Nasim Sobhani


  • Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
  • Perinatologist


Dr. Nasim Sobhani is a perinatologist, an obstetrician who specializes in care during high-risk pregnancies. She provides comprehensive care for women with preexisting conditions that can affect pregnancy and for women with pregnancy-specific health conditions. She also cares for developing fetuses when genetic or structural conditions have been diagnosed in utero. She sees patients in both the hospital and the clinic. Sobhani's research seeks a better understanding of certain pregnancy complications caused by problems with the placenta. Specifically, she studies preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction and gestational diabetes, among other complications. Sobhani earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington, followed by a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UCSF.

Education & Training

  • UCSF

    Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • University of Washington

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • UT Southwestern Medical School

Clincial Trials


  • Sobhani NC, Killion M, Patzek S. Use of Open-Source Automated Insulin Delivery Systems in Pregnancies With Type 1 Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2023 Apr 16; 19322968231169777. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Corbetta-Rastelli CM, Agarwal A, D'Alton ME, Friedman AM, Wen T. Delivery trends and obstetric outcomes in patients with Fontan circulation. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 05; 5(5):100921. PubMed

  • Blauvelt CA, Sobhani NC, Andrikopoulou M, Friedman AM, Gonzalez-Velez JM, Wen T. Trends in attempted vaginal delivery among pregnancies complicated by fetal myelomeningocele in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 04; 5(4):100902. PubMed

  • Corbetta-Rastelli CM, Friedman AM, Sobhani NC, Arditi B, Goffman D, Wen T. Postpartum Hemorrhage Trends and Outcomes in the United States, 2000-2019. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 01 01; 141(1):152-161. PubMed

  • Wen T, Baer RJ, Oltman S, Sobhani NC, Venkatesh KK, Friedman AM, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Development of a risk prediction score for acute postpartum care utilization. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Oct 11; 1-8. PubMed

  • Schmidt CN, Friedman AM, DiMango EA, Linder AH, Sobhani NC, D'Alton ME, Wen T. Trends in and Outcomes of Deliveries Complicated by Cystic Fibrosis. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 11 01; 140(5):861-868. PubMed

  • Bakhtary S, Panchalee T, Crowe EP, Schwab ME, Zakieh A, Josephson CD, Sobhani NC, Gonzalez-Velez JM, Goel R. Survey of intrauterine red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices in the United States. Transfusion. 2022 Dec; 62(12):2449-2453. PubMed

  • Gilner J, Kansal N, Biggio JR, Delaney S, Grotegut CA, Hardy E, Hirshberg A, Kachikis A, LaCourse SM, Martin J, Metz TD, Miller ES, Norton ME, Sinkey R, Sobhani NC, Son SL, Srinivas S, Tita A, Werner EF, Hughes BL. Universal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing for Obstetric Inpatient Units Across the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 08 24; 75(1):e322-e328. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Zakieh A, Bakhtary S, Gonzalez JM. Intrauterine transfusion practice patterns in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2022 07; 4(4):100655. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Mernoff R, Abraha M, Okorie CN, Marquez-Magana L, Gaw SL, Robinson JF. Integrated analysis of transcriptomic datasets to identify placental biomarkers of spontaneous preterm birth. Placenta. 2022 05; 122:66-73. PubMed

  • Wen T, Schmidt CN, Sobhani NC, Guglielminotti J, Miller EC, Sutton D, Lahtermaher Y, D'Alton ME, Friedman AM. Trends and outcomes for deliveries with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy from 2000 to 2018: A repeated cross-sectional study. BJOG. 2022 06; 129(7):1050-1060. PubMed

  • Mok T, Pereira JP, Sobhani NC, Cardozo RF, Valle HA, Dutra BRT, Gama HD, Moreira ME, Vasconcelos Z, Pone M, Gaw SL. Middle Cerebral Artery Dopplers and Abnormal Neonatal Outcomes among Pregnant Women with Zika Virus Infection. Am J Perinatol. 2022 04; 39(6):577-583. PubMed

