About

Danny Schust, MD, is the David G. Hall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Dr. Schust has authored or co-authored more than 150 manuscripts and book chapters as well as a textbook for medical students on reproductive physiology. He is director of the national Reproductive Scientist Development Program and co-director of the Tom and Anne Smith MD-PhD Program at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Wisconsin Medical School

Internship

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • University of North Carolina

Residency

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • University of North Carolina

Fellowship

Reprod. Endo. /Infertility

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boards

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of OB and GYN - Reproductive Endo

Insurances

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Academic Information

David G. Hall Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
P. 573-817-3101

Research Profile

Dr. Danny Schust cares for families struggling with reproductive problems and impacts health on an international level.

Schust has dedicated his career to helping families with reproductive health and endocrine disorders. After training at Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the University of Missouri medical school in 2006. His clinical interests include early pregnancy loss, as well as gynecologic and early pregnancy ultrasonography.

Schust’s research interests include early placenta function, modeling early pregnancy in humans and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and the Zika virus. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 manuscripts and book chapters as well as a medical textbook on reproductive physiology.

Schust impacts care on an international basis as he presents his research results at scientific meetings throughout the world. He is also involved in medical work in Central America and feeding, education and building projects in Eastern Africa.

For his achievements and expertise, Schust has received numerous honors, including Harvard Medical School’s Humanism in Medicine Mentoring Award and multiple recognitions from The Society for Gynecologic Investigation.

Dr. Danny Schust is division director of reproductive endocrinology and fertility and David G. Hall Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine. He directs the Reproductive Scientist Development Program, a national training program for physician scientists, and co-directs MU’s Tom and Anne Smith MD–PhD Program.

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Research Interests

  • Trophoblast development
  • Reproductive tract infections (HIV, Chlamydia, HSV, Zika virus)
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Stem cell biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • AIDS/HIV Infection
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Contraception/Family Planning
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • In-Office Procedures
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Awards & Honors

  • 2007: William T. Griffin, MD and Roberta Ann Griffin Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2006: Resident Mentoring Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston Unv. School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 2006: SGI President’s Presenter Award, The Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada
  • 2005: SGI President’s Presenter Award, The Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004: Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group Prize paper, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004: Humanism in Medicine Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 2004: Teaching Award in Reproductive Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 2000-2003: Women’s Reproductive Health Research Training Grant
  • 2000: Resident Teaching Award in Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 1995-1997: Reproductive Scientist Development Award

Memberships

  • Member, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Member, The American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Member, The Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • Member, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Member, The Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Member, The National Physicians Cooperative for the Preservation of Fertility in Females with Cancer
  • President, Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group, ASRM