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  • Karen E. Adams MD, FACOG, DipABLM, MSCP

    Karen E. Adams MD, FACOG, DipABLM, MSCP

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Adams is doubly board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) and Lifestyle Medicine, and is a Menopause Society-certified menopause specialist and expert in sex medicine at the Stanford Health Care Gynecology Clinic. She is a clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and a faculty affiliate of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

    As an OB-GYN for over three decades, Dr. Adams specializes in managing the symptoms of menopause, diagnosing and treating female sexual dysfunction, and utilizing lifestyle medicine to decrease the risk of chronic conditions associated with aging. In addition to her clinical practice, she serves as a mentor for the next generation of health care practitioners, working closely with medical students, residents, fellows, and primary care providers to elevate the care of women in California and beyond.

    Dr. Adams has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on clinical trials evaluating the safety of medications for long-term management of menopause symptoms, as well as their impact on patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. Her research has shown that most menopausal symptoms go untreated due to patient's inability to find a prescribing provider, which drives her passion for educating providers to deliver this care. She is also mentoring researchers in the Stanford Center for Lifestyle Medicine on the delivery of "strength snacks" to menopausal women to improve accessibility of exercise for this population.

    Prior to her arrival at Stanford Health Care, Dr. Adams held the title of professor emeritus and was director of the Menopause and Sexual Medicine Program at the Center for Women’s Health at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She also served as Vice Chair for Education and Residency Program Director at OHSU for 13 years.

    Dr. Adams has served as a peer reviewer for multiple prestigious journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Bioethics. She has also presented research to her peers nationally and internationally, including at the annual meetings of the American Medical Women’s Association, the Council on Residency Education in OBGYN, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Her TEDx talk entitled “Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest” has received over 150,000 views and she is an in-demand speaker on the topics of menopause and sex medicine to both medical and lay audiences.

    Dr. Adams is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Menopause Society, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, where she serves on the Education Committee. She is a recognized leader in medical education, having served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and on the national Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

  • Lusine Aghajanova, M.D., Ph.D.

    Lusine Aghajanova, M.D., Ph.D.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

    BioDr. Aghajanova received her medical degree from Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia, followed by residency in obstetrics and gynecology, then completed PhD in Human Implantation at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, followed with embryology training at Karolinska Institute, with an Internship in Austria.
    She continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco.

    Subsequently, Dr. Aghajanova completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and at UC San Francisco. She proceeded then with subspecialty fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UC San Francisco. She is a respected researcher in the field of endometrial receptivity, implantation and endometriosis.

    Dr. Aghajanova speaks Russian and Armenian and is very well published with over 50 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous other oral and poster presentations and is a professional peer-reviewer for over 12 journals.

    Dr.Aghajanova enjoys spending time with her husband and children, and traveling.

  • Ruben Alvero, M.D.

    Ruben Alvero, M.D.

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)

    BioDr. Ruben Alvero is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford Medical School and is the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons.

    Following undergraduate training at Harvard College (BA, Economics, 1980), Dr. Alvero received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in 1986. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1990) and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, 1995).

    Dr. Alvero was the Division Director for Infertility Services at the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center and faculty in the NIH-sponsored fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Alvero remained a reserve Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps until 2012 and during 27 years in the Army was mobilized several times for missions around the world, including service in Iraq, Kuwait, Mongolia, Germany and various locations in the United States.

    Dr. Alvero was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vice Chair for Education at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and founding member of the Center for Surgical Innovation. Dr. Alvero was Residency Program Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado. He was subsequently Division and Fellowship Director at Brown University.

    The Council in Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology awarded him its National Faculty Award for Excellence three times. He has been NIH-funded, most recently as part of the Reproductive Medicine Network.

    Dr. Alvero is currently the Vice President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology, the national organization of fertility specialists and will take over as President in October 2020.

    Dr. Alvero’s clinical interests include IVF, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and robotic surgery. Dr. Alvero’s research interests include non-invasive evaluation of embryo quality, cost-effectiveness analysis, and the role of critical thinking in medical education. A fluent Spanish-speaker, Dr. Alvero is also dedicated to improving the health of the Latinx community.

    Dr. Alvero is happiest on the water, whether sailing or singles rowing. He is also constantly attempting to improve his mastery of Latin American cuisine. Most of all, he loves spending time with his family.

  • Diana Atashroo

    Diana Atashroo

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

    BioDr. Diana Atashroo is coming to Stanford Hospital from NorthShore UniversityHealthSysteml in Illinois, affiliated with the the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine.

