Suchitra Chandrasekaran

Suchitra Chandrasekaran, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Maternal Fetal Medicine:
• Hypertensive disease in pregnancy
• Diabetes in pregnancy
• Maternal medical disorders in pregnancy


• Washington, 2014


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2017


• MD Degree
   (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2007)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Ohio State University, 2011)
• Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
   (University of Pennsylvania , 2014)
• Masters in Clinical Science and Epidemiology
   (University of Pennsylvania , 2014)

Research Interests:

• Maternal obesity
• Hypertensive diseases
• Epigenetics and fetal programming


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Selected Publications:

Validation of a Scoring System to Identify Women with Near-Miss Maternal Morbidity. You W, Chandrasekaran S, Sullivan J, Grobman W. Am. J Perinatol. 2012 Jul 13.

Are We Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill? A Call to Appropriate Interpretation of Clinical Trials and Population Based Studies. Chandrasekaran S, Sammel M, Srinivas S. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Nov 27. doi:pii: S0002-9378(12)02084-4. 10.1016/j.ajog.2012.11.029.

The Role of Biomarkers And Cervical Length in Predicting Preterm Birth In Asymptomatic, High Risk Women. Jamie A. Bastek MD MSCE, Adi Hirshberg MD, Suchitra Chandrasekaran MD, Carter M. Owen MD, Laura M. Anglim BA, Brittany A. Verhelst BS, Meghan A. McShea BS, Meghan E. Ryan BA, and Michal A. Elovitz MD. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug; 122(2 Pt 1): 283-9. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31829ab714.

Administration of Antenatal Corticosteroids: Room for Improvement? Chandrasekaran S, Srinivas S. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep 18. doi:pii: S0002-9378(13)00978-2. 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.09.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Excessive weight gain and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a modificable risk factor. Chandrasekaran S, Levine LD, Durnwald CP, Elovitz MA, Srinivas SK. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Jul 17:1-5 [Epub ahead of print]

Can Clinical Characteristics Improve the Accuracy of Third Trimester Ultrasound in Detecting Large for Gestational Age Infants in Obese Women? Suchitra Chandrasekaran MD, Amy Turitz MD, Jamie A Bastek MD, MSCE, Celeste P Durnwald.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Sex Chromosome Abnormalities. Suchitra Chandrasekaran MD, Michael T Mennuti, MD, Nahla Khalek MD, Lorraine Dugoff, MD.

Subsequent Outcomes After Preeclampsia: SOAP study. Chandrasekaran S, Srinivas SK, Sammel MD, Bogner HB, Elovitz MA.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
UW Medical Center, 3rd Floor, SW 350
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195

Appointments:   206.598.4070


UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, Arlington
3823 172nd Street NE, Arlington, WA 98223

Appointments:   844.657.4532 (toll free)


UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, Yakima
3003 West Tieton Drive, Suite 240
Yakima, WA 98902

Appointments:   206.598.3900, or
                          855.464.6298 toll free