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Shani S Delaney, MD

Assistant Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Maternal Fetal Medicine:
• Prenatal diagnosis
• Ultrasound
• Maternal cardiac disease
• Fetal therapy and procedures
• Multiple gestations
• Diabetes


Washington, 2009


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2014


• MD Degree
  (University of California, San Francisco, 2005)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of California, San Francisco, 2009)
• Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
   (University of Washington, 2012)

Research Interests:

• Diabetes in pregnancy
• Prenatal ultrasound
• Herpes in pregnancy
• Labor induction


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Washington State Obstetrical Association

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.

Klatsky PC, Delaney SS, Caughey AB, Tran ND, Schattman GL, Rosenwaks Z. The role of embryonic origin in preeclampsia: A comparison of autologous in vitro fertilization and ovum donor pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol Dec 2010;116(6):1387-92.

Delaney S, Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas J, Sparks TN, Paul K, Caughey AB. Labor induction with a Foley balloon inflated to 30 mL compared with 60 mL: A randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol June 2010;115(6):1239-45.

Cheng YW, Delaney SS, Hopkins LM, Caughey AB. The association between the length of first stage of labor, mode of delivery and perinatal outcomes in women undergoing induction of labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009.

Kim LH, Cheng YW, Delaney S, Jelin AC, Caughey AB. Is preeclampsia associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery if labor is induced? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med May 2010;23(5):383–8. doi:  10:310/14767050903168432.

Delaney S, Cohan D, Robertson P. Chaper: Fever and pregnancy in emergency management of infectious diseases. Chin RL, Editor-in-chief. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Frick KM, Burlingame LA, Delaney SS, Berger-Sweeney J. Sex differences in neurochemical markers that correlate with behavior in aging mice. Neurobiology of Aging Jan-Feb 2002;23(1):145–58.

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


Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Program
at Seattle Children's Hospital
Springbrook Professional Center
4540 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 320
Seattle, WA 98105

Appointments:   206.987.5629


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


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

Appointments:   844.657.4532 (toll free)