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She, Her, Hers
Teaching Associate
Sites of Practice
Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Valley


Tara Cardinal, CNM, ARNP, is a board certified Nurse Midwife who specializes in collaborative high risk pregnancy care.

Tara honors each individual as experts in their lives. As part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, she strives to meet those she serves where they are at, partnering with them to maximize their understanding of their health status, their options and engagement in their care to achieve their goals and the best outcomes possible.

Tara enjoys spending time in nature, learning, being with her family and caring for her pets and large house plant collection.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OBGYN?

Supporting individuals in the myriad experiences of pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health care is an exceptional way to serve, empower and make an impact that can resonate across generations.

Research Interests:

High Risk Pregnancy, Early Pregnancy Loss, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Elimination of Health Disparities.

Clinical Interests: 

High Risk Pregnancy, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Early Pregnancy Loss, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Justice.

Board Certification: 
American Midwifery Certification Board, 2012

Registered Nurse, 2009
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Midwife, 2012

Education & Training: 
Bachelors Degree, Evergreen State College
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Washington

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Society for Family Planning
American College of Nurse Midwives
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health