Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Robert Austin, MD, is a board-certified maternal and fetal medicine specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Providence Hospital, also in Detroit. He then completed a fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal and Fetal Medicine)
Education and Training
- Fellowship 1990, Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Univerrsity of Chicago,
- Residency 1976, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Providence Hospital,
- MD 1972, Medical Degree, School of Medicine, Wayne State University
- BS 1968, Chemistry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- AS 1966, Science, Kellogg Community College
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Austin R., DiGiovonni L., Phillippe M. Adrenergic stimulation of diacylglycerol production in genital tract smooth muscle myocytes In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal. 1993;29:493-497.
Beckmann M., Würfel W., Austin R.J., Link U., Albert P.J. Suppression of human chorionic gonadotropin in the human placenta at term by human thyroid-stimulating hormone in vitro Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. 1992;34:164-170.
DiGiovanni L., Austin R., Phillippe M. Steroid hormone modulation of cAMP production in response to beta adrenergic receptor stimulation in genital tract myocytes In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal. 1992;28:509-514.
Würfel W., Beckmann M., Austin R., Herzog U., Albert P.J. Effects of prolactin on secretion and synthesis of human chorionic gonadotropin in human term placentas in vitro: Short-term increase in secretion, followed by medium-term suppression of synthesis and secretion Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. 1992;33:129-133.
Wurfel W., Beckmann M., Austin R., Holt J. Human TSH suppresses HCG release of the term placenta in vitro: Influence on the de novo synthesis? Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1991;250:1203-1205.
Würfel W., Beckmann M., Austin R., Steck T., Herzog U., Link U., Albert P.J. In vitro untersuchungen zur regulation der sekretion und synthese von humanem choriongonadotropin (hCG) durch prolaktin (PRL) in der humanen terminplazenta Gynakologisch-geburtshilfliche Rundschau. 1991;31:402-405.
Steward W., Scarffe J., Austin R., Bonnem E., Thatcher N., Morgenstern G., Crowther D. Recombinant human granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) given as daily short infusions – a phase I dose-toxicity study British Journal of Cancer. 1989;59:142-145.
Steward W., Scarffe J., Austin R., Crowther D. Phase I study of recombinant DNA granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor Behring Institut Mitteilungen. 1988:324-326.