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Carolyn M Gardella, MD, MPH

Gynecology Service Chief, VA Puget Sound

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Obstetrics and gynecology
• Infectious diseases


Washington, 1996


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002


• MD Degree
   (State University of New York, 1995)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Washington, 1999)
• MPH in Epidemiology
   (University of Washington School of Public Health, June 2001)
• Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and STD Prevention
   (University of Washington, 2001)

Research Interests:

• Herpes virus infections in pregnancy
• Bacterial vaginosis
• Postpartum endometritis


• Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology,
  President, 2016–2018


• National Board Examiner, 2008 (ongoing)
• Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
• ACOG Gyn Practice Bulletin Committee, 2013-2017

Selected Publications:

Mitchell C, McLemore L, Westerberg K, Astronomo R, Smythe K, Gardella C, Mack M, Magaret A, Patton D, Agnew K, McElrath J, Hladki F, Eschenbach D. Long-term effect of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on vaginal microbiota, epithelial thickness and HIV target cells. J Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 15; 210(4): 651-5.

Lehavot K, Katon J, Williams E, Gardella C, Nelson K, Reiber G, Simpson T. Sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections in a nationally representative sample of women veterans and non-veterans. J Women’s Health. 2014 Mar; 23(3): 246-52.

Delaney S, Gardella C, Saracina M, Magaret A, Wald A. Seroprevalence of herpes simplex type 2 among pregnant women, 1989-2010. JAMA 2014 Aug 20; 312(7): 746-8.

Gordon D, Gardella C, Eschenbach D, Mitchell C. High prevalence of sexual dysfunction in a vulvovaginal specialty clinic. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2014 Sept 25.

Stephenson-Famy A, Gardella C. Herpes simplex virus infection in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2014 Dec: 41(4): 601-614.

Prabhu A, Gardella C. Common vaginal and vulvar disorders. Medical Clin North Am. 2015 May; 99(3):553-74

Appointments & Practice Locations

VA Women's Health Care Center, Puget Sound
1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108

Appointments:   206.768.5314