Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Endocrinopathies in Pregnancy
  • Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Medical Director, Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy Program (2007 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Resident Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1995-1996)
  • Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (1998-1999)
  • Outstanding Faculty Professor in Obstetrics, Stanford University Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2010-2011)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (1991)
  • Residency:Univ of California San Francisco (1983) CA
  • Medical Education:Yale University School of Medicine (1980) CT
  • Residency:Stanford University School of Medicine (1997) CA
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)
  • Fellowship:Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Residency:Kaiser Permanente Hospital (1999) CA
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency, Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1999)
  • Endocrinology Fellowship, Stanford University, Endocrinology and Metabolism (1991)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1983)
  • M.D. cum laude, Yale University Medical School (1980)
  • A. B. cum laude, Princeton University (1976)

Community and International Work


  • Tenwek Hospital, Kenya, East Africa

    Topic

    Staff Physician - Medical, surgical and obstetrical care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    World Medical Missions

    Populations Served

    Kipsigis, Masai, Kikuyu

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Teaching

2016-17 Courses


Publications

All Publications


  • Early Screening and Treatment of Women with Prediabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY Osmundson, S. S., Norton, M. E., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Carter, S., Faig, J. C., Kitzmiller, J. L. 2016; 33 (2): 172-179

    Abstract

    To examine whether women with prediabetes benefit from early treatment for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).Women with a glycosylated hemoglobin A1C (A1C) of 5.7 to 6.4% at <14 weeks were recruited. Participants were randomized to usual care or treatment for GDM with diet, blood glucose monitoring, and insulin as needed. The primary outcome was a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test at 26 to 28 weeks. Secondary outcomes included cesarean delivery, birthweight, weight gain, and A1C change.Between May 2012 and June 2014, 95 women were enrolled and 83 had data for analysis; 42 were randomized to treatment and 41 to usual care. The groups were similar in baseline characteristics with 40% obese. There was no difference in the primary outcome (treatment 45.2% vs. control 56.1%; relative risk [RR] 0.80; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.53-1.24) except that women in the treatment group had a significantly lower A1C over time than women in the control group (pā€‰=ā€‰0.04). Nonobese women (nā€‰=ā€‰50) treated for GDM experienced a 50% reduction in GDM compared with controls (29.6 vs. 60.9%; RR 0.49; 95% CI 0.25-0.95).Early treatment for women with a first-trimester A1C of 5.7 to 6.4% did not significantly reduce the risk of GDM except in nonobese women.

    View details for DOI 10.1055/s-0035-1563715

    View details for Web of Science ID 000368968400008

    View details for PubMedID 26344009

  • Continuous glucose monitoring in pregnancy: new frontiers in clinical applications and research. Journal of diabetes science and technology Sung, J. F., Taslimi, M. M., Faig, J. C. 2012; 6 (6): 1478-1485

    Abstract

    Current treatment of diabetes in pregnancy relies on intermittent self-monitoring of blood glucoses using finger sticks to monitor capillary blood glucoses. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems are an emerging technology that allow frequent glucose measurements (every 5 min) and the ability to monitor glucose trends in real time. Although these devices are currently expensive and mildly invasive to use, there is huge potential for their use in both the research and clinical realms. From a research perspective, there is the potential to better understand glucose metabolism in pregnancy, both in patients with and without diabetes. For the treating clinician, CGM has the potential to improve detection of hyperglycemic excursions as well as asymptomatic hypoglycemia and the data to improve management of glucose levels in diabetes patients. In this article, we review current literature examining use of CGM in both research and clinical applications.

    View details for PubMedID 23294795

  • Endocrine Complications of Cancer and Its Treatment: Thyroid and Adrenal Dysfunction Cancer Medicine Faig, J., Hoffman, Andrew R. 1993
  • CHRONIC ATYPICAL SEIZURE DISORDER AND CATARACTS DUE TO DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF PSEUDOHYPOPARATHYROIDISM WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FAIG, J. C., Kalinyak, J., Marcus, R., Feldman, D. 1992; 157 (1): 64-65

    View details for Web of Science ID A1992JD51600012

    View details for PubMedID 1413750

  • RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA AND BRANCH RETINAL ARTERY-OCCLUSION WITH ANTICARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODY ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY CROFTS, J. W., Nussbaum, J. J., Levine, S. R., FAIG, J. C. 1989; 107 (3): 324-324

    View details for Web of Science ID A1989T597500011

    View details for PubMedID 2923554