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“We reflect the practices of obstetric gynecology across our country and edit in a way that makes this truly a national textbook as well as an international textbook.” – Dr. Charles Lockwood

Diverse Perspectives

Creasy and Resnik not only brings together world authorities on maternal fetal medicine, but the editors represent different viewpoints from across the country. We cover the entire country — from the east coast to the west coast, including — I’m proud to point out — two editors from Ohio State. So I think we reflect the practices of obstetrics and gynecology across our country and edit in a way that makes this truly a national textbook as well as an international textbook.

About Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice

I’ve been reading Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice since I was a resident and I am so excited to be co-editor of the new edition. Having read through every edition, I think there is no textbook in obstetrics and gynecology that provides the kind of in depth analysis of topics that are covered here — from the basic science aspects of it to the clinical applications.

What’s New

Besides simply being bigger, due to our expanding knowledge about the field, Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, 6th edition integrates our new understanding of systems biology and genomics into our everyday approach to various obstetrical conditions. The new edition also has a greatly expanded section on imaging and high-risk obstetrical ultrasounds by world experts in obstetric ultrasound. Plus, the new online version allows us to regularly update it, so the textbook is virtually always current.


Charles J. Lockwood, MD is dean and vice president for health sciences at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is a highly respected clinician and researcher, and is famous within the maternal-fetal medicine community for having discovered the first biochemical predictor of prematurity as well as the first ultrasound biometric screen for fetal Down syndrome. He has been funded by the NIH for over 20 years, has over 250 peer-reviewed publications to his name, and serves on several editorial boards. He is an editor of the sixth edition of Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice.

Dr. Lockwood received his undergraduate education at Brown University graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Developmental Biology. Upon completion of his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, he served a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He went on to finish a research post-doctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is active in numerous professional societies, and has served as secretary-treasurer and president of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and as past chair of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetrical Practice. Dr. Lockwood is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and has been named to the “best doctors” lists by American Health Magazine and Castle Connolly’s survey for many years.

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