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I specialize in:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premature Birth


Jay Iams, MD, is a maternal fetal medicine specialist in Ohio State’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University . After receiving his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a rotating internship at the University of New Mexico, served in the U.S. Public Health Service and did one year of pediatric residency in Phoenix before moving to Ohio State to train in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine under the leadership of Dr. Frederick P. Zuspan, one of the “founding fathers” of the subspecialty. Dr. Iams’ clinical and research interest is in obstetrical aspects of prematurity; he directs the Medical Center’s Prematurity Clinic providing prenatal care for women with increased risk of preterm birth. He has been the principal investigator (PI) at Ohio State for the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Network since 1992 and PI for Ohio State’s participation in the Nullipara Research Network since 2009. He has published more than 150 original research articles, 60 reviews and editorials and 40 book chapters. Dr. Iams is associate editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and an editor of the 5th, 6th & 7th editions of Creasy & Resnik’s Maternal Fetal Medicine. He was president of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2003-04, and served on the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology from 2001-07. He is a member of the National March of Dimes Scientific Advisory Committee on Prematurity and served on the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine Committee on Preterm Birth in 2005-06. He is a member of the Prematurity Group in the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS). He co-directs the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a statewide project to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity, and serves on the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality. Dr. Iams received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2007 and from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2011. He and his wife Pat have five children and seven grandchildren.

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN

American Board of OB/GYN (Subspecialty: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)


Phoenix Hospital
7/1/1974 - 6/30/1975

Obstetrics / Gynecology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1975 - 6/30/1978

Medical Degree

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology