Jerome Yankowitz

Jerome Yankowitz, MD

Chair, College of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

James M Ingram Professor & Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morsani College of Medicine

Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Sixth Floor
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email: jyankowi@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 259-8514

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  • MD, OB/GYN, S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, 1986


  • American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (Member, 1998 - Present)
  • Society of Perinatal Obstetricians (Member, 1996 - Present)
  • American Fertility Society (Member, 1994 - Present)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Felloe, 1994 - Present)
  • Great Plains Organization (Member, 1993 - Present)
  • American Society of Human Genetics (Member, 1992 - Present)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Member, 1986 - Present)
  • Society of Perinatal Obstetricians (Associate Member, 1992 - 1996)
  • American Fertility Society (Associate Member, 1987 - 1994)

Recent Publications

  • Harland KK, Saftlas AF, Yankowitz J, Peek-Asa C. Risk factors for maternal injuries in a population-based sample of pregnant women. Journal of Women's Health (2002). 23(12) : 1033-8, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25251144
  • Moore JS, Teefey P, Rao K, Berlowitz MS, Chae SH, Yankowitz J. Maternal arrhythmia: a case report and review of the literature. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 67(5) : 298-312, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22624778
  • Santillan M, Santillan D, Fleener D, Stegmann B, Zamba G, Hunter S, Yankowitz J. Single umbilical artery: Does side matter? Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 32(3) : 201-8, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22678110
  • 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
  • Harland KK, Saftlas AF, Wallis AB, Yankowitz J, Triche EW, Zimmerman MB. Correction of systematic bias in ultrasound dating in studies of small-for-gestational-age birth: an example from the Iowa Health in Pregnancy Study. American journal of epidemiology. 176(5) : 443-55, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22886591
  • Kamen B, Karwal MA, Yankowitz J. Hemolysis and elevated transaminases imitating severe preeclampsia. Obstetrics and gynecology. 113(2 Pt 2) : 545-7, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19155951
  • Shamshirsaz AA, Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A, Greiner A, Holstein SA, Niebyl JR. Severe lead poisoning caused by use of health supplements presenting as acute abdominal pain during pregnancy. Obstetrics and gynecology. 114(2 Pt 2) : 448-50, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19622956
  • Cohen AW, Hill W, Parer JT, Ogburn P, Stiller R, Yankowitz J, Amon E, Ferguson JE. Re: Professional liability payments in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics and gynecology. 110(1) : 186; author reply 186-7, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17601918
  • Keppler-Noreuil K, Gorton S, Foo F, Yankowitz J, Keegan C. Prenatal ascertainment of OEIS complex/cloacal exstrophy - 15 new cases and literature review. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 143A(18) : 2122-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17702047
  • Cohen AW, Hill W, Parer JT, Ogburn P, Stiller R, Yankowitz J, Amon E, Ferguson JE. Professional liability payments in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics and gynecology. 108(1) : 207; author reply 208, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16816079
  • Tran ND, Hunter SK, Yankowitz J. Oral hypoglycemic agents in pregnancy. Obstetrical & gynecological survey. 59(6) : 456-63; quiz 485, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15167767
  • Zeng SM, Murray JC, Widness JA, Strauss RG, Yankowitz J. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the thrombopoietin-receptor gene, but not the thrombopoietin gene, with differences in platelet count. American journal of hematology. 77(1) : 12-21, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15307100
  • Kesler SR, Garrett A, Bender B, Yankowitz J, Zeng SM, Reiss AL. Amygdala and hippocampal volumes in Turner syndrome: a high-resolution MRI study of X-monosomy. Neuropsychologia. 42(14) : 1971-8, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15381027
  • Smith EM, Ritchie JM, Yankowitz J, Swarnavel S, Wang D, Haugen TH, Turek LP. Human papillomavirus prevalence and types in newborns and parents: concordance and modes of transmission. Sexually transmitted diseases. 31(1) : 57-62, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14695959
  • Smith EM, Ritchie JM, Yankowitz J, Wang D, Turek LP, Haugen TH. HPV prevalence and concordance in the cervix and oral cavity of pregnant women. Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. 12(2) : 45-56, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15739817
  • Yankowitz J. Pharmacologic treatment of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 18(3) : 230-40, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15478474
  • Andrews JI, Diekema DJ, Yankowitz J. Prenatal testing for infectious disease. Clinics in laboratory medicine. 23(2) : 295-315, viii, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12848446
  • El-Khoury GY, Madsen MT, Blake ME, Yankowitz J. A new pregnancy policy for a new era. AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 181(2) : 335-40, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12876007
  • Kesler SR, Blasey CM, Brown WE, Yankowitz J, Zeng SM, Bender BG, Reiss AL. Effects of X-monosomy and X-linked imprinting on superior temporal gyrus morphology in Turner syndrome. Biological psychiatry. 54(6) : 636-46, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13129659
