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Catherine Yvonne Spong, MD $$

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Professor and Chair 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
  • Research Interests

    • Developing fetus
    • Fetal complications
    • Fetal surgery for myelomeningocele
    • Human placenta
    • Improving child outcomes
    • Inclusion of underrepresented groups in evidence-based research
    • Maternal and child health
    • Neuroprotective agents that help prevent fetal injury
    • Prematurity
    • Stillbirth
    • Zika in pregnancy
  • 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
    • Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th edition. Queenan JT, Spong CY, Lockwood CJ (Ed.) (2020), West Sussex, UK, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Professional Activities

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
    • American Medical Association
    • Bellevue Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
    • Perinatal Research Society
    • Society for Gynecologic Investigation
    • Society for Neuroscience
    • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • 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

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