Shani S. Delaney, MD
Associate Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Program Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Clinician Educator
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
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
Labor & Delivery Services: 
UW Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

Hiking, camping, cooking, spending time with my family.

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

High risk obstetrics provides an opportunity to take care of patients during a unique and important time in their lives. I enjoy helping patients navigate the challenges of high-risk pregnancies and obtain the best outcome possible for both baby and parent.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

I like working at UW Medicine as we are a leader in high-risk pregnancy care for the Puget Sound region. We strive to provide up to date evidence-based care, patient-centered care, and emphasize teamwork and communication in all aspects of our work.

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

I enjoy living in Seattle because of easy access to incredible outdoor activities year-round and amazing food.

Board Certification: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2014
Washington, 2009
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of California
San Francisco, CA
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Washington State Obstetrical Association
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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: 

Labor Induction

Fetal anomalies & genetics

Clinical Interests: 

Maternal Fetal Medicine:

Prenatal diagnosis




Shani Delaney collection of publications:


Katz Eriksen J, Chandrasekaran S, Delaney S. Is Foley Catheter Use during a Trial of Labor after Cesarean Associated with Uterine Rupture? Am J  Perinatol. May 2019 [Epub ahead of print]


Delaney S, Ussakli C, Fligner C. Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita with a rare etiology: Congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine. 2018 Dec; 8(1): Epub. 


Schoen CN, Saccone G, Backley S, Sandberg EM, Gu N, Delaney S, Berghella V. Increased single-balloon Foley catheter volume for induction of labor: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Sep;97(9):1051-1060


Hoppe K, Benedetti TJ, Schiff M, Delaney S. Maternal and neonatal outcomes by duration of spontaneous active labor based on contemporary labor curves. Am J of Perinatology. 2018 Oct;35(12): 1186-1191


McAdams RM, Fay E, Delaney S. Whole blood volumes associated with milking intact and cut umbilical cords in term newborns. J Perinatol. 2018 Mar;38(3): 245-250.  


Amarosa E, Dighe M, Cheng E, Garcia R, Delaney S. Management of Extensive Placenta Percreta with Induced Fetal Demise and Delayed Hysterectomy. Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine. Published online Sept 2015, 5(1), pp1-4


Dy GW, Willihnganz-Lawson K, Shnorhavorian, M, Delaney S, Amies-Oelshlager, AM, Merguerian P, et al. Successful pregnancy in patients with Epispadias-Extrophy Complex: A University of Washington Experience. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug;11(4):213.e1-6.


Delaney S, Coley RY, Brown Z. 1,5-Anhydroglucitol: a new predictor of neonatal birth weight in diabetic pregnancies. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 2015 Jun;189:55-58.


Delaney S, Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas J, Sparks TN, Paul K, Caughey AB. Predictors of cesarean delivery in women undergoing labor induction with a Foley balloon. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Jun;28(9):1000-4.


Lai J, Clark TJ, Tan J, Delaney S, Jolley JA. Ultrasound Findings in Fetal Congenital Heart Block Associated with Maternal anti-Ro/SSA and La/SSB antibodies. Ultrasound Q. 2015 Mar;31(1):34-6.


Delaney S, Gardella C, Saracino M, Magaret A, Wald A. Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 among pregnant women, 1989-2010. JAMA. 2014 Aug 20;312(7):746-8.


Mitchell T, Cheng E, Jolley J, Delaney, S. Successful Induction of Labor of Late-Second Trimester Conjoined Twins: An Alternative to Hysterotomy. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:469-72.


Delaney S, Gardella A, Daruthayan C, Saracino M, Drolette L, Corey L, Wald A.  A Prospective Cohort Study of Partner Testing for Herpes Simplex Virus and Sexual Behavior in Pregnancy.  J Infect Dis 2012 Aug;206(4):486-94.


Klatsky PC, Delaney S, Caughey AB, Tran ND, Schattman GL, Rosenwaks Z.  The role of embryonic origin in preeclampsia: a comparison of autologous in vitro fertilization and ovum donor pregnancies.  Obstet Gynecol  2010 Dec;116(6):1387-92.


Delaney S, Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas J, Sparks TN, Paul K, Caughey AB. Labor Induction with a Foley Balloon Inflated to 30mL Compared With 60mL: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Obstet Gynecol June 2010;115(6):1239-45.


Delaney S, Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas J, Sparks TN, Paul K, Caughey AB. Labor Induction with a Foley Balloon Inflated to 30mL Compared With 60mL: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Obstet Gynecol June 2010;115(6):1239-45.


Kim LH, Cheng, YW, Delaney S, Jelin AC, Caughey AB.  Is preeclampsia associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery if labor is induced?  J Maternal Fetal Neonatal Med 2010 May;23(5):383-8.


Cheng YW, Delaney S, Hopkins LM, Caughey AB.  The association between the length of first stage of labor, mode of delivery and perinatal outcomes in women undergoing induction of labor.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009 Nov;201(5):477.e1-7


Frick KM, Burlingame LA, Delaney S, Berger-Sweeney J.  Sex differences in neurochemical markers that correlate with behavior in aging mice.  Neurobiology Aging 2002 Jan-Feb;23(1):145-58