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Stephen A McCartney, MD, PhD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow / Acting Instructor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Immunologic disorders in pregnancy
• Infectious disease in pregnancy
• Preeclampsia
• Preterm birth prevention


Washington, 2013


Board eligible, Obstetrics and Gynecology


• MD/PhD Degree
  (Washington University, St Louis, 2013)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  (University of Washington, 2017)
• Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  (University of Washington, 2020)

Research Interests:

• Placental and maternal immunology
• Microchimerism
• Noninvasive fetal imaging


• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow
• Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Member
• Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member in Training

Selected Publications:

McCartney SA, Sabo MC, Massad LS, Hagemann AR, Mutch DG, Powell MA, Thaker PH, Novetsky AP. Etiology and workup of fevers in gynecologic oncology patients. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2014 Jun;24(5):950-5. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000129. PMID: 24819658

Fabbrini E, Cella M, McCartney SA, Fuchs A, Abumrad NA, Chen Z, Finck BN, Han DH, Magkos F, Conte C, Bradley D, Fraterrigo G, Eagon JC, Patterson BW, Colonna M, Klein S. Associated between specific adipose tissue CD4+ T-cell populations and insulin resistance in obese individuals. Gastroenterology. 2013 Aug;145(2):366-74. PMID:23597726

McCartney SA, Vermi W, Lonardi S, Rossini C, Otero K, Calderon B, Gilfillan S, Diamond MS, Unanue ER, Colonna M. RNA sensor-induced type I IFN prevents diabetes caused by a β cell-tropic virus in mice. J Clin Invest. 2011 Apr; 121 (4) 1497-507.PMID:21403398

Hühn MH, McCartney SA, Lind K, Svedin E, Colonna M, Flodström-Tullberg M. Melanoma differentiation-associated protein-5 (MDA-5) limits early viral replication but is not essential for the induction of type 1 interferons after Coxsackievirus infection. Virology. 2010 May, 401 (1) 42-8. PMID:20206372

McCartney S, Vermi W, Gilfillan S, Cella M, Murphy TL, Schreiber RD, Murphy KM, Colonna M.  Distinct and complementary functions of MDA5 and TLR3 in poly(I:C)-mediated activation of mouse NK cells. J Exp Med. 2009 Dec 21;206(13):2967-76. PMID:19995959

Tamassia N, Le Moigne V, Rossato M, Donini M, McCartney S, Calzetti F, Colonna M, Bazzoni F, and Cassatella MA.  Activation of an Immunoregulatory and Antiviral Gene Expression Program in Poly(I:C)-Transfected Human Neutrophils.  J. Immunol. Nov 2008; 181 (9): 6563 - 6573. PMID 18941247

McCartney SA, Thackray LB, Gitlin L, Gilfillan S, Virgin HW, Colonna M. MDA-5 Recognition of a Murine Norovirus. PLoS Pathog 4(7), Jul 2008: e1000108. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000108

McCartney SA, Brignole EJ, Kolegraff KN, Loveland AN, Ussin LM, and Gibson,W. Chemical Rescue of I-site Cleavage in Living Cells and in Vitro Discriminates between the Cytomegalovirus Protease, Assemblin, and Its Precursor, pUL80a. J. Biol. Chem., Sep 2005; 280: 33206 – 33212.

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