Deirdre J. Lyell, M.D.

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Professional Education

Medical Education: George Washington University (1996) DC

B.A.S., Stanford University, Biology and History (1990)

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2000) MA

Fellowship, Stanford School of Medicine, Maternal- Fetal Medicine (2003)

Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004)

Board Certification: Maternal and Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007)

Honors & Awards

Harvard Medical Student Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School (1999)

Stanford University Resident’s Outstanding Fellow Award, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2001)

Resident’s Obstetrics Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2004)

Roy M. Pitkin Research Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2009)

Resident's Obstetrics Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2012)

Administrative Appointments

Associate Fellowship Program Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2006 - 2011)

Dean's Task Force on Clinical Excellence, Stanford Medical School (2007 - 2009)

Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007 - 2014)

Dean's Billet Cap Committee, Stanford Medical School (2012 - 2013)

Director, Program in Placental Disorders, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2010 - Present)

Credentials Committee, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2011 - Present)

Fellowship Program Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2011 - Present)

Alternate Principal Investigator, Eunice Kennedy Shriver N.I.C.H.D. Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, Washington DC (2013 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Risk Factors for Classical Hysterotomy by Gestational Age
Osmundson, S. S., Garabedian, M. J., & Lyell, D. J. (2013). Risk Factors for Classical Hysterotomy by Gestational Age. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 122(4), 845-850.

Effect of magnesium sulfate exposure on term neonates
Greenberg, M. B., Penn, A. A., Whitaker, K. R., KOGUT, E. A., El-Sayed, Y. Y., & Lyell, D. J. (2013). Effect of magnesium sulfate exposure on term neonates. JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, 33(3), 188-193.

Integrating multiple 'omics' analyses identifies serological protein biomarkers for preeclampsia.
Liu, L. Y., Yang, T., Ji, J., Wen, Q., Morgan, A. A., & Butte, A. J. (2013). Integrating multiple 'omics' analyses identifies serological protein biomarkers for preeclampsia. BMC medicine, 11, 236-?.

Antenatal identification of major depressive disorder: a cohort study
Lyell, D. J., Chambers, A. S., Steidtmann, D., Tsai, E., Caughey, A. B., & Manber, R. (2012). Antenatal identification of major depressive disorder: a cohort study. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 207(6).

Interpregnancy Interval and Obstetrical Complications
Shachar, B. Z., & Lyell, D. J. (2012). Interpregnancy Interval and Obstetrical Complications. OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL SURVEY, 67(9), 584-596.

Rectus muscle and visceral peritoneum closure at cesarean delivery and intraabdominal adhesions
Lyell, D. J., Caughey, A. B., Hu, E., Blumenfeld, Y., El-Sayed, Y. Y., & Daniels, K. (2012). Rectus muscle and visceral peritoneum closure at cesarean delivery and intraabdominal adhesions. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 206(6).

Adhesions and perioperative complications of repeat cesarean delivery
Lyell, D. J. (2011). Adhesions and perioperative complications of repeat cesarean delivery. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 205(6), S11-S18.

Do adhesions at repeat cesarean delay delivery of the newborn?
Greenberg, M. B., Daniels, K., Blumenfeld, Y. J., Caughey, A. B., & Lyell, D. J. (2011). Do adhesions at repeat cesarean delay delivery of the newborn?. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 205(4).

Neonatal medical admission in a term and late-preterm cohort exposed to magnesium sulfate
Greenberg, M. B., Penn, A. A., Thomas, L. J., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Caughey, A. B., & Lyell, D. J. (2011). Neonatal medical admission in a term and late-preterm cohort exposed to magnesium sulfate. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 204(6).

The Residency Certificate: The Rite of Passage
Lyell, D. J. (2011). The Residency Certificate: The Rite of Passage. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 117(1), 174-174.

Oral Misoprostol and Vaginal Isosorbide Mononitrate for Labor Induction A Randomized Controlled Trial
Collingham, J. P., Fuh, K. C., Caughey, A. B., Pullen, K. M., Lyell, D. J., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2010). Oral Misoprostol and Vaginal Isosorbide Mononitrate for Labor Induction A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 116(1), 121-126.

Single- versus double-layer hysterotomy closure at primary caesarean delivery and bladder adhesions
Blumenfeld, Y. J., Caughey, A. B., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Daniels, K., & Lyell, D. J. (2010). Single- versus double-layer hysterotomy closure at primary caesarean delivery and bladder adhesions. BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 117(6), 690-694.

