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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

  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "Quality Improvement and Patient Safety on Labor and Delivery." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 667-678.
  • "Evidence-Based Management of Labor and Delivery : What Do We Still Need to Know?" Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. xiii-xiv.
  • "Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Trends : Which Way Is the Pendulum Swinging?" Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 655-666.
  • "The Evolution of the Laborist." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 625-629.
  • "Evidence-Based Labor and Delivery Management : Can We Safely Reduce the Cesarean Rate?" Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 523-533.
  • "Fetal Malpresentation and Malposition : Diagnosis and Management." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 631-643.
  • "Augmentation of Labor : A Review of Oxytocin Augmentation and Active Management of Labor." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 593-600.
  • "Defining and Managing Normal and Abnormal Second Stage of Labor." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 547-566.
  • "Adding Azithromycin to Cephalosporin for Cesarean Delivery Infection Prophylaxis : A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Obstetrics and Gynecology In: , Vol. 130, No. 6, 01.12.2017, p. 1279-1284.
  • "Re-evaluating the possible increased risk of HIV acquisition with progestin-only injectables versus maternal mortality and life expectancy in Africa : A decision analysis." Global Health Science and Practice In: , Vol. 5, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 581-591.
  • "Prepregnancy obesity and severe maternal morbidity : What can be done?" JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association In: , Vol. 318, No. 18, 14.11.2017, p. 1765-1766.

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