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

    • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Chair 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

  • "Racial/ethnic disparities in obstetric outcomes and care" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology April 2010
  • "A short cervix in women with preterm labor and intact membranes" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology March 2006
  • "Unequal placental sharing and birth weight discordance in monochorionic diamniotic twins" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology July 2006
  • "External cephalic version" Journal of Perinatology  2009
  • "Does length of labor vary by maternal age?" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology October 2007
  • "Impending macrosomia" BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology March 2012
  • "CPAP for the prevention of pre-eclampsia" Sleep Medicine December 2007
  • "Chorionic villus sampling compared with amniocentesis and the difference in the rate of pregnancy loss [16]" Obstetrics and Gynecology January 2007
  • "Manual rotation to reduce caesarean delivery in persistent occiput posterior or transverse position" Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine January 2011
  • "The use of ultrasound to detect small-for-gestational-age infants in patients with elevated human chorionic gonadotropin on maternal serum screening" American Journal of Perinatology  2010
  • "Preterm preeclampsia" Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine November 2012
  • "Is preeclampsia associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery if labor is induced?" Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine May 2010
  • "Costs of hospitalized ventilator-dependent children" Pediatric Pulmonology April 2011
  • "In reply" Obstetrics and Gynecology November 2012
  • "Manual rotation of the fetal occiput" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology May 2006
  • "Intrapartum uterine rupture and dehiscence in patients with prior lower uterine segment vertical and transverse incisions" Obstetrics and Gynecology November 1999
  • "Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSF) [2] (multiple letters)" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology December 2004
  • "Perinatal outcomes in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus by race/ethnicity" Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine March 2011
  • "Time of delivery and neonatal morbidity and mortality" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology November 2008
  • "Racial disparities in pregnancy outcomes in obese women" Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine January 2014
  • "Temporal and gestational age trends" Obstetrics and Gynecology November 1 2014
  • "Postpartum follow-up of a positive purified protein derivative (PPD) among an indigent population" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology May 2005
  • "How best to diagnose and treat the small-for-gestational-age fetus" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology November 2013
  • "Increasing rates of induction do not increase caesareans" BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology June 1 2015
  • "Concordance of chart abstraction and patient recall of intrapartum variables up to 53 years later" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology March 2007
  • "Fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in a Northern California cohort" PLoS One March 5 2012
  • "Increased neonatal mortality among normal-weight births beyond 41 weeks of gestation in California" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology October 2008
  • "The association between the length of first stage of labor, mode of delivery, and perinatal outcomes in women undergoing induction of labor" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology November 2009
  • "Non-Invasive Chromosomal Evaluation (NICE) Study" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology August 2012
  • "Reply" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology April 2009

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