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Obstetric Care Team

We’re by your side every step of the way

Our care teams have expertise tailored to your pregnancy. Our obstetric care team includes Stanford Medicine specialists in maternal-fetal medicine and general obstetrics, along with nurse practitioners dedicated to obstetric care. We also provide consultations and work with your obstetric providers in the local community to support your pregnancy. On your baby’s birth day, our Labor and Delivery team is ready for a normal delivery or one with complications.

Coordinated care for fetal health issues

Should your baby have complex health issues, our Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program will coordinate a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care team of subspecialists and services to support your and your baby’s needs.

Many of our staff members are bilingual, with translation services to support many languages, including sign language.

For information about our midwifery service, please call (650) 498-4069.

General obstetric care

  • Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS (Labor and Delivery only)—Co-Director, The PRIDE Study
  • Rachel Sanserino, MD
  • Rachel Seay, MD (Labor and Delivery only)—Director, Core Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kate Shaw, MD MS (Labor and Delivery only)—Associate Chair of Education
  • Jade Shorter, MD MSPH—Director Early Pregnancy Program
  • Kathleen McGuinness, WHNP-C, MPH (Obstetrics clinic only)
  • Germaine Villasin Albano, MSN, RN-C—Patient Care Manager, Obstetrics clinic and Perinatal Diagnostics Center Nursing
  • Sandy Montiel, LVN—Assistant Clinic Manager

High-risk obstetric care and preconception counseling

  • Natali Aziz, MD (Obstetrics clinic only)—Director, Perinatal Infectious Diseases; Director, Modesto Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Central Valley Perinatal Services
  • Katherine Bianco, MD—Director, Maternal Congenital Heart Program
  • Yair Blumenfeld, MD—Director, Fetal Therapy Program
  • Mark Boddy, MD (Labor and Delivery only)—Director, Salinas Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Perinatal Services
  • Jane Chueh, MD—Director, Prenatal Diagnosis; Director, Sequoia Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Consultative Services
  • Charlotte Conturie, MD
  • Maurice Druzin, MD—Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Director, Perinatal Outreach
  • Yasser El-Sayed, MD—Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics; Obstetrician-in-Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
  • Tiffany Herrero, MD—Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Family Program; Co-Director, Diabetes and Pregnancy Program
  • Amy Judy, MD, MPH—Assistant Residency Program Director; Co-Director Obstetric Simulation Program
  • Scarlett Karakash, MD—Director, Monterey Perinatal Services
  • Deirdre Lyell, MD—Associate Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics; Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship; Director, Program in Placental Disorders; co-Director, Binns Program for Cord Blood Research
  • Martha Rode, MD (Labor and Delivery only)—Director, Santa Cruz Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Perinatal Services
  • Virginia Winn, MD, PhD (Labor and Delivery only)—Division Director, Perinatal Biology
  • Erica Wu, MD—Assistant Director, Core Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Mary Jane Ajlouny—Certified Nurse Midwife

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellows

  • Irogue Igbinosa, MD
  • Christina Johnson, MD
  • Kathleen Minor, MD
  • Danielle Panelli, MD
  • Meryl Ueno Sperling, MD
  • Sanaa Suharwardy, MD

Midwifery care


Diabetes counseling and care (only offered at our Welch Road location)

  • Susan Carter, MS, RD, CDE
  • Jeffrey Faig, MD, FACOG—Director, Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy Program
  • Tiffany Herrero, MD—Associate Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Family Program; Co-director, Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

Additional members of your team

As a teaching hospital, we train health care providers. In addition to your obstetric provider, who supervises the entire team, you may also meet:

  • Maternal-Fetal medicine fellows—Licensed physicians who have completed four years of OB/GYN residency. They are doing a three year fellowship to specialize in maternal-fetal medicine
  • OB/GYN residents—Licensed physicians who work closely with our attending physicians to complete their four-year training for certification as OB/GYN generalists
  • Medical students
  • Nursing students