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Uma Reddy, MD, MPH

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Division Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Uma Reddy, MD, MPH

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    PO Box 208063, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States



As an obstetrician-gynecologist who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, Uma Reddy, MD, MPH, says she enjoys taking care of mothers—and children—when they need it most.

“If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, the baby is staring off life on the right foot. But if you have complications, that can set the child up for a lifetime of increased risks and chronic diseases,” explains Dr. Reddy, who is director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. “For me, it’s exciting to be right there at the beginning and try to maximize a mother and baby’s health. And for high-risk pregnancies, where women have concerns, it’s rewarding to see a healthy birth.”

Dr. Reddy treats women whose pregnancies are considered complicated for a number of reasons, including a mother or child with a heart defect, a baby with a birth defect, or women who have previously experienced a stillbirth or a preterm birth.

“Ten percent of pregnancies in the United States are complicated by a preterm birth, which is when a baby is born before 37 weeks,” Dr. Reddy explains. “It’s a common complication and our goal is to prevent another preterm birth if a woman has already had one. We also treat a variety of maternal medical conditions, such as women who have diabetes, high blood pressure, or connective tissue disorders like lupus that might put them at higher risk of complication.”

Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on stillbirth, including examining causes and ways to better prevent it. She spent much of her career at the National Institutes of Health, where she led the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, which funds multiple clinical trials across the country.

She does not currently perform deliveries. Dr. Reddy is also a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Thomas Jefferson University (2000)
  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Biostatistics (1999)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
    Johns Hopkins University (1997)
  • Resident
    Johns Hopkins Hospital (1995)
  • Intern
    Johns Hopkins Hospital (1992)
  • MD
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (1991)
  • ScB
    Brown University, Biology (1988)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NICHD Individual Merit Award for leading the Opioid Research EffortThe Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development2017
NICHD Merit Award for NICHD Clinical Trials Stewardship Working GroupThe Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development2015
National Institutes Office of the Director Honor Award for Team to Re-Engineer Scientific Oversight of Women and Minority InclusionNational Institutes Office2015
National Institutes of Health Director’s Group Award for Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch Stillbirth Research TeamNational Institutes2014
National Institutes of Health Merit Award for Leadership of stillbirth research that has contributed to the successful accomplishment of the NICHD missionThe Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development2012

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