Joseph Spinnato, MD

Professor, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
6th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: jspinnat@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-0828

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Education

  • MD, Medicine, University Of Louisville, 1974

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Recent Publications

  • Rao KP, Belogolovkin V, Yankowitz J, Spinnato JA. Abnormal placentation: evidence-based diagnosis and management of placenta previa, placenta accreta, and vasa previa. Obstetrical & gynecological survey. 67(8) : 503-19, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22926275
  • Sibai BM, Koch MA, Freire S, Pinto e Silva JL, Rudge MV, Martins-Costa S, Moore J, Santos Cde B, Cecatti JG, Costa R, Ramos JG, Moss N, Spinnato JA. The impact of prior preeclampsia on the risk of superimposed preeclampsia and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in patients with chronic hypertension. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 204(4) : 345.e1-6, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21354549
  • Sibai BM, Koch MA, Freire S, Pinto e Silva JL, Rudge MV, Martins-Costa S, Bartz J, de Barros Santos C, Cecatti JG, Costa R, Ramos JG, Spinnato JA. Serum inhibin A and angiogenic factor levels in pregnancies with previous preeclampsia and/or chronic hypertension: are they useful markers for prediction of subsequent preeclampsia? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 199(3) : 268.e1-9, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18771979
  • Spinnato JA, Freire S, Pinto e Silva JL, Rudge MV, Martins-Costa S, Koch MA, Goco N, Santos Cde B, Cecatti JG, Costa R, Ramos JG, Moss N, Sibai BM. Antioxidant supplementation and premature rupture of the membranes: a planned secondary analysis. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 199(4) : 433.e1-8, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18928997
  • Myers SR, Spinnato JA. Tissue distribution and elimination of N-methyl-N-2,4,6-tetranitroaniline (tetryl) in rats. Archives of toxicology. 81(12) : 841-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17680234
  • Spinnato JA, Freire S, Pinto E Silva JL, Cunha Rudge MV, Martins-Costa S, Koch MA, Goco N, Santos Cde B, Cecatti JG, Costa R, Ramos JG, Moss N, Sibai BM. Antioxidant therapy to prevent preeclampsia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 110(6) : 1311-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18055726
  • Myers SR, Spinnato JA. Metabolism, tissue distribution, and pharmacokinetics of N-methyl-N-2,4,6-tetranitroaniline (tetryl). Environmental toxicology and pharmacology. 24(3) : 206-11, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21783812
  • How HY, Zafaranchi L, Stella CL, Recht K, Maxwell RA, Sibai BM, Spinnato JA. Tocolysis in women with preterm labor between 32 0/7 and 34 6/7 weeks of gestation: a randomized controlled pilot study. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 194(4) : 976-81, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16580286
  • Spinnato JA. New therapies in the prevention of preeclampsia. Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology. 18(6) : 601-4, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17099329
  • Spinnato JA, Livingston JC. Prevention of preeclampsia with antioxidants: evidence from randomized trials. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 48(2) : 416-29, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15805799
  • Spinnato JA, Mikolajczyk R. Emergency contraception--a different interpretation. Contraception. 72(5) : 395; author reply 396-7, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16246671
  • Harkness UF, Spinnato JA. Prevention and management of RhD isoimmunization. Clinics in perinatology. 31(4) : 721-42, vi, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15519425
  • How HY, Cook CR, Cook VD, Ralston KK, Greenwell ER, Goldsmith LJ, Spinnato JA. The pattern of change in the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 22(1) : 21-5, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11840238
  • Spinnato JA. Maturity testing with preterm premature rupture of the membranes. Clinics in perinatology. 28(4) : 819-36, vii, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11817192
  • How HY, Sutler D, Khoury JC, Donovan EF, Siddiqi TA, Spinnato JA. Does the combined antenatal use of corticosteroids and antibiotics increase late-onset neonatal sepsis in the very low birth weight infant? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 185(5) : 1081-5, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11717637
  • How HY, Leaseburge L, Khoury JC, Siddiqi TA, Spinnato JA, Sibai BM. A comparison of various routes and dosages of misoprostol for cervical ripening and the induction of labor. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 185(4) : 911-5, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11641677
  • Spinnato JA, Youkilis B, Cook VD, Pietrantoni M, Clark AL, Gall SA. Antibiotic prophylaxis at Cesarean delivery. The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine. 9(6) : 348-50, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11243292
  • Carr DB, Clark AL, Kernek K, Spinnato JA. Maintenance oral nifedipine for preterm labor: a randomized clinical trial. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 181(4) : 822-7, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10521736
