David A. Forstein, DO, FACOOG (Dist.)
Clinical Associate Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research
Vice-Chairman of Clinical Affairs
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Who is Dr. Forstein?
Dr. Forstein is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Forstein is also the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Prisma Health–Upstate.
Dr. Forstein is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The Pennsylvania Hospital.
Dr. Forstein is a past-president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG), Chairman of the Medical Education Foundation of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MEFACOOG) and immediate past-president of the South Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medication, and a Commissioner for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. He is also a member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO).
Dr. Forstein’s areas of clinical expertise include infertility, endometriosis and recurrent pregnancy loss. His practice includes in-vitro fertilization and advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
For more information, see his Curriculum Vitae.
How Dr. Forstein’s research is transforming health care
Dr. Forstein completed enrollment, as part of a multicenter trial for a novel, minimally invasive treatment for menorrhagia due to uterine fibroids. This trial will hopefully lead to FDA approval of this novel treatment which will greatly impact the way fibroids are treated in the United States, leading to less invasive surgery, less time off from work, and decreased healthcare costs.
The Reproductive Endocrine Unit in Greenville has been working on an NIH funded grant to identify markers for endometriosis and infertility in the endometrium of women. Their research is about to be published. This protein marker will help many infertile couples learn why they have been unable to conceive when everything else seems normal. It also will point the direction for appropriate treatments.
Dr. Forstein is part of an ongoing team at the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics that publishes two to four educational reviews and research per year, leading to faculty development, new ways of teaching and impacting medical students and residents, throughout the United States and internationally.
Key Health Research Interest Areas
Medical education, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Adenomyosis, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Infertility and in-vitro fertilization, Patient safety and quality care, Gynecologic ultrasound