Meet the provider: Bernard Gonik, M.D.
August 3, 2021
Bernard Gonik, M.D., is currently Professor and the Fann Srere Endowed Chair of Perinatal Medicine in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was recently named the Interim Specialist-in-Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Detroit Medical Center Health Care System.
Dr. Gonik completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the University of Michigan and received his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He has received numerous honors throughout his career, including the Berlex International Research Award, which allowed him to spend a year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Lady Davis Fellow and more recently he was awarded a Jefferson Science Fellowship through the National Academy of Sciences to serve as a Senior Scientific Advisor in the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health at the United States Agency for International Development.
Dr. Gonik is an internationally recognized academician and author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and textbooks. He has had research funding through the NIH, professional medical societies, private foundations, and industry. He has served as a consultant to the WHO, CDC, FDA, ACOG, public health agencies, medical societies, and industry. His research interests include infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology, adult and maternal vaccination, and shoulder dystocia dynamics. This latter interest began as a third-year resident when he and his colleagues first described the McRoberts Maneuver. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of numerous professional societies including the Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, Society for Reproductive Investigation, and Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is perhaps most proud of a recent campus-wide Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award at Wayne State University and acknowledges that his real legacy lies in those he has had the honor to learn from and train.
In his free-time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids and eight grandchildren.