Dr. Coustan's research interests focus on the epidemiology of gestational diabetes and its treatment. He is Regional PI for North America of the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, a recently completed National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded multinational multi-institutional blinded evaluation of glucose tolerance test associations with various pregnancy outcomes. The study enrolled 25,000+ subjects and the results will enable outcomes-based glucose tolerance test criteria in pregnancy.
Donald R. Coustan, M.D. is the immediate past Chace/Joukowsky Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown Medical School and Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Chief at Women and Infants Hospital, having stepped down in October 2008. He joined the faculty as Director of Maternal and Fetal Medicine in 1981, was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1986 and Chairman of the Department in 1991. Dr. Coustan continues his active clinical participation in the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. His research interests have been focused on the epidemiology of gestational diabetes and its treatment.
DONALD COUSTAN, MD
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