Ann M. Gronowski, PhD

gronowskiDr. Ann M. Gronowski is professor of pathology and immunology and of obstetrics and gynecology. She is also associate medical director of the clinical chemistry, serology and immunology laboratories at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and co-directs the Women and Infants Specimen Health Consortium (WIHSC).

Dr. Gronowski received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and her doctoral degree in endocrinology-reproductive physiology from the University of Wisconsin. After receiving postdoctoral training in laboratory medicine at Washington University, Dr. Gronowski joined the faculty in 1996.

Dr. Gronowski has served on the board and is former president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC). In 1996, Dr. Gronowski was granted the AACC Young Investigator Award, and in 2010 she received the AACC award for outstanding contributions through service. In 2011, she received the Washington University Clinical Pathology Teaching Award. She currently serves on the board of editors of the journal Clinical Chemistry as editor of the clinical case studies feature.

Dr. Gronowski’s research focuses primarily on the laboratory diagnostics of endocrinology and reproductive physiology with a particular emphasis on maternal fetal medicine. In particular, her laboratory has examined markers of pre-term delivery, markers of fetal lung maturity and the analytical and clinical complexities of measuring hCG. Recently, she edited a book entitled “Handbook of Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy.”