    Dr. Atashroo sees patients for general gynecology and a variety of other complex gynecologic issues. Her expertise includes evaluation and management of complex pelvic pathology and pelvic pain. Her special interests include: pudendal neuralgia and other peripheral neuropathic pain conditions, pelvic floor muscle spasms, vulvodynia, pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, and interstitial cystitis. She also performs minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic procedures. She has special skills in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, office procedures, and Botox trigger point injections.

    She has leadership roles within AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and IPPS (International Pelvic Pain Society) and has presented on various topics related to pelvic pain.

    Dr. Atashroo is committed to furthering the well-being of women, and strives to provider her patients with an individualized and comprehensive approach.

  • Richard Barth

    Richard Barth

    Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
    On Partial Leave from 03/01/2024 To 11/30/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMagnetic Resonance Imaging and Sonographic diagnosis of fetal anomalies.
    Focus interest in the diagnosis and conservative (non-surgical and minimal radiation) management of congenital broncho pulmonary malformations.
    Imaging of appendicitis in children.
    Sonography of the pediatric testis.

  • Barry Behr, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.

    Barry Behr, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDevelopment of improved embryo culture conditions in vitro. Blastocyst cultures. Embryo metabolism in vitro. Embryo maternal dialogue. Clinical application and integration of extended embryo culture systems. Monozygotic twinning. Prevention of multiple pregnancy. Sperm motility enhancers. Fluorescent and non-fluorescent markers of sperm morphology and viablility. Oocyte cryopreservation. Fertility preservation. Improving IVF outcome.

  • Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMSc

    Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMSc

    Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor

    BioLaurie Kraus Lacob Professor
    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Director, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
    Senior Advisor, Stanford Cancer Institute

    Executive Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative
    Director, MedArts Films
    Stanford Center for Health Education
    Stanford University

  • Y. Katherine Bianco

    Y. Katherine Bianco

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

    BioMy clinical interest in pregnancies complicated with birth defects has led my underlying research interests in genomic abnormalities in the human trophoblast carrying to faulty placentation. The latter began with initial work during K12 and KO8 funding. I took a great interest in the human placenta as it carries potential advantages over other tissues sources: first, this highly metabolically active organ is the potential source of many transcripts. Second, the placenta forms at a very early stage of embryonic development, potentially allowing detection of primary alterations as compared to secondary changes that may mask the underlying causal phenomena. Finally, studying early placentation may provide targets for development of novel molecular approaches, such as up-regulate or down-regulate genes, the protein products of which could potentially serve as molecular surrogates for diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy complication such as miscarriages, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension and intrauterine growth retardation. This work has led to the first Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18, trisomy 13 cell lines established from human placentas making it possible to apply gene editing in the early stages of human trophoblast development.

    As my primary clinical responsibility involves treating patients needing medical care and support through their high risk pregnancies, I am interested in factors that may impact outcomes, such as prenatal screening and diagnosis, maternal heart conditions, labor and delivery management, and safety approaches for the second stage of labor. In investigating length of labor and approaches to shorten the second stage, I have found methods of improving perinatal outcomes in diverse maternal populations.

    With regards to my interest in fetal medicine, I have worked in collaboration with other specialists such as radiologists and pediatric cardiologists utilizing imagining studies to assess and determine successful perinatal care and fetal survival.

  • Yair Blumenfeld, MD

    Yair Blumenfeld, MD

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestsprenatal diagnosis, genetics, clinical obstetrics

  • Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH

    Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Family Planning) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImproving Access to Family Planning Services in Low Resource Settings:

    Through a collaboration with Population Services International, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES) provides technical direction in a program designed to improve access to and uptake of family planning, particularly Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as IUDs and implants, in 14 developing countries globally. The first year saw insertion of over 280,000 IUDs.

  • Laura Brodzinsky

    Laura Brodzinsky

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSpecial interest in women with vulvodynia and other genital pain disorders.

  • Erica P. Cahill MD

    Erica P. Cahill MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestsreproductive and sexual health care and education

  • Suzan L Carmichael, PhD, MS

    Suzan L Carmichael, PhD, MS

    Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Neonatology), of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Carmichael is a perinatal and nutritional epidemiologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Her team is committed to finding ways to improve maternal and infant health outcomes and equity by leading research that identifies effective leverage points for change, from upstream 'macro' social and structural factors, to downstream clinical factors (eg, related to care and morbidities) through a collaborative research approach that integrates epidemiologic approaches with community engagement and systems thinking.

    Exposure themes include social context, nutrition, care, environmental contaminants and genetics. Outcome themes include severe maternal morbidity, stillbirth, birth defects, and preterm delivery. She is particularly interested in understanding the intersectionality of these varied types of exposures and outcomes and how they interact to impact health and health disparities, for the mother-baby dyad.

