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Lois Brustman

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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Certifications

  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

  • MD, New York Medical College

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    St. Vincent's Hospital [CLOSED]

  • Residency, OB-GYN
    Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Biography

    Lois E. Brustman, MD, is Vice Chair for Education, Residency Program Director, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. In addition, she is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is board certified in maternal-fetal medicine, and in obstetrics and gynecology. An expert in all areas of high-risk obstetrics, Dr. Brustman has special clinical interests in diabetes in pregnancy, preterm labor, fetal evaluation, and preconception counseling. Additionally, she has been very active in research into diabetes during pregnancy, including diagnosis, glucose control, treatment, and the effect of hypoglycemic medications on mother and fetus. Dr. Brustman graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Union College, in Schenectady, New York, in 1975. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, in 1984. Dr. Brustman continued at Albert Einstein for fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine, graduating in 1988. During her fellowship, she was director of the Medical Student Education Program and medical director for the Prematurity Prevention Program. During the 1990’s, she was director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics, and associate director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. She joined the faculty at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West (then St. Luke’s-Roosevelt) in 2000, and has been director of the Residency Program since 2002. During her long career, Dr. Brustman has focused on care for her patients, clinical research, and on the teaching and training of young physicians. In addition to her role of residency director, she has been a research mentor to dozens of residents and fellows across a range of obstetric topics. In 2005, and again in 2014, the obstetrics and gynecology residents at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West chose her as their best teacher, and recipient of the National Faculty Award of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2015, she was inducted as a Fellow with Advanced Membership into the Institute of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is a member of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, an elected member of the New York Obstetrical Society, and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Awards

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    National Faculty Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx

  • 2015 - Present
    Fellow with Advanced Membership, Institute of Medical Education
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • 2014 - 2014
    National Faculty Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

  • 2005 - 2005
    National Faculty Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

  • 1999 - 2013
    Best Doctor in New York, OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine
    New York Magazine

  • 1997 - 2014
    How to Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area
    Castle Connolly

  • 1994 - 1994
    Elected Member
    New York Obstetrical Society

  • 1993 - 1993
    Student-Faculty Appreciation Award
    New York Medical College, Valhalla

  • 1982 - 1982
    Davidoff Student Teaching Award
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 1974 - 1974
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Union College

Research

Diabetes, Insulin, Obesity

Dr. Brustman has been very active in research into diabetes during pregnancy, including diagnosis, glucose control, treatment, and the effect of hypoglycemic medications on mother and fetus.

Publications

Brustman LE, Desai KN. Parvovirus in Pregnancy. Postgrad Ob & Gyn 2014 Apr; 34(8): 1-5.

Lurie H, Brustman L, Hsu H, Reilly K, Norkus EP. The effects of smoking on pregnancy in an inner city population. J Clinical Practice in Sexuality 1997 Sept;.

Anyaegbunam A, Langer O, Axiotis CA, Brustman L, Halpert R, Merkatz IR. Doppler velocimetry and small for gestational age pregnancies in sickle cell disease associated with abnormal placental pathology. J Obstet Gynecol 1991; 11: 400-404.

Brustman L, Langer O, Damus K, Anyaegbunam A, Merkatz IR. Uterine contractility patterns after an episode of preterm labor. Clinical Digest Series 1990;.

Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Divon MY, Langer O. The significance of antepartum variable decelerations. Abstracted for the year Book of Family Practice 1998;.

Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Divon M, Langer O. Significance of antepartum variable decelerations. OB/GYN Digest 1987; 4: 7-9.

Freda MC, Damus K, Andersen HF, Brustman LE, Merkatz IR. A . Obstetrics and gynecology 1990 Jul; 76(1 Suppl).

Anyaegbunam A, Billett HH, Langer O, Brustman L, Berger C, Wyse L, Nagel RL, Merkatz IR. Maternal hemoglobin F levels may have an adverse effect on neonatal birth weight in pregnancies with sickle cell disease. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1989 Sep; 161(3).

Langer O, Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Divon M. Management of women with one abnormal oral glucose tolerance test value reduces adverse outcome in pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1989 Sep; 161(3).

Langer O, Levy J, Brustman L, Anyaegbunam A, Merkatz R, Divon M. Glycemic control in gestational diabetes mellitus--how tight is tight enough: small for gestational age versus large for gestational age?. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1989 Sep; 161(3).

Langer O, Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Guidetti D, Mazze R. Gestational diabetes: insulin requirements in pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1987 Sep; 157(3).

Brustman LE, Langer O, Damus K, Anyaegbunam A, Merkatz IR. Uterine contractility patterns after an episode of preterm labor. Obstetrics and gynecology 1990 Mar; 75(3 Pt 1).

Andersen HF, Freda MC, Damus K, Brustman L, Merkatz IR. Effectiveness of patient education to reduce preterm delivery among ordinary risk patients. American journal of perinatology 1989 Apr; 6(2).

Brustman LE, Raptoulis M, Langer O, Anyaegbunam A, Merkatz IR. Changes in the pattern of uterine contractility in relationship to coitus during pregnancies at low and high risk for preterm labor. Obstetrics and gynecology 1989 Feb; 73(2).

