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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology



Room 162 Medical Annex - Vidant Medical Center
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone:    744-2350
Fax: 744-3519
Faculty Rank: Professor
Primary Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Secondary Specialty: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Interests/Skills: Amniocentesis, Chorionic Vilous Sampling (CVS), Fetal Assessment, Fetal Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Intrauterine Transfusion, Management of High Risk Pregnancy, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS), Preconceptual Counseling, Prenatal Diagnosis
Year Started at ECU: 1982
Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine (1991)
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School (1984-1986)
Residency/Internship: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (1978-1982)
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA (1974-1978)


Articles | Publications
Steed R, Strickland D, Swanson M, McConnell M, Dombroski R, et al. Normal fetal cardiac dimensions obtained by perpendicular imaging. Am J Cardiol. (In press)

Dombroski R, Casey M, MacDonald P. Human saturated steroid 6a-Hydroxylase. J Clin Endo Metab. 82:1338-1344. 1997. (In press)

Chantilis S, Dombroski R, Cedric H, et al. Metabolism of 5a-Dihydroprogesterone in women and men: 3b-and 3a-, 6a-Dihydorxy-5a-Pregnan-20-Ones are major urinary metabolites. J Clin Endoc & Metab. 81(10):3644-49. 1996.

Dombroski R, Casey M, MacDonald P. Metabolic disposition of plasma 5a-Dihyroprogesterone (5a-Prgenane-3,20-Dione) in women and men. J of Clin Endo Metab. 77(4):944-8, 1993.

MacDonald P, Dombroski R, Casey M. Recurrent secretion of progesterone in large amounts: An endocrine/metabolic disorder unique to young women? Endocrine Rev. 12:372-401.1991.

Dombroski  R, Woodard D, Harper M, et al. A rabbit model for bacterial-induced preterm pregnancy loss. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 163:1938-1943. 1990.

Walters M, Dombroski R, Prihoda T. Perineal pad testing in the quantitation of urinary incontinence. Int Urogyn J. 1:1-4. 1990.

Walters M., Dombroski R, Davidson S, et al. Reclosure of disrupted abdominal incisions. Obstet Gynecol. 76:597-602.1990.

Dell’Italia L, Dombroski R, Finely B. Hemodynamic effects of the valsalva maneuver in pregnant women. J Appl Cardiol. 4:315-22. 1989.

Jones D, Creasman W, Dombroski R, et al. Evaluation of the atypical pap smear. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 157:544. 1987.

Merrill R, Dombroski R, Mackenna J. Primary hyperaldosteronism during pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 150:786. 1984.

Dombroski R, Mackenna J, Brame R. Comparison of amniotic fluid lung maturity profiles in paired vaginal and amniocentesis specimens. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 140:461. 1981.

Dombroski R. Autoimmune disease in pregnancy. In the Medical Clinics of North America: Medical Problems in Pregnancy, vol. 73 (E.R. Newton, ed.). W.B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia. 605-22. 1989.

Smith C, Dombroski R. Reproductive consequences of athletic training in women. In Drugs, Athletes and Physical Performance (J.A. Thomas, ed.). Plenum Publishing Corp. 181-97. 1988.

Dombroski R. Hemodynamic monitoring in obstetrics. In Clin Obstet. (C.J. Pauerstein, ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 947-59. 1987.