Jerzy W. Stanek, MD, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8158

Fax 513-636-3924



Perinatal autopsy and placental pathology


Pathogenesis of in-utero hypoxia

Jerzy Stanek, MD, PhD, is co-author of two textbooks on clinical perinatology. As a gynecologist, he described a new method of operative treatment of female urinary incontinence.
As a placental pathologist, he described several placental hypoxia-related lesions (laminar necrosis of placental membranes, chorionic microcysts of placental membranes and chorionic disc, increased amount of extravillous trophoblasts, occult placenta accreta and perivascular stem edema).

MD: College of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 1968.

Internship: Jagiellonian University Hospital, Kraków, Poland, 1968-1970.

PhD: College of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 1974.

Residencies: University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 1970-1976; Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, and Rush Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1990-1994.

Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology, Jagiellonian University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kraków, Poland; 1976-1977; Postgraduate Medical Center, Warsaw, Poland.

Certifications: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Polish Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1976; Endocrinology, Postgraduate Medical Center, Poland, 1977; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 1994; Pediatric Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 1999.

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Stanek J. Association of coexisting morphological umbilical cord abnormality and clinical cord compromise with hypoxic and thrombotic placental histology. Virchows Arch. 2016;468:723-32.

Stanek J. Chorangiosis of chorionic villi: what does it really mean? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016;140: 588-593.

Stanek J, Biesiada J. Clustering and classical analysis of clinical and placental phenotypes in fetal growth restriction and constitutional fetal smallness. Placenta. 2016;42:93-105. 

Stanek J. Placental hypoxic overlap lesions: A clinicoplacental correlation. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2015;41:358-369.

Stanek J, Biesiada J. Relation of placental diagnosis in stillbirth to fetal maceration and gestational age at delivery. J Perinat Med. 2014;42:457-71.

Stanek J, Biesiada J, Trzeszcz M. Clinicoplacental phenotypes vary with gestational age: An analysis by classical and clustering methods. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2014;93:392-398.

Stanek J. Hypoxic patterns of placental injury: a review. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137:706-720.

Stanek J, Biesiada J. Clustering of maternal/fetal clinical conditions and outcomes and placental lesions. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;206:493.e1-8.

Stanek J. Chorionic disc extravillous trophoblasts in placental diagnosis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2011;136:540-547.

Stanek J, Weng E. Microscopic Chorionic Pseudocysts in Placental Membranes: A Histologic Lesion of In Utero Hypoxia. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2007;10:192-8.