Michael Gravett, MD
Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Adjunct Professor
Global Health
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 
2006
Languages: 
English

Faculty Information

Biography

Personal Interests:

Fishing and football.

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

I wanted to provide the best possible start to every new life.  Everyone deserves a fair chance and an equal footing to the beginnings of their life.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

The interdisciplinary collegialty and cross-fertilization that exists between departments in the research community.

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

I think the best things to come out of Seattle were Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

What inspires you?

A quote attributed  to (but not really by) CS Lewis - "humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less."  I am reminded to serve others each day by this quote.

Board Certification: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1985
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1987
Licensure: 
Washington, 1978
Oregon, 1990
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1983
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Immunology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1982
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1981
MD
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
1977
Honors: 
Seattle Top Doctors
2017
President's Plenary Award, Society for Gynecologic Investigators
2007
Dru Carlson Memorial Award for Best Research in Ultrasound and Genetics, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
2005
Best Plenary Abstract Award, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
2004
Memberships: 
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
Perinatal Research Society
Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (past-President)
Society for Reproductive Investigation
Contact
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: 

Ob/Gyn infectious diseases
Causes/prevention of prematurity
Global health
Maternal/fetal immunology
Proteomics

 

Current Research:

Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth

Characterizing the Maternal-Fetal Interface

Clinical Interests: 

Maternal-Fetal Medicine:
Perinatal infectious disease
Prematurity prevention

Publications
Publications: 
Hirst JE, Villar J, Victora CG, Papageorghiou AT, Finkton D, Barros FC, Gravett MG, Giuliani F, Purwar M, Frederick IO, Pang R, Cheikh Ismail L, Lambert A, Stones W, Jaffer YA, Altman DG, Noble JA, Ohuma EO, Kennedy SH, Bhutta ZA; International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century (Intergrowth-21st).  The antepartum stillbirth syndrome: risk factors and pregnancy conditions identified from the INTERGROWTH-21st project.  BJOG. 2018;125:1145-53.  doi 10.1111/1471-0528.14463.
 
Seale AC, Bianchi-Jassir F, Russell NJ, Kohli-Lynch M, Tann CJ, Hall J, Madrid L, Blencowe H, Cousens S, Baker CJ, Bartlett L, Cutland C, Gravett MG, Heath PT, Ip M, Le Doare K, Mahdi SA, Rubens CE, Saha SK, Schrag S, Sobanjo-ter Meulen, Vekemans J, Lawn JE.  Estimates of the burden of Group B Streptococcal disease worldwide for pregnant women, stillbirths, and children.  Clin Infect Dis 2017;65 (suppl 2):S200-19.
 
Rubens CE, Sadovsky Y, Muglia L, Gravett MG, Lackritz E, Gravett C.  Prevention of preterm birth: Harnessing science to address the global epidemic.  Science Transl Med. 2014. 12;6(262):262sr5
 
Combs CA, Gravett M, Garite TJ, Hickok DE, Lapidus J, Porreco R, Rael J, Grove T, Morgan TK, Clewell W, Miller H, Luthy D, Pereira L, Nageotte M, Robilio PA, Fortunato S, Simhan H, Baxter JK, Amon E, Franco A, Trofatter K, Heyborne K.  Amniotic fluid infection, inflammation, and colonization in preterm labor with intact membranes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210:125.e1-15.
 
Gravett CA, Gravett MG, Martin ET, Bernson JD, Khan S, Boyle DS, Lannon SMR, Patterson J, Rubens CE, Steele MS.  Serious and Life Threatening Pregnancy-related Infections:  Opportunities to Reduce the Global Burden.  PLoS Medicine 2012. 9(10):e1001324. Doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001324.
 
Villar J, Papageorghiou AT, Knight HE, Gravett MG, Iams J, Waller SA, Kramer M, Culhane JF, Barros FC, Conde-Agudelo A, Bhutta ZA, Goldenberg RL.  The preterm birth syndrome: a prototype phenotypic classification.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206:119-123.
 
Gravett MG, Rubens CE, GAPPS Technical Team.  A framework for strategic investments in research to reduce the global burden of preterm birth.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012 Nov;207(5):368-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Sep 10
 
Grigsby PL, Novy MJ, Adams Waldorf KM, Sadowsky DW, Gravett MG.  Choriodecidual inflammation:  a harbinger of the preterm labor syndrome.  Reproductive Sciences 2009;17:85-94.
 
Gravett MG, Adams KM, Sadowsky DW, Grosvenor AR, Witkin SS, Axthelm MK, Novy MJ.  Immunomodulators plus antibiotics delay preterm delivery after experimental intra-amniotic infection in a nonhuman primate model.  Am J Obstet Gynecol.  2007;197:518.e1-518.e8.
 
Gravett MG, Adams KM, Sadowsky DW, Grosvenor AR, Witkin SS, Axthelm MK, Novy MJ. Immunomodulators plus antibiotics delay preterm delivery after experimental intra-amniotic infection in a nonhuman primate model. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197:518.e1-518.e8.
 
Gravett MG, Novy MJ, Thomas A, Schneider KA, Reddy AP, Dasari S, Jacob T, Lu X, Rodland M, Pereira L, Sadowsky DW, Roberts CT, Nagalla SR. Proteomic analysis of cervical-vaginal fluid: identification of novel biomarkers for detection of intra-amniotic infection. J Proteome Res 2007;6:89-96.
 
Gravett MG, Novy MJ, Rosenfeld RG, Reddy AP, Haung J, Jacob T, Turner M, McCormack A, Lapidus JA, Hitti J, Eschenbach DA, Roberts CT, Nagalla SR.  Diagnosis of intraamniotic infection by proteomic profiling and identification of novel biomarkers.  JAMA. 2004; 292:462-469.
 
Gravett MG, Novy MJ, Rosenfeld RG, Reddy AP, Haung J, Jacob T, Turner M, McCormack A, Lapidus JA, Hitti J, Eschenbach DA, Roberts CT, Nagalla SR. Diagnosis of intraamniotic infection by proteomic profiling and identification of novel biomarkers. JAMA 2004;292:462–469.
 
Gravett MG, Witkin SS, Haluska GJ, Edwards JL, Cook MJ, Novy MJ. An experimental model for intra-amniotic infection and preterm labor in rhesus monkeys. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1994;171:1660–1667.
 
Gravett MG, Nelson HP, DeRouen T, et al. Independent association of bacterial vaginosis and Chlamydia trachomatis infection with adverse pregnancy outcome. JAMA 1986;256:1899–1903.