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Catherine Yvonne Spong, MD $$

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine (1991)
Harbor / UCLA Medical Center (1992), Obstetrics & Gynecology
Harbor General Hospital (1995), Obstetrics & Gynecology
Georgetown University Hospital (1998), Maternal Fetal Medicine
Board Certification
American Board of OB/Gyn/Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Departments and Programs

Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Research Interests

    One of her major research interests has been the developing fetus. Other research interests include improving the understanding of stillbirth, fetal surgery for myelomeningocele, Zika in pregnancy, and the human placenta.

  • Publications

    • "Is It Safe?" - The Many Unanswered Questions about Medications and Breast-Feeding. Byrne JJ, Spong CY, The New England journal of medicine 2019 Apr 380 14 1296-1297
    • Zika virus: a public health perspective. Chakhtoura N, Hazra R, Spong CY Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology 2018 Apr 30 2 116-122
  • Awards and Honors

    • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Achievement Award
    • UMKC Alumnus of the Year Award
    • NIH Director’s Awards
    • Surgeon General’s Certificate of Appreciation for her work on prematurity