James E. Ferguson, MD MBA

James E. Ferguson, MD MBA

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Dr. Ferguson is a 1977 graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed a flexible internship at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco, California, then served as a resident at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1978-1980 before becoming a chief resident from 1980-1981 at North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was in private practice for one year then completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1982-1984. He became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1984 a position in which he served until becoming an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine beginning in 1987. In 2002 Dr. Ferguson was recruited to the University of Kentucky where he became The John W. Greene, Jr. Professor and Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From 2006-2008 Dr. Ferguson pursued an MBA in Healthcare Administration at George Washington University in Washington, DC and at graduation was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society. In 2009 Dr. Ferguson returned to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine as The John M. Nokes Professor and Chair. In July 2011 Dr. Ferguson became and is now The W. Norman Thornton Professor and Chair.

Dr. Ferguson has served as President for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine as well as President for the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. He is currently serving as Director and an Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. He also serves on various committees at the University of Virginia Health System.

Specialty ~
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sub - Specialty ~
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Special Expertise ~
High risk pregnancy.
Prenatal diagnostic techniques, including ultrasound.
Prostaglandins and cervical compliance.
Preterm labor.
Predictability of fetal heart rate characteristics.
Periodontal health and obstetric outcomes.
Intimate partner violence and pregnancy outcomes.

Awards ~
Dr. Ferguson was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1973 and Phi Alpha Theta in 1973. He was the recipient of the Lange Award and the C. Hampton-Mauzy Award at graduation from medical school and served as the President of the Student Body during medical school. He was elected as the Mamie A. Jessup Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology (Endowed Chair), Eminent Scholars Program at the University of Virginia in 1991. He was elected as the John M. Nokes Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Endowed Chair), Eminent Scholars Program at the University of Virginia in 1996. He was appointed as the John W. Greene, Jr. Professor and Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky in 2002. He was appointed as a Faculty Associate for the Center for Research on Violence Against Women at the University of Kentucky in 2005. Dr. Ferguson was also elected as a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1986. In July 2011 Dr. Ferguson was elected The W. Norman Thornton Professor and Chair at the University of Virginia. He was selected as one of “The Best Doctors in America” in The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc. Publishers, 1994-2012. He was selected as one of the “Top Doctors in America” in America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., Publishers, for the past 11 years. He was selected for inclusion in the “Top Doctors” Directory US News and World Report, 2011.

Education ~
College: U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut
1969–1971
AB, History Major: Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1971–1973
Chemistry Minor: Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1971–1973
Medical School: MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1973–1977
Flexible Internship: U.S. Public Health Service Hospital
San Francisco, California
1977–1978

Residency ~
Obstetrics & Gynecology. Stanford University School of Medicine
1978 - 1980
Chief Resident, North Carolina Baptist Hospital / Bowman Gray School of Medicine
1980-1981

Fellowship ~
Maternal-Fetal medicine fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine
1982-1984

Certification ~
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Board

Research ~
Prenatal diagnostic techniques, including doppler ultrasound. Prostaglandins and cervical compliance. Preterm labor. Predictability of fetal heart rate characteristics. Periodontal health and obstetric outcomes. Intimate partner violence and pregnancy outcomes.

Current Clinical Trials ~
Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
NIH; NIDCR UKRF Sub-award # 3049023596-10-305
Chronic Inflammation of Oral and Cervico-Vaginal Muscosa
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – Principal Investigator University of Virginia Site
(5% effort)

Past Clinical Trials ~
Building Interdisciplinary Research Center for Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
NIH; NIDA 2 K12 DA14040-06
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – Principal Investigator (through June 30, 2009)
$2,500,000 for Project Period September 20, 2005 – August 31, 2010
(10% effort)

Center for Biologic Basis of Oral/Systemic Disease
Oral Infections: Impact on Gestational Diabetes
NIH/NCRR P20 RR020145
J. Ebersole, Ph.D. – Center Principal Investigator
K. Novak, Ph.D. – Project Principal Investigator
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – Co-Investigator and Mentor (through June 30, 2009)
September 1, 2004 – August 31, 2009
(5% effort)

NIH/NIDCR
UO1 DE014338
Effect of Maternal Periodontal Inflammation on Infant Neurodevelopment (Multi-center study)
Bryan Michalowicz, Minnesota, Principal Investigator
M.J. Novak, BDS, Ph.D., Site Principal Investigator
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D., Site Co-Principal Investigator
Purpose: To evaluate mental, psychomotor and language development in infants born to women with improved maternal periodontal status early in pregnancy.
December 1, 2005 – November 30, 2008

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Prematurity Prevention Initiative in Kentucky – Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait
Lead Site.
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – University of Kentucky, Principal Investigator (through June 30, 2009)
$225,000 for Project Period December 15, 2006 – December 31, 2009

Effects of Periodontal Therapy on Preterm Birth
NIDCR 5 U01 DE014338-02
Bryan S. Michalowicz, D.D.S., University of Minnesota, Program Director
M. John Novak, B.D.S., L.D.S., M.S., PhD., University of Kentucky, Principal Investigator
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D., University of Kentucky, Co-PI
$749,294 September 1, 2005 – August 31, 2006
(10% effort)