  • Zeng SM, Yankowitz J, Widness JA, Strauss RG. Sequence-based polymorphisms in members of the apoptosis Bcl-2 gene family and their association with hematocrit level. The journal of gender-specific medicine : JGSM : the official journal of the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia. 6(4) : 36-42, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14714449
  • Zeng S, Patil SR, Yankowitz J. Prenatal detection of mosaic trisomy 1q due to an unbalanced translocation in one fetus of a twin pregnancy following in vitro fertilization: a postzygotic error. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. 120A(4) : 464-9, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12884423
  • Zeng SM, Yankowitz J, Murray JC. Conjoined twins in a monozygotic triplet pregnancy: prenatal diagnosis and X-inactivation. Teratology. 66(6) : 278-81, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12486760
  • D'Hooghe TM, Yankowitz J. Endometriosis, tampons and orgasm during menstruation: science, press and patient organizations. Gynecologic and obstetric investigation. 54(2) : 61-2, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12566742
  • Cooper CS, Andrews JI, Hansen WF, Yankowitz J. Antenatal hydronephrosis: evaluation and outcome. Current urology reports. 3(2) : 131-8, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12084205
  • Hladky K, Yankowitz J, Hansen WF. Placental abruption. Obstetrical & gynecological survey. 57(5) : 299-305, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11997676
  • Hansen WF, Cooper CS, Yankowitz J. Ureterocele causing anhydramnios successfully treated with percutaneous decompression. Obstetrics and gynecology. 99(5 Pt 2) : 953-6, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11975973
  • Petersen LA, Lindner DS, Kleiber CM, Zimmerman MB, Hinton AT, Yankowitz J. Factors that predict low hematocrit levels in the postpartum patient after vaginal delivery. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 186(4) : 737-44, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11967500
  • Ellison JW, Tekin M, Sikes KS, Yankowitz J, Shapiro L, Rappold GA, Neely KE. Molecular characterization of a ring X chromosome in a male with short stature. Human genetics. 110(4) : 322-6, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11941480
  • Hansen WF, Yankowitz J. Pharmacologic therapy for medical disorders during pregnancy. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 45(1) : 136-52, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11862065
  • Brown WE, Kesler SR, Eliez S, Warsofsky IS, Haberecht M, Patwardhan A, Ross JL, Neely EK, Zeng SM, Yankowitz J, Reiss AL. Brain development in Turner syndrome: a magnetic resonance imaging study. Psychiatry research. 116(3) : 187-96, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12477602
  • Zlatnik FJ, Yankowitz J, Whitham J, Burmeister LF. Vaginal ultrasound as an adjunct to cervical digital examination in women at risk of early delivery. Gynecologic and obstetric investigation. 51(1) : 12-6, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11150868
  • Zeng SM, Yankowitz J, Widness JA, Strauss RG. Etiology of differences in hematocrit between males and females: sequence-based polymorphisms in erythropoietin and its receptor. The journal of gender-specific medicine : JGSM : the official journal of the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia. 4(1) : 35-40, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11324238
  • Ely JW, Yankowitz J, Bowdler NC. Evaluation of pregnant women exposed to respiratory viruses. American family physician. 61(10) : 3065-74, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10839556
  • Bigner DR, Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J. Congenital fiber-type disproportion presenting antenatally with clubfoot and hydramnios. Gynecologic and obstetric investigation. 49(4) : 275-6, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10828713
  • Ewart-Toland A, Yankowitz J, Winder A, Imagire R, Cox VA, Aylsworth AS, Golabi M. Oculoauriculovertebral abnormalities in children of diabetic mothers. American journal of medical genetics. 90(4) : 303-9, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10710228
  • Eitel DR, Yankowitz J, Ely JW. Videotaping obstetric procedures. Assessment of obstetricians and family physicians. Archives of family medicine. 9(1) : 89-91, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10664650

Positions Held

  • Director (Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Unit, University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1996 - 2011)
  • Professor (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Iowa College of Medicine 2003 - 2011)
  • Director (Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program, University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1998 - 2011)
  • Director (Perinatal Outreach Programs, University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1996 - 2011)
  • Director (Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1998 - 2003)
  • Associate Professor (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1998 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1993 - 1998)


  • Recipient, Louis M Hellman, MD (Master Teachers Award in Obstetrics - 2011)
  • Full Member (Society for Gynecologic Investigation - 2003)
  • Institutional Leadership (Development Program - 2002)
  • Associate Member (Society for Gynecologic Investigation - 2000)
  • Member (Perinatal Research Society - 2000)
  • Paper Writing Contest (John Hopkins Division of Gynecologic Oncology - 1989)
  • Ronge Price SUNY (Downstate Medical Center - 1986)
  • William and Raynore (Engle Scholarship - 1983)