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Aaron B. Caughey M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Associate Dean, Women's Health Research and Policy Office of the Dean School of Medicine

Dr. Caughey is the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associate dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy, OHSU School of Medicine. He is nationally recognized as a dedicated clinician, accomplished educator and prolific researcher.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Caughey has a special interest in diabetes in pregnancy. His research interests over the past decade have focused on utilizing a broad array of methodologies including standard biostatistical techniques as well as decision and cost-effectiveness analysis to address questions in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine regarding post-term pregnancy, preeclampsia, and diabetes in pregnancy, obesity and weight gain, as well as prenatal diagnosis.

Dr. Caughey grew up in South King County in Washington, and trained in Boston and San Francisco. He recently returned to the Pacific Northwest and to OHSU, in particular, because of the opportunity to lead a talented department and to impact women’s health across Oregon. When he is not working, Dr. Caughey is usually playing with his children or spending time at the theater or concert hall (watching or performing).

Education

  • B.S., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1989
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Massachusetts 1995
  • M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley California 2001
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley California 2006
  • Residency:

    • Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship in obstetric ultrasound, UCSF, 2000
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2004

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Publications

  • "Pregnancy in Women with a History of Uterine Rupture." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey  In: , Vol. 73, No. 12, 01.12.2018, p. 703-708.
  • "Screening for Cervical Cancer : US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey  In: , Vol. 73, No. 12, 01.12.2018, p. 689-690.
  • "Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment : US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 20, 27.11.2018, p. 2122-2128.
  • "Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults : US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 18, 13.11.2018, p. 1899-1909.
  • "Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults : US Preventive Services Task Force Final Recommendation Statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 16, 23.10.2018, p. 1678-1687.
  • "Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rates of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery among Nulliparous Women Receiving Neuraxial Analgesia : A Randomized Clinical Trial." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 14, 09.10.2018, p. 1444-1454.
  • "Behavioral weight loss interventions to prevent obesity-relatedmorbidity and mortality in adults US preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 11, 18.09.2018, p. 1163-1171.
  • "Screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women us preventive services task force reaffirmation recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 9, 04.09.2018, p. 911-917.
  • "Screening for cervical cancer us preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 7, 21.08.2018, p. 674-686.
  • "Screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography : US preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 5, 07.08.2018, p. 478-484.
  • "How should costs and cost-effectiveness be considered in prenatal genetic testing?" Seminars in Perinatology  In: , Vol. 42, No. 5, 01.08.2018, p. 275-282.
  • "Risk assessment for cardiovascular disease with nontraditional risk factors : US preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 3, 17.07.2018, p. 272-280.
  • "Screening for peripheral artery disease and cardiovascular disease risk assessment with the Ankle-Brachial Index : US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 320, No. 2, 10.07.2018, p. 177-183.
  • "Screening for osteoporosis to prevent fractures us preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 319, No. 24, 26.06.2018, p. 2521-2531.
  • "Screening for cardiovascular disease risk with electrocardiography us preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 319, No. 22, 12.06.2018, p. 2308-2314.
  • "Cost effectiveness of vitamin c supplementation for pregnant smokers to improve offspring lung function at birth and reduce childhood wheeze/asthma." Journal of Perinatology  In: , 22.05.2018, p. 1-8.
  • "Screening for prostate cancer USPreventive servicestaskforcerecommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 319, No. 18, 01.05.2018, p. 1901-1913.
  • "Reduction of Peripartum Racial and Ethnic Disparities : A Conceptual Framework and Maternal Safety Consensus Bundle." Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health  In: , Vol. 63, No. 3, 01.05.2018, p. 366-376.
  • "Interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults us Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 319, No. 16, 24.04.2018, p. 1696-1704.
  • "Vitamin D, calcium, OR combined supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults us Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 319, No. 15, 17.04.2018, p. 1592-1599.
  • "Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer : US preventive services task force recommendation statement." JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association  In: , Vol. 319, No. 11, 20.03.2018, p. 1134-1142.
  • "SMFM Special Report : Putting the “M” back in MFM: Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality: A call to action." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  In: , Vol. 218, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. B9-B17.
  • "Term Elective Induction of Labor and Pregnancy Outcomes Among Obese Women and Their Offspring." Obstetrics and Gynecology  In: , Vol. 131, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 12-22.
  • "Blurred Lines : Disentangling the Concept of Fetal Viability from Abortion Law." Women's Health Issues  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Reduction of Peripartum Racial and Ethnic Disparities : A Conceptual Framework and Maternal Safety Consensus Bundle." JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Twenty-week abortion bans on pregnancies with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia : A cost-effectiveness analysis." Obstetrics and Gynecology  In: , Vol. 131, No. 3, 01.01.2018, p. 581-590.
  • "Applying a physiologic partograph to Consortium on Safe Labor data to identify opportunities for safely decreasing cesarean births among nulliparous women." Birth  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "The impact of extremes of maternal age on maternal and neonatal pregnancy outcomes in women with pregestational diabetes mellitus." Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Twins versus singleton pregnancies : outcomes in small for gestational age late preterm deliveries." Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Guidelines for intraoperative care in cesarean delivery : Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology  In: , 01.01.2018.

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