Katharine Wenstrom, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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BiographyKatharine D. Wenstrom, MD serves as director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, as well as director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Centers in Providence, RI, New Bedford, MA, and Foxboro, MA. She is also professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A geneticist and nationally recognized leader in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Wenstrom works to ensure that both Women & Infants and Brown set the standard for the best care of high-risk pregnant women.
Dr. Wenstrom earned a bachelor's degree in biology cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, a master's degree in pathology from Columbia University, and a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago Hospital, then a second fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Iowa Hospital. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and medical genetics. Throughout her career, Dr. Wenstrom has been a leader in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, having served as president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a member of the executive board of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and head of the National Institutes of Health Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Biology Subcommittee.
Dr. Wenstrom has served as editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey since 2005, and has been a member of the advisory board of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2002 and the editorial board of the American Journal of Perinatology since 2001. She is a co-author of the last two editions of the textbook "Williams Obstetrics". She has also published more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as a variety of articles, commentaries, and book chapters on topics in maternal-fetal medicine and genetics.
Dr. Wenstrom has won multiple awards in her field, including the Society for Gynecologic Investigation President's Achievement Award and awards for best research from both the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is listed in the Academic Keys Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education and has been elected to The Best Doctors in America and The Best Doctors for Women annually from 2001 to the present. Good Housekeeping magazine named her one of the Best Doctors for Women in America.
Grants and Awards Society for Gynecologic Investigation President's Achievement Award, 2001
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Genetics Oral Presentation Award, January, 1999: Wenstrom KD, Owen J, Chu DC, Boots L.
"Prospective evaluation of free beta hCG and dimeric inhibin A for aneuploidy detection." Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, San Francisco, CA, January 1999.
Society for Perinatal Obstetrics, Genetics Oral Presentation Award, January 1997: Wenstrom KD, Owen J, Chu DC, Boots L.
"Alphafetoprotein, free beta human chorionic gonadotrophin, and dimeric inhibin A produce the best results in a three analyte multiple marker screening test for fetal Down syndrome". Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Anaheim, CA, January 1997.
ACOG Annual Meeting First Prize for best scientific paper, 1995:
Chapman SJ, Brumfield CG, Wenstrom KD, DuBard MB "Pregnancy Outcomes Following False Positive Multiple Marker Screening Tests."
Society for Perinatal Obstetricians Poster Award, 1995:
Wenstrom KD, Weiner C, Merrill D, Neibyl J. A placebo controlled trial of the terbutaline pump for prevention of preterm delivery. Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Atlanta, GA, Jan 1995
Society for Perinatal Obstetricians Poster Award, 1995: Wenstrom KD, Hauth J, Goldenberg RL, DuBard M, Lea C.
The effect of low dose aspirin on the development of preeclampsia in women with elevated hCG. Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Atlanta, GA, January 1995.
"Outstanding Reviewer" (Top 5%) for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003, 2004, 2005
"Outstanding Reviewer" (Top 10%) for Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001 to present
Academic Keys Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education, 2005-
Elected to "Best Doctors in America®" annually from 2001 to present
Elected to "The Best Doctors for Women" annually from 2001 to present
Good Housekeeping's "Best Doctors for Women" August 1997
Listed in "Guide to America's Top Physicians", 2004 to present