Benedetti Dec Dept web

Thomas J Benedetti, MD, MHA

Professor Emeritus

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Maternal Fetal Medicine:
• Prematurity prevention
• Shoulder dystocia
• Operative vaginal delivery


Washington, 1979


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1980
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1981


• MD Degree
   (University of Washington, 1973)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Southern California Medical Center, 1977)
• Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
   (University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1979)
• Certificate in Medical Management
   (University of Washington, 1997)
• Masters in Health Administration
   (University of Washington, 2000)

Research Interests:

• Shoulder dystocia
• Fetal birth injuries and method of delivery
• Prematurity
• Quality assessment in obstetrics
• Simulation in obstetrics and gynecology


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
• King County Medical Society
• Washington State Medical Association
• Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Society for Simulation in Healthcare
• Society for Perinatal Research
• Washington State Obstetrical Association

Selected Publications:

Benedetti TJ, Baldwin LM, Skillman SM, Andrilla CH, Bowditch E, Carr KC. Professional liability issues and practice patterns of obstetrical providers in Washington State. Obstet Gynecol 2006;107(6):1238-46.

Ridgeway JJ, Weyrich DL, Benedetti TJ. Fetal heart rate patterns associated with uterine rupture. Obstet Gynecol 2004;103(3):506-512.

Pang J, Heffelfinger JD, Huang GJ, Benedetti TJ, Weiss NS. Outcomes of planned home births in Washington State. Obstet Gynecol Aug 2002;100(2):253-9.

Gardella C, Taylor M, Benedetti TJ, Critchlow C. The effect of sequential use of vacuum and forceps for assisted vaginal delivery on neonatal and maternal outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001;185(4):896-902.

Benedetti TJ. Birth injury and method of delivery. N Engl J Med Dec 2, 1999;Dec 2;341(23):1758–59.

Rice P, Benedetti TJ. Fetal heart rate acceleration with fetal blood sampling. Obstet Gynecol 1986;68(4):469-72.

McFarland LV, Raskin M, Benedetti TJ, Daling JR. Erb-Duchenne's palsy: a consequence of high birthweight and method of delivery. Obstet Gynecol 1985;68:784-8.

Benedetti TJ, Kates R, Williams VA. Hemodynamic observations in severe preeclampsia complicated by pulmonary edema. Am J Ob Gyn 1985;152:330-4.

Benedetti TJ, Cotton DB, Read JA, Miller FC. Hemodynamic observations in severe preeclampsia with a flow directed pulmonary artery catheter. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1980;136:465.

Benedetti TJ, Gabbe S. Shoulder dystocia: a complication of fetal macrosomia and prolonged second stage of labor with midpelvic delivery. Obstet Gynecol 1978;52:526.