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Jane E Hitti, MD, MPH

Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• HIV and other infectious diseases in pregnancy
• Multiple gestation
• Prematurity prevention
• Ultrasound


Washington, 1993


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1999


• MD Degree
   (University of Vermont, 1989)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1993)
• Fellowship in Infectious Disease
   (University of Washington Center for STD/AIDS, 1994)
• Master of Public Health
   (University of Washington School of Public Health, 1995)
• Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
   (University of Washington, 1996)

Research Interests:

UW IMPAACT Clinical Trial Unit


• Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Washington State Medical Association


• Resident Research Mentor Award, University of Washington
   Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008
• Award of Research Excellence (Prematurity),
   Society for Fetal Medicine, 2007
• National Faculty Award, American Congress of Obstetricians
   and Gynecologists
• Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
• Constance B Wofsy Women's Health Investigator Award, 2004

Selected Publications:

Hartley R, Hitti J. Increasing rates of sex-discordant twins no longer correspond to decreasing perinatal mortality rates. J Perinat Med 2008;36(3):228:34.

Paul KJ, Boutain D, Manhart L, Hitti J. Racial disparity in bacterial vaginosis: the role of socioeconomic status, psychosocial stress, and neighborhood characteristics, and implications for preterm birth. Soc Sci Med Sept 2008;67(5):824-33.

Paul KJ, Boutain D, Agnew KJ, Thomas J, Hitti J. The relationship between racial identity, income, stress, and C-reactive protein among parous women: implications for preterm birth disparity research. J Nat Med Assoc 2008;100:540-6.

Mitchell CM, Balkus J, Agnew KJ, Cohn SE, Luque A, Lawler R, Coombs RW, Hitti J. Bacterial vaginosis, not HIV, is primarily responsible for increased vaginal concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines. AIDS Res Hum Retrovir 2008;24:667-71.

Coleman JS, Hitti J, Bukusi EA, Mwachari C, Muliro A, Nguti R, Gausman R, Jensen S, Patton D, Lockhart D, Coombs RW. Infectious correlates of HIV-1 shedding in the female upper and lower genital tracts. Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2007;21:755-9.

Hitti J, Andersen J, McComsey G, Liu T, Melvin AJ, Smith L, Stek A, Aberg J, Hull AD, Alston-Smith B, Watts DH, Livingston E. Protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy and glucose tolerance in pregnancy: AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5084. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007;196:e1-7.

Hitti J, Nugent R, Boutain D, Gardella C, Hillier SL, Eschenbach DA. Racial disparity in risk of preterm birth associated with lower genital tract infection. Paediatr Perinatol Epidemiol 2007;21:330-7.

Hitti J, Frenkel L, Stek A, Nachman S, Baker D, Gonzalez-Garcia A, et al. Maternal toxicity with continuous nevirapine in pregnancy: Results from PACTG 1022. J Acquir Immun Defic Syndr 2004;36:772-6.

Hitti J, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Murphy J, Hillier SL, Aura J, Eschenbach DE. Amniotic fluid infection, cytokines and adverse neonatal outcome among infants at 34 weeks gestation or less. Obstet Gynecol 2001;98:1080-8.

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)