Langer O, Brustman L, Anyaegbunam A, Mazze R. The significance of one abnormal glucose tolerance test value on adverse outcome in pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1987 Sep; 157(3).

Freda MC, Andersen HF, Damus K, Poust D, Brustman L, Merkatz IR. Lifestyle modification as an intervention for inner city women at high risk for preterm birth. Journal of advanced nursing 1990 Mar; 15(3).

Anyaegbunam A, Langer O, Brustman L, Damus K, Halpert R, Merkatz IR. The application of uterine and umbilical artery velocimetry to the antenatal supervision of pregnancies complicated by maternal sickle hemoglobinopathies. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1988 Sep; 159(3).

Brustman L, Langer O, Engel S, Anyaegbunam A, Mazze R. Verified self-monitored blood glucose data versus glycosylated hemoglobin and glycosylated serum protein as a means of predicting short- and long-term metabolic control in gestational diabetes. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1987 Sep; 157(3).

Langer O, Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Guidetti D, Levy J, Mazze R. Pregestational diabetes: insulin requirements throughout pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1988 Sep; 159(3).

Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Divon M, Langer O. The significance of antepartum variable decelerations. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1986 Oct; 155(4).

Brustman LE, Langer O, Anyaegbunam A. The heightened significance of prolonged bradycardia associated with intrauterine growth retardation. American journal of perinatology 1985 Oct; 2(4).

Brustman L, Seltzer V. Sister Joseph's nodule: seven cases of umbilical metastases from gynecologic malignancies. Gynecologic oncology 1984 Oct; 19(2).

Brustman LE, Langer O, Anyaegbunam A, Belle C, Merkatz IR. Education does not improve patient perception of preterm uterine contractility. Obstetrics and gynecology 1990 Jul; 76(1 Suppl).

Brustman LE, Williams FL, Carroll K, Lurie H, Ganz E, Langer O. The effect of blinded versus nonblinded interviews in the resident selection process. Journal of graduate medical education 2010 Sep; 2(3).

Brustman L, Langer O, Scarpelli S, El Daouk M, Fuchs A, Rosenn B. Hypoglycemia in glyburide-treated gestational diabetes: is it dose-dependent?. Obstetrics and gynecology 2011 Feb; 117(2 Pt 1).

Daouk ME, Brustman L, Langer O, Lysikiewicz A. Male-to-female gender ratio in fetuses with increased nuchal translucency. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2012 Dec; 25(12).

Spinelli MG, Endicott J, Leon AC, Goetz RR, Kalish RB, Brustman LE, Carmona YR, Meyreles Q, Vega M, Schulick JL. A controlled clinical treatment trial of interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed pregnant women at 3 New York City sites. The Journal of clinical psychiatry 2013 Apr; 74(4).

Herrera K, Brustman L, Foroutan J, Scarpelli S, Murphy E, Francis A, Rosenn B. The importance of fasting blood glucose in screening for gestational diabetes. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2015 May; 28(7).

Herrera KM, Rosenn BM, Foroutan J, Bimson BE, Al Ibraheemi Z, Moshier EL, Brustman LE. Randomized controlled trial of insulin detemir versus NPH for the treatment of pregnant women with diabetes. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2015 Sep; 213(3).

Langer O, Yogev Y, Xenakis EM, Brustman L. Overweight and obese in gestational diabetes: the impact on pregnancy outcome. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2005 Jun; 192(6).

Brustman LE, Langer O, Bimson B, Scarpelli S, El Daouk M. Weight gain in gestational diabetes: the effect of treatment modality. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2016 Apr; 29(7).

Anyaegbunam A, Brustman L, Langer O. A longitudinal evaluation of the efficacy of umbilical Doppler velocimetry in the diagnosis of intrauterine growth retardation. International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 1991 Feb; 34(2).

Anyaegbunam A, Langer O, Brustman L, Whitty J, Merkatz IR. Third-trimester prediction of small-for-gestational-age infants in pregnant women with sickle cell disease. Development of the ultradop index. The Journal of reproductive medicine 1991 Aug; 36(8).

Langer O, Kozlowski S, Brustman L. Abnormal growth patterns in diabetes in pregnancy: a longitudinal study. Israel journal of medical sciences; 27(8-9).

Langer O, Berkus M, Brustman L, Anyaegbunam A, Mazze R. Rationale for insulin management in gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes 1991 Dec; 40 Suppl 2.

Landon MB, Langer O, Gabbe SG, Schick C, Brustman L. Fetal surveillance in pregnancies complicated by insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 1992 Sep; 167(3).

Brustman LE, Gela BD, Moore M, Reilly KD, Langer O. Variations in oral glucose tolerance tests: the 100- versus 75-g controversy. Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians : the official publication of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians 1995; 6(2).

Anyaegbunam A, Fleischer A, Whitty J, Brustman L, Randolph G, Langer O. Association between umbilical artery cord pH, five-minute Apgar scores and neonatal outcome. Gynecologic and obstetric investigation 1991; 32(4).

Yogev Y, Langer O, Brustman L, Rosenn B. Pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus: does a correlation exist early in pregnancy?. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2004 Jan; 15(1).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Brustman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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