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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

High-risk obstetric care and preconception counseling

  • Tiffany Herrero, MD
  • Amy Judy, MD, MPH
  • 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
  • Amen Ness, MD - Director, Sequoia Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Consultative Services
  • Martha Rode, MD - Director, Santa Cruz Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Perinatal Services
  • Virginia Winn, MD, PhD - Division Director, Perinatal Biology



Midwifery care

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

  • Mary Badel, RN, CDE
  • Susan Carter, MS, RD, CDE

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