Donald R. Coustan MDProfessor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Maternal-Fetal medicine Specialist, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Providence, RI
Donald R. Coustan, MD is former Obstetrician & Gynecologist-in-Chief, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and former Chace/Joukowsky Professor and Chairman, Department of Ob/Gyn, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and attending physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the above institutions. He graduated from Yale Medical School in 1968, and did his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Medical Center. After two years in the Navy, he returned to Yale in 1975. He moved to Brown and Women & Infants Hospital in 1982 in 1991 became Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown. He stepped down from the chair in 2008.
Dr. Coustan has published widely in the areas of diabetes and pregnancy and gestational diabetes. He is Regional Director for North America of the HAPO study. Dr. Coustan has served as President of the Rhode Island Medical Society, and of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association, and on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He is currently President of the American Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- IADPSG Criteria May Improve Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes
- Quantification of Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Women With Gestational Diabetes
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improves Glycemic Control and Pregnancy Outcomes in Gestational Diabetes
- Maternal Obesity and Gestational Diabetes Increase Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes