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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Tanya L. Booker, MD
Tanya L. Booker, MD

Tanya Booker, MD, is director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic at Women & Infants and a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her bachelor's degree in human physiology from Boston University and completed both medical school and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Dailey did her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Women & Infants, with a thesis on TGF expression in the pregnant rat cervix and its role in cervical remodeling. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as maternal-fetal medicine. Her research interests include preterm labor and cervical insufficiency

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Stephen R. Carr, MD
Stephen R. Carr, MD

Stephen R. Carr, MD, is director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Center and Maternal–Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Imaging at Women & Infants, co-director of the Fetal Treatment Program, a cooperative effort of Women & Infants and Lifespan, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Carr’s clinical interests include fetal sonography and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, as well as evaluation and management of twin to twin transfusion syndrome and fetal spina bifida repair. Dr. Carr is a colonel in the Rhode Island Air National Guard and the State Air Surgeon.

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Sarah M. Davis, MD
Sarah M. Davis, MD

Sarah M. Davis, MD, is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA, and her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Prior to joining the staff at Women & Infants, Dr. Davis served as assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Her clinical and research interests include fetal sonography, the immunology of pregnancy as it relates to labor, and maternal infectious complications of pregnancy. She is the seventh scholar in the Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital Women's Reproductive Health Research (WHRH) Career Development Program.

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Matthew A. Esposito, MD
Matthew A. Esposito, MD

Matthew Esposito, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his bachelor's degree in biology summa cum laude from Williams College, and a medical degree from the University of Rochester. After completing his residency at the University of Maryland, he did a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Women & Infants. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Esposito is an expert in ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis, and his research interests include aspects of cesarean delivery and clinical problems in obstetrics.

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Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD
Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD

Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD, FACNM, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a member of the academic midwifery service at Women & Infants Hospital. In this role, she actively participates in the clinical education of medical students, and ob/gyn and family medicine residents. Her past midwifery experiences include private practice as a certified nurse midwife in New London, CT and faculty appointments at the University of Vermont College of Medicine where she has maintained and adjunct faculty appointment at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Hunter is a contributing clinical rounds editor for the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health and the president-elect of the American Midwifery Certification Board.

She was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 2013 and lectured extensively on a variety of women's health and clinical education topics.

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Dwight J. Rouse, MD
Dwight J. Rouse, MD

Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, is the Brown/Women & Infants principal investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Research Network, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his master's degree in public health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Rouse is an author of the 23rd edition of Williams Obstetrics, a past member of the editorial board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the journal Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. He has authored more than 150 original papers and scholarly publications. Through the MFMU, he has led studies on the prevention of prematurity in twins, and the prevention of cerebral palsy with magnesium sulfate. His research and clinical work are focused on clinical obstetrics, particularly labor management.

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Melissa L. Russo, MD
Melissa L. Russo, MD

Melissa L. Russo, MD, is a maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics specialist in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. A magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University, Dr. Russo earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Russo is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and genetics. Prior to joining Women & Infants, she was at Texas Children’s/Baylor University in Houston, TX, where she was an assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine and human and molecular genetics. Her research interests include prenatal genetics, reproductive and pregnancy outcomes in women with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

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Katharine Wenstrom, MD
Katharine Wenstrom, MD

Katharine D. Wenstrom, MA, MD, is a member of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Wenstrom received both her bachelor's and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, and a master's degree in pathology from Columbia University in New York. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Iowa. She is one of fewer than 50 individuals in the country who are triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and medical genetics.

Dr. Wenstrom is past president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the primary society for MFM subspecialists around the world. She has also served on the executive board of directors of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as head of the National Institutes of Health Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Biology Subcommittee. She has authored more than 150 original papers and scholarly publications, is a coauthor of two editions of the textbook Williams Obstetrics, and is editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the journal Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. She has been listed in Guide To America's Top Physicians, Academic Keys Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education, and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, and has been elected to "Best Doctors in America®" and "The Best Doctors for Women." Her clinical and research interests include genetic screening, fetal diagnosis and therapy, and teratology.

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Erika F. Werner, MD
Erika F. Werner, MD

Erika F. Werner, MD, is interim director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She joined the staff at Women & Infants from Johns Hopkins. A graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree and also a master's degree in environmental engineering, Dr. Werner earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She returned to the University of Virginia for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Werner's research and clinical interests include obstetrical complications of obesity, gestational diabetes, operative deliveries and preterm birth. She has also published extensively on cost effective medical practices.

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Obstetric Internists

Kenneth K. Chen, MD
Kenneth K. Chen, MD

Kenneth Chen, MD, is the director of the Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital. Dr. Chen received a MBBS degree, the equivalent of a MD degree, at the University of Sydney in Australia after which he completed a residency in internal medicine at Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney. He then completed dual fellowships in endocrinology at The Prince of Wales Hospital, University of South Wales, Sydney, and obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, Brown University. He served as a full-time staff specialist and conjoint lecturer in endocrinology and obstetric medicine at The Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney from January 2010 to December 2011. Dr. Chen is assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Chen's primary interests include medical disorders in pregnancy with a special expertise in diabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders in pregnancy. He also has a special interest in the use of insulin pumps in pregnancy; polycystic ovarian syndrome and endocrine causes of infertility; and pre-conception counseling for women with chronic medical conditions

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