    Please see the team web-site for further information!
    https://med.stanford.edu/carmichaellab.html

  • Brendan Carvalho

    Brendan Carvalho

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy main research interest is in clinical and translational research related to cesarean delivery and labor analgesia as well as maternal-fetal pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics drug modeling.

  • John K. Chan

    John K. Chan

    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioAs a board-certified gynecologic oncologist caring for cancer patients undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and biologic treatment over the last 20 years, I have a deep understanding of the pathophysiology of ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvovaginal cancers. I trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center under the Felix Rutledge oncology fellowship and at University of California, Los Angeles and Irvine for Medical School and Gynecologic Oncology fellowship.

    My translational science research on cancer immunotherapy was supported under a National Institute of Health Career Development Award. With respect to population science, I studied ovarian cancer prevention and outcomes under a National Cancer Institute grant. As a clinical researcher, I served as the principal investigator for numerous phase II and III clinical trials and received multiple grants and awards, including those from the National Cancer Institute, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group / NRG.

    Over the years, my research studies have published nearly 200 peer-reviewed journals in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research and numerous textbook chapters. Clinically, I have been elected as the Best doctor in America and Best Doctors as recognized by the U.S. News and World Report.

  • Rachel Ellen Chan Seay

    Rachel Ellen Chan Seay

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioMy clinical focus is the care of people across the age spectrum from adolescence to menopause. I attend to both Obstetric and benign Gynecologic needs in both ambulatory and hospital settings. I strive to provide a holistic approach to consultations for full-scope benign Gyn medical and surgical problems. In my practice of clinical medicine, I strongly value the role of education across all levels, including medical staff, students, resident physicians, patients and their families. I emphasize effective communication, professionalism, and inclusive patient-centered care.

    I am actively involved in national and international programs that focus on teaching medical students, residents and faculty. Since completing my residency training, I have worked regularly in international low-resource settings. I have served as Visiting Clinical Faculty in Thomonde, Haiti; at Hospital Nacional Juan Jose Ortega in Coatepeque, Guatemala; and at Orotta School of Medicine in Asmara, Eritrea. I have completed emergency OBGYN field assignments as a clinical consultant for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Sierra Leone and South Sudan. I worked as a consultant for an academic partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Health to train local traditional birth attendants, and developed a long-term partnership to augment the local OBGYN residency program in Coatepeque in the southwest Trifinio region of Guatemala. I was the 2015 Research Fellow in the History of American Ob/Gyn at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Washington DC, where my research focused on the evolution of the management of postpartum hemorrhage in the US from 1903-1940. I currently serve as visiting teaching faculty at the University of Global Health Equity in Butaro, Rwanda.

    My ongoing scholarly activities focus on designing global health curricula for medical trainees from high-resources settings, and supporting medical education in low-resource settings.

  • Lisa Chao, MD, FACOG

    Lisa Chao, MD, FACOG

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

    BioDr. Lisa Chao is a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon who specializes in complex pelvic surgery for benign gynecologic conditions including endometriosis, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, adnexal cysts, and other conditions that may require minimally invasive surgery. She is devoted to improving women’s health through evidence-based practice and by providing compassionate, holistic, and patient-centered approach to care. Committed to helping those with endometriosis and pelvic pain, she takes on a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach. Her clinical interests include complex gynecologic surgery, advanced laparoscopic techniques, large fibroids, advanced endometriosis, and pelvic pain. Her academic interests include surgical education and simulation training.

    Dr. Chao earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University and received advanced training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery through a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Magee-Womens Hospital. Prior to returning to Stanford University, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and served as Associate Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Program where she trained both fellows and residents.

    Dr. Chao has authored many peer-reviewed research articles and delivered numerous presentations at international meetings. She is a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a ‘Top Reviewer’ since 2020 for the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS). She holds leadership positions and serves as an expert on several national committees for these organizations.

  • Bertha Chen, MD

    Bertha Chen, MD

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology - Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Chen’s research examines the molecular causes of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. Recognizing that urinary incontinence linked to demise of smooth muscle sphincter function, she is investigating the potential use of stem cell regeneration to restore muscle capacity.

  • Usha Chitkara

    Usha Chitkara

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRh disease, other red call isoimmunization, e.g. Kell, etc.
    I.T.P. and alloimmune thrombocytopenia
    Multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets, etc.) and associated problems and procedures
    Ultrasound referrals -- complicated and routine
    Procedures --cordocentesis, intrauterine transfusion; selective termination or reduction in multiple pregnancy.

