Edith Y. Cheng M.D.

Edith Y. Cheng M.D.

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…

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Clinical Interests

Meiosis in human oogenesis.

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.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1987
  • UW - Dept. of GeneticsFellowship
  • UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyFellowship
  • UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyInternship
  • UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyResidency

Board Certifications

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

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