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Thomas R Easterling, MD

Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology
Director, Maternal Hypertension Clinic

Joined UW Medicine: 7/1/85
Clinical Focus:

Maternal Fetal Medicine:
• Preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, medical complications in pregnancy
• Maternal heart disease, renal disease, transplantation
• Pharmacology in pregnancy

Licensure: Washington, 1985

• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1988 (recertified 1998)
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1989 (recertified 1998)


• MD Degree
   (University of North Carolina, 1981)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Oregon Health & Science University, 1985)
• Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
   (University of Washington, 1987)

Research Interests:

• Obstetrical hypertension
• Preeclampsia
• Obstetrical pharmacology


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
• Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Preeclamspsia Foundation, Director of Medical Board (2000–present)
• 10th International Congress of the International Society for the Study
   of Hypertension in Pregnancy, Seattle


Founders Award, Preeclampsia Foundation (2006)

Selected Publications:

Hebert M, Easterling T, Kirby B, Carr D, Buchanan M, Rutherford T, Thummel K, Fishbein D, Unadkat J. Effects of pregnancy on CYP3A and P-glycoprotein activities as measured by disposition of Midazolam and Digoxin: A University of Washington specialized center of research study. Clin Pharmacol Ther Feb 20, 2008;84(2):248-53.

Andrew MA, Easterling TR, Carr DB, Shen D, Buchanan ML, Rutherford T, Bennet R, Vicini P, Hebert MF. Amoxicillin pharmacokinetics in pregnant women: Modeling and simulations of dosage strategies. Clin Pharmacol Ther April 2007;81:547-56. Epub 2007 Feb 28.

Carr DB, Koontz GL, Gardella C, Holing EV, Brateng DA, Brown ZA, Easterling TR. Diabetic nephropathy in pregnancy: Suboptimal hypertensive control associated with preterm delivery. Am J Hypertens 2006;26:5005-12.

Hebert MF, Carr DB, Anderson GD, Blough D, Green GE, Brateng DA, Kantor E, Benedetti TJ, Easterling TR. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of atenolol during pregnancy and postpartum. J Clin Pharmacol Jan 2005;45(1):25-33.

Lydon-Rochelle M, Holt VL, Easterling TR, Martin DP. Risk of uterine rupture during labor in women with a prior Cesarean delivery. N Eng J Med 2001;345:3-8.

Carr DB, McDonald GB, Brateng D, Diederichs C, Desai M, Thach C, Easterling TR. The relationship between hemodynamics and inflammatory activation in women at risk for preeclampsia. Obstet Gynecol 2001;98:1109-16.

Easterling TR, Carr DB, Brateng D, Diederichs C, Schmucker B. Treatment of hypertension in pregnancy: The impact on maternal disease, preterm delivery, and fetal growth. Obstet Gynecol 2001;98:427-33.

EasterlingTR, Brateng D, Schmucker B, Brown Z, Millard SP. Prevention of preeclampsia: A randomized trial of atenolol in hyperdynamic patients prior to the onset of hypertension. Obstet Gynecol 1999; 93(5):725–33.

Easterling TR, Benedetti TJ, Carlson KL, Brateng DA, Wilson J, Schmucker BC. The effect of maternal hemodynamics on fetal growth in hypertensive pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1991;165:902–906.

Easterling TR, Benedetti TJ, Schmucker BC, Millard SP. Maternal hemodynamics in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies: A longitudinal study. Obstet Gynecol 1990;76:1061–69.

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