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Amy Murtha
Amy Murtha, MD

Department Chair

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:  490 Illinois Street, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Phone: 415-353-2566

Research/Clinical Interests

Preterm birth prevention, preterm labor, Pre term PROM (premature rupture of membranes), prematurity, multiple gestation, genetic risk, high risk pregnancy, chronic hypertension and pregnancy, patient safety, quality improvement.



Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
1985 King's College, Wilkes-Barre B.S Physician's Assistant
1992 Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia M.D Medicine
1996 Duke University Medical Center, Durham Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology
1998 Duke University Medical Center, Durham Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
1992 Maurice C. Clifford Leadership Award for Student Achievement, Medical College of Pennsylvania
1996 Parke Davis Scholar, APGO
1998 Research Award in Gynecologic Infection and their Complications, ACOG/Searle
2009 Best Fellow Research Project, Duke University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2014 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women
2016 Duke University School of Medicine Noteworthy Faculty Member

Selected Publications

Ahmadzia HK, Thomas SM, Murtha AP, Hein RP, Brancazio LR. Obstetric hemorrahage survey: Attitudes and practices of maternal-fetal medicine fellows. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2016 May 17; 9 (2):133-7.doi:10.3233/NPM-16915119. PMID:27197937

McCullough LE, Miller EE, Calderwood LE, Shivappa N, Steck SE, Forman MR, Mendez M, Maguire R, Fuemmeler BF, Kollins SH, Bilbo S, Huang Z, Murtha AP, Murphy SK, Hbert JR, Hoyo C. Maternal inflammatory diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes:Circulating cytokines and genomic imprinting as potential regulators? Epigenetics. 2017 Jul 5:0. doi:10.1080/15592294.2017.1347241. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28678596

Benjamin Neelon SE, White AJ, Vidal AC, Schildkraut JM, Murtha AP, Murphy SK, Kullman SW, Hoyo C. Maternal vitamin D, DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions and offspring weight at birth, 1 year and 3 years. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Jul 5. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.160 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28676681

Sadovsky Y, Caughey AB, DiVito M, D'Alton ME, Murtha AP, SMFM Research Committee, Research to knowledge:promoting the training of physician-scientists in the biology of pregnancy Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Amer J Obstet Gyn

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