Todd, M., Belyea, M., Nagle Williams, A., Permana, P., & Vega-Lopez, S. Correlates of depressive symptoms after birth for Latinas who are overweight or obese. Health Care Women Int. 2015Mar;36(3):356-74. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.973956. Epub 2015 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 25383619; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4355166.
    7. PJ Habak, K Patters, AN Abeyta, C Gonzalez, M Keita, D Drachman, DV Coonrod, A comparison of visual estimate versus calculated estimate of blood loss at vaginal delivery. BJMMR. 11(4):1-7, 2016, DOI: 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/19239. Available online September 2015.
    8. N Ali, DV Coonrod, TR McCormick. Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Care Emergencies. Critical Care Clinics 2015 DOI 10.1016/j.ccc.2015.08.007. PMID: 26600450
    9. GR Saade; KA Boggess; SA Sullivan; GR Markenson; JD Iams; DV Coonrod; M Pereira; MS Esplin; LM Cousins; GK Lam; MK Hoffman; RD Severinsen; T Pugmire; JS Flick; AC Fox; AJ Lueth; SR Rust; E Mazzola; CT Hsu; MT Dufford; CL Bradford; IE Ichetovkin; TC Fleischer; AD Polpitiya; GC Critchfield; PE Kearney; JJ Boniface; DE Hickok.  Development and validation of a spontaneous preterm delivery predictor in asymptomatic women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Feb 11. pii: S0002-9378(16)00284-2. doi:0.1016/j.ajog.2016.02.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26874297.
    10. Tomlin K, Bambulas T, Sutton M, Pazdernik V, Coonrod DV. Motivational Interviewing to Promote Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Postpartum Teenagers. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Nov 18. pii: S1083-3188(16)30271-6.  doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.11.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27871919.
    11. Zheng T, Coonrod DV.  Extraperitoneal Cesarean Delivery. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 62(5):521-5, October 2017.
    12. Barkley J, Valdez B, Coonrod DV, Chambliss L.  The Effect of Electronic Medical Record Adaptation on Reported Medication Errors in Peripartum Care Areas. International Journal of Women’s Health Care.  2017 Vol 2, Issue 2

    Presentations

    1. DV Coonrod. Obstetrics in the Multisystem Trauma Patient.  Annual Phoenix Trauma Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. February 14, 2014. (invited presentation)
    2. DV Coonrod. EED Barriers and Strategies: Successes and Lessons Learned.  National Quality Forum, Maternity Action Team Public Webinar, April 21, 2014.  Webinar presentation. (Invited speaker)
    3. DV Coonrod. Putting the M back in Maternal Fetal Medicine: What it means for Arizona. Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ. August 2014. (Invited presentation)
    4. J Barkley, M Connell, D Coonrod. Diagnostic prediction model for ovarian torsion. Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting. Marana, AZ. October 2014. (Submitted poster presentation)
    5. S Man, DV Coonrod, A Valdez, A Abeyta. Survey to evaluate provider preference for methods of cervical ripening.  Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting. Marana, AZ. October 2014. (Submitted poster presentation)
    6. T Zheng, DV Coonrod. Extraperitoneal cesarean section: A preliminary report. Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting. Marana, AZ. October 2014. (Submitted oral presentation)
    7. DV Coonrod. Preconception care a practical approach. Arizona Public Health Association Spring Conference. Phoenix, AZ, April 9, 2015. (Invited speaker)
    8. DV Coonrod. Putting the M back in Maternal Fetal Medicine: Implications for Family Planning. ADHS Title V Family Planning Annual Meeting.  AZ Department of Health Services, Phoenix AZ, May 27, 2015. (invited speaker)
    9. DV Coonrod, AG Troxler, ME Bachhuber. Risk factors for nulliparous term singleton vertex cesarean delivery before and after the consensus conference on the safe prevention of primary cesarean delivery. Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting. Kahuku, HI. September 2015. (Submitted oral presentation)
    10. K Tomlin, T Bambulas, DV Coonrod, M Sutton, V Pazdernik. Successful Interventions: Effectiveness of motivational counseling and adolescent-focused prenatal care in promoting long-acting reversible contraception in postpartum teenagers. Kahuku, HI. September 2015. (Submitted poster presentation)
    11. T Zheng, DV Coonrod, JE Barkley. Removal of intrauterine device under ultrasound guidance. Kahuku, HI. September 2015. (Submitted oral presentation)
