Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Residency:Stanford University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (2014) CA
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2015)
  • Fellowship:Stanford University Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship (2017) CA
  • Medical Education:Boston University School of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2010) MA

Research & Scholarship

Clinical Trials


  • RCT of Automated Conversational Agent vs. Treatment as Usual for the Management of Perinatal Mood Recruiting

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of an evidence-based smartphone application (app) for the management of mood compared to treatment as usual alone among 135 women who have been discharged post-delivery from Labor and Delivery at Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Using psychometrically validated surveys for depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety, this study will evaluate whether the smartphone app has a differential effect on the mental health of postpartum women as compared to treatment as usual.

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Teaching

2018-19 Courses


Publications

All Publications


  • Development of the TeamOBS-PPH - targeting clinical performance in postpartum hemorrhage ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA Brogaard, L., Hvidman, L., Hinshaw, K., Kierkegaard, O., Manser, T., Musaeus, P., Arafeh, J., Daniels, K. I., Judy, A. E., Uldbjerg, N. 2018; 97 (6): 677–87

    Abstract

    This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable TeamOBS-PPH tool for assessing clinical performance in the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The tool was evaluated using video-recordings of teams managing PPH in both real-life and simulated settings.A Delphi panel consisting of 12 obstetricians from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark achieved consensus on (i) the elements to include in the assessment tool, (ii) the weighting of each element, and (iii) the final tool. The validity and reliability were evaluated according to Cook and Beckman. (Level 1) Four raters scored four video-recordings of in situ simulations of PPH. (Level 2) Two raters scored 85 video-recordings of real-life teams managing patients with PPH ≥1000 mL in two Danish hospitals. (Level 3) Two raters scored 15 video-recordings of in situ simulations of PPH from a US hospital.The tool was designed with scores from 0 to 100. (Level 1) Teams of novices had a median score of 54 (95% CI 48-60), whereas experienced teams had a median score of 75 (95% CI 71-79; p < 0.001). (Level 2) The intra-rater [intra-class correlation (ICC) = 0.96] and inter-rater (ICC = 0.83) agreements for real-life PPH were strong. The tool was applicable in all cases: atony, retained placenta, and lacerations. (Level 3) The tool was easily adapted to in situ simulation settings in the USA (ICC = 0.86).The TeamOBS-PPH tool appears to be valid and reliable for assessing clinical performance in real-life and simulated settings. The tool will be shared as the free TeamOBS App.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/aogs.13336

    View details for Web of Science ID 000431613400006

    View details for PubMedID 29485679

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Complicating the Conservative Management of Placenta Percreta OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Judy, A. E., Lyell, D. J., Druzin, M. L., Dorigo, O. 2015; 126 (5): 1016-1018

    Abstract

    Retention of the placenta is an option in the management of placenta percreta; however, it may be associated with significant morbidity.We present a case of conservative management of placenta percreta. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) developed 49 days after delivery. An urgent hysterectomy was performed, followed by rapid normalization of coagulation parameters.Disseminated intravascular coagulation may complicate the conservative management of placenta percreta and can manifest weeks after delivery in the absence of antecedent hemorrhage or infection. The time course and presentation of this case are similar to the development of DIC after prolonged retention of a fetal demise with a probable shared pathophysiology. Close follow-up may facilitate prompt diagnosis of DIC, thereby minimizing associated morbidity.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000960

    View details for Web of Science ID 000363974000016

    View details for PubMedID 26132459