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Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UNC Rex
Medical Director, Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy

Dr. Goodnight received his B.S. in Biology with Honors in 1990 and his M.D. in 1994 at UNC Chapel Hill. He finished his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Virginia in 1998 and his Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2008 at the Medical University of South Carolina. During his fellowship, he completed his M.S. in clinical research. Dr. Goodnight has been board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2000.

Dr. Goodnight is an Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. His current clinical activities include prenatal diagnosis and management of medical complications of pregnancy. He is the Medical Director for the UNC Rex MFM Consultative practice in which he directs MFM physicians, sonographers, and genetic counselors providing consultative services to community obstetricians. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr Goodnight is active in medical student education as the Assistant OB-GYN Clerkship Director. He has received research funding centering on maternal health and nutrition and has mentored MFM Fellows in research resulting in multiple presentations. His current research interests include multiple gestations, prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound, maternal weight gain in pregnancy, and maternal nutrition in pregnancy including vitamin D and Omega-3 metabolism.

Clinical Profile

William Goodnight, III, MD – UNC Health Care

Areas of Research:

  • Amniocentesis
  • At-risk pregnancy
  • CVS
  • Diabetes complicating pregnancy
  • Fetal Care
  • General obstetrics
  • High risk obstetrics
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Infectious diseases in pregnancy
  • Maternal cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Multiple gestations/twin pregnancies
  • Obstetric ultrasound
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Prenatal diagnosis; fetal surgery
  • PUBS
  • Ultrasound
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