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William J. Polzin, MD

MFM Co-Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

Phone: 513-862-6200

Email: bill_polzin@trihealth.com

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Specialties

Fetal growth restriction; antiphospholipid antibodies; premature rupture of membranes; incompetent cervix - diagnosis and management; antepartum fetal surveillance; prenatal diagnosis

Biography

William Polzin, MD, is well known regionally for his clinical excellence in assisting healthy babies and mothers through high-risk pregnancies. His extensive experience with complicated pregnancies is both reassuring to his many patients and also the foundation for his academic stature.

Dr. Polzin serves as MFM co-director of the Cincinnati Fetal Center. He also is director of maternal-fetal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, associate director of obstetrics at Good Samaritan Hospital, and medical director of the community-based prenatal center, Healthy Beginnings.

Dr. Polzin joined Good Samaritan Hospital in 1993. He has been affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1993. He also practiced obstetrics and gynecology from 1987-93 at various military locations, including assistant chief of maternal-fetal medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and staff physician at USA MEDDAC at Wuerzburg, Germany.

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Polzin completed his residency and fellowships at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1989, and a diplomate in the ABOG's division of maternal-fetal medicine since 1995. In 2003, he received the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award, a national award for his leadership in obstetrics and gynecology.

Education and Training

BA: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1983.

Internship: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, 1983-1984.

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, 1984-1987.

Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, 1989-1991.

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