Obstetrics and Gynecology

Craig H. Syrop, MD

Portrait

University of Iowa Physician Lead for HVHC
Professor
Chair Elect, AAMC-GFP Steering Committee
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Executive Director of The University of Iowa Physicians
Associate Vice President University of Iowa Physicians
Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chief Medical Officer of the University of Iowa Physicians
Interim Chair, Department of Dermatology
Assistant Professor
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology  - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Contact Information

Primary Office: 224 CMAB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-335-9502

Email: craig-syrop@uiowa.edu

Education

The College of William & Mary
MD, Medicine, The Medical College of Richmond

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Fellowship, Endocrinology & Infertility, University of North Caroloina, Chapel Hill
Post Doctoral, Healthcare Delivery Science, Masters Program, Dartmouth Institute and Tuck School of Business

Licensure and Certifications

Reproductive Endocrinology, ABOG
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, ABOG

All Publications

 .  Voluntary and involuntaary childlessness in female veterans - the impact of sexual assault.  Fertil Steril, Elsevier Publishing Co.  2014 May. 

Kresowik J, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B, Ryan G.  Ultrasound is the optimal choice for guidance in difficult hysteroscopy..  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology.  2012 June. 39(6):715-8.
[PubMed]

Sadler A, Mengeling M, Syrop C, Torner J, Booth B.  Military service, Lifetime sexual assault and cervical cytologic abnormalities.  Journal of Women's Health.  2011 November. 20(11):1693-701.
[PubMed]

Shroff R, Syrop C, Davis W, Van Voorhis B, Dokras A.  Risk of metabolic complications in the new PCOS phenotypes based on the Rotterdam criteria..  Fertility and sterility.  2007 November. 88(5):1389-95.
[PubMed]

Ryan G, Sparks A, Sipe C, Syrop C, Dokras A, Van Voorhis B.  A mandatory single blastocyst transfer policy with educational campaign in a United States IVF program reduces multiple gestation rates without sacrificing pregnancy rates..  Fertility and sterility.  2007 August. 88(2):354-60.
[PubMed]

Stahl B, Patil S, Syrop C, Sparks A, Wald M.  Supernumerary minute ring chromosome 14 in a man with primary infertility and left varicocele..  Fertility and sterility.  2007 May. 87(5):1213.e1-3.
[PubMed]

Dokras A, Baredziak L, Blaine J, Syrop C, VanVoorhis B, Sparks A.  Obstetric outcomes after in vitro fertilization in obese and morbidly obese women..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2006 July. 108(1):61-9.
[PubMed]

Wald M, Sparks A, Sandlow J, Van-Voorhis B, Syrop C, Niederberger C.  Computational models for prediction of IVF/ICSI outcomes with surgically retrieved spermatozoa..  Reproductive biomedicine online.  2005 September. 11(3):325-31.
[PubMed]

Ryan G, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B.  Role, epidemiology, and natural history of benign uterine mass lesions..  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology.  2005 June. 48(2):312-24.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Greensmith J, Dokras A, Sparks A, Simmons S, Syrop C.  Hyperbaric oxygen and ovarian follicular stimulation for in vitro fertilization: a pilot study..  Fertility and sterility.  2005 January. 83(1):226-8.
[PubMed]

Ryan G, Zhang S, Dokras A, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B.  The desire of infertile patients for multiple births..  Fertility and sterility.  2004 March. 81(3):500-4.
[PubMed]

Lowe M, Cooper B, Sood A, Davis W, Syrop C, Sorosky J.  Implementation of assisted reproductive technologies following conservative management of FIGO grade I endometrial adenocarcinoma and/or complex hyperplasia with atypia..  Gynecologic oncology.  2003 December. 91(3):569-72.
[PubMed]

Armstrong V, Hansen W, Van Voorhis B, Syrop C.  Detection of cesarean scars by transvaginal ultrasound..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2003 January. 101(1):61-5.
[PubMed]

Ryan G, Quinn T, Syrop C, Hansen W.  Placenta accreta postpartum..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2002 November. 100(5 Pt 2):1069-72.
[PubMed]

DeWaay D, Syrop C, Nygaard I, Davis W, Van Voorhis B.  Natural history of uterine polyps and leiomyomata..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2002 July. 100(1):7-Mar.
[PubMed]

Lowe M, Bender D, Sood A, Davis W, Syrop C, Sorosky J.  Two successful pregnancies after conservative treatment of endometrial cancer and assisted reproduction..  Fertility and sterility.  2002 January. 77(1):188-9.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Barnett M, Sparks A, Syrop C, Rosenthal G, Dawson J.  Effect of the total motile sperm count on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization..  Fertility and sterility.  2001 April. 75(4):661-8.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Syrop C.  Cost-effective treatment for the couple with infertility..  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology.  2000 December. 43(4):958-73.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Dokras A, Syrop C.  Bilateral undescended ovaries: association with infertility and treatment with IVF..  Fertility and sterility.  2000 November. 74(5):1041-3.
[PubMed]

