Virginia Commonwealth University

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Featured Researcher

Research Expertise and Focus

  • Caesarean delivery techniques, particularly wound closure and the prevention of wound complications
  • Cervical cancer screening and prevention

Professional Highlights


  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics National Faculty Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
  • Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
  • J. Bay Jacobs Travel Award, American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation
  • Philip J. McGovern Teaching Award
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003-2012


  • Editor-in-chief, Medscape Reference OB/GYN online textbook

Education and Training

  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
  • Undergraduate, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • Residency in obstetrics and gynecology, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.

Selected Publications

Waxman AG, Chelmow D, Darragh TM, Lawson H, Moscicki B. Revised terminology for cervical histopathology and its implications for management of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix.  Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Dec;120(6):1465-71. PMID: 23168774

Chelmow D.  Screening for cervical cancer. ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 131.  Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Nov;120(5):1222-38.

Chelmow D, Waxman A, Cain JM, Lawrence, HC 3rd. The evolution of cervical screening and the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.  Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;119(4):695-9. PMID: 22433332

Viney R, Isaacs C, Chelmow D. Intra-abdominal irrigation at cesarean delivery: A randomized controlled trial.  Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;119(6):1106-11. PMID:  22617574

Lerner D, Parsons SK, Justicia-Linde F, Chelmow D, Chang H, Rogers WH, Greenhill A,  Perch K,  The impact of pre-cancerous cervical lesions on functioning at work and work productivity. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Sep;52(9):926-33. PMID: 20798642