Dr. Roger Zoorob
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does her unborn baby. Alcohol in the mother’s blood passes through the placenta to the baby through the umbilical cord. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of lifelong disorders, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). FASDs are 100% preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy. Dr. Roger Zoorob will join the show to discuss the importance of avoiding alcohol while pregnant.
Dr. Roger Zoorob currently serves as Frank S. Royal Sr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College and Chief of Family and Community Medicine at Metro Nashville General Hospital. Prior to coming to Nashville, Dr. Zoorob served as Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Research of the Department of Family Medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Zoorob’s research interest include adult and adolescent immunization practices, health disparities in diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and physician and patient behavioral change strategies to improve compliance with chronic disease management in underserved populations. His academic expertise includes chronic disease management in primary care, immunization guidelines and innovations, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, case based learning strategies in graduate medical education, and complementary and alternative medicine. His clinical expertise includes chronic disease management and disease prevention and health promotion. Dr. Zoorob has received recognition and many awards throughout his professional career including the Faculty Teacher Award (Louisiana State University), Kemp Award (American Family Physician), and Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (University of Kentucky). Dr. Zoorob serves as a member and chairs various committees, boards, and panels locally, regionally and nationally. He is also the Principal Investigator on numerous grants and has produced extensive scholarly activity and publications.
Melanie Cole, M.S.