  • Kurtzman JT, Spinnato JA, Goldsmith LJ, Zimmerman MJ, Klem M, Lei ZM, Rao CV. Human chorionic gonadotropin exhibits potent inhibition of preterm delivery in a small animal model. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 181(4) : 853-7, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10521741
  • Spinnato JA. Informed consent: are we there? Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 19(6 Pt 1) : 401-2, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10685267
  • Clark AL, Branch DW, Silver RM, Harris EN, Pierangeli S, Spinnato JA. Pregnancy complicated by the antiphospholipid syndrome: outcomes with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Obstetrics and gynecology. 93(3) : 437-41, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10074995
  • Kurtzman JT, Goldsmith LJ, Gall SA, Spinnato JA. Transvaginal versus transperineal ultrasonography: a blinded comparison in the assessment of cervical length at midgestation. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 179(4) : 852-7, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9790358
  • Turnquest MA, How HY, Cook CR, O'Rourke TP, Cureton AC, Spinnato JA, Brown HL. Chorioamnionitis: is continuation of antibiotic therapy necessary after cesarean section? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 179(5) : 1261-6, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9822512
  • Spinnato JA. Informed consent and the redefining of conception: a decision ill-conceived? The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine. 7(6) : 264-8, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9848690
  • Spinnato JA, Clark AL, Ralston KK, Greenwell ER, Goldsmith LJ. Hemolytic disease of the fetus: a comparison of the Queenan and extended Liley methods. Obstetrics and gynecology. 92(3) : 441-5, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9721786
  • Hersh JH, Angle B, Pietrantoni M, Cook VD, Spinnato JA, Clark AL, Kurtzman JT, Bendon RW, Gerassimides A. Predictive value of fetal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of a lethal skeletal dysplasia. Southern medical journal. 91(12) : 1137-42, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9853726
  • How HY, Cook CR, Cook VD, Miles DE, Spinnato JA. Preterm premature rupture of membranes: aggressive tocolysis versus expectant management. The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine. 7(1) : 8-12, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9502662
  • Katsanis WA, Shields LB, Spinnato JA, Gerçel-Taylor C, Taylor DD. Immune recognition of endometrial tumor antigens induced by multiparity. Gynecologic oncology. 70(1) : 33-9, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9698470
  • Spinnato JA. Mechanism of action of intrauterine contraceptive devices and its relation to informed consent. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 176(3) : 503-6, 1997. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9077596
  • Shields LB, Gerçel-Taylor C, Yashar CM, Wan TC, Katsanis WA, Spinnato JA, Taylor DD. Induction of immune responses to ovarian tumor antigens by multiparity. Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. 4(6) : 298-304, 1997. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9408885
  • Myers SR, Spinnato JA, Pinorini MT. Chromatographic characterization of hemoglobin benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide adducts. Fundamental and applied toxicology : official journal of the Society of Toxicology. 29(1) : 94-101, 1996. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8838644
  • Myers SR, Spinnato JA, Pinorini-Godly MT, Cook C, Boles B, Rodgers GC. Characterization of 4-aminobiphenyl-hemoglobin adducts in maternal and fetal blood-samples. Journal of toxicology and environmental health. 47(6) : 553-66, 1996. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8614023
  • Voss DH, Cumminsky KC, Cook VD, Nethers MS, Spinnato JA, Gall SA. Effect of three concentrations of intracervical prostaglandin E2 gel for cervical ripening. The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine. 5(4) : 186-93, 1996. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8796792
  • Turnquest MA, How HY, Allen SA, Voss DH, Spinnato JA. Perforation rate using a single pair of orthopedic gloves vs. a double pair of gloves in obstetric cases. The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine. 5(6) : 362-5, 1996. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8972416
  • How HY, Hughes SA, Vogel RL, Gall SA, Spinnato JA. Oral terbutaline in the outpatient management of preterm labor. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 173(5) : 1518-22, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7503194
  • Weeks JW, Pitman T, Spinnato JA. Fetal macrosomia: does antenatal prediction affect delivery route and birth outcome? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 173(4) : 1215-9, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7485323
  • Spinnato JA, Clark AL, Pierangeli SS, Harris EN. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy for the antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 172(2 Pt 1) : 690-4, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7856708
  • Spinnato JA, Cook VD, Cook CR, Voss DH. Aggressive intrapartum management of lethal fetal anomalies: beyond fetal beneficence. Obstetrics and gynecology. 85(1) : 89-92, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7800332
  • How H, Huang ZH, Zuo J, Lei ZM, Spinnato JA, Rao CV. Myometrial estradiol and progesterone receptor changes in preterm and term pregnancies. Obstetrics and gynecology. 86(6) : 936-40, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7501343