  • Wen T, Arditi B, Riley LE, Sobhani NC, Norton M, D'Alton M, Friedman AM, Venkatesh KK. Influenza Complicating Delivery Hospitalization and Its Association With Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States, 2000-2018. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 08 01; 138(2):218-227. PubMed

  • Arditi B, Wen T, Riley LE, D'Alton M, Sobhani NC, Friedman AM, Venkatesh KK. Associations of influenza, chronic comorbid conditions, and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant women in the United States with influenza at delivery hospitalization, 2000-2015. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 11; 3(6):100445. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Sparks TN, Gosnell KA, Rand L, Gonzalez JM, Feldstein VA. Outcomes of Monochorionic, Diamniotic Twin Pregnancies with Prenatally Diagnosed Intertwin Weight Discordance. Am J Perinatol. 2021 06; 38(7):649-656. PubMed

  • Zakama A, Sobhani NC, Lamar R, Rosenstein MG. Implementation of Evidence-Based Cervical Ripening Protocol: Outcomes and Next Steps. AJP Rep. 2020 Oct; 10(4):e408-e412. PubMed

  • Compadre AJ, Kohi M, Lokken RP, Blissett S, Harris IS, Lucero J, Rosenstein MG, Sobhani NC. Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy. JACC Case Rep. 2020 Oct; 2(12):1899-1904. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Cassidy AG, Qi Z, Yu J, Chetty S, Norton ME. Gross morphologic appearance of chorionic villi and the risk of chromosomal abnormalities. Reprod Sci. 2021 02; 28(2):570-574. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Avvad-Portari E, Nascimento ACM, Machado HN, Lobato DSS, Pereira JP, Esquivel MS, Vasconcelos ZC, Zin AA, Tsui I, Adachi K, Brickley EB, Fisher SJ, Nielsen-Saines K, Brasil P, Moreira ME, Gaw SL. Discordant Zika Virus Findings in Twin Pregnancies Complicated by Antenatal Zika Virus Exposure: A Prospective Cohort. J Infect Dis. 2020 05 11; 221(11):1838-1845. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Shulman R, Tran EE, Gonzalez JM. Early Onset Severe Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy and Screening for Antiphospholipid Syndrome. AJP Rep. 2020 Jan; 10(1):e32-e36. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Cassidy AG, Zlatnik MG, Rosenstein MG. Prolonged second stage of labor and risk of subsequent spontaneous preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2020 05; 2(2):100093. PubMed

  • Xu Y, Nedungadi TP, Zhu L, Sobhani N, Irani BG, Davis KE, Zhang X, Zou F, Gent LM, Hahner LD, Khan SA, Elias CF, Elmquist JK, Clegg DJ. Distinct Hypothalamic Neurons Mediate Estrogenic Effects on Energy Homeostasis and Reproduction. Cell Metab. 2019 May 07; 29(5):1232. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Schultz H, Kheiwa A, Killion M, Parikh NI, Harris IS, Gonzalez JM, Agarwal A. Contraceptive Choices in the Immediate Postpartum Period in Women With Cardiac Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2019 04 15; 123(8):1364-1369. PubMed

  • Sobhani NC, Fay EE, Schiff MA, Stephenson-Famy A, Debiec KE. Randomized Trial of Smartphone-Based Evaluation for an Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship. J Surg Educ. 2018 Jul - Aug; 75(4):1006-1013. PubMed

  • Xu Y, Nedungadi TP, Zhu L, Sobhani N, Irani BG, Davis KE, Zhang X, Zou F, Gent LM, Hahner LD, Khan SA, Elias CF, Elmquist JK, Clegg DJ. Distinct hypothalamic neurons mediate estrogenic effects on energy homeostasis and reproduction. Cell Metab. 2011 Oct 05; 14(4):453-65. PubMed

  • Barson JR, Carr AJ, Soun JE, Sobhani NC, Rada P, Leibowitz SF, Hoebel BG. Opioids in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus stimulate ethanol intake. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Feb; 34(2):214-22. PubMed

  • Barson JR, Carr AJ, Soun JE, Sobhani NC, Leibowitz SF, Hoebel BG. Opioids in the nucleus accumbens stimulate ethanol intake. Physiol Behav. 2009 Oct 19; 98(4):453-9. PubMed

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