Edith Y. Cheng M.D.

Edith Y. Cheng M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

High-Risk Obstetrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Prenatal Genetics

Services

Obstetrics

Languages

Chinese, English

Locations

Primary Location

Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, SW 350
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, SW 350
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4070|Map It 

Maternal Infant Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 6th Floor Pacific Tower
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4616|Map It 

Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic - Yakima

3003 Tieton Dr., Ste. 240
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: 855.464.6298|Map It 

UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic - Arlington

3823 172nd St. NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: 844.657.4532|Map It 

Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic - Valley Medical Center

4033 Talbot Rd. S, Ste. 450
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425.656.5520|Map It 

Bio

Dr. Cheng is a UW professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine's Division of Medical Genetics. She is medical director of the Maternal and Infant Care Center and the Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Therapy Program. In addition, Dr. Cheng is program director of the Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Program at Seattle Children’s.

Dr. Cheng has been a member of the UW OB/GYN faculty since 1990. In addition to being board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty-certified in maternal-fetal medicine, she is certified in medical genetics and genetic counseling.

Her clinical expertise is in prenatal diagnosis, genetics and maternal cystic fibrosis, and in women and fetuses with genetic conditions.

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Cheng believes that listening to the patient is essential to the doctor-patient relationship. With certifications in both medical genetics and genetic counseling, she guides patients through their high risk pregnancies.

Personal Interests

Traveling with her family and spending time reading on the beach at Hilton Head in South Carolina.

Clinical Interests

Meiosis in human oogenesis.

Scope of Care

Dr. Cheng believes that listening to the patient is essential to the doctor-patient relationship. With certifications in both medical genetics and genetic counseling, she guides patients through their high-risk pregnancies.

Research Interests

Studies correlating prenatal imaging of the fetus with birth defects with postnatal outcomes; defining the best prenatal counseling techniques for parents facing the prenatal diagnosis of a critically ill fetus; and investigating the genetic and embryological determinants of chromosome abnormalities in gametogenesis in the cause of birth defects.

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1987
Sarah Lawrence CollegeMaster1979
UW - Dept. of GeneticsFellowshipMedical Genetics
UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyFellowshipMaternal Fetal Medicine
UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyInternshipObstetrics & Gynecology
UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyResidencyObstetrics & Gynecology

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1987

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Obstetrics & GynecologyMaternal & Fetal Medicine2000
American Board of Obstetrics & GynecologyObstetrics & Gynecology1998
American Board of Medical GeneticsClinical Genetics1993
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