Raj (Swati) Shree, MD
Assistant Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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
English, Hindi

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

Dancing, traveling, and meeting new people.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

The University of Washington's collaborative and innovative spirit are truly a unique place to provide patient care and pursue cutting-edge research that has the potential to directly impact patients and outcomes. Partnerships with world-experts from various fields provides not only exceptional clinical care with individual personalization, but also the opportunity to explore novel areas of research.

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

Access to the great outdoors in any which direction you go!

Board Certification: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015
Washington, 2014
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri
Ann C. and David A. Eschenbach Endowed Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Resident Teaching Award, Ob/Gyn Residency, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh
Dean's List Scholar, University of Toronto
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Society for Reproductive Investigation
Academic Administrative Contact (non-clinical): 
(206) 543-3729
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356460

Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Maternal-fetal microchimerism

Disease modulation in pregnancy

Infectious disease 

Patient safety and quality

Global maternal morbidity and mortality


Reproductive origins of disease

Maternal-fetal communication

Clinical Interests: 

Maternal Fetal Medicine:

Maternal medical diseases in pregnancy

Prematurity prevention



Smith PD, Mount MP, Shree R, Callaghan S, Slack RS, Anisman H, Vincent I, Wang X, Mao Z, Park DS. Calpain regulated p35/cdk5 plays a central role in dopaminergic neuron death through modulation of the transcription factor myocyte enhancer factor 2. J. Neuroscience. 2006 Jan 11;26(2):440-7. PMID 16407541. 
Shree R, Simhan H. Interpregnancy Interval and Anti-inflammatory Cervical Cytokines among Women with Previous Spontaneous Preterm Birth. Am J Perinatol. 2015 Jun;32(7):689-94. PMID 25486289.
Shree R, Park SY, Beigi RH, Dunn SL, Krans EE. Surgical Site Infection following Cesarean Delivery: Patient, Provider, and Procedure-Specific Risk Factors. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jan;33(2):157-64. PMCID: PMC5064434.
Shree R, Caughey AB, Chandrasekaran S. Short interpregnancy interval increases the risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes and early delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Nov;31(22):3014-3020. PMCID: PMC5984161. 
Shree R, Ma KK, Er LS, Delaney M. Management of a pregnancy sensitized with anti-In b with monocyte monolayer assay and maternal blood donation. Immunohematology. 2018 Mar;34(1):7-10. PMID 29608321.
Gammill HS, Chettier R, Brewer A, Roberts JM, Shree R, Tsigas E, Ward K. Cardiomyopathy and Preeclampsia: Shared Genetics? Circulation. 2018. Nov;138(21):2359-2366. PMID 30021846.
Shree R, Harrington WE, Kanaan SB, Forsyth A, Cousin E, Lopez A, Nelson, JL, Gammill HS. Fetal microchimerism by mode of delivery: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2019 Jan;126(1):24-31. PMCID: PMC6294652.