  • Toth P, Li X, Rao CV, Lincoln SR, Sanfilippo JS, Spinnato JA, Yussman MA. Expression of functional human chorionic gonadotropin/human luteinizing hormone receptor gene in human uterine arteries. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 79(1) : 307-15, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8027246
  • Turnquest MA, James T, Marcell C, Spinnato JA. Vaginal birth after cesarean section in a university setting. The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. 92(6) : 216-21, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8051495
  • How HY, Villafane J, Parihus RR, Spinnato JA. Small hyperechoic ventricle: a benign foci of the fetal cardiac sonographic finding? Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 4(3) : 205-7, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12797181
  • Woodworth SH, Li X, Lei ZM, Rao CV, Yussman MA, Spinnato JA, Yokoyama C, Tanabe T, Ullrich V. Eicosanoid biosynthetic enzymes in placental and decidual tissues from preeclamptic pregnancies: increased expression of thromboxane-A2 synthase gene. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 78(5) : 1225-31, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8175982
  • Peterson RD, Tuck-Muller CM, Spinnato JA, Peevy K, Giattina K, Hoff C. An HLA-haplotype associated with preeclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation. American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989). 31(4) : 177-9, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8060500
  • Hoff C, Peevy KJ, Spinnato JA, Giattina K, Peterson RD. Association between maternal-fetal HLA-DR relationships and fetal growth. American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989). 30(4) : 246-53, 1993. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8129850
  • Hoff C, Peevy K, Giattina K, Spinnato JA, Peterson RD. Maternal-fetal HLA-DR relationships and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Obstetrics and gynecology. 80(6) : 1007-12, 1992. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1448243
  • Spinnato JA. Hemolytic disease of the fetus: a plea for restraint. Obstetrics and gynecology. 80(5) : 873-7, 1992. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1407932
  • Spinnato JA. Hemolytic disease of the fetus. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 166(5) : 1589-90, 1992. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1595818
  • Harris EN, Spinnato JA, Pierangeli S. Antiphospholipid antibodies and fetal loss. The New England journal of medicine. 326(14) : 953; author reply 953-4, 1992. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1542349
  • Harris EN, Spinnato JA. Should anticardiolipin tests be performed in otherwise healthy pregnant women? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 165(5 Pt 1) : 1272-7, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1957844
  • Spinnato JA, Ralston KK, Greenwell ER, Marcell CA, Spinnato JA. Amniotic fluid bilirubin and fetal hemolytic disease. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 165(4 Pt 1) : 1030-5, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1951508
  • Spinnato JA. Sonographically measured nuchal skinfold thickness as a screening tool for Down syndrome: results of a prospective clinical trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 78(2) : 318-9, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1829801
  • Thompson DJ, Porter KB, Gunnells DJ, Wagner PC, Spinnato JA. Prophylactic insulin in the management of gestational diabetes. Obstetrics and gynecology. 75(6) : 960-4, 1990. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2188182
  • Hoff C, Stevens RG, Mendenhall H, Peterson RD, Spinnato JA. Association between risk for pre-eclampsia and HLA DR4. Lancet. 335(8690) : 660-1, 1990. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1969035
  • Spinnato JA, Allen RD, Mendenhall HW. Birth weight prediction from remote ultrasonographic examination. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 161(3) : 742-7, 1989. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2675603
  • Almeida OD, Spinnato JA. Maternal Bartter's syndrome and pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 160(5 Pt 1) : 1225-6, 1989. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2729397
  • Spinnato JA, Allen RD, Mendenhall HW. Birth weight prediction from remote ultrasound examination. Obstetrics and gynecology. 71(6 Pt 1) : 893-8, 1988. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3285269
  • Porter KB, Goldhamer R, Mankad A, Peevy K, Gaddy J, Spinnato JA. Evaluation of arterial oxygen saturation in pregnant patients and their newborns. Obstetrics and gynecology. 71(3 Pt 1) : 354-7, 1988. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3347419
  • Spinnato JA, Aksel S, Mendenhall HW. Postpartum polyhydramnios: a unique complication of advanced abdominal pregnancy. Obstetrics and gynecology. 70(3 Pt 2) : 490-2, 1987. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3306507
  • Spinnato JA. Infrequency of pulmonary immaturity in an indigent population with preterm premature rupture of the membranes. Obstetrics and gynecology. 69(6) : 942-4, 1987. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3574826
  • Shaver DC, Spinnato JA, Whybrew D, Williams WK, Anderson GD. Comparison of phospholipids in vaginal and amniocentesis specimens of patients with premature rupture of membranes. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 156(2) : 454-7, 1987. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3826185
  • Spinnato JA, Shaver DC, Bray EM, Lipshitz J. Preterm premature rupture of the membranes with fetal pulmonary maturity present: a prospective study. Obstetrics and gynecology. 69(2) : 196-201, 1987. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3808505
