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Erika F. Werner, MD, MS Accepting New Patients LGBTQ+ Health LGBTQ+ Health


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Virginia Commonwealth University; Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia Hospital; Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Yale University
Board Certifications Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
NPI # 1194938670
Gender Female
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Tufts Children's Hospital

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 2nd Floor
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-4549
Fax #: 617-636-4202

2020, Distinguished Physician of Year, Care New England Medical Staff
2014-2021, Voted Best Doctors in America ®
2019, Mentor for Best Fellows Plenary and Best Poster at Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting
2018, Resident Mentor of the Year, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2016, 2017, Excellence in Residency Education Award, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2016, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Top Cited Paper
2014, Henry L. Darner AAOGF travel award to the annual meeting of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society

Whelan A, Ayala N, Werner EF. Postpartum Use of Weight Loss and Metformin for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Review of the Evidence. Current Diabetes Reports 2021; 21(10):37. doi: 10.1007/s11892-021-01410-7

Steenland M, Kozhimanni K, Werner EF, Daw J. Comparison of healthcare use by postpartum women and non-pregnant or postpartum women of reproductive age with commercial health insurance in the United States. Obstet Gynecol 2021;137(5):782-790

Kole MB, Ayala NK, Clark MA, Has P, Esposito M, Werner EF. Factors Associated With Hypoglycemia Among Neonates Born to Mothers With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2020 Dec;43(12):e194-e195.

Werner EF, Schlichting L, Grobman W, Brown S, Clark M, Vivier P. Educational outcomes associated with term induction compared to expectant management. JAMA Open Access 2020; 3(4):e202503. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.2503. Beninati M, Danilack V, Has P, Ramos S, Savitz D, Werner EF. Clinical prediction modeling for vaginal delivery after induction of labor in pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders. Obstet Gynecol 2020; 136(2):402-410

Werner EF, Has P, Rouse DJ, Clark M. Two day compared to 4-12 week post-partum glucose tolerance testing among women with gestational diabetes. AJOG 2020; 223 (3): 439.e1-439, doi: 10.1016

Mallampati D, Grobman W, Rouse DJ, Werner EF. Aspirin Strategies for Preeclampsia Prevention: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Obstetrics Gynecology 2019; 134(3):537-544.

Hamel MS, Kanno LM, Has P, Beninati MJ, Rouse DJ, Werner EF. Randomized controlled trial of intrapartum glucose management in women with gestational diabetes. Obstetrics Gynecology 2019; 133(6):1171-1177.

Werner EF, Has P, Kanno L, Sullivan A, Clark MA. Barriers to Post-Partum Glucose Testing in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Am J Perinatology 2019; 36(2): 212-218.

Werner EF, Romano M, Rouse DR et al. The association between gestational diabetes mellitus and neonatal respiratory morbidity. Obstetrics Gynecology 2019;133(2):349-353.

Werner EF, Yolton K, Khoury J, Lanphear B, Braun JM. The association between maternal urinary phthalate concentrations and blood pressure in pregnancy: The HOME Study. Environmental Health 2015; 14(75): doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0062-3.

Savitz D, Werner EF. Isolating Preterm Birth to Assess Its Impact. American Journal of Epidemiology 2015; 182(9):759-61. Werner EF, Hausperg A, Rouse D. A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Low-Dose Aspirin Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Preeclampsia in the United States. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015; 126(6): 1242-1250.

Werner EF, Hamel M, Orzechowski K, Berghella V, Thung SF. Cost-effectiveness of transvaginal cervical length ultrasound screening in singletons without prior preterm birth: an update. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015; 213(4):554-559. Werner EF, Han CS, Savitz DA, Goldshore M, Lipkind H. Health Outcomes for Vaginal versus Cesarean Delivery for Appropriately Grown Preterm Neonates. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2013. 121(6): 1195-1200. Werner EF, Han C, Burd I, Lipkind H, Copel J, Bhatiyar M, Thung SF. A cost effective analysis of prenatal surgery for myelomeningoceles. Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2012. 40(2): 158-164.

Werner EF, Pettker CM, Zuckerwise L, Reel M, Funai EF, Henderson J, Thung SF. Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus: Are the criteria proposed by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups cost-effective? Diabetes Care 2012; 35(3): 529-535.

Werner EF, Savitz DA, Janevic TM, Ehsanipoor RM, Thung SF, Funai EF, Lipkind H. Mode of delivery and neonatal outcomes in preterm, small for gestational age infants. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2012. 120(3): 560-564.

Werner EF, Janevic TM, Illuzzi J, Funai EF, Savitz DA, Lipkind HS. Association between mode of delivery in nulliparous women and neonatal intracranial injury. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011; 118(6):1239-46.

Erika F. Werner, MD, MS is the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center and the Louis E. Phaneuf Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine with a joint appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health.

Dr. Werner received her undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in environmental engineering at the University of Virginia, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University. She continued her academic career as an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine prior to transitioning to Brown University almost a decade ago where she most recently was Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Werner is a national expert on diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia and cost-effective practices in obstetrics. She has received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD,) the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK,) and the American Diabetes Association. She has nearly 100 peer reviewed publications, is the associate editor of several obstetric journals, and the Diabetes section editor for UpToDate.

Dr. Werner has won numerous teaching awards, been recognized by the March of Dimes for her research in prematurity and was voted Distinguished Physician of Year by the Care New England Medical Staff for her service to the Rhode Island community. She is also on the board of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is national advocate for improvements in health care to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Society for Gynecologic Investigation
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Diabetes Association

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