Thomas McNanley - MD

Thomas McNanley - MD

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My Areas of Practice

I specialize in Perinatology (High Risk Obstetrics).

I am a board certified maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist (high risk obstetrician) who joined the Park Nicollet team in January 2012.  Following a year of research working at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, I attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  I then completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.  I then went on to complete my MFM training at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, where my translational research focused on causes of preterm labor and preterm rupture of membranes. 

I served 15 clinical years at the University of Rochester in Upstate New York, where I earned several teaching awards and established a Perinatal Center at Highland Hospital.  In addition to providing clinical care for women with high-risk pregnancies, in my role as Chief of Ob/Gyn at Highland Hospital I spent 10 years working on patient safety and outcome-based quality improvement initiatives.  My clinical passions include team training, ultrasound diagnosis, teaching, and quality improvement. 

My patient care philosophy is based in collaborative care— I believe we can all learn from each other to provide optimal care for patients—whether it be from a nurse, student, midwife, scrub technician, or physician—we all come from different backgrounds and experiences.  Why not use all of this collective experience to improve our current methods and provide the best care possible, always keeping the patient as our focus? 

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 1993

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Burnsville OB GYN
14101 Fairview Drive, Suite 420
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Certification: University of Pittsburgh Magee Womens Hospital
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Residency: University of Tennessee Memphis
Obstertrics and Gynecology
Memphis, TN

Degree -MD: University of Illinois - Chicago
Medical School
Chicago, IL

Research & Publications

1: Young BE, McNanley TJ, Cooper EM, McIntyre AW, Witter F, Harris ZL, O'Brien
KO.  Maternal vitamin D status and calcium intake interact to affect fetal
skeletal growth in utero in pregnant adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012

2: Young BE, McNanley TJ, Cooper EM, McIntyre AW, Witter F, Harris ZL, O'Brien
KO. Vitamin D insufficiency is prevalent and vitamin D is inversely associated
with parathyroid hormone and calcitriol in pregnant adolescents. J Bone Miner
Res. 2012 Jan;27(1):177-86. 

3: Young MF, Griffin I, Pressman E, McIntyre AW, Cooper E, McNanley T, Harris ZL,
Westerman M, O'Brien KO. Maternal hepcidin is associated with placental transfer
of iron derived from dietary heme and nonheme sources. J Nutr. 2012

4: Jaacks LM, Young MF, Essley BV, McNanley TJ, Cooper EM, Pressman EK, McIntyre
AW, Orlando MS, Abkowitz JL, Guillet R, O'Brien KO. Placental expression of the
heme transporter, feline leukemia virus subgroup C receptor, is related to
maternal iron status in pregnant adolescents. J Nutr. 2011 Jul;141(7):1267-72.

5: Young MF, Griffin I, Pressman E, McIntyre AW, Cooper E, McNanley T, Harris ZL,
Westerman M, O'Brien KO. Utilization of iron from an animal-based iron source is
greater than that of ferrous sulfate in pregnant and nonpregnant women. J Nutr.
2010 Dec;140(12):2162-6. 

6: Young MF, Pressman E, Foehr ML, McNanley T, Cooper E, Guillet R, Orlando M,
McIntyre AW, Lafond J, O'Brien KO. Impact of maternal and neonatal iron status on
placental transferrin receptor expression in pregnant adolescents. Placenta. 2010

7: Glantz JC, McNanley TJ. Active management of labor: a meta-analysis of
cesarean delivery rates for dystocia in nulliparas. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1997

8: Evans W, Laifer SA, McNanley TJ, Ruzycky A. Management of thromboembolic
disease associated with pregnancy. J Matern Fetal Med. 1997 Jan-Feb;6(1):21-7.

9: Mercer BM, McNanley T, O'Brien JM, Randal L, Sibai BM. Early versus late
amniotomy for labor induction: a randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995

McNanley T, Laifer S.  Triplet Gestation: Does route of delivery influence perinatal outcome? Presented at SMFM, 1994.


Professional Associations & Awards

  • Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine
  • Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical Student Teaching Award       
  • Family Medicine Teaching Award      
  • CREOG Teaching Award                  
  • Strong Hospital Teaching Award             


I enjoy golf, running (I have completed four marathons), learning about wines, and spending time with his wife Anna, who is a Urogynecologist, and their two daughters.