  • Valerie Chock

    Valerie Chock

    Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeurological monitoring in critically ill infants. Altered hemodynamics in neonates, especially in relation to prematurity, congenital heart disease, and central nervous system injury. Determination of the hemodynamic significance and effects of a patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm infant. Utilizing NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy) and other technologies for improved monitoring in the NICU.

  • Stephanie Chow

    Stephanie Chow

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Chow is a fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

    She treats the full spectrum of gynecologic cancers, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar. She emphasizes minimally invasive treatment and performs laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

    Dr. Chow works closely with radiation oncology, genetics, and other oncologic specialists in a multidisciplinary setting to provide high quality, evidence-based, and individualized care. Dr. Chow is a strong advocate for patient education and strives to deliver compassionate care to patients and their families.

    Dr. Chow has conducted extensive clinical research. Her work has focused on the role of the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique for gynecologic cancer, therapeutic vaccines for ovarian cancer, the impact of race on the development of uterine cancer, and other topics. She has published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Gynecologic Oncology, Scientific Reports, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Chow has also won numerous honors and awards for her scholarship and research achievements. In fellowship, she earned the AACR Doreen J. Putrah Cancer Research Foundation Scholar-In-Training Award. She was also awarded the AAGL Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

    Dr. Chow is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

  • Andrea Cipriano

    Andrea Cipriano

    Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Biology

    BioDr Andrea Cipriano is an instructor at the Stem Cell Institute and at the Ob/Gyn department at Stanford School of medicine. Since the beginning of his career he was driven by a deep interest in the complexities of life emerging from just a single cell, harboring all the instructions to produce a fully functional organism. His academic journey began with a Bachelor's in Biotechnology and progressed to a Master's in Genomic Biotechnology, where he delved into the intricate world of RNA. During his PhD, Andrea focused on long non-coding RNAs and their pivotal role in cell differentiation, a topic that continues to fascinate him in his current research. He works in the Sebastiano lab, and he is directing several projects, including studying the transcription factor TBX1 during development of the Pharyngeal endoderm, and exploring the impact of time on Chromatin Structure, particularly in the context of aging and its potential reversal. As an instructor, Andrea has been teaching for 4 years at the intensive CIRM stem cell class biology course. Teaching is a big passion that fuels his academic pursuits. His dedication to education stems from a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of knowledge, which is what initially propelled him into the academic world.

  • Stephanie Cizek

    Stephanie Cizek

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics

    BioI am a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, which combines my passion for gynecology with my love of working with children and young adults (and the people who care for them!). My approach to providing care is a collaborative one: my patients are individually unique and special, and their care should be tailored to be the best fit for them.

    Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, I completed a fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, From an academic standpoint, my current research focuses include: Gynecologic care for Oncology Survivors including Onco-Fertility and vulvovaginal graft-versus-host disease; gynecologic care of patients with Anorectal Malformations; Differences of Sex Development, Intersex conditions, and reproductive tract differences; and surgical care in pediatric gynecology.

  • Craig V. Comiter

    Craig V. Comiter

    Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsUsing various animal models of bladder outlet obstruction as a representation of human prostatic disease, I am investigating how intervening with pharmacotherapy, neuromodulation, and other novel therapies may help to reverse the adverse changes in the bladder due to the obstruction.

    I also am investigating new, minimally invasive treatments for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence.

    I am also investigating the role of neruomodulation in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain and IC.

  • Jennifer Conti, MD, MS, MSc

    Jennifer Conti, MD, MS, MSc

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical decision making around abortion choices; pain management with abortion

  • Ruth Ann Crystal

    Ruth Ann Crystal

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

    BioDr. Crystal is a board certified, Stanford trained Ob/Gyn physician entrepreneur with interests in healthcare innovation and human centered design.

    Dr. Crystal has worked with over a dozen healthcare start ups advising them on business development, social media strategy, product development and discovery of the unmet needs of physicians and patients. In addition, as a mentor for incubators including Stanford Start X, Philips Healthworks and for Backstage Capital, Dr. Crystal has coached companies in AI and digital health, medical devices and biotech. At StartX, Dr. Crystal has been a neighborhood lead for biotechnology, digital IT and product strategy and customer development. She is also helping female founders with networking and mentorship.

    Dr. Crystal is a thought leader on healthcare innovation and has over 10,000 followers on Twitter at @CatchTheBaby. She has been a clinical instructor at Healthcare Design classes at the Stanford d.school every since 2013.