Support for Dental Public Health Activities
Kentucky Families and Children’s Cabinet
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – Co-Investigator
July 1, 2004 – June 3, 2005

Building Interdisciplinary Research Center for Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
NIDA 5 K12 DA14040-3
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – Principal Investigator
$500,000 September 1, 2003 – August 31, 2004
(10% effort)

Effects of Periodontal Therapy on Preterm Birth
NIDCR 5 U01 DE014338-02
Bryan S. Michalowicz, D.D.S., University of Minnesota, Program Director
M. John Novak, B.D.S., L.D.S., M.S., PhD., University of Kentucky, Principal Investigator
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D., University of Kentucky, Co-PI
$749,294 September 20, 2000 – August 31, 2005
(10% effort)

Family-Centered HIV Clinic
Ryan White Title IV Funding
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Co-Investigator
$48,000 October 1, 2001 – September 30, 2004

Co-Director, Commonwealth Of Virginia-Perinatal Regionalization Grant
(John Kattwinkel, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Principal Investigator)
# 01-0202-02 - 0% salary support

Family-Centered HIV Clinic
Ryan White Title IV Funding
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Co-Investigator
$72,000 October 1, 1998 – September 30, 2001

System-Wide Maternal-Fetal Outcome Assessment
Dyncorp / FMAS Grant No. 5-32584
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. – Program Director
$12,625 January 1, 1999 – August 31, 2001

Calciotropic Hormones in the Uteroplacental Unit
NICHHD 12335
M.E. Bruns - Principal Investigator
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Co-Investigator (partial salary support)
July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1996

Predictive Value of the Feto-Pelvic Index
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
J.E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Principal Investigator
$8,000 July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1996

Perinatal Nurse Liaison Contract
Commonwealth of Virginia-Department of Health
J.E. Ferguson II, M.D. – Program Director/Principal Investigator
$40,000 July 1, 1998 – June 30, 1999 (Program ended by State)
$40,000 July 1, 1997 – June 30, 1998
$40,000 July 1, 1996 – June 30, 1997
$40,000 July 1, 1995 – June 30, 1996
$40,000 July 1, 1994 – June 30, 1995
$40,000 July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1994
$40,000 July 1, 1992 – June 30, 1993
$40,000 July 1, 1991 – June 30, 1992
$40,000 July 1, 1990 – June 30, 1991

Project Link Model Demonstration Continuation Project for Perinatal Substance Abuse
Commonwealth of Virginia-Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Substance Abuse
J.E. Ferguson II, M.D. – Program Director/Principal Investigator
$100,000 July 1, 1994 – June 30, 1995
$100,000 July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1994
$85,000 July 1, 1992 –- June 30, 1993

University of Virginia School of Medicine Research and Development Grant
Cloning and Sequencing of cDNA for Calbindin D9k and the Identification and Localization of the Vitamin D-receptor in Human Myometrium
Principal Investigator, $8,000 /year April 1, 1990 - March 31, 1991

Co-Director, Commonwealth Of Virginia–Perinatal Regionalization Grant
(John Kattwinkel, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Principal Investigator)
# 01-0202-01 – 0% salary support
# 01-0202-00 - 5% salary support
# 01-0202-99 - 10% salary support
# 01-0202-98 - 10% salary support
# 01-0202-97 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-96 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-95 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-94 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-93 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-92 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-91 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-90 - 15% salary support
# 01-0202-89 - 15% salary support

Ritodrine/Nifedipine Preterm Labor Tocolysis
Biomedical Research Support Grant
Stanford University School of Medicine
James E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Principal Investigator
$20,000 April 1, 1986 – March 31, 1988

The California AFP Screening Program-Coordination Center
State of California-Health and Welfare Agency
James E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Principal Investigator
$86,136 July 1, 1987 – June 30, 1988 (87-91022)
$79, 232 July 1, 1986 – June 30, 1987 (86-89074)

The California AFP Screening Program, Follow-up
State of California-Department of Health Services
James E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Principal Investigator
$82,000 July 1, 1987 – June 30, 1988 (87-91256)
$51,000 July 1, 1986 – June 30, 1987 (86-89429)

Prenatal Diagnosis Program
State of California-State and Consumer Services Agency
James E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Principal Investigator
$41,786 July 1, 1987 – June 30, 1988 (87-91055)
$41,786 July 1, 1986 – June 30, 1987 (86-88554)
$41,600 July 1, 1985 – June 30, 1986 (85-00012)

The California AFP Screening Program, Prenatal Diagnosis Center
State of California-Health and Welfare Agency 85-87054
James E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Principal Investigator
$51,000 January 1, 1986 – June 30, 1986

Prostaglandin E2 for Cervical Priming
Upjohn Pharmaceuticals Company
James E. Ferguson, II, M.D. - Co-Principal Investigator
$22,500 June 30, 1984 – March 31, 1985

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