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Jennifer A Unger, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Minimally invasive surgery
• Immigrant health
• Adolescent health
• Infectious disease


Washington, 2007


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010


• MPH in Health Law and Medical Ethics
   (University of Connecticut, 1998)
• MD Degree
   (University of Connecticut, 2003)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2005;
   University of Washington, 2007)

Research Interests:

• Global maternal and child health
• Infectious disease
• Global health care services implementation


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
• Society for Gynecologic Investigation
• Institute for Translational Health Sciences

Selected Publications:

Jennifer Unger, Estella Whimbey, David Eschenbach, Michael Gravett. The emergence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease among peripartum women: a case-control study of a C. difficile outbreak on an obstetrical service. Infect Dis in Obstet Gynecol Jan 2011;2011:267249. doi:10.1155/2011/267249.

Judy Lewis, Jennifer Unger, Leah Fichtner, Marja Hurley, Mary Beth DelGaudio, Boake Plessy. Twenty-five years of collaboration between the University of Connecticut Health Center and Hartford Public Schools. Metropolitan University: An International Forum; Fall 2000;11(2):48–58.

Affleck G. Apter A. Tennen H. Reisine S. Barrows E. Willard A. Unger J. ZuWallack R. Mood states associated with transitory changes in asthma symptoms and peak expitatory flow. Psychosomatic Med Jan-Feb 2000;62(1):61-8.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Harborview Women's Clinic (HMC)
325 Ninth Ave, Ground Floor, West Clinic
Seattle WA 98104-2499

Appointments:   206.744.3367