Kennedy C, Peleg D, Syrop C, Nygaard I.  Antenatal diagnosis of vesicouterine fistula..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1999 November. 94(5 Pt 2):808-9.
[PubMed]

Stovall D, Allen B, Sparks A, Syrop C, Saunders R, VanVoorhis B.  The cost of infertility evaluation and therapy: findings of a self-insured university healthcare plan..  Fertility and sterility.  1999 November. 72(5):778-84.
[PubMed]

Clevenger-Hoeft M, Syrop C, Stovall D, Van Voorhis B.  Sonohysterography in premenopausal women with and without abnormal bleeding..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1999 October. 94(4):516-20.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Dawson J, Husman K, Sparks A, Van Voorhis B.  Ovarian volume may predict assisted reproductive outcomes better than follicle stimulating hormone concentration on day 3..  Human reproduction (Oxford, England).  1999 July. 14(7):1752-6.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Stovall D, Allen B, Syrop C.  Cost-effective treatment of the infertile couple..  Fertility and sterility.  1998 December. 70(6):995-1005.
[PubMed]

Stovall D, Van Voorhis B, Sparks A, Adams L, Syrop C.  Selective early elimination of luteal support in assisted reproduction cycles using a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist during ovarian stimulation..  Fertility and sterility.  1998 December. 70(6):1056-62.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Sparks A, Syrop C, Stovall D.  Ultrasound-guided aspiration of hydrosalpinges is associated with improved pregnancy and implantation rates after in-vitro fertilization cycles..  Human reproduction (Oxford, England).  1998 March. 13(3):736-9.
[PubMed]

Stovall D, Parrish S, Van Voorhis B, Hahn S, Sparks A, Syrop C.  Uterine leiomyomas reduce the efficacy of assisted reproduction cycles: results of a matched follow-up study..  Human reproduction (Oxford, England).  1998 January. 13(1):192-7.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Sparks A, Allen B, Stovall D, Syrop C, Chapler F.  Cost-effectiveness of infertility treatments: a cohort study..  Fertility and sterility.  1997 May. 67(5):830-6.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Dawson J, Stovall D, Sparks A, Syrop C.  The effects of smoking on ovarian function and fertility during assisted reproduction cycles..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1996 November. 88(5):785-91.
[PubMed]

Stovall D, Van Voorhis B, Mattingly K, Sparks A, Chapler F, Syrop C.  The effectiveness of sublingual progesterone administration during cryopreserved embryo transfer cycles: results of a matched follow-up study..  Fertility and sterility.  1996 May. 65(5):986-91.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Willhoite A, Van Voorhis B.  Ovarian volume: a novel outcome predictor for assisted reproduction..  Fertility and sterility.  1995 December. 64(6):1167-71.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Syrop C, Allen B, Sparks A, Stovall D.  The efficacy and cost effectiveness of embryo cryopreservation compared with other assisted reproductive techniques..  Fertility and sterility.  1995 September. 64(3):647-50.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Syrop C, Vincent R, Chestnut D, Sparks A, Chapler F.  Tubal versus uterine transfer of cryopreserved embryos: a prospective randomized trial..  Fertility and sterility.  1995 March. 63(3):578-83.
[PubMed]

Vincent R, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B, Chestnut D, Sparks A, McGrath J, Choi W, Bates J, Penning D.  An evaluation of the effect of anesthetic technique on reproductive success after laparoscopic pronuclear stage transfer. Propofol/nitrous oxide versus isoflurane/nitrous oxide..  Anesthesiology.  1995 February. 82(2):352-8.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Neff T, Syrop C, Chapler F.  Primary hypothyroidism associated with multicystic ovaries and ovarian torsion in an adult..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1994 May. 83(5 Pt 2):885-7.
[PubMed]

Wenstrom K, Syrop C, Hammitt D, Van Voorhis B.  Increased risk of monochorionic twinning associated with assisted reproduction..  Fertility and sterility.  1993 September. 60(3):510-4.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Syrop C, Walker D, Bennett M.  Conditions of oocyte storage and use of noninseminated as compared with inseminated, nonfertilized oocytes for the hemizona assay..  Fertility and sterility.  1993 July. 60(1):131-6.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B, Walker D, Miller T, Barud K.  Maturational asynchrony between oocyte cumulus-coronal morphology and nuclear maturity in gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist stimulations..  Fertility and sterility.  1993 February. 59(2):375-81.
[PubMed]

