Dr. Rita W. Driggers is the medical director of Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine division, as well as an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Driggers is board certified in maternal and fetal medicine, as well as obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She practices out of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Driggers has an expertise in maternal and fetal medicine, high-risk pregnancies, cervical insufficiency, prevention of pre-term labor and women’s reproductive health.
Dr. Driggers earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the National Capital Consortium-Uniformed Services University, followed by a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Driggers then went on to serve as a physician in the U.S. Navy for 14 years. She has also served as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and an adjunct associate professor at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Driggers was also previously the director of the division of maternal-fetal medicine at the National Naval Medical Center.
Dr. Driggers is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Driggers has earned various awards for her military service and teaching efforts. She has earned the National Defense Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. Dr. Driggers has also earned the Outstanding Case Report Award, Outstanding Poster Presentation Award and Chairman’s Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Armed Forces District Meeting; the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology; the Washington Hospital Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Outstanding Resident Teaching Award; and has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly.
Dr. Driggers has contributed to various publications on fetal and maternal health in high-risk pregnancies, as well as presentations and lectures, clinical trials, book chapters and journal articles. Her research interests include pre-term births and diabetes-related complications of pregnancy. Dr. Driggers serves on the editorial board of the Obstetrics and Gynecology International Journal.