Joseph Shumway MD,MPH,FACOG

Joseph ShumwayMD,MPH,FACOG

Senior Attending Physician
Years Of Experience: 31
  • About Joseph

    Senior Attending Physician

    Dr. Shumway trained at Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons with a joint degree in Medicine and Public Health in 1988. After medical school he went to China to work for the WHO for a year. He then returned to America for his Residency training at UCLA under Roy Pitkin and Fellowship training in MFM at Johns Hopkins with Karin Blakemore.

    Post MFM fellowship he was recruited to St Louis where he has practiced academic medicine at St. Louis University with Roy Petrie until 2001. In 2001 Professor Shumway joined Washington University School of Medicine as part of their academic faculty. While at Washington University, he developed their perinatal obstetrical outpatient & inpatient, sonographic, and delivery database. He also provided administrative oversight to both States of Missouri and Illinois and St Louis City perinatal loss review programs (direct supervision of nearly 30 hospital from 1995 to 2010.

    He directed all Women’s services for 24 hospitals in the HSHS hospital system from 2010 to 2014 for their program development and Q&S programs. He was the chair/ director of those programs for five years.

    Professor Shumway has served on numerous local, state, and national committees relating to perinatal issues. For seventeen years he was the maternal reviewer for the State of IL for their statewide perinatal grant and M&M reviews with over 1.3 million births reviewed. He has trained hundreds of physicians in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine. He directed the outreach programs at each of these academic institutions and also directed all perinatal transport programs in the region from 1995 to 2010.

    He has continued to use his public health training with various health and education projects in Nicaragua, Mexico (multiple years 1988-2001), Israel 2011, 2012, Peru 2007, Turkey 2014, Palestine 2012, and China 1988, 2010. His former resident trainees and fellows reside worldwide in 14 countries. He has also been active in clinical simulations training in many areas of the world for skills validation, team development, and systems training.

    He currently is the past president of the St. Louis Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (a founding member of the American Board of OB). He served on the Illinois Quality Collaborative Commission and work regionally with the March of Dimes. Prior to joining Sidra, Dr Shumway was the Director and Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Vice-Chairman of the Department of OB/Gyn at the teaching hospital of St Elizabeth’s in Belleville IL (working an underserved area of medical need). He also is the director of Perinatal Services for the HSHS health system comprising of 23 hospitals in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin.

    Since Joining Sidra, Dr Shumway has been actively engaged in the OB/GYN department with focused attention on the Simulation Center and with additional work with WCMC / HMC with formal instruction and clinical care. He currently serves as the Director of Simulation Training for the Department of OB/GYN, and is clinical active to promote quality and develop safe health care systems.

    Dr Shumway is a maternal fetal specialist and strives to provide exceptional patient care. He has always been clinically engaged and has performed 18,000 vaginal births, 8000 C-Sections and teaches extensively on obstetrical emergencies, fetal anomalies, perinatal genetics, Diabetes and other endocrine disorders. His obstetrical experience is captured in numerous clinical papers, chapters, and reports dealing with preterm birth, cervical incompetence, and medical disorders of pregnancy (maternal and fetal).

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