Chaur-Dong Hsu, M.D.
Chair and Frank P. Iacobell Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor, Department of Physiology, Director, C.S. Mott Center
Chaur-Dong Hsu, M.D.
Frank P. Iacobell Professor, Research Educator
Chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Department of Physiology
Director of C.S. Mott Center
Dr. Hsu received his medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical School in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, in 1982, and his master of public health degree from The John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, MD., in 1991. He completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, in 1990. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a clinical fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, both at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1993.
He is the former chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chair of the Research Committee at NuHealth System/Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York (2008-2015). Dr. Hsu was a tenured professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine, and professor for New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He previously served as professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College (2002-2008). He has been a member of the faculty at Yale University and Duke University, and was the Leon McGoogan Professor and Endowed Chair at the University of Nebraska, where he also served as director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics.
Board certified in General Obstetrics and Gynecology, and in Maternal Fetal Medicine, by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Hsu’s research led to his election to the Board of Directors (and positions as secretary and treasurer) of the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. He is on the editorial boards and journal reviews for national and international journals and an educational consultant. A well-funded researcher with more than 200 publications and abstracts, he has been invited nationally and internationally to give numerous lectures, and to consult on pregnancy complications involving preeclampsia and high-risk pregnancy disorders.
Under his leadership, the Nassau University Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received the 2012-2016 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award and the 2012 Maternity Care Excellence Award form Healthgrades. The department also earned Healthcare Association of New York State recognition for registering the lowest C-section rate and highest vaginal birth after C-section rate in the region. Dr. Hsu has also been successful in implementing an evidence-based checklist known as “Hsu's Bundle” to reduce C-section surgical site infections down toward zero.
Dr. Hsu has been included in numerous lists of prestigious physicians, including America’s TOP Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors and TOP Doctors in New York Metro Area, and Best Doctor/TOP Doctor in New York Magazine.
- Intra-amniotic infection
- Preterm labor
- Postpartum wound infection
- Personalized medicine