Uma M. Reddy, M.D., M.P.H., joined the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch in September 2003 as a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) and maternal-fetal medicine specialist. After receiving her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, Dr. Reddy completed her residency in OB/GYN at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Reddy then obtained her master of public health in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Reddy completed her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Branch, Dr. Reddy was on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and in the maternal-fetal medicine division at York Hospital, Pennsylvania. Upon joining NICHD, she worked as a maternal-fetal medicine attending physician at National Naval Medical Center. Since 2010, Dr. Reddy has been a maternal-fetal medicine attending physician at Washington Hospital Center and is a professor of OB/GYN at Georgetown University.
Dr. Reddy manages diverse research studies focused on clinical obstetrics, reproductive epidemiology, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Reddy's scientific responsibilities also include serving as the program scientist for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network and for large research studies focused on adverse pregnancy outcomes such as the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network and Genomic and Proteomic Network for Preterm Birth Research. She is also the program scientist for the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b) study, which will examine 10,000 women in their first pregnancies to understand the mechanisms of and to predict poor pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Reddy has published extensively on the topics of stillbirth and preterm birth including in leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Lancet. Dr. Reddy is the NICHD liaison for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Executive Board and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Obstetric Practice. She is a fellow of ACOG and a member of the SMFM.