    Recently, Dr. Crystal made an online handbook on Coronavirus (COVID19) in which she has crowd sourced pertinent information from doctors around the world via the handbook, a WhatsApp group and a Slack group with 1000 doctors from many different countries who are helping each other to fight this new disease.

  • Kay Daniels

    Kay Daniels

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSpecial interest in :
    1.Ob simulation as a teaching and training tool
    2. Disaster planning for OB units
    3. Global women's health

  • Gary Darmstadt

    Gary Darmstadt

    Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI have extensive experience in the development of global health innovations and in working to test and scale-up health interventions. At Stanford University, I am playing a leading role in developing global women and children’s health research and educational programs, including the establishment of a Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford University. My research focuses on advancing child health and development in low resource settings and advancing gender equality and health globally, and includes several applications of artificial intelligence. Before joining Stanford, I was Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), where I led the development of initiatives to address gender inequalities and empower women and girls. Prior to this role, I served as the BMGF Director of Family Health, leading strategy development and implementation across maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, and family planning. In this role, I was responsible for investments ranging from scientific discovery to intervention development and delivery of interventions at scale. I worked closely with the Discovery team to shape discovery and development investments and was a co-founder of the Saving Lives at Birth Development Grand Challenge, the Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development Grand Challenge, and the Healthy Birth, Growth and Development initiative. Based on these experiences, I understand how to identify knowledge gaps and generate evidence of impact for new interventions, and how to utilize evidence to influence the policy dialogue leading to programmatic adoption and scale-up of interventions in low income settings. As Director of Family Health, I also co-led the development and implementation of the BMGF global health strategy for India, which cuts across multiple health and development sectors. Before joining BMGF, I was Associate Professor and Founding Director of the International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I led the development of newborn health research, including numerous facility- and community-based maternal and child health research trials. Before joining Johns Hopkins, I was Senior Research Advisor for the $50M Saving Newborn Lives program of Save the Children-US, where I led the development and implementation of the global research strategy for newborn health and survival.

  • Cynthia DeTata

    Cynthia DeTata

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMedical Education
    Health Disparities
    Curriculum Design
    Learning environment
    Teamwork
    Simulation
    Postpartum care
    Flipped Classroom learning
    Game learning
    Postpartum care

  • Florence DiBiase, MD

    Florence DiBiase, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

    BioDr. DiBiase is an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Stanford Health Care Gynecology Clinic in Palo Alto. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Dr. DiBiase specializes in providing comprehensive, holistic obstetric and gynecologic care for patients from adolescence through menopause. She aims to provide patient-centric, equitable, and excellent care. Her area of clinical interests includes minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, family planning care, and patient advocacy. Dr. Dibiase also brings a global perspective to her medical practice. Her training and experience include delivering a broad range of medical care to diverse populations in Vietnam, as well as providing OB-GYN services to women in Uganda.

    Dr. DiBiase’s clinical research interests include improving care of patients with substance use disorders in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. She is also currently engaged in developing training curricula for medical students, providers, and hospital staff to increase awareness of and combat racism in reproductive health care settings. Her aim is to help clinicians foster inclusive care environments that provide antiracist, equitable care to all patient demographics.

    Dr. DiBiase has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple national meetings. She also recently coauthored a chapter in the third edition of Pocket Obstetrics and Gynecology, a widely used reference for OB-GYN trainees and practitioners.

  • Maurice L. Druzin

    Maurice L. Druzin

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    On Leave from 05/01/2024 To 05/31/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAntepartum and intrapartum fetal monitoring Prenatal diagnosis Medical complications of pregnancy, particularly: SLE, hypertension, diabetes, malignancy A.

  • Yasser El-Sayed, Professor

    Yasser El-Sayed, Professor

    Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and of Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHigh Risk Obstetrics: preterm labor, preeclampsia, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and therapy

  • Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, MPH, FACS, FPMRS

    Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, MPH, FACS, FPMRS

    Associate Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Urogynecology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRefractory overactive bladder in elderly and frail patient populations, detrusor underactivity, quality of life, patient outcomes, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, and shared decision making

  • Margaret T. Fuller

    Margaret T. Fuller

    Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology, Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor of Genetics and of Obstetrics/Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)
    On Leave from 04/01/2024 To 07/19/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRegulation of self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation in adult stem cell lineages. Developmental tumor suppressor mechanisms and regulation of the switch from proliferation to differentiation. Cell type specific transcription machinery and regulation of cell differentiation. Developmental regulation of cell cycle progression during male meiosis.

