Edith Y. Cheng, MD, MS
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Vice Chair of Obstetrics & Perinatal Outreach, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Director, Prenatal Genetics & Fetal Therapy Program
Program Director, Prenatal Diagnosis & Treatment Program, Seattle Children's Hospital
Sites of Practice: 
Maternal and Infant Care Clinic, UWMC
Seattle Children’s Hospital
UW Medicine MFM TeleMed at Arlington
UW Medicine MFM TeleMed at Yakima
UW Medicine MFM at Arlington
UW Medicine MFM at Yakima
University of Washington Medical Center
Valley Medical Center
Labor & Delivery Services: 
UW Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

I enjoy traveling with my family and spending time reading on the beach in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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

Building families. Our future lies in our children and our families.  The health of children begin with a healthy mother and pregnancy.  I have done this long enough to know that every little contribution makes a difference in a woman’s life.  You may not know it until much later.  The combination of medicine and compassion in taking care of two lives simultaneously makes this career so fulfilling.  Every day is different and every day is new learning.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

We have some of the smartest and most dedicated people I have ever worked with.  I always know they have my back any time of the day or night.

What inspires you?

The courage of my patients to slog it through.  Everyday is inspiring.

Board Certification: 
Genetics Counseling, 1982
Medical Genetics, 1993, 2003, 2009
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1998
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2000
Washington, 1990
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Fellowship, Medical Genetics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
MS, Genetic Counseling
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Seattle Magazine Top Doctors Award
National Faculty Teaching Award, Department of OB/GYN
University of Washington Service Excellence Award
American Society of Human Genetics
American College of Medical Genetics
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Society of Genetics Counselors
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: 

Meiosis in human oogenesis

Clinical Interests: 

Prenatal Diagnosis


Maternal cystic fibrosis

Women/fetuses with genetic conditions