Sarah Hougen Poggi, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor (PAR) of Gynecology and Obstetrics


High-risk Pregnancy, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Prenatal Ultrasound, Shoulder Dystocia more


Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-7180 | Fax: 202-660-7189
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Dr. Sarah Hougen Poggi is an associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine based at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (2004) and maternal-fetal medicine (2006). She obtained an undergraduate degree in geology and geophysics from Princeton University and after graduating from the Yale School of Medicine and completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the UCLA Center for Health Services, Dr. Poggi finished her educational training with a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at the Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Poggi’s research interests include shoulder dystocia, cervical insufficiency and biomineralization. In addition, her clinical interests include prenatal ultrasound diagnosis, multiple gestations, medical disease in pregnancy and caring for patients with prior complicated pregnancies. Dr. Poggi’s was named one of Northern Virginia’s “Best Doctors” consecutively from 2010-2022 and received the Castle Conolly “ Top Doctor” award from 2016-2023.  She is proud to have participated in multi-disciplinary teaching trips with Kybele, a non-profit organization dedicated to improve childbirth safety, to Egypt, Ghana, Bosnia and Serbia. She is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. more


  • Associate Professor (PAR) of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Yale School of Medicine (1996)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2000)


  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine; MedStar Health (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN-General) (2004)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN-Maternal Fetal Medicine) (2006)
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