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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 at Arlington
University of Washington Medical Center
Valley Medical Center

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.

Research Interests

Meiosis in human oogenesis

Clinical Interests

Prenatal Diagnosis
Maternal cystic fibrosis
Women/fetuses with genetic conditions

Board Certification: 
Genetics Counseling, 1982
Medical Genetics, 1993, 2003, 2009
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1998
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2000

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

Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2020
Seattle Magazine Top Doctors Award, 2020
National Faculty Teaching Award, Department of OB/GYN , 2009
University of Washington Service Excellence Award, 2006

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

Date Joined UW Medicine: 1995

Languages: English

Publications: IN THE NEWS
2020 The Globe & Mail - Should women delay pregnancy during COVID-19?
2020 NBC Boston - 'I never thought this would be reality': Moms react to giving birth without their partners
2020 Right As Rain - Pregnant? What to Know About the Coronavirus