    12. DV Coonrod. DV101. Grand Rounds PIROG. October 2015.
    13. A Demertas, E Gel, S Saghafian, DV Coonrod.  The Optimal Control of Child Delivery for Women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.  INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  November 1-4, 2015
    14. DV Coonrod. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy: A Maternal Mortality / Morbidity Perspective. Guangzhou Women’s and Children’s Hospital Ob/Gyn Conference. Guangzhou, China. November 7, 2015 (Invited speaker)
    15. Clinical validation of a two-protein test for spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) prediction in a large multicenter prospective study of asymptomatic women. G Saade, K Boggess, S Sullivan, G Markenson, J Iams, D Coonrod, L Pereira, MS Esplin, L Cousins, G Lam, MK Hoffman, A Fox, C Bradford, T Fleischer, I Ichetovkin, A Polpitiya, P Kearney, J Boniface, D Hickok. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2016 (Submitted oral presentation)
    16. Verification of a proteomic serum-based classifier to predict spontaneous preterm birth in asymptomatic patients. K Boggess, G Saade, S Sullivan, G Markenson, J Iams, D Coonrod, L Pereira, MS Esplin, L Cousins, G Lam, M Hoffman, A Fox, C Bradford, T Fleischer, I Ichetovkin, A Polpitiya, P Kearney, D Hickok, J Boniface. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2016 (Submitted poster presentation)
    17. Mechanistic insights from serum proteomic biomarkers predictive of spontaneous preterm birth. J Flick, G Saade, K Boggess, S Sullivan, G Markenson, J Iams, D Coonrod, L Pereira, MS Esplin, L Cousins, G Lam, MK Hoffman, A Fox, R Severinsen, T Pugmire, C Bradford, I Ichetovkin, C Hsu, M Dufford, A Gassman, T Fleischer, A Polpitiya, P Kearney, D Hickok, J Boniface. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2016 (Submitted poster presentation)
    18. Mental and Physical Health Issues of Domestic Violence. Scottsdale Psychological Society, March 2016 (Invited oral presentation)
    19. DV Coonrod, A Demitras, E Gel, S Saghafian.  Assessing the maternal and neonatal risks of childbirth morbidity for women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. . Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting. Sun Valley, ID. September 2016. (Submitted oral presentation)
    20. DV Coonrod. Research / clinical epidemiology: A course for ob/gyn and pediatric residents. Guangzhou Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Guangzhou, China. October 2016.
    21. DV Coonrod. Residency training a chairman and longitudinal perspective Guangzhou Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Guangzhou, China. October 2016.
    22. DV Coonrod. Infectious Disease update: Influenza, pertussis, Zika. Beijing You’an Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. November 2016.
    23. DV Coonrod. Infectious Disease update: Influenza, pertussis, Zika. PIROG Grand Rounds, December 2016
    24. Use of a second trimester serum-based proteomic risk classifier for prediction of spontaneous and medically indicated preterm birth. K Boggess, GR Saade, SA Sullivan, GR Markenson, JD Iams, DV Coonrod, LM Pereira, MS Esplin, LM Cousins, GK Lam, MK Hoffman, AC Fox, AJ Lueth, CT Hsu, MT Dufford, TC Fleischer, AD Polpitiya, PE Kearney, DE Hickok, JJ Boniface, TL Randolph. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. January 2017 (Submitted poster presentation)
    25. PPROM and PTL phenotypes are characterized by differences in underlying biochemical pathways. GR Saade, KA Boggess, SA Sullivan, GR Markenson, JD Iams, DV Coonrod, LM Pereira, MS Esplin, LM Cousins, GK Lam, MK Hoffman, AC Fox, AJ Lueth, CT Hsu, A Dykes, MT Dufford, AD Polpitiya, PE Kearney, TL Randolph, JJ Boniface, DE Hickok, TC Fleischer. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. January 2017 (Submitted poster presentation).
