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- Obstetrics & GynecologyMaternal-Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
About Douglas Andrew Woelkers, MD
Douglas Andrew Woelkers, MD, is a board-certified perinatologist who specializes in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. Perinatologists, also known as maternal-fetal medicine specialists, care for pregnant women who have an increased chance that they or their babies will have health concerns. Dr. Woelkers' expertise includes hypertension, preeclampsia, thrombophilia and placental insufficiency.
As a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Woelkers instructs and lectures medical students, obstetrics and gynecology residents and perinatology fellows. Dr. Woelkers has co-authored numerous abstracts and articles, and his work has appeared in The Journal of Pediatrics and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, among others.
He completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Magee-Women's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Woelkers earned his medical degree from Stanford University. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.
Dr. Woelkers is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and past president of the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. He also serves as a scientific adviser for the Preeclampsia Foundation.
Dr. Woelkers and his wife, Cathy, have two children.
For more information on care for complicated pregnancies, see Maternal-Fetal Care.
- Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
- University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Conditions and Treatments
- Maternal Medical Disorders
- Placental Dysfunction
- Prenatal Diagnosis and Imaging
- High-Risk Pregnancy