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Rita Wesley Driggers, MD

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Expertise

Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Womens Reproductive Health

Research Interests

Pregnancy and diabetes; Preterm birth

Languages

  • English
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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Tennessee College of Medicine (Memphis TN) (1995)

    Residencies

    • National Capital Consortium - Uniformed Services University / Obstetrics and Gynecology (Bethesda MD) (1999)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Wolfe H, Timofeev J, Tefera E, Desale S, Driggers RW.  Risk of cesarean delivery in obese nulliparous women with unfavorable cervix undergoing elective induction of labor or expectant management at termAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 Jul;211(1):53-5.

    Parikh L, Timofeev J, Singh J, Sullivan S, Huang CC, Landy HJ, Driggers RW. Racial disparities in maternal and neonatal outcomes in HIV-1 positive mothers. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Jun;31(6):513-20.

    Parikh LI, Nolan J 3rd, Tefera E, Driggers R. Fetal biometry: does ethnicity matter? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Mar;27(5):500-4.

    Timofeev J, Singh J, Istwan N, Rhea D, Driggers RW. Spontaneous preterm birth in African-American and Caucasian women receiving 17a-hydroxyprogesterone caproate. American Journal of Perinatology. 2014 Jan;31(1):55-60.

    Drassinower D, Timofeev J, Huang C, Benson J, Driggers RW. Accuracy of clinically estimated fetal weight in pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus and obesity. American Journal of Perinatology. 2014 Jan;31(1):31-8.

    Timofeev J, Reddy U, CC H, Driggers RW, Landy H, Laughon SK. Obstetric complications, neonatal morbidity, and indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 Dec;122(6):1184-95.

    Timofeev J, Ruiz G, Fries MH, Driggers RW. Intravenous epoprostenol for management of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology Reports. 2013 Oct;3(2):71-4.

    Parikh L, Singh J, Timofeev J, Zahn CM, Istwan NB, Rhea DJ, Driggers RW. Timing and consequences of early term and late term deliveries. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Jul;27(11):1158-62

    Timofeev J, Ruiz G, Fries MH, Driggers RW. Intravenous epoprostenol for management of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy. AJP Reports. 2013 Oct;3(2):71-4.

     

    Book Chapters

    1. Hearne A, Driggers RW. Normal labor and delivery, operative delivery, and           malpresentations. In Bankowski BJ, Hearne AE, Lambrou NC, Fox HE, Wallach EE      (eds). The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2nd Edition.    Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002.
    1. Maisa N. Feghali, Rita W. Driggers, Menachem Miodovnik, and Jason G. Umans.           Diabetes in Pregnancy. In Mattison DR (ed). Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy,   Chennai, India: Elsevier, 2012.

     

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    Honors

    Military

    July 2007 Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

    June 2005 Navy Commendation Medal

    June 2004 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    Nov 2003  Navy Achievement Medal

    Sept 2003 Navy Overseas Service Ribbon

    June 1999 Army Achievement Medal

    July 1995 National Defense Service Medal

    Professional

    June 2011 Washington Hospital Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Outstanding Resident Teaching Award

    Jan 2011  MedStar Health Teaching Scholars Program

    June 2010 Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education

    Oct 2008  Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, Norfolk, VA

    Oct 2008  Outstanding Case Report Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, Norfolk, VA

    Oct 2007  Founder’s Award (Best Scientific Paper on a Basic Science Subject in Honor of John W. Simpson, COL, MC, USA, Ret) , American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, Louisville, KY

    Oct 2006  Chairman’s Award (Best Scientific Paper from a Teaching Hospital), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, Sontohofen, Germany

    June 2006 Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education

    Oct 2005  Outstanding Case Report Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, Seattle, WA

    Oct 2005  Founder’s Award (Best Scientific Paper on a Basic Science Subject in Honor of John W. Simpson, COL, MC, USA, Ret), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, Seattle, WA

    Oct 2004  Outstanding Case Report Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting, San Diego, CA

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    Locations

    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    5255 Loughboro Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    Phone: 202 537 4000
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    Department/Division

    • Gynecology and Obstetrics

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