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 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. Placental pathology varies in hypertensive conditions of pregnancy. Virchows Arch. 2017.

Stanek J. Placental examination in nonmacerated stillbirth versus neonatal mortality. J Perinat Med. 2017.

Stanek J. Placental infectious villitis versus villitis of unknown etiology. Pol J Pathol. 2017;68:55-65.

Zimmermann N, Stanek J. Perinatally fatal case of Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome with hyperplasia of seminiferous tubules. Am J Case Rep. 2017;18:649-655.

Stanek J. Decidual arteriolopathy with or without associated hypertension modifies the underlying histomorphology in placentas from diabetic mothers. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2017;43:839-847.

Desai V, Kakazu R, Crawford A, Stanek J. An unusual intra-articular presentation of myositis ossificans in a pediatric patient. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017;37(1):e48-e52. 

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. 

Kessler CA, Stanek JW, Stringer KF, Handwerger S. ETS1 induces human trophoblast differentiation. Endocrinology. 2015;156:1851-9.