  • Cogan R, Spinnato JA. Pain and discomfort thresholds in late pregnancy. Pain. 27(1) : 63-8, 1986. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3785964
  • Spinnato JA, Sibai BM, Anderson GD. Fetal distress after hydralazine therapy for severe pregnancy-induced hypertension. Southern medical journal. 79(5) : 559-62, 1986. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3704721
  • Sibai BM, Abdella TN, Spinnato JA, Anderson GD. Eclampsia. V. The incidence of nonpreventable eclampsia. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 154(3) : 581-6, 1986. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3953703
  • Tygart SG, McRoyan DK, Spinnato JA, McRoyan CJ, Kitay DZ. Longitudinal study of platelet indices during normal pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 154(4) : 883-7, 1986. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3963077
  • Spinnato JA. Umbilical artery waveform? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 152(7 Pt 1) : 915-6, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3895956
  • Spinnato JA. Premature rupture of membranes at term. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 152(5) : 609-10, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4014367
  • Sibai BM, Spinnato JA, Watson DL, Lewis JA, Anderson GD. Eclampsia. IV. Neurological findings and future outcome. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 152(2) : 184-92, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4003467
  • Sibai BM, Taslimi M, Abdella TN, Brooks TF, Spinnato JA, Anderson GD. Maternal and perinatal outcome of conservative management of severe preeclampsia in midtrimester. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 152(1) : 32-7, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3993711
  • Spinnato JA, Sibai BM, Shaver DC, Anderson GD. Inaccuracy of Dubowitz gestational age in low birth weight infants. Obstetrics and gynecology. 65(4) : 601-2, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3982736
  • Dacus JV, Wilroy RS, Summitt RL, Garbaciak JA, Abdella TN, Spinnato JA, Luthardt FW, Flinn GS, Lewis BA. Genetic amniocentesis: a twelve years' experience. American journal of medical genetics. 20(3) : 443-52, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2581445
  • Spinnato JA. Premature rupture of membranes. Obstetrics and gynecology. 65(1) : 153-4, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3966019
  • Dacus JV, Spinnato JA. Severe erythroblastosis fetalis secondary to anti-Kpb sensitization. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 150(7) : 888-9, 1984. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6507516
  • Spinnato JA, Shaver DC, Flinn GS, Sibai BM, Watson DL, Marin-Garcia J. Fetal supraventricular tachycardia: in utero therapy with digoxin and quinidine. Obstetrics and gynecology. 64(5) : 730-5, 1984. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6493666
  • Spinnato JA, Sibai BM, Shaver DC, Anderson GD. Inaccuracy of Dubowitz gestational age in low birth weight infants. Obstetrics and gynecology. 63(4) : 491-5, 1984. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6700894
  • Sibai BM, Spinnato JA, Watson DL, Lewis JA, Anderson GD. Effect of magnesium sulfate on electroencephalographic findings in preeclampsia-eclampsia. Obstetrics and gynecology. 64(2) : 261-6, 1984. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6738959
  • Sibai BM, Spinnato JA, Watson DL, Hill GA, Anderson GD. Pregnancy outcome in 303 cases with severe preeclampsia. Obstetrics and gynecology. 64(3) : 319-25, 1984. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6462561
  • Sibai BM, Watson DL, Hill GA, Spinnato JA, Anderson GD. Maternal-fetal correlations in patients with severe preeclampsia/eclampsia. Obstetrics and gynecology. 62(6) : 745-50, 1983. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6634001
  • Sibai BM, Anderson GD, Spinnato JA, Shaver DC. Plasma volume findings in patients with mild pregnancy-induced hypertension. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 147(1) : 16-9, 1983. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6614081
  • Sibai BM, Spinnato JA. Hydatoxi lualba: artifact produced by sulfation. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 147(7) : 854, 1983. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6196975
  • Blackwell DE, Spinnato JA, Hirsch G, Giles HR, Sackler J. Antenatal ultrasound diagnosis of holoprosencephaly: a case report. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 143(7) : 848-9, 1982. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7048933
  • Spinnato JA, Kraynack BJ, Cooper MW. Eisenmenger's syndrome in pregnancy: epidural anesthesia for elective cesarean section. The New England journal of medicine. 304(20) : 1215-7, 1981. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7219460

Awards/Honors

  • CREOG Outstanding Teacher Award for Resident Teaching (University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - 2004)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award for Resident Teaching (University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - 2002)
  • Outstanding Service Award (Prolog Task Force on Obstetrics, 5th Edition, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist - 2001)
  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - 1994)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - 1993)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (University of Louisville Dept. of OB/GYN - 1991)