Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence, Director, Fellowship in MFM; University of California San Francisco

Photo Aaron B. Caughey, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco and is the medical director for the Diabetes and Pregnancy Program at UCSF. Dr. Caughey earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital combined program. He then completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UCSF and earned an M.P.H with a focus on epidemiology at UC, Berkeley and then a Ph.D. in health economics at UC, Berkeley. Subsequently, he was a Women’s Reproductive Health Research scholar at UCSF and is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar. He has won teaching awards both at UC, Berkeley and UCSF over the past five years and is currently the Program Director of the MFM Fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Caughey’s research interests incorporate methodology from clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, health policy, and the decision sciences to examine questions in predominantly three clinical areas: prenatal screening and diagnosis of birth defects and genetic disorders, how the management and outcomes of pregnancies at term change by week of gestation, and the risks and benefits of various modes of delivery including: spontaneous vaginal delivery, operative vaginal delivery, and cesarean delivery.  Specifically, he is interested in evidence-based approaches to reducing the cesarean delivery rate and the effects on current and future pregnancies.

CMQCC Committee Memberships

  • Maternal Data Committee