Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD
Associate Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Residency Program Director
Clinician Educator
Sites of Practice: 
Maternal and Infant Care Clinic, UWMC
UW Medicine MFM at Arlington
UW Medicine MFM at Yakima
University of Washington Medical Center
Labor & Delivery Services: 
UW Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

Spending time outdoors with my family and friends.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

I have always wanted to deliver babies.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

I really like making plans for complex deliveries to decrease stress and anxiety for families.  Working at UW Labor and Delivery has been such a great experience throughout my residency and during my time on faculty. 

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?

It is so amazing to have quick access to islands, mountains, snow, water, beaches, rivers and wildlife close by to such a great city. 

Board Certification: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2012
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2013
Washington, 2011
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Seattle Magazine Top Doctors Award
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Academic Administrative Contact (non-clinical): 
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356460

Seattle, WA 98195


Schedule an Appointment:

Please visit our clinic site or call

(206) 598-4070 to schedule an appointment.


Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Mechanisms of prematurity

Simulation in medical education

Medical education outcomes research

Clinical Interests: 

Maternal Fetal Medicine:

Prematurity prevention

Maternal medical disorders in pregnancy

Multiple gestations


Stephenson-Famy A, Marks J, Suresh A, Caritis SN, Simhan H, Jeyasuria P, Condon JC. Antiapoptotic signaling vis MCL 1 confers resistance to caspase-3 mediated apoptotic cell death in pregnant human uterine myocyte.  Mol Endocrinol2012 Feb;26(2):320-30. PMID: 22194343

Stephenson-Famy A, Houmard BS, Oberoi S, Manyak A, Chiang S, Kim S.  Use of the interview in Resident Candidate Selection: A Review of the Literature.  J Grad Med Educ 2015 Dec;7(4):539-48. PMID: 26692964

Alston M, Autry A, Wagner S, Winkel A, Stephenson-Famy A. Obstetricians and Gynecologists of the Future: A Survey of Medical Students Applying to Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Obstet Gynecol October 2017:130 Suppl 4:1S-7S. PMID: 28937512

Stephenson-Famy A, Masarie K, Lewis A, Schiff M. Risk factors leading to hospital transfer among women intending delivery at a birth center in Washington State?  Birth. 2017 Dec 18. PMID: 29251376