TITLE: SLEEPLESSNESS DURING PREGNANCY: ESTIMATING THE PREVALENCE OF INSOMNIA
Chambers, A. S., Lyell, D. J., & Manber, R. (2010). TITLE: SLEEPLESSNESS DURING PREGNANCY: ESTIMATING THE PREVALENCE OF INSOMNIA. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 39, 35-35.

Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy A Randomized Controlled Trial
Manber, R., Schnyer, R. N., Lyell, D., Chambers, A. S., Caughey, A. B., & Allen, J. Jb. (2010). Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 115(3), 511-520.

Daily Compared With 8-Hour Gentamicin for the Treatment of Intrapartum Chorioamnionitis A Randomized Controlled Trial
Lyell, D. J., Pullen, K., Fuh, K., Zamah, M., Caughey, A. B., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2010). Daily Compared With 8-Hour Gentamicin for the Treatment of Intrapartum Chorioamnionitis A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 115(2), 344-349.

Antenatal recognition of major depressive disorder
Lyell, D., Chambers, A., Wong, A., Tsai, E., Caughey, A., & Manber, R. (2009). Antenatal recognition of major depressive disorder. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 201(6), S55-S55.

Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy
Manber, R., Schnyer, R., Chambers, A., Lyell, D., Caughey, A., & Allen, J. (2009). Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 201(6), S19-S19.

External cephalic version: a terrible opportunity to waste
Lyell, D. J., & Caughey, A. B. (2009). External cephalic version: a terrible opportunity to waste. JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, 29(2), 77-78.

1. Blumenfeld Yair J and Lyell, Deirdre J. Prematurity prevention: the role of acute tocolysis.
Blumenfeld, Y., Lyell, & D. (2009). 1. Blumenfeld Yair J and Lyell, Deirdre J. Prematurity prevention: the role of acute tocolysis. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol., 21.

RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF CERVICAL RIPENING AND LABOR INDUCTION USING ORAL MISOPROSTOL WITH OR WITHOUT INTRAVAGINAL ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE
Collingham, J., Fuh, K., Caughey, A., Pullen, K., Lyell, D., & El-Sayed, Y. (2008). RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF CERVICAL RIPENING AND LABOR INDUCTION USING ORAL MISOPROSTOL WITH OR WITHOUT INTRAVAGINAL ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 199(6), S53-S53.

Maintenance Nifedipine Tocolysis Compared With Placebo A Randomized Controlled Trial
Lyell, D. J., Pullen, K. M., Mannan, J., Chitkara, U., Druzin, M. L., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2008). Maintenance Nifedipine Tocolysis Compared With Placebo A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 112(6), 1221-1226.

Perinatal outcomes among Asian-white interracial couples
Nystrom, M. J., Caughey, A. B., Lyell, D. J., Druzin, M. L., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2008). Perinatal outcomes among Asian-white interracial couples. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 199(4).

Uterine exteriorization compared with in situ repair at cesarean delivery: A randomized controlled trial
Blumenfeld, Y., Caughey, A. B., & Lyell, D. J. (2008). Uterine exteriorization compared with in situ repair at cesarean delivery: A randomized controlled trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 112(1), 183-183.

Once daily vs. 8-hour gentamicin dosing for chorioamnionitis
Pullen, K., Zamah, M., Fuh, K., Caughey, A., Benitz, W., & El-Sayed, Y. (2007). Once daily vs. 8-hour gentamicin dosing for chorioamnionitis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 197(6), S68-S68.

Cesarean delivery outcomes after a prolonged second stage of labor
Sung, J. F., Daniels, K. I., Brodzinsky, L., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Caughey, A. B., & Lyell, D. J. (2007). Cesarean delivery outcomes after a prolonged second stage of labor. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 197(3).

Magnesium sulfate compared with nifedipine for acute tocolysis of preterm labor - A randomized controlled trial
Lyell, D. J., Pullen, K., Campbell, L., Ching, S., Druzin, M. L., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2007). Magnesium sulfate compared with nifedipine for acute tocolysis of preterm labor - A randomized controlled trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 110(1), 61-67.

