Afshan Hameed

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Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Cardiology
School of Medicine

M.D., King Edward Medical College, 1995

Phone: (714) 456-7879

University of California, Irvine
Bldg. 56, Room 800
Mail Code: 3200
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Heart Disease in Women, Fetal Echocardiography, Preeclapmpsia, Anticoagulation in pregnancy
Academic Distinctions
Medical School

Silver Medal
Second Position in General Pathology

Sutherland Memorial Gold Medal
First Position in Internal Medicine


Top 5% of the graduating Internal Medicine Residents

Best Teacher in Gynecology _ USC

Professional Awards

Best Faculty Teaching Award - Osler OB GYN Board Review

2nd Annual Kirk A. Keegan, Jr, MD, Resident Teaching Award, UCI

Other Professional Recognition

Orange County Physician of Excellence - Orange Coast Magazine
2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Nominated for Who's Who in America
2011, 2014, 2015

Best Doctors of America - OC Metro Register
2011, 2012, 2014,

Southern California Super Doctors
2008, 2012, 2014, 2015

Among Top Perinatologists in the Nation - US News and Report

Top Obstetrician Gynecologist in Orange, CA-International Association of OB GYN
Research Abstract
Dr. Hameed has been very active in research throughout her medical training. Over the last 10 years, she has spent a significant amount of her time developing her research portfolio. Her research focus has been on cardiac disease in women in general, and pregnancy in particular. She maintains current funding for four active research projects looking specifically at cardiac disease and relationship to pregnancy with an emphasis on heart failure, valvular disease, and anticoagulation in pregnancy.
1.Hameed AB, Sklansky MS. Pregnancy: Maternal and Fetal Heart Disease. Curr Probl Cardiol 2007;32:419-494.

2.Hameed AB, Goodwin TM, Elkayam U. Effect of Pulmonary Stenosis on Pregnancy Outcomes – A case-control study. Am Heart J 2007;154:852-4.

3.Hameed AB, Chan K, Ghamsary M, Elkayam U. Longitudinal Changes in the B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Normal Pregnancy and Postpartum. Clinical Cardiology 2009; e-publication.

4.Willner JB, Hatfield TJ, Hameed AB. Successful Pregnancy after Aortic Stent - Graft in a Patient with Middle Aortic Syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009;200(6):e4-e5.

5.Friedrich E, Hameed A. Fluctuations in the Anti-factor Xa levels with Therapeutic Enoxaparin Anticoagulation in Pregnancy. Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 15 October 2009;loi:10.1038/jp.2009.164.

6.Hameed AB, Mehra A, Rahimtoola SH. The Role of Catheter Balloon Commisurotomy for Severe Mitral Stenosis in Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2009;114(6):1336-1340.

7.Hameed AB, Shrivastava VK, Blair L, Wing DA. Intracranial Hemorrhage in Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol Rep 2012;00:1-4.

8.Hameed A. How not to miss Pregnancy Related Cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2013,2:5.

9.Johnston R, Swank M, Shrivastava V, Hameed AB. Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch in Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2014; 123 (2, Part2): 441-443.

10.Mhyre JM, D’Oria R, Hameed AB, Lappen JR, Holley SL, Hunter SK, Jones RL, King JC, D’Alton ME. The Maternal Early Warning Criteria. Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:782-6.

11.Hameed AB, Steller, J. Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. What OB Gyns need to know. Contemporary OB/GYN 2015;60(12):26-32.
Pre and post dose factor X a levels in pregnant patients on low molecular weight heparin – completed 2007 Funded by Memorial Foundation
Comparison of Methyldopa and Clonidine patch for chronic hypertension in pregnancy. Funded by Memorial Foundation – Terminated 2008 due to insufficient enrollment
B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Normal Pregnancy. Funded by Memorial Foundation – completed 2006
Evaluation of maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancies in women with prosthetic heart valves – completed 2007 Funded by Memorial Foundation
Improving communication and perinatal outcomes with the use of standardized handoffs for nurses, residents and staff physicians. Start/End: 10/1/13-9/30/16 Investigator: Karen Noblett, MD Co-Investigators: Afshan Hameed, MD; Allison Serra, MD Total Awarded: $250,000
Professional Societies
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow, American College of Cardiology 2003-present
Member, American Heart Association 2003-present
Member, American College of Physicians 2003-present
Member, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Member, Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
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