Edith Y. Cheng, MD, MS
Professor
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: 
1995
Languages: 
English

Faculty Information

Biography

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
Licensure: 
Washington, 1990
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1995
Fellowship, Medical Genetics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1993
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1991
MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1987
MS, Genetic Counseling
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
1979
Honors: 
National Faculty Teaching Award, Department of OB/GYN
2009
University of Washington Service Excellence Award
2006
Memberships: 
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