• Brian Casey is originally from Pennsylvania, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. He then did his OB/GYN residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and subsequently completed his Maternal-Fetal Medicine training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    Dr. Casey spent 23 years on faculty at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern before coming to University of Alabama at Birmingham as Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He has been a productive clinician-researcher including serving as the Principal Investigator for the Eunice Kennedy-Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network TSH Trial. This landmark investigation of subclinical hypothyroidism involved screening more than 97,000 pregnant women nationally and a 92% five-year developmental follow-up of their offspring. Dr. Casey recently received the Roy M. Pitkin Award from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for a randomized controlled trial in gestational diabetes and the Norman F. Gant Award for Best Research in Maternal-Fetal Medicine for his work on the TSH Trial.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Head Circumference within the Normal Range and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants 2021
    2021 Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and Metabolic Dysfunction in Women with a Prior Glucose-Intolerant Pregnancy 2021
    2021 Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes Associated with Amniotomy among Nulliparous Women Undergoing Labor Induction at Term 2021
    2021 Intrapartum opioid analgesia and childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants born preterm 2021
    2021 General anesthesia for cesarean delivery and childhood neurodevelopmental and perinatal outcomes: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trialInternational Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.  45:34-40. 2021
    2021 Evaluation of Hypoglycemia in Neonates of Women at Risk for Late Preterm Delivery: An Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids Trial Cohort Study 2021
    2021 Hypertension in pregnancy and adverse outcomes among low-risk nulliparous women expectantly managed at or after 39 weeks: a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trialBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology2021
    2021 Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Nulliparous Participants Undergoing Labor Induction by Cervical Ripening Method 2021
    2021 Neonatal Birthweight, Infant Feeding, and Childhood Metabolic Markers 2021
    2021 Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Pregnancy and Subsequent Maternal Hypertension 2021
    2020 Lactation versus formula feeding: Insulin, glucose, and fatty acid metabolism during the postpartum periodDiabetes.  69:1624-1635. 2020
    2020 Effect of Treatment of Mild Gestational Diabetes on Long-Term Maternal Outcomes 2020
    2020 Health resource utilization of labor induction versus expectant managementAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  222:369.e1-369.e11. 2020
    2020 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in a Postpartum Patient with Superimposed Preeclampsia and COVID-19American Journal of Perinatology Reports.  10:E165-E168. 2020
    2020 Association between Features of Spontaneous Late Preterm Labor and Late Preterm Birth 2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Appropriate Gestational Weight Gain among Women with Obesity 2020
    2020 Outcomes before and after Adopting Guidelines for Expectant Management of Severe Preeclampsia 2020
    2019 Thyroid Function Test Abnormalities during Pregnancy 2019
    2019 Cost-effectiveness of Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy vs No Therapy in Women at Risk of Late Preterm Delivery: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Pediatrics2019
    2018 Thyroid function in neonates of women with subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemiaJournal of Perinatology.  38:1490-1495. 2018
    2017 Predictive Characteristics of Elevated 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test Results for Gestational Diabetes 2017
    2017 Infant outcomes among women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy: results of a large prenatal Zika screening programAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  216:292.e1-292.e8. 2017
    2015 Association of influenza vaccination on decreased stillbirth rate 2015
    2015 ReplyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212:690-691. 2015
    2015 Mild gestational diabetes mellitus and long-term child healthDiabetes Care.  38:445-452. 2015
    2015 Does maternal body mass index influence treatment effect in women with mild gestational diabetes? 2015
    2014 Thyroid screening in pregnancyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  211:351-353.e1. 2014
    2014 Inadequate weight gain in overweight and obese pregnant women: What is the effect on fetal growth?American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  211:137.e1-137.e7. 2014
    2014 Is total thyroxine better than free thyroxine during pregnancy?American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  211:132.e1-132.e6. 2014
    2014 Subsequent pregnancy outcomes in women previously diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism 2014
    2013 Customized versus population approach for evaluation of fetal overgrowth 2013
    2013 The obstetric and neonatal implications of a low value on the 50-g glucose screening test 2013
    2012 An immunologic basis for placental insufficiency in fetal growth restriction 2012
    2012 Fetal male gender and the benefits of treatment of mild gestational diabetes mellitusAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  206:422.e1-422.e5. 2012
    2012 Maternal BMI, glucose tolerance, and adverse pregnancy outcomesAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  207:62.e1-62.e7. 2012
    2011 Subclinical thyroid dysfunction during pregnancyClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.  54:493-498. 2011
    2011 Thyroid disease in pregnancyClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.  54:458. 2011
    2011 Antithyroid antibodies and parity: Further evidence for microchimerism in autoimmune thyroid diseaseAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  205:471.e1-471.e4. 2011
    2010 Prediction of diabetes recurrence in women with class A(Diet-Treated) gestational diabetes 2010
    2008 Diet-treated gestational diabetes mellitus: comparison of early vs routine diagnosisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  198:287.e1-287.e6. 2008
    2008 Predicting macrosomiaJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  27:39-43. 2008
    2006 Placental transfer of rosiglitazone in the ex vivo human perfusion modelAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  195:1715-1719. 2006
    2006 ReplyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  195. 2006
    2006 A randomized trial of coached versus uncoached maternal pushing during the second stage of laborAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  194:10-13. 2006
    2005 Environmental contaminants and maternal thyroid functionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  193:1889-1890. 2005
    2005 Human myometrial gene expression before and during parturitionBiology of Reproduction.  72:707-719. 2005
    2005 A randomized trial of the effects of coached vs uncoached maternal pushing during the second stage of labor on postpartum pelvic floor structure and functionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  192:1692-1696. 2005
    2005 Obstetric antecedents for postpartum pelvic floor dysfunctionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  192:1655-1662. 2005
    2001 Lack of utility of amniotic fluid index in predicting perinatal morbidity and mortality [4] (multiple letters)American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  184:778-779. 2001
    2001 Outcomes among term infants when two-hour postnatal pH is compared with pH at deliveryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  184:447-450. 2001
    2000 Ex vivo human placental transfer of trovafloxacin 2000
    2000 Pregnancy outcomes after antepartum diagnosis of oligohydramnios at or beyond 34 weeks' gestationAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  182:909-912. 2000
    1998 Placental transfer of ritonavir with zidovudine in the ex vivo placental perfusion modelAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  179:758-761. 1998
    1997 Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Fetal Heart Rate in Very Low Birth Weight InfantsJournal of Perinatology.  17:208-212. 1997
    1997 Chorioamnionitis and endometritisInfectious Disease Clinics of North America.  11:203-222. 1997
    1996 Cholecystitis in Pregnancy 1996


    Year Title Altmetric
    2012 Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism.  178-182. 2012
    2010 Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy.  237-242. 2010
    2010 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy.  322-334. 2010
    2008 Maternal Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism.  186-191. 2008

    Research Overview

  • -Endocrinopathies of pregnancy, including diabetes and thyroid disease
    -Labor management
    -Medical and obstetrical complications of pregnancy
  • Education And Training

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Residency
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Temple University 1991
  • Full Name

  • Brian Casey