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Neda Ghaffari, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 490 Illinois St, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Phone: 415/353-2566
Academic Assistant: 415/514-9399, 415/502-3344

Research/Clinical Interests

An interest in both maternal medicine and fetal medicine; extensive experience in managing medically complicated pregnancies, especially in patients with cardiac disease, malignancies in pregnancy, and congenital anomalies; skilled in fetal echocardiogram, an NTQR-certified provider, and California State Prenatal Screening Program certified for amniocentesis; patient safety and comprehensive outpatient care for patients with obesity and diabetes.



University of California, Berkeley

B.A. with honors
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2008 Keck School of Medicine- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA M.D. Medicine
2012 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California Internship and Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology
2015 Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Selected Publications

Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz M, Durnwald C. Placental miRNA expression is not altered by maternal obesity and fetal overgrowth. American Journal of Perinatology Report. 2016 Oct;6(4):e430-e435.
Huynh T, Ghaffari N, Bastek J, Durnwald C. Prenatal care in a specialized diabetes in pregnancy program improves compliance with postpartum testing in GDM women. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2016 Jun 29:1-5.
Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz M, Durnwald C. The Effect of an Obesogenic Maternal Environment on Expression of Fetal Umbilical Cord Blood miRNA. Reproductive Sciences. 2015 Jul;22(7):860-4.
Ghaffari N, Srinivas S, Durnwald C. The multidisciplinary approach to the care of the obese parturient. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 Sep;213(3):318-25.