Biography

Dr. Stephenson is Adjunct Professor, UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Dr. Stephenson is also Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Dr. Mary Stephenson is internationally renowned for her clinical and research expertise in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Her extensive training in reproductive immunology and genetics has facilitated her ability to link her clinical work with the laboratory.

In 2010, Dr. Stephenson co-authored the textbook, Early Pregnancy, which embraces a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of recurrent pregnancy loss. She is featured in the popular book by Jon Cohen, Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth about Miscarriage.

Dr. Stephenson was the founding Chair of the Early Pregnancy Special Interest Group of ASRM. She is an Associate Editor for Human Reproduction and is presently the Associate Editor for Human Reproduction Update and is on the Editorial Board for Fertility & Sterility.

 

Research Interests/Skills

Dr. Stephenson has a longstanding research collaboration with Dr. Evica Rajcan-Separovic, a geneticist at the University of British Columbia, to identify submicroscopic chromosomal imbalances in miscarriages which may lead to the discovery of “miscarriage genes.”

Research interests are genetics of miscarriage, pregnancy outcomes in translocation carriers, subclinical hypothyroidism and miscarriage, obesity and recurrent early pregnancy loss, endometrial assessment, antiphospholipid syndrome; mechanisms and therapeutic intervention, outcome and decision analyses, and randomized trials to assess therapies.

Publications

Recent Publications

Boots CE, Bernardi LA, Stephenson MD. The frequency of euploid miscarriage is increased in obese women with recurrent early pregnancy loss. Fertil Steril. Jun 4 2014. (In Press).

McQueen D, Bernardi L, Stephenson MD. Chronic endometritis in women with recurrent early pregnancy loss and/or fetal demise. Fertility & Sterility 2014;101:1026-1030.

Kolte A, van Oppenraaij R, Quenby S, Stephenson MD, Goddijn M, Christiansen O, on behalf of the ESHRE Special Interest Group Early Pregnancy. Nonvisualized pregnancy losses are prognostically important for unexplained recurrent miscarriage. Human Reproduction 2014;29:931-937.   
                                   
Mathur N, Triplett L, Stephenson MD. Miscarriage chromosome testing: Utility of comparative genomic hybridization with reflex microsatellite analysis in preserved miscarriage tissue. Fertility & Sterility 2014;101:1349-1352.

  • Top Doctor for 2014 (top 1% nationally) by Castle Connolly®
  • Chicago Magazine’s 2014 Top Doctors for Women: Reproductive Endocrinology (top 1% in Chicago),
  • Best Doctor 2005-2014 (top 5% nationally) by Best Doctors®
  • The 2012 Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan professorship