Brian W. Nielsen, M.D., M.S.
Instructor, WRHR Scholar
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
1997 B.S. - Alma College, Alma, MI
2009 M.S. - University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Nielsen works with obesity and pregnancy outcomes, including labor dystocia and prolonged gestation. Hormonal changes in adipose tissue impact coordinated myometrial contractility. His current research interests are the etiology of decreased contractility when myometrium is exposed to adipose tissue hormones, and developing a program to help patients control weight gain during pregnancy.
2008 APGO/CREOG National Faculty Award
2003 Oakwood Hospital, Medical Student Teacher of the Year Award
2000 Wayne State University School of Medicine, Year III Honors
“Assessment of Genital Herpes Knowledge in a Community Based Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Clinic Population” (with A. Vansadia). ACOG, Annual Michigan Junior Fellow Research Day, East Lansing,MI. May 2010.
“Presenteeism, A Novel Concept Five Years after Duty Hour Restrictions” (with T. Allen). CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. March 2009.
“Resident Accountability: Have the ACGME Duty Hour Restrictions Changed This?” (with R. Gilbert and T. Allen). ACOG, Annual Michigan Junior Fellow Research Day, East Lansing, MI. May 2007.
“Maternal Intensive Care and Perinatal Genetic Management of Fatty Liver Disease of Pregnancy: Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects” (with R. Hume). Armed Forces District Annual Meeting of ACOG, Seattle, WA. October 2005.
“Differences in Prenatal Diagnosis with Women of Middle-Eastern Descent” (with S. Garmel). ACOG, 6. Annual Michigan Junior Fellow Research Day, East Lansing, MI. May 2005.