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Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine &
Editor-in-Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Chescheir received her B.S. in Zoology in 1977, M.D. in 1982, completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1986, and her Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 1988 from UNC Chapel Hill. She has been board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1989 and Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 1990.

Dr. Chescheir is a clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist. Her primary interests are in global women’s health, fetal disorders, and high order multiple gestations. She has served in multiple administrative roles, including the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, acting chair at UNC School of Medicine, Associate Dean for the Curriculum at UNC, Chief of Staff at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Botswana and Scientific Program Director for the NICHD Randomized Controlled Trial of in utero v standard repair of fetal myelomeningocele.

Clinical Profile

Nancy Chescheir, MD – UNC Health Care

Areas of Research

  • general obstetrics
  • global women’s health
  • health care improvement
  • international obstetrics and gynecology
  • maternal complications
  • maternal-fetal medicine
  • medical education
  • medical publishing
  • preconception care
  • pregnancy complications
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • preterm birth
  • preterm birth prevention
  • preterm labor
  • ultrasound