    26. Exposure to 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) influences expression of maternal serum proteins in progesterone signaling pathways. TA Manuck, K Boggess, GR Saade, SA Sullivan, GR Markenson, JD Iams, DV Coonrod, LM Pereira, MS Esplin, LM Cousins, GK Lam, MK Hoffman, AC Fox, SR Rust, CT Hsu, MT Dufford, TC Fleischer, AD Polpitiya, PE Kearney, TL Randolph, JJ Boniface, DE Hickok. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. January 2017 (Submitted poster presentation)
    27. DV Coonrod. The State of Reproductive Health Care in Arizona: A Question and Answer Session. Reproductive Health Arizona.  Arizona State University. April 2017. (invited oral presentation)
    28. DV Coonrod AJ Lueth, SA Sullivan, G Lam, KA Boggess, DE Hickok. Ondansetron Use During Pregnancy for Nausea and Vomiting and the Risk of Preterm Birth. ACOG Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.  May 6, 2017. (Submitted poster presentation)
    29. DV Coonrod. Infectious Disease update: Influenza, pertussis and other vaccine preventable disease. Annual symposium on infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. May 2017 (invited oral presentation)
    30. DV Coonrod. Maternal sepsis. Annual symposium on infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. May 2017 (invited oral presentation)
    31. DV. Coonrod, P Habak, D Welborn, L Hardin, J Atkinson. Immediate Postpartum LARC: Why and How. Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ. August 2017 (invited oral presentation)
    32. DV Coonrod. Snapshot of APT quality data 2014-2016. Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ. August 2017 (invited oral presentation)
    33. DV Coonrod. Personalized medicine: Promises and pitfalls. Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ. September 2017 (invited oral presentation).
    34. DV Coonrod. Taking Action After Critical Care Cases in Obstetrics.  The First Sino-American Conference on Maternal-fetal Medicine, Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ.  November 5, 2017. (invited oral presentation)
    35. TA Manuck, KA Boggess, G Saade, SA Sullivan, GR Markenson, JD Iams, DV Coonrod, L Pereira, MS Esplin, GK Lam, MK Hoffman, B Shahbaba, GC Critchfield, AC Fox, MT Dufford, J Burchard, TC Fleischer, DE Hickok, TL Randolph, JJ Boniface. Prediction of pregnancy outcomes from serum and clinical factors in women receiving 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC). SMFM Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. January 2018 (submitted poster presentation).
    36. J Burchard, KA Boggess, SA Sullivan, GR Markenson, JD Iams, DV Coonrod, LM Pereira, MS Esplin, GK Lam, MK Hoffman, GC Critchfield, AC Fox, MT Dufford, MG Gravett, PE Kearney, RM Treacy, JJ Boniface, DE Hickok, GR Saade. Uncertainty in gestational age dating impacts diagnosis of complications. SMFM Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. January 2018 (submitted poster presentation).
    37. G Saade, L Pereira, K Boggess, S Sullivan, G Markenson, D Coonrod, MS Esplin, L Cousins, G Lam, M Hoffman, M Dufford, C Hsu, A Lueth, D Hickok, T Fleischer.  Second Trimester Prediction of SPTB Phenotypes: PPROM vs PTL.  Society for Reproductive Investigation 65th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. March 2018. (submitted poster presentation).
    38. A Edinoff, C Drake, R Pyle, B Bhattarai, M Sutton, D Coonrod. Preoperative vaginal preparation for prevention of post-cesarean endometritis.  ACOG Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. April 2018. (submitted poster presentation).
    39. DV Coonrod.  Snapshot of APT quality data 2015-2017. Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ. August 2018 (invited oral presentation). Department Grand Rounds August 2018.

    53. DV Coonrod. Grant Writing & Publication Submission. Dignity Emerging Leaders Program, Phoenix, AZ. June 10, 2019.  (invited oral presentation)

  • Honors and Awards
    • Maricopa Integrated Health System Physician of the Year Award, October 2016
    • Desert Sunflower Award of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, 2016
    • YWCA’s 20th Annual Tribute to Leadership for Health & Science, 2013
    • National Association of Counties Achievement Award, Co-recipient with Judge Rachel Carillo Maricopa County Justice Court for hospital-based protection order program for victims of domestic violence, 2011 
    • Champion For Moms and Babies Award, Arizona Chapter March of Dimes, Arizona Department of Health Services, 2010
    • Finalist, Healthcare Heroes – Physician; Phoenix Business Journal, 2009.
    • SIRC Leadership Award, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, 2009
    • Nominee, Physician of the Year, Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2007, 2008, 2013.
    • Listed in “Guide to America’s Top Obstetrician Gynecologists, 2004-2008.
    • Hemmy Award, Honorable Mention, for Training Video on Family Violence, Arizona Public Health Association, 2002
    • Desert Peaks Award for Public-Private Partnership, as part of Maricopa Association of Governments Domestic Violence Council, 2001.