Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH - UNC Health Care

Dr.  Ivester received his B.S. in Zoology at North Carolina State University, and obtained his M.D. from Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. He completed his  Fellowship at Columbia University and Tennessee Health Sciences Center.  Additionally, he obtained his MPH in Leadership Concentration - Quality Improvement at the Gilling’s School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Ivester has been Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2004 and Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2007.

Dr. Ivester is an Associate Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  His current work focuses on healthcare quality and safety with an emphasis on maternal and infant survival in the developing world.  Presently, Dr. Ivester has ongoing projects in Malawi and Ghana and recently mentored projects in rural India and Guatemala.  He is also active in improving quality and safety back home at UNC Hospitals, and teaches regularly on these topics at regional and national meetings.  Specific areas of clinical interest are critical care, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy, and intrapartum care.

Areas of Research

  • critical care obstetrics
  • health care improvement
  • high risk pregnancy
  • emergency obstetrics
  • global women's health
  • quality improvement
  • patient safety
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