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Annessa Kernberg, M.D. (she/her)


Annessa Kernberg enjoys the intersection of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Clinical Informatics. At the beginning of her career, she graduated from Stanford University and received her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in Ob/Gyn at Oregon Health and Science University. Subsequently, She continued her training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Medicine has always been Dr.Kernberg’s passion and she continues to train in Clinical Informatics in hopes of optimizing maternal and neonatal health with the use of technology and optimizing the delivery of healthcare services.

A native of San Francisco, Dr.Kernberg currently lives with her partner, baby boy, and two cats and enjoys everything that Oregon has to offer from the food to the incredible natural beauty. She enjoys knitting, cooking, and running. 

Education and training

    • Dr. Med., 2015, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 2015-2019
  • Fellowship

    • Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2019-2022
    • Clinical Informatics, Oregon Health & Science University, 2022-2024

Areas of interest

  • Clinical Informatics, Clinical Decision Support, Shared Decision Making, High Risk Pregnancies, Fetal Growth Restriction, Periviability

Honors and awards

  • AOA, 2015, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Chief Resident Award, 2019, Oregon Health & Science University
  • ACOG resident Research Award, 2018, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Intern Teaching Award, 2017, Oregon Health & Science University


Selected publications

  • 02/2022- Kernberg, MD et al The Effect of COVID-19 on Influenza Treatment: a comparative analysis using synthetic and real data Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2022
  • 02/2022- Kernberg, MD et al Shared Decision Making: Women Undergoing Expectant Management with Prelabor Rupture of Membranes Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2022
  • 02/2022- Kernberg, MD Et al A Survey of High-Risk Obstetric Patients’ Attitudes towards the COVID-19 Vaccine Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2022
  • 01/2021- Kernberg, MD Et al Intrauterine Inflammation or Infection: Is Pathology Confirmation Necessary Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2021
  • 12/2020- Kernberg, MD Et al Universal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) Testing Uptake in the Labor and Delivery Unit: Implications for Health Equity Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • 08/2020- Kelly, Kernberg, Et al False-negative Testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM
  • 02/2020- Kernberg, MD Et al Short Femur Length: A Biomarker for Spontaneous Preterm Birth?  Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2020 Dallas Texas.
  • 02/2019- Kernberg, MD Et al The association of chorioamnionitis and delayed management of labor among women presenting with PROM Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2019, Las Vegas Nevada
  • 02/2018- Kernberg, MD Et al Are there racial/ethnic differences in maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancies? Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2018, Dallas Texas.


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