  • Linda Giudice

    Linda Giudice

    Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research is in reproductive endocrinology and reproductive genomics. It focuses on human endometrial biology as it relates to basic biological mechanisms underlying steroid hormone action in this tissue, normal and abnormal placenta-decidua interactions, mechanisms underlying placentation and abnormal fetal growth, endometrial stem cells, and functional genomics for diagnostics and therapeutics of endometrial disorders. We also study mechanisms underlying ovarian follicle steroidogenesis.

  • Lou Halamek

    Lou Halamek

    Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. development of hospital operations centers coupled with sophisticated simulation capabilities
    2. re-creation of near misses and adverse events
    3. optimizing human and system performance during resuscitation
    4. optimizing pattern recognition and situational awareness at the bedside
    5. evaluation and optimization of debriefing
    6. patient simulator design

  • Georgios E. Hilaris

    Georgios E. Hilaris

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioGeorgios "George" Hilaris MD is a Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally-invasive Gynecologic Surgery Specialist.

    He received his residency training at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, in Los Angeles California and RUSH University Medical Center of RUSH Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his fellowship training at Stanford University in Palo Alto California.

    In his home country Greece, he is considered an innovator in Gynecologic Oncology and Laparoscopic/Robotic Gynecologic Surgery.

    Some of his pioneering work include the first in Greece laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with systematic pelvic and paraaortic lymph node dissection in 2004 as well as first Robotic-assisted surgical staging for endometrial cancer in 2009.

    In 2018 he also led the team that described the first in Greece, Robotic-assisted interval cytoreduction for advanced stage ovarian cancer.
    He has also published the first series of Laparoscopic staging of early stage cervical and endometrial cancers in Greece in 2008.

    He is Adjunct Faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, since 2007.

    Since February 2018, he serves as the Director and Head of the 2nd Department of Gynecologic Oncology in Hygeia Hospital, the largest private medical center, in Athens Greece

  • Paula Hillard

    Paula Hillard

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Gynecology), Emerita

    BioPaula J. Adams Hillard, M.D., is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine where she serves as Associate Chair for Medical Student Education. She earned a B.S. in Zoology from the University of North Carolina and obtained her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in OB/Gyn at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was on the faculty at the University of Virginia, and served as Professor in the Departments of OB/Gyn and Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC) /University of Cincinnati Medical Center for 23 years. At CCHMC she was the founder of a postgraduate fellowship training program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She currently directs the program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

    She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committees on Patient Education, Adolescent Health, and Guidelines for Women’s Health; she is a past member of the Gynecologic Practice Committee, the Gynecology Document Review Committee, and the Ethics Committee. She was been an examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from 1991-2015. She is a Board Member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and was elected a fellow of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. She is a past president of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and is an active contributor to the literature in adolescent gynecology and contraception with over 200 journal articles and abstracts published. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is the sole editor of two textbooks: the 5-Minute Consult in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008) and Practical Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2013). She is the author of over 120 book chapters on women’s health. She has been a consultant and a member of tasks forces and committees for the CDC, the U.S. FDA, the NICHD, the AMA, American Cancer Society, and ACOG. In addition to her work as a member of editorial boards and as an ad hoc reviewer for professional publications, Dr. Hillard has extensive experience with the consumer press. She was a contributing editor to Parents magazine from 1982-1990, writing a monthly column on pregnancy and birth--and currently acts as an editorial consultant to women’s publications such as Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, YM, and Seventeen, as well as ABC News. She is a consultant to and a member of the medical advisory board of Clue, a menstrual cycle tracking app. She has been recognized for her teaching, and has been selected as one of 18 senior faculty master teachers/mentors for medical students at the Stanford University School of Medicine in a formal mentoring program called Educators for CARE: Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, and Empathy.

  • Susan R. Hintz, M.D., M.S. Epi.

    Susan R. Hintz, M.D., M.S. Epi.

    Robert L. Hess Family Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Early childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes, mortality and morbidities of extremely premature and high-risk infants
    2) Use of advanced neuroimaging and other predictors of neurodevelopmental outcomes in high-risk infants, evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes
    3) Quality and process improvement throughout the continuum of care
    4) Natural history and outcomes of complex fetal anomalies, implementing innovative fetal therapies.

  • Aaron Hsueh

    Aaron Hsueh

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHormonal regulation of ovarian function; gonadotropin receptors and related genes, bioinformatic ananlyses of polypeptide hormones and receptors, follicle recruitment and GDF-9; analysis of oocyte and ovarian-expressed genes.

