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Laura Vricella, MD

Laura Vricella, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director, Perinatal Genetics

Specialty
Gynecology/Interventional Geneticist

Sub-Specialty

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Specialty:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subspecialty:
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Special Interest:
Multifetal gestations, complications of monochorionicity, and fetal surgery. 
Ultrasound, fetal anomalies, prenatal diagnosis, chorionic villus sampling.

Undergraduate:
Washington University in St. Louis (1996-2000)

Medical Education:
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri (2002-2006)

Residency:
Case Western University School of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio (2006-2010)
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fellowship:
Case Western University School of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio (2010-2013)       
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Clinical Interest:
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Interests:
Volume expansion in pregnancy as it relates to maternal obesity, hypertension and preeclampsia. 
Cervical incompetence, multifetal gestations, twin- twin transfusion syndrome, fetal surgery.

Honors:
Fellow Research Award, Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Research Symposium 2013
Outstanding Fellow Research Award.  Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MetroHealth Medical Center 2013
Excellence in Teaching Award- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic  2008
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society  2006
J. William Fulbright Scholarship for International Study: Dakar, Senegal  2000-2001

Board Certification:
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology  - Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology  - Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2015)

Scientific Society Memberships:
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Vice Chair, Junior Fellow Ohio Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Chair, Junior Fellow Ohio Section of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Peer Reviewed Publications:
1.    Vricella LK, Louis JM, Mercer BM, Bolden N. Anesthesia complications during scheduled cesarean delivery for morbidly obese women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep; 203(3):276.e1-5.

2.    Vricella LK, Louis JM, Mercer BM, Bolden N. Impact of Morbid Obesity on Epidural Anesthesia Complications in Labor. Editor’s Choice.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011; 205:370.e1-6. 

3.    Vricella LK, Louis JM, Mercer BM, Bolden N. Epidural catheter-associated hypotension is more common among severely preeclamptic patients in labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012; 207:335.e1-7

4.    Vricella LK, Louis JM, Chien E, Mercer BM. Blood volume determination in obese and normal weight gravidas: the Hydroxyethyl Starch Method. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015; 408.e1-6. 

5.    Vricella L.  Ethically responsible use of NICU capabilities.  Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10 (10): 613-5.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1031 Bellevue, Suite 400
St Louis, MO 63117

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