42764-Tuuli, Method

Method Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr Tuuli is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist with a subspecialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is currently Professor, Vice Chair for Obstetrics and Director of Perinatal Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Ghana Medical School. After obtaining a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, he finished his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr Tuuli completed subspecialty fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Washington University in St Louis. He was at Washington University for ten years and served as Medical Director of Labor & Delivery and Director of the Division of Clinical Research. His professional interests are in clinical research in perinatal care and quality. Dr Tuuli holds research grants from the NIH and March of Dimes. He lives in Carmel, Indiana, with his wife and three year old son. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife and son, watch soccer and travel.

Key Publications

Tuuli MG, Liu J, Stout MJ, Martin S, Cahill AG, Odibo AO, Colditz GA, Macones GA. A randomized trial comparing skin antiseptic agents at cesarean delivery. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb; 374:647-55.

Cahill AG, Srinivas KS, Tita ATN, Caughey AB, Richter HE, Gregory WG, Liu J, Woolfoolk C, Weinstein DL, Mathur A, Macones GA, Tuuli MG. Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rate of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery Among Nulliparous Women Receiving Neuraxial Analgesia. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018;320(14):1444-1454.

Raghuraman N, Wan L, Temming LA, Woolfolk C, Macones GA, Tuuli MG, Cahill AG. Oxygen for Intrauterine Fetal Resuscitation: A Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2018; Published online July 23, 2018.

Rosenbloom J, Lewkowitz AK, Tuuli MG. Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Antenatal Late-Preterm Steroids. JAMA Pediatr. 2018; Published online May 29, 2018.

Temming LA, Raghuraman N, Carter EB, Stout MJ , Rampersad RM, Macones GA, Cahill AG, Tuuli MG. Impact of evidence-based interventions on wound complications after cesarean. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;217:449.e1-9.

Carter EB, Temming LA, Fowler S, Eppes C, Gross G, Srinivas SK, Macones GA, Colditz GA, Tuuli MG. Evidence-based bundles and cesarean surgical site infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print]. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Education
    2020 MBA Indiana University Kelley School of Business
    2011 FEL Washington University in St Louis
    2008 RES Emory University
    2003 MPH University of California, Berkeley
    2001 MD University of Ghana
    1997 BSC University of Ghana
  • Research

    Dr Tuuli's research is focused on generating high quality data for evidence-based management of labor and delivery including cesarean delivery, medical complications of pregnancy, and preterm birth. As a perinatal epidemiologist, he employs large cohort studies, randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses to test specific hypotheses leading to improved understanding and evidence-based management of important obstetric problems. He has completed several clinical trials including a trial comparing chlorhexidine-alcohol to iodine-alcohol for preventing surgical site infections after cesarean delivery and a multicenter trial comparing immediate to delayed pushing in the second stage of labor. He has other ongoing trials including a multicenter trial evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy for preventing surgical site infections in obese women undergoing cesarean delivery.

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of OB/GYNs
    Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Clinical Interests

    Dr Tuuli passionately practice the full breadth of obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine including outpatient consultation, prenatal ultrasound and genetics, and inpatient care. His special clinical interests include prevention of preterm birth, management of medical complications of pregnancy and evidence-based delivery. Dr Tuuli's practice philosophy is that all patients deserve high quality, compassionate, and evidence-based care. He believes quality care is facilitated by well-integrated healthcare systems and teams that continuously evolve to meet the changing needs of patients and the healthcare environment.

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