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Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Program Director, Building Interdisciplinary Research, Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)

Dr. Boggess was born in Queens, New York. She received her B.S. in Nutrition at Cornell University in 1986, and obtained her M.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990. Following her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Washington in 1994, Dr. Boggess completed two Fellowships. She attended her first Fellowship at The University of Washington in 1994 and her second Fellowship at Duke University in 1997 with a concentration on Infectious Disease and Maternal-Fetal Medicine respectively. She also received her Certificate in Health Disparities Research in at UNC Chapel Hill in 2006. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Boggess is a Professor with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She has a special interest in oral disease on pregnancy outcomes, and was the first investigator to report an association between maternal periodontal infection and preeclampsia.

Clinical Profile

Kim A. Boggess, MD – UNC Health Care

Areas of Research

  • at-risk pregnancy
  • career development
  • critical care obstetrics
  • diabetes complicating pregnancy
  • emergency obstetrics
  • gestational diabetes
  • gestational weight gain
  • infectious complications of pregnancy
  • infectious diseases in pregnancy
  • maternal cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • maternal complications
  • maternal-child health
  • maternal-fetal medicine
  • nutrition
  • pregnancy complications
  • preterm birth
  • preterm birth prevention
  • preterm labor
  • reduction of maternal mortality
  • substance abuse
  • translational research