Neda Ghaffari


  • 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.


  • Atousa Yarahmadi, Fatemeh Malek, Mahnaz Poorhassan, Neda Ghaffari, Babak Ebrahimi, Mahshid Bazrafkan, Naseer Mahdi Mohammed, Alya Almahafdha, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh. Curcumin attenuates development of depressive-like behavior in male rats after spinal cord injury: involvement of NLRP3 inflammasome. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences. 2022 Jun 26; 8(3).

  • Babak Ebrahimi, Neda Ghaffari, Tahereh Alizamir, Khojaste Rahimi Jaberi, Zohreh Nazmara. Gender Determination Using Nasofacial Anthropometry in the Iranian Population. Iraq Medical Journal. 2022 Jun 26; 6(2).

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ghaffari N. Ectopic ureterocele. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 11; 225(5):B14-B15. PubMed

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). Electronic address:, Norton ME, Cheng Y, Chetty S, Chyu JK, Connolly K, Ghaffari N, Hopkins LM, Jelin A, Mardy A, Osmundson SS, Sparks TN, Sperling J, Swanson K, Zuckerwise LC, Kuller JA. SMFM Fetal Anomalies Consult Series #4: Genitourinary anomalies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 11; 225(5):B2-B35. PubMed

  • Ebrahimi B, Nazmara Z, Hassanzadeh N, Yarahmadi A, Ghaffari N, Hassani F, Liaghat A, Noori L, Hassanzadeh G. Biomedical features of flaxseed against different pathologic situations: A narrative review. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2021 May; 24(5):551-560. PubMed

  • Ghaffari N, Robertson PA. Caution in Prescribing Modafinil and Armodafinil to Individuals Who Could Become Pregnant. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 02 01; 181(2):277-278. PubMed

  • Neda Ghaffari, Babak Ebrahimi, Zohreh Nazmara, Mostafa Nemati, Masoumeh Dodangeh, Tahereh Alizamir. Assessment of Gender Dimorphism Using Cephalometry in Iranian Population. Iraq Medical Journal. 2020 Dec 26; 4(4).

  • 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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