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About Me

When I began working in obstetrics and gynecology as a medical student, I immediately found the role of advocacy and the close relationships with patients to be incredibly rewarding. As an OB/GYN, I have the privilege of supporting patients through both exciting and challenging times. Helping women overcome the unique challenges they face makes me constantly energized to take on the job’s responsibilities.

I am thrilled to work with and learn from the incredible group of healthcare providers, innovators, educators, and patient advocates at UCSF. It is so evident how passionate everyone at UCSF is for the patients they serve and for advancing the field of women’s health. Add on top of this the exceptional clinical training and opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research – what more could you ask for!

When I’m not working, I love spending time with friends and family in the Bay Area. I also enjoy exploring new restaurants and neighborhoods, spending time outdoors, and traveling to new places. I’m so excited to call the Bay Area home and discover all it has to offer.

Christine Blauvelt, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

[email protected]

If you are a patient, please do not contact a physician by email without their prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Maternal fetal medicine, healthcare innovation, mobile health (mHealth), quality improvement and patient safety, global health, health disparities, social determinants of health



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2018 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA MD Medicine
2012 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ BA Anthropology; Global Heath and Health Policy


Research & Professional Experience

2017 - Present Co-founder, Lulu Diary. Mobile-friendly website for women with fecal incontinence to record their food intake and bowel habits and receive personalized feedback on how to modify their diets.
2018 Intern, Heart Safe Motherhood, University of Pennsylvania. Text message-based remote monitoring program for postpartum women with pregnancy-related hypertension.
2017-2018 Researcher, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. Quality improvement research to understand and enhance patients’ experience with prenatal care in an academic faculty practice.
2016-2018 Researcher, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine. Antepartum intravenous iron therapy for pregnant women with severe iron deficiency anemia.
2011-2016 Co-founder and Chairperson of the Board, Duma Works. Career-building platform that uses simple mobile technology to connect people in East Africa with job opportunities.
2011-2012 Senior Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University. Studied the individual- and community-level impacts of international aid programs on people affected by HIV/AIDS in Nakuru, Kenya.
2010 Intern, Public Health Solutions. Helped improve HIV testing and counseling services at women’s health clinics in underserved areas of New York City.

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 Celso-Ramón Garcia Award for Outstanding Women’s Health Research
2018 Sling Health Demo Day – Finalist, Lulu Diary
2018 HealthX Labs Demo Day – 1st place, Lulu Diary
2014-2018 Twenty-First Century Scholarship Recipient, Perelman School of Medicine
2013 Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Challenge Winner, Duma Works
2012 Echoing Green Semifinalist, Duma Works
2012 Magna Cum Laude, Princeton University
2010-2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholarship, Princeton University

Poster Presentations

Blauvelt CA, Nguyen KC, Cassidy AG, Gaw SL. Risk of adverse perinatal outcomes after recovery from antepartum sepsis. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting. January 30, 2021 (Virtual).

Blauvelt CA, Nguyen KC, Gaw SL. Do severity scoring systems for sepsis predict obstetric and neonatal outcomes? The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting. January 30, 2021 (Virtual).

Nguyen KC, Blauvelt CA, Gaw SL. Placental findings and adverse pregnancy outcomes in antepartum sepsis. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting. January 29, 2021 (Virtual).

Blauvelt CA, Schultz H, Rocha F, Harris I, Parikh N, Agrawal A, Gonzalez J, Sobhani N. Cardiovascular and Obstetric Outcomes of Subsequent Pregnancies in Women with Congenital Heart Disease. International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy. 

Kim J, Blauvelt C, Siegel M, Teal N. Targeted Interventions to Increase Postpartum Anticoagulation Uptake , 2019 SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting.

Blauvelt CA, Hamm RF, Wang EY, Srinivas SK. (2018) Timing of intravenous iron sucrose affects pre-delivery hemoglobin levels. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Dallas, TX, February 2, 2018.


Blauvelt C, Nguyen K, Cassidy A, and Gaw S. Perinatal Outcomes Among Patients With Sepsis During Pregnancy. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Sep 1;4(9):e2124109. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24109. PMID 34477848.

Blauvelt C, Chiu C, Donovan A, Prahl M, Shimotake TK, George RB, Schwartz BS, Farooqi NA, Ali SS, Cassidy A, Gonzalez JM, Gaw SL. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Preterm Pregnant Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID. 19) . Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jul;136(1):46. 51. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003949. PMID: 32384385

Hamm RF, Blauvelt C, Wang EY, Srinivas SK. Effectiveness of antepartum intravenous iron sucrose: dose timing and impact on outcomes, J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Aug 25:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1656189. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 31448677