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Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, has been named Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine within the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She had previously been serving as Interim Director for the position.

Stuebe is a professor and board-certified maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist at the UNC School of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her current research focuses developing models for equitable, holistic care of families during the 4th Trimester. She is co-director of the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health, and she co-leads the Postnatal Patient Safety Learning Lab, an AHRQ-funded project to redesign postnatal care to better enable all families to thrive. She has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles. In the clinical arena, she is Medical Director of Lactation Services at UNC Health Care, working with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals.

UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides specialty care to families with complicated or “high risk” pregnancies. Complications in pregnancy can arise due to maternal conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, diagnosis of fetal anomalies, or development of obstetric conditions such as preterm labor or preeclampsia.

Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, Chair of UNC OB-GYN, enthusiastically welcomed Stuebe to the role, saying, “Dr. Stuebe has been an outstanding Interim Director and we are fortunate to recruit her into this important position. I look forward to even greater things from the Division of MFM under Dr. Stuebe’s leadership.”