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Loralei Lacina Thornburg, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3350

Administrative: (585) 275-7480

Fax: (585) 256-1416

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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 theTodd 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, expecially 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

1997
BA | Kalamazoo College
Arts & Sciences

2001
MD | Wayne State Univ Sch Medicine
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

2010 - 2012
George W. Corner Dean's Teaching Fellowship

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

2009
CREOG national faculty teaching award
Sponsor: ACOG/CREOG

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

2007
Roy M. Pitkin Award
Sponsor: ACOG
Location: San Diego

2007
Medical Student Teaching Appreciation Award
Location: University of Rochester

2005
Ward L. Ekas Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2005
George C. Trombetta Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2005
The Obsteterical 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
OrthoMcNeil 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

7/2017
Garner CD, McKenzie SA, Devine CM, Thornburg LL, Rasmussen KM. "Obese women experience multiple challenges with breastfeeding that are either unique or exacerbated by their obesity: discoveries from a longitudinal, qualitative study." Maternal & child nutrition.. 2017 Jul 0; 13(3)Epub 2016 Jul 25.

1/2016
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.

1/2016
Bacak SJ, Thornburg LL. "Liver Failure in Pregnancy." Critical care clinics.. 2016 Jan 0; 32(1):61-72. Epub 2015 Oct 09.

Books & Chapters

2018
Chapter Title: Neurology Emergencies in Pregnancy
Book Title: Obstetric Intensive Care Manual
Author List: Thornburg, LL
Edited By: Ed: MR. Foley, T Strong Jr., TJ. Garite
Published By: McGraw-Hill Education2018

2016
Chapter Title: Liver failure in pregnancy.
Book Title: Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies in Critical Care Clinics.
Author List: Bacak S, Thornburg LL.
Edited By: Ed: Papadakos PJ, Dantoni SE. 32(1); 61-72
Published By: Elsevier2016

2016
Chapter Title: Pregnant Woman Exam
Book Title: Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
Author List: Zozzaro-Smith P, Thornburg LL
Edited By: Ed. Buckley LS
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins2016 in Philadelphia PA

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