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Loralei Lacina Thornburg, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3350

Administrative: (585) 275-7480

Fax: (585) 256-1416

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Biography

Dr. Thornburg joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in June 2008. She received her undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College graduating cum laude, and her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she received the David S. Diamond Memorial Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2005, where she also served as administrative chief resident during the final year of her residency. Dr. Thornburg completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine (Perinatology- High Risk Obstetrics) at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2008. She received the Ward L Ekas, the George C. Trombetta, the Obstetrical Perinatology, Dr. Curtis J. Lund, and the Creog Awards for leadership and teaching during the course of her residency, and the Todd Faculty Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine Award during her fellowship.
She is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Active areas of research include maternal obesity, ultrasound and resident education.

Professional Background

Dr. Thornburg completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and her fellowship in Maternal fetal medicine at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She received the Ward L Ekas, the George C. Trombetta, the Obstetrical Perinatology, Dr. Curtis J. Lund, and the Creog Awards for leadership and teaching during the course of her residency, and the Todd Faculty Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine Award during her fellowship, and the CREOG award for teaching as a junior faculty member. She is a board-certified in both general Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Research

Dr. Thornburg's research interest include obesity and impact on ultrasound visualization, accuracy and birth weight prediction. Addition areas of interest include maternal diabetes, especially in the obese patient, and the impact on pregnancy outcomes as well as preterm PROM. She currently is engaged in active research in the affects and care of women with obesity in pregnancy, and the education of residents using simulation based teaching.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

2001
MD | Wayne State University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2019 - 2020
The Herbert Mapstone Prize for Excellence in Second Year Teaching Class of 2020
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2010 - 2012
Educational: George W. Corner Dean's Teaching Fellowship
Sponsor: URMC

2010 - 2011
Teaching: Best Outside Speaker Award
Sponsor: Given to the highest rated speaker for ED residency education
Location: Rochester, NY

2009
Teaching: CREOG national faculty teaching award
Sponsor: ACOG/CREOG

2008
Clinical: Todd Faculty Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine
Location: University of Rochester

2007
Research: Roy M. Pitkin Award- Outstanding article award in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sponsor: ACOG
Location: San Diego

2007
Teaching: Medical Student Teaching Appreciation Award
Location: University of Rochester

2005
Leadership: Ward L. Ekas Award: Chief resident demonstrating excellence in professional responsibility and leadership
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2005
George C. Trombetta Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2005
The Obstetrical Perinatology Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2004 - 2005
Administrative Chief Resident Appointment
Location: University of Rochester

2004
Dr. Curtis J. Lund Award
Sponsor: Most meritorious scientific paper presented on Resident's Day
Location: University of Rochester

2004
Medical Student Teaching Appreciation Award
Location: University of Rochester

2002
Ortho-McNeil Award
Sponsor: First year resident with highest result on CREOG inservice exam
Location: University of Rochester

2001
David S. Diamond Memorial Award:
Sponsor: Student distinguishing themselves above all others in Ob/gyn
Location: Wayne State University

2001
Alpha Omega Alpha
Location: Wayne State University

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/2019
Evans AT, Szlachetka K, Thornburg LL. "Ultrasound Assessment of the Intrauterine Device." Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America. 2019 Dec 0; 46(4):661-681. Epub 2019 Oct 03.

5/2019
Toscano M; Grace D; Pressman EK; Thornburg LL. "Does transvaginal ultrasound at 13-15 weeks improve anatomic survey completion rates in obese patients?" . Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 2019; 23: 1-7.

2/5/2019
Toscano M, Thornburg LL. "Neurological diseases in pregnancy." Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology.. 2019 Feb 5; Epub 2019 Feb 05.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Obstetrical management of life-limiting fetal conditions.
Book Title: Perinatal Palliative Care
Author List: Westen L. Hollenbach S. Thornburg LL.
Published By: Denney-Kolch E 2019

2018
Chapter Title: Neurology Emergencies in Pregnancy
Book Title: in Obstetric Intensive Care Manual
Author List: Thornburg, LL
Edited By: Ed: MR. Foley, T Strong Jr., TJ. Garite
Published By: McGraw-Hill Education 2018

2018
Book Title: Neurologic Care in Obstetrical Patients
Author List: Ed: Ciafaloni, Thornburg, Bushnell
Published By: Oxford 2018

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