Mary E. Norton, M.D.

Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Vice Chair, Translational Genetics and Genomics
Director, Fetal Treatment Center
Perinatologist and Medical Geneticist
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Practice Phone: 415/353-2566

Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA 1986
  • Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals, Boston MA 1990
  • UCSF Medical Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Clinical Genetics 1993
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • reproductive genetics
  • obstetrical ultrasound
  • genetic screening
  • Comparative genomic hybridization
  • Microarrays
  • Genomic imprinting
  • Cell free fetal DNA analysis
  • Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis
  • Patient preferences
  • Decision analysis.


Dr. Mary Norton is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist as well as a clinical geneticist. She specializes in the care of women at high risk for having a baby with a birth defect or genetic disorder. She oversees the prenatal diagnosis program at UCSF, and is an expert in high-risk obstetrical ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis procedures such as amniocentesis and CVS. Her research interests include the use of new genetic technologies for fetal testing, and she is a national expert in the use of cell free DNA testing. She also has a particular interest in patient attitudes and preferences regarding prenatal testing.