Varney N, Syrop C, Kubu C, Struchen M, Hahn S, Franzen K.  Neuropsychologic dysfunction in women following leuprolide acetate induction of hypoestrogenism..  Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.  1993 January. 10(1):53-7.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Syrop C, Hammitt D, Dunn M, Snyder G.  Effects of smoking on ovulation induction for assisted reproductive techniques..  Fertility and sterility.  1992 November. 58(5):981-5.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B, Walker D, Miller T, Barud K, Hood C.  Prediction of nuclear maturity from cumulus-coronal morphology: influence of embryologist experience..  Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.  1992 October. 9(5):439-46.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Schwaiger J, Syrop C, Chapler F.  Early diagnosis of ovarian torsion by color Doppler ultrasonography..  Fertility and sterility.  1992 July. 58(1):215-7.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Sahakian V.  Transvaginal sonographic detection of endometrial polyps with fluid contrast augmentation..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1992 June. 79(6):1041-3.
[PubMed]

Van Voorhis B, Williamson R, Gerard J, Hammitt D, Syrop C.  Use of oocytes from anonymous, matched, fertile donors for prevention of heritable genetic diseases..  Journal of medical genetics.  1992 June. 29(6):398-9.
[PubMed]

Robinson D, Syrop C, Hammitt D.  After superovulation-intrauterine insemination fails: the prognosis for treatment by gamete intrafallopian transfer/pronuclear stage transfer..  Fertility and sterility.  1992 March. 57(3):606-12.
[PubMed]

Sahakian V, Syrop C, Turner D.  Endometrial carcinoma: transvaginal ultrasonography prediction of depth of myometrial invasion..  Gynecologic oncology.  1991 December. 43(3):217-9.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Walker D, Syrop C, Miller T, Bennett M.  Treatment of severe male-factor infertility with high concentrations of motile sperm by microinsemination in embryo cryopreservation straws..  Journal of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer : IVF.  1991 April. 8(2):101-10.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Syrop C, Hahn S, Walker D, Butkowski C, Donovan J.  Comparison of concurrent pregnancy rates for in-vitro fertilization--embryo transfer, pronuclear stage embryo transfer and gamete intra-fallopian transfer..  Human reproduction (Oxford, England).  1990 November. 5(8):947-54.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Walker D, Syrop C.  Improved methods for preparation of culture media for in-vitro fertilization and gamete intra-fallopian transfer..  Human reproduction (Oxford, England).  1990 May. 5(4):457-63.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Reiter R, Hauser K, Weiner C, Shirk G.  What's new in ob/gyn? Five Iowa physicians respond..  Iowa medicine : journal of the Iowa Medical Society.  1990 March. 80(3):116-8.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Syrop C, Hahn S, Walker D, Butkowski C, Donovan J.  Clinical results of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City..  Journal of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer : IVF.  1989 October. 6(5):317-8.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Bedia E, Rogers P, Syrop C, Donovan J, Williamson R.  Comparison of motility stimulants for cryopreserved human semen..  Fertility and sterility.  1989 September. 52(3):495-502.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Halme J.  Peritoneal fluid environment and infertility..  Fertility and sterility.  1987 July. 48(1):9-Jan.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Halme J.  Cyclic changes of peritoneal fluid parameters in normal and infertile patients..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1987 March. 69(3 Pt 1):416-8.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Hammond M.  Diurnal variations in midluteal serum progesterone measurements..  Fertility and sterility.  1987 January. 47(1):67-70.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Halme J.  A comparison of peritoneal fluid parameters of infertile patients and the subsequent occurrence of pregnancy..  Fertility and sterility.  1986 October. 46(4):631-5.
[PubMed]

Halme J, Hammond M, Syrop C, Talbert L.  Peritoneal macrophages modulate human granulosa-luteal cell progesterone production..  The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism.  1985 November. 61(5):912-6.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Varner M.  Triplet gestation: maternal and neonatal implications..  Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae.  1985. 34(2-Jan):81-8.
[PubMed]

Syrop C, Varner M.  Systemic lupus erythematosus..  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology.  1983 September. 26(3):547-57.
[PubMed]

Varner M, Meehan R, Syrop C, Strottmann M, Goplerud C.  Pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus..  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.  1983 April. 145(8):1025-40.
[PubMed]

Sandlow J, Donovan J, Sparks A, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B, Stovall D.  Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration..  Iowa medicine : journal of the Iowa Medical Society.  86(9):367-8.
[PubMed]

Hammitt D, Aschenbrenner D, Syrop C, Heinkel D.  Techniques for improving the accuracy and efficiency of the sperm penetration assay..  Andrologia.  23(1):5-Nov.
[PubMed]

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23