Department of OBGYN

Francesca L. Facco, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2006-2009
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 2009
  • Resident Physician, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2002-2006
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2002

Representative Publications

Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Pregnancy:

  • Facco FL, Parker CB, Reddy UM, Silver RM, Louis JM, Basner RC, Chung JH, Schubert FP, Pien GW, Redline S, Mobley DR, Koch MA, Simhan HN, Nhan-Chang CL, Parry S, Grobman WA, Haas DM, Wing DA, Mercer BM, Saade GR, Zee PC. NuMoM2b Sleep-Disordered Breathing study: objectives and methods. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr;212(4):542.e1-127. PubMed PMID: 25746730; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4410772.
  • Facco FL, Ouyang DW, Zee PC, Grobman WA. Sleep disordered breathing in a high-risk cohort prevalence and severity across pregnancy. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Nov;31(10):899-904. PubMed PMID: 24515622; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4531051.

Impact of Sleep Disorders on Pregnancy Health:

  • Twedt R, Bradley M, Deiseroth D, Althouse A, Facco F. Sleep Duration and Blood Glucose Control in Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;126(2):326-31. PubMed PMID: 26241422; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4526115.
  • Facco FL, Ouyang DW, Zee PC, Strohl AE, Gonzalez AB, Lim C, Grobman WA. Implications of sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun;210(6):559.e1-6. PubMed PMID: 24373947; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4511595.

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