Presence of the sickle cell trait and preterm delivery in African-American women
Bryant, A. S., Cheng, Y. W., Lyell, D. J., Laros, R. K., & Caughey, A. B. (2007). Presence of the sickle cell trait and preterm delivery in African-American women. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 109(4), 870-874.

Induction of labor and cesarean delivery by gestational age
Caughey, A. B., Nicholson, J. M., Cheng, Y. W., Lyell, D. J., & Washington, A. E. (2006). Induction of labor and cesarean delivery by gestational age. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 195(3), 700-705.

Ultrasound screening of fetuses at increased risk for Down syndrome: how many missed diagnoses?
Caughey, A. B., Lyell, D. J., Washington, A. E., Filly, R. A., & Norton, M. E. (2006). Ultrasound screening of fetuses at increased risk for Down syndrome: how many missed diagnoses?. PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS, 26(1), 22-27.

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and stent placement in pregnancy
Dwyer, B. K., Taylor, L., Fuller, A., Brummel, C., & Lyell, D. (2005). Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and stent placement in pregnancy. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 106(5), 1162-1164.

Peritoneal closure at primary cesarean delivery and adhesions
Lyell, D. J., Caughey, A. B., Hu, E., & Daniels, K. (2005). Peritoneal closure at primary cesarean delivery and adhesions. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 106(2), 275-280.

Randomized comparison of intravenous nitroglycerin and subcutaneous terbutaline for external cephalic version under tocolysis
El-Sayed, Y. Y., Pullen, K., Riley, E. T., Lyell, D., Druzin, M. L., & Chitkara, U. (2004). Randomized comparison of intravenous nitroglycerin and subcutaneous terbutaline for external cephalic version under tocolysis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 191(6), 2051-2055.

Developmental response to hypoxia
Huang, S. Tj., Vo, K. Ct., Lyell, D. J., Faessen, G. H., Tulac, S., & Giudice, L. C. (2004). Developmental response to hypoxia. FASEB JOURNAL, 18(12), 1348-1365.

Postpartum uterine arteriovenous fistula
Aziz, N., Lenzi, T. A., Jeffrey, R. B., & Lyell, D. J. (2004). Postpartum uterine arteriovenous fistula. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 103(5), 1076-1078.

Neonatal chest wall rigidity following the use of remifentanil for cesarean delivery in a patient with autoimmune hepatitis and thrombocytopenia
Carvalho, B., Mirikitani, E. J., Lyell, D., Evans, D. A., Druzin, A., & Riley, E. T. (2004). Neonatal chest wall rigidity following the use of remifentanil for cesarean delivery in a patient with autoimmune hepatitis and thrombocytopenia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA, 13(1), 53-56.

Training and competency assessment in electronic fetal monitoring: A national survey
Murphy, A. A., Halamek, L. P., Lyell, D. J., & Druzin, M. L. (2003). Training and competency assessment in electronic fetal monitoring: A national survey. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 101(6), 1243-1248.

Prenatal screening, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of preeclampsia
Lyell, D. J., Lambert-Messerlian, G. M., & Giudice, L. C. (2003). Prenatal screening, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of preeclampsia. CLINICS IN LABORATORY MEDICINE, 23(2), 413-?.

Evaluation of a novel electronic fetal monitor simulator
Murphy, A. A., Halamek, L. P., Lyell, D. J., & Druzin, M. L. (2003). Evaluation of a novel electronic fetal monitor simulator. MEDICINE MEETS VIRTUAL REALITY 11, 94, 240-244.

The impact of the use of the isolated echogenic intracardiac focus as a screen for Down syndrome in women under the age of 35 years
Caughey, A. B., Lyell, D. J., Filly, R. A., Washington, A. E., & Norton, M. E. (2001). The impact of the use of the isolated echogenic intracardiac focus as a screen for Down syndrome in women under the age of 35 years. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 185(5), 1021-1027.

New therapies for the pregnant patient with diabetes.
El-Sayed, Y. Y., & Lyell, D. J. (2001). New therapies for the pregnant patient with diabetes. Diabetes technology & therapeutics, 3(4), 635-640.

Videourodynamic diagnosis of occult genuine stress incontinence in patients with anterior vaginal wall relaxation
Versi, E., Lyell, D. J., & Griffiths, D. J. (1998). Videourodynamic diagnosis of occult genuine stress incontinence in patients with anterior vaginal wall relaxation. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION, 5(6), 327-330.