Neda Ghaffari, MD

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


Dr. Neda Ghaffari has anĀ interest in both maternal medicine and fetal medicine; extensive experience in managing medically complicated pregnancies, especially in patients with cardiac disease, malignancies in pregnancy, and congenital anomalies; skilled in fetal echocardiogram, an NTQR-certified provider, and California State Prenatal Screening Program certified for amniocentesis; patient safety and comprehensive outpatient care for patients with obesity and diabetes.


  • Ghaffari N, Robertson PA. Caution in Prescribing Modafinil and Armodafinil to Individuals Who Could Become Pregnant. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Feb 01; 181(2):277-278. PubMed

  • Miller E, Blat C, Gosnell K, Gonzalez J, Ghaffari N. The Use of Sequential Integrated Screening to Stratify Risk in Monochorionic-Diamniotic Twin Pregnancies. Am J Perinatol. 2021 04; 38(5):421-427. PubMed

  • Mokhtari T, Hassani F, Ghaffari N, Ebrahimi B, Yarahmadi A, Hassanzadeh G. COVID-19 and multiorgan failure: A narrative review on potential mechanisms. J Mol Histol. 2020 Dec; 51(6):613-628. PubMed

  • Ghaffari N, Gonzalez JM, Rosenstein MG. Does the 1-step method of gestational diabetes mellitus screening improve pregnancy outcomes? Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2020 11; 2(4):100199. PubMed

  • Ghartey J, Ghaffari N, Levine LD, Schwartz N, Durnwald CP. Implementation of a universal cervical length screening program: identifying factors associated with decline rates. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 May; 31(9):1124-1127. PubMed

  • Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Durnwald CP. Placental microRNA Expression Is Not Altered by Maternal Obesity and Fetal Overgrowth. AJP Rep. 2016 Oct; 6(4):e430-e435. PubMed

  • N. Ghaffari, S.K. Srinivas, C.P. Durnwald. The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Care of the Obese Parturient. Obstetric Anesthesia Digest. 2016 Sep 1; 36(3):127-128.

  • Huynh T, Ghaffari N, Bastek J, Durnwald C. Prenatal care in a specialized diabetes in pregnancy program improves compliance with postpartum testing in GDM women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 May; 30(9):1075-1079. PubMed

  • Ghaffari N, Srinivas SK, Durnwald CP. The multidisciplinary approach to the care of the obese parturient. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep; 213(3):318-25. PubMed

  • Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Durnwald CP. The Effect of an Obesogenic Maternal Environment on Expression of Fetal Umbilical Cord Blood miRNA. Reprod Sci. 2015 Jul; 22(7):860-4. PubMed

  • Ghaffari N, Dossett E, Lee RH, Aghajanian P. Antipsychotics leading to neuroleptic malignant syndrome in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb; 119(2 Pt 2):436-438. PubMed

  • Neda Ghaffari, Melissa L. Wilson, David A. Miller, Richard H. Lee, T. Murphy Goodwin, Sue A. Ingles. 768: The role of hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha polymorphisms in the genetic susceptibility to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 Dec 1; 201(6):s276.

  • Hunter CJ, Connelly ME, Ghaffari N, Anselmo D, Gonzalez I, Shin C. Enteric duplication cysts of the pancreas: a report of two cases and review of the literature. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Feb; 24(2):227-33. PubMed

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