Cefalo-Bowes Distinguished Professor & Fellowship Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Program Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Medical Director, Labor and Delivery
Dr. Strauss received his B.A. in Biology with a Minor in Music from Franklin and Marshall College in 1986; his M.S. in Biomedical Science from Drexel University in 1987; and went on to obtain his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine in 1992. He completed his Internship and Residency programs at Saint Barnabus Medical Center in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Strauss attended the University of North Carolina School of medicine to complete his Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 1998. He has been Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1999 and Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2001.
Robert Strauss, MD, is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and also serves as Medical Director of Labor and Delivery at UNC Hospitals. In this role, he is responsible for patient safety and satisfaction on labor and delivery. He serves as leader of the Physicians Service Line with oversight from the hospital’s Chief of Staff and Dean of the Medical School. He serves on Quality for Women’s Improvement Performance Committee and lead UNC’s Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina. These efforts have resulted in improvement of Press-Ganey patient surveys and more efficient and safe patient care in our unit. Having served as the OB-GYN residency director, his interest in resident education and research has resulted in several teaching awards. He serves as Director for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship in the Department of OB-GYN. He has also received grant funding for research in prevention of preterm birth, as well as having mentored several resident and fellow research projects resulting in publication.
Areas of Research
- high risk obstetrics