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Carolyn M Gardella, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Gynecology Service Chief, VA Puget Sound

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Obstetrics and gynecology
• Infectious diseases


Washington, 1996


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002


• MD Degree
   (State University of New York, 1995)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Washington, 1999)
• MPH in Epidemiology
   (University of Washington School of Public Health, June 2001)
• Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and STD Prevention
   (University of Washington, 2001)

Research Interests:

• Herpes virus infections in pregnancy
• Bacterial vaginosis
• Postpartum endometritis


• Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology,
   Elected Council Member 2006–2009
• Seattle Gynecologic Society
• National Vulvodynia Association


• National Board Examiner, 2008 (ongoing)

Selected Publications:

Delaney S, Gardella C, Daruthayan C, et al. A prospective cohort study of partner testing for herpes simplex virus and sexual behavior in pregnancy. J Infect Dis 2012 Aug;206(4):486-94.

Gardella C, Hitti J, Martin TR, Ruzinski JT, Eschenbach D. Amniotic fluid lipopolysaccharide binding protein and soluble CD14 as mediators of the inflammatory response in preterm labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001 May;184(6):1241-8.

Gardella C, Goltra LB, Laschansky E, Drolette L, Magaret A, Chadwick HS, Eschenbach D. High concentration supplemental perioperative oxygen to reduce the incidence of post-cesarean surgical site infection: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Sep;112(3):545–52. doi:  10.1097/AOG.0b013e318182340c.

Gardella C, Handsfield H, Whitley R. Neonatal herpes: The forgotten perinatal infection. Sex Trans Dis 2008;35(1):22-4.

Gardella C, Barnes J, Magaret A, Drolette L, Richards J, Wald A. Prenatal herpes simplex virus serologic testing beliefs and practices among obstetricians. Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:1364-70.

Brown EL, Gardella C, Forsgren M, Krantz E, Zeh J, Corey L, Wald A. A pooled analysis of risk of neonatal HSV infection by maternal serostatus at delivery. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2007;86(5):523-9.

Kerkering K, Gardella C, Selke S, Krantz E, Corey L, Wald A. Frequency of isolation of herpes simplex virus from the genital tract during symptomatic recurrence on the buttocks. Obstet Gynecol 2006;108(4):947-52.

Gardella C, Brown Z, Wald A, Selke S, Zeh J, Morrow R, Corey L. Risk factors for herpes simplex virus transmission to pregnant women. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;193(6):1891-9.

Gardella C, Brown Z, Wald A, Selke S, Krantz E, Corey L. Poor correlation between genital lesions and detection of herpes simplex virus in women in labor. Obstet Gynecol 2005;106(2):268-74.

Gardella C, Johnson K, Dobie D, Bradley K. Prevalence of hysterectomy and associated factors among women VA patients. J Reprod Med 2005;50(3):166-172.

Gardella C, Marfin A, Kahn R, Swint E, Markowitz L. Persons with early syphilis identified through blood or plasma donation screening in the United States. J Infect Dis 2002;185(4):545-9.

Appointments & Practice Locations

VA Women's Health Care Center, Puget Sound
1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108

Appointments:   206.768.5314