  • Jack Yu Jen Huang

    Jack Yu Jen Huang

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

    BioDr. Huang received his pre-medicine and medical degrees from McGill University. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency training at McGill University Health Center. Dr. Huang also completed his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Medicine from McGill University during his residency training. Dr. Huang subsequently completed his reproductive endocrinology & infertility fellowship training at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Huang is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Huang is the editor of the book “Development of In-Vitro Maturation of Human Oocytes”. Dr. Huang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and published in leading scientific journals. Dr. Huang has also authored a large number of book chapters. Additionally, he has presented his research projects at numerous leading international medical conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has special research interests in oocyte cryopreservation, in vitro maturation of oocyte and fertility preservation.

  • Michele Hugin

    Michele Hugin

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsObstetric outcomes in female veterans

  • Irogue I Igbinosa

    Irogue I Igbinosa

    Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2022

    BioIrogue Igbinosa, MD, is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician at Stanford University. She is currently an NIH Women's Reproductive Health Scholar (K12), and her research focus includes iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy, severe maternal morbidity and mortality, and health equity.

    She graduated from the University of Houston and earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She subsequently completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Louisiana State University School of Medicine Baton Rouge. After residency, she was an AAMC-CDC Public Health Policy Fellow able to serve in the CDC Emergency Operations Center and contribute to research for healthcare providers regarding the management of the Zika virus in pregnant persons. She completed her Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at Stanford in 2022.

    Dr. Igbinosa is passionate about community-engaged approaches to bridge gaps in evidence-based care for birthing communities and collaborates with local and national policy committees to raise awareness for reproductive justice in maternal health. Her motto is to listen first and serve with compassion.

  • Amer Karam

    Amer Karam

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Amer Karam is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeon and clinical professor in the Stanford Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecology Oncology. He specializes in gynecologic oncology, hospice and palliative care, hereditary gynecologic cancers, laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

    Dr. Karam attended medical school at the American University in Beirut. He completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, before completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California Los Angeles and a fellowship in breast surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Karam has a vested interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery with a practice centered on this approach for the treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancy and complicated pelvic surgery. He is currently director of Robotic Surgery and Outreach in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

  • Michelle Joanne Khan, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/her)

    Michelle Joanne Khan, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/her)

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Khan's research focuses on prevention of HPV-related cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus and on the impact of reproductive tract infections on pregnancy and health.

  • Ruth Lathi, M.D.

    Ruth Lathi, M.D.

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRecurrent miscarriage, genetic and other causes of miscarriage, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, effects of fertility treatments on androgen levels in early pregnancy and how fertility diagnosis and treatments affect pregnancy outcomes.

  • Stephanie A. Leonard

    Stephanie A. Leonard

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

    BioStephanie Leonard, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Dunlevie Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center for Discovery, Innovation, and Clinical Impact (https://dunleviemfm.stanford.edu/). She is also affiliated with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (https://www.cmqcc.org/) and the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute.

    The goal of Dr. Leonard’s research is to advance equitable, positive health experiences and outcomes for pregnant individuals and newborns. She is interested in applying transdisciplinary methods to perinatal health research, with a focus on studying pregnancy-related morbidities in large data sources. Currently, her primary research interests are in building an infrastructure for distributed data network studies of perinatal health and improving treatment of chronic hypertension in pregnancy. To this end, she co-launched the OHDSI Pregnancy and Reproductive Health Work Group (https://www.ohdsi.org/workgroups/) and collaborates closely with the Harvard Program on Perinatal and Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology (http://www.harvardpreg.org/). She also serves as a collaborator and mentor on a variety of obstetrics studies, including clinical trials, prospective and retrospective observational studies, and qualitative studies. Dr. Leonard's research program is currently funded by NHLBI (K01) and NICHD (U54).

    Dr. Leonard trained in epidemiology at UCLA (MS) and UC Berkeley (PhD), where her research focused on nutrition in pregnancy and was completed in partnership with the WIC program and the Nutrition Policy Institute. She completed a postdoc in Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford as part of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences.

  • Babak Litkouhi

    Babak Litkouhi

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Litkouhi joined the Stanford Women's Cancer Center in 2019. He was previously faculty at Yale and Harvard universities, and co-chief of gynecologic oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, NJ. His expertise is in gynecologic surgery and medical and surgical management of gynecologic cancers. He is the program director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship program at Stanford. He has been the recipient of numerous patient-care and teaching awards.

  • Deirdre J. Lyell, M.D.

    Deirdre J. Lyell, M.D.

    Dunlevie Endowed Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPreterm labor prevention and management, preeclampsia prevention and treatment, short and long-term impact of surgical techniques at cesarean, depression during pregnancy, fetal heart rate monitoring and long-term neurologic outcome, randomized clinical trials.

