Our entire team has extensive clinical experience caring for critically ill pregnant women

Stephanie Martin, D.O.

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine

Extensive clinical experience caring for critically ill pregnant women

Served as Medical Director for the Obstetric Intensive Care Unit

Responsible for development and implementation the Obstetric Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston, Texas

Highly regarded speaker and educator

Author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on critical care obstetric topics

Active in Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, including recently serving on the Board of Directors

Participant and co-author on “Putting the M back in Maternal Fetal Medicine” meeting and publication

Serves as peer reviewer for American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Course Director for America’s Board Review MFM Oral Board Exam Review Course, helping MFM candidates prepare for the oral board certifying examination

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, D.N.P., R.N.

Graduate of the Rush College of Nursing’s Doctoral in Nursing Practice Executive Leadership Track, and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Extensive clinical experience caring for critically ill pregnant women

Served as Assistant Director of Nursing – Clinical Program Development at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Pavilion for Women in Houston, Texas

Responsible for development and implementation of the clinical programs and the Obstetric Intensive Care Unit

Taught obstetric and critical care nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee for many years

Served on numerous programs for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN):

AWHONN Critical Care Obstetrics learning modules (author and editor)
Perinatal Education and Orientation Program modules (previous author of complications modules)
Obstetric Triage toolkit (reviewer)
Served on the AWHONN Implementation of Evidence Based Practice Advisory Board

Author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on high risk and critical care obstetric topics, including:

Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (Editorial Board)
Intrapartum Management Modules, 5th edition textbook (chapter author and editor)
AWHONN High Risk and Critical Care, 4th edition textbook (chapter author and editor)

Julie Arafeh

Received Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Evansville in Indiana and a Master’s Degree in Perinatal Nursing from Indiana University in Indianapolis

Simulation Specialist in Obstetrics at the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education at Stanford University

Active member of the multidisciplinary obstetric simulation team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University

Lead faculty for interdisciplinary Maternal Cardiac Arrest training program, Stanford University School of Medicine

Served as a simulation expert for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative hemorrhage project

Assisted with simulation projects and code blue team training at Texas Children’s Hospital

Serves on the Editorial Board for Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing

Author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on critical care obstetric and simulation topics