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John Christopher Glantz, M.D., M.P.H.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3352

Administrative: (585) 275-4200

Office: (585) 275-7480

Fax: (585) 256-1416

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Faculty Appointments


Dr. Glantz is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Having grown up in Southern California and received degrees in Biology from UC San Diego and Medicine from UCLA, he migrated eastward for his OBGYN residency at UNC, Chapel Hill, and then northward to Boston for six years, and finally to Rochester for his Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Rochester. His current clinical practice is weighed toward OBGYN ultrasound and outpatient care. Dr. Glantz is Director of Perinatal Outreach and the Perinatal Data System for the Finger Lakes Region, associate editor of Strong PeriFacts, and course director for the OBGYN, MFM, and Ambulatory OBGYN fourth-year medical student electives. Research interests include perinatal epidemiology (particularly obstetrical practice variation, procedure utilization, and their relation to outcomes), infectious disease, and fetal monitoring.


My research interests over the past decade have tended to be fairly broad. A primary focus would be perinatal epidemiology, using birth certificate databases to evaluate practice variation and outcomes associated with labor induction and cesarean section, analyzing racial differences in utilization of epidural obstetric anesthesia, and in obstetrical outcomes associated with adolescent obesity. There have been a variety of other projects not involving the birth certificate database, including the effect of penicillin on vaginal group B strep colony counts, sonographic fetal weight prediction in obese women, meta-analyses on the protein:creatinine ratio to predict significant proteinuria and on adverse neonatal effects associated with antenatal use of indomethacin, and several urogynecology and gynecologic oncology studies in which I did the statistical analyses.



  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


BA | Univ of Cal San Diego

MD | U Cal Sch Medicine-Los Angeles

MPH | University of Rochester
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1981 - 06/30/1984
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina Hospitals - Office of Graduate Medical Education

07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina Hospitals - Office of Graduate Medical Education

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Dr. L. Stanley James Award
Sponsor: New York State Perinatal Association
Location: Albany, NY

APGO Excellence in Teaching Award

Anthony L. Jordan Service Award

OB/GYN Departmental Teaching Award, North Carolina Memorial Hospital

OB/GYN Departmental Teaching Award, North Carolina Memorial Hospital

Mosby Book Scholarship Award

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Journal Articles

Ozcan T, Bacak SJ, Zozzaro-Smith P, Li D, Sagcan S, Seligman N, Glantz CJ. "Assessing Weight Gain by the 2009 Institute of Medicine Guidelines and Perinatal Outcomes in Twin Pregnancy." Maternal and child health journal.. 2017 Mar 0; 21(3):509-515.

Kacica MA; Glantz JC; Xiong K; Shields EP; Cherouny PH. "A Statewide Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Non-Medically Indicated Scheduled Deliveries". Maternal Child Health Journal. 2017; 21(4): 932-941.

Zozzaro-Smith PE, Bacak S, Conway C, Park J, Glantz JC, Thornburg LL. "Association Between Obesity During Pregnancy and the Adequacy of Prenatal Care." Maternal and child health journal.. 2016 Jan 0; 20(1):158-63.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathhophysiology and Practice
Author List: Thornburg LL, Glantz JC, Giffi C, Woods JR, eds
Published By: University of Rochester/PeriFACTS2013 in Rochester

Book Title: Principles of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Author List: Woods JR, Glantz JC, Pittinaro DR, Giffi C
Published By: Peri-FACTS2007 in Rochester

Chapter Title: Significance of amniotic fluid meconium
Book Title: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Principles and Practice
Author List: Glantz JC, Woods JR
Edited By: Creasy RK and Resnik R
Published By: W.B. Saunders2003 in Philadelphia




Most "Scheduled" Deliveries Not Linked to Healthier Babies