  • Emily Clair McClung, MD, FACOG

    Emily Clair McClung, MD, FACOG

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. McClung is a fellowship trained, board certified Gynecologic Oncologist with the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

    She graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and she completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford Medicine. She then pursued sub-specialty Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

    Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, Dr. McClung was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

    Dr. McClung actively contributes to gynecologic cancer research. She has studied prevention of surgical site infections, gene expression prediction of lymph node metastasis in endometrial cancer, treatment resistance in ovarian cancer, and additional topics. She co-authored articles on her findings for peer-reviewed publications such as the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer, International Journal of Women’s Health, and Gynecologic Oncology Reports.

    She authored the chapter on the diagnosis and management of vaginal cancer in the textbook Handbook of Gynecology and has made invited presentations at meetings of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and other associations. She works to improve patient access to state-of-the-art care as an investigator in cooperative group clinical trials.

    She has won multiple teaching awards for her work with medical students and residents. She is passionate about increasing awareness of gynecologic cancer in medical trainees.

    Dr. McClung provides comprehensive care with a personalized approach for patients with gynecologic cancer and pre-cancer including surgery, chemotherapy, cancer risk reduction, and palliative care. She has a strong clinical interest in patient safety and quality of life both during and after cancer treatment.

  • Amin Milki, M.D.

    Amin Milki, M.D.

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInfertility
    Assisted Reproductive Technologies Microsurgery and Endoscopic Surgery.

  • Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

    Leah S. Millheiser, MD, FACOG, NCMP

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch interest in the role of the central nervous system in female hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

  • Kavita Mishra

    Kavita Mishra

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

    BioDr. Kavita Mishra is a board-certified urogynecologist who specializes in transgender surgery and the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. She has specific training in gender-affirming vaginoplasty, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary and fecal incontinence. She has expertise in vaginal and minimally invasive reconstructive pelvic surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

  • Matteo Amitaba Mole'

    Matteo Amitaba Mole'

    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive & Stem Cell Biology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe research focus of our laboratory is centered on investigating the complex process of human embryo implantation. Due to the limited availability of suitable model systems and inability to directly observe this process in vivo, this has been traditionally referred to as the enigmatic stage of human embryonic development.

    The successful implantation of an embryo is crucial for the establishment of a healthy pregnancy. During the transition between the first and second week of gestation, the human embryo must securely implant into the maternal uterus, initiating development of the placenta to receive necessary nutrients and oxygen for its growth until birth.

    However, the process of implantation in humans is highly susceptible to failure, with a significant percentage of embryos unable to develop beyond this stage leading to early miscarriages. This clinically observed "implantation barrier" often requires patients to undergo numerous cycles of IVF treatment, with no guarantee of a successful pregnancy outcome.

    The primary objective is to increase the understanding of maternal-embryo interactions initiated at implantation, with the goal of developing clinical interventions to address the high incidence of implantation failures underlying pre-clinical miscarriages.

  • Brent Monseur, MD, ScM

    Brent Monseur, MD, ScM

    Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

    BioBrent Monseur, MD, ScM, FACOG (he/they) is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and the founding director of the LGBTQ+ Family Building Clinical Research Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. They are an Instructor in the Department of OBGYN and lead a highly specialized team dedicated to improving reproductive outcomes for sexual and gender minority populations. They completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Stanford University after finishing an OB GYN Residency at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Monseur received a medical doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia. They trained as a reproductive biologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where they completed a Master of Science degree. Dr. Monseur received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a concentration in Spanish from the University of Mary Washington.

    They have received numerous awards for their work with the LGBTQ+ community including the inaugural Stanford Graduate Medical Education Award for Promoting Health Equity, the Diversity Fellowship Research Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and an NIH Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program award. They serve as a chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group and have previously served as a board member of two non-profit organizations dedicated to reproductive justice: Medical Students for Choice and Path2Parenthood (now Family Equality).

  • Colleen Moreno, DNP CNM FACNM

    Colleen Moreno, DNP CNM FACNM

    Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

    BioColleen Moreno holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Certified Nurse Midwifery. She developed, launched and continues to grow Stanford's Faculty Nurse Midwifery Service with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Colleen also has developed, launched and continues to grow Stanford's CenteringPregnancy program. Her interests include providing Nurse Midwifery care to Stanford's community and families through traditional 1:1 prenatal care as well as group prenatal care. Colleen has a strong passion for interprofessional education. She is actively involved with the Obstetric and Gynecology resident education and training program, Stanford's Physician Assistant reproductive health didactic and women's health clerkship curriculum, as well as a preceptor for multiple Nurse Midwifery clinical programs across the nation.