Tamera Hatfield

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M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine
UC ePIC Ambulatory Champion
M.D., University of California, Irvine, 2004
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
Phone: (714) 456-6422
Email: thatfiel@hs.uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd. West
Suite 1400
Mail Code: 3200
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
care obstetrics and cancer in pregnancy. Her research interests include weight gain during pregnancy among obese patients, maternal nutrition, preeclampsia and using MRI to evaluate brain injury as it relates to perinatal risk factors.
Academic Distinctions

University of California Irvine
BS, Biological Sciences
BA, Psychology
June 1988

National Science Foundation Honorable Mention

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Philosophy
Behavioral Neuroscience
May 1995

University of North Carolina Graduate Merit Award

National Research Service Award

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Medical School

University of California, Irvine
Doctor of Medicine
June 2004

Silver Anchor Auxiliary Scholarship

UC Irvine College of Medicine Office of Educational Affairs Excellence in Service Award


UC Irvine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Award for Academic Excellence, Department of Ob/Gyn, UCIMC
2005, 2007

Resident Mentorship Award

Philip J. DiSaia Teaching Award

Award for Academic Excellence


Selected to attend the Exxcellence in Faculty Development Course

Rising Stars - Southern California Super Doctors
2013, 2014


Society for Neuroscience

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Member, Junior Fellows College Advisory Council

Resident Representative, Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG)

Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Participation in the UC Fetal Consortium-Subcommittee on Monochorionic Twins and Placenta Accreta

Appointment to Institute of Medicine Committee for the Review of WIC Food Packages
Doctor of Philosophy
Behavioral Neuroscience
University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 1995
Research Abstract
Dr. Tamera Hatfield is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist on faculty at the University of California Irvine. Her practice is at UC Irvine Medical Center but she also works as a consultant at several community hospitals. She treats high-risk pregnancies and has a particular interest in managing maternal conditions that complicate pregnancy as well as a special interest in critical care obstetrics and cancer in pregnancy. In addition to her faculty appointment at UC Irvine Medical Center, she serves as Medical Director of both the hospital laborist program and perinatal services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange. She previously served on the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has a current appointment to a National Academy of Science, Engineeriung and Medicine committee.
1. Hatfield T, Wing DA, Buss C, Head K, Muftuler LT, Davis EP. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates long-term changes in brain structure in children born preterm and
exposed to chorioamnionitis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct 1;205(4):384.e1-384.e8.

2. Chung JH, Pelayo R, Hatfield TJ, Speir VJ, Wu J, Caughey AB. Limitations of the fetal anatomic survey via ultrasound in the obese obstetrical population. J Matern Fetal
Neonatal Med. 2012 Mar 2.

3. Institute of Medicine. 2015. Review of WIC Food Packages. Evaluation of White Potatoes in the Cash Value Voucher: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National
Academies Press.

4. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine 2015. Review of WIC Food Packages: Proposed Framework for Revisions: Interim Report, Washington, DC: The
National Academies Press.

5. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine 2016. Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice: Final Report, Washington DC: The National
Academies Press.

6. Rasmussen K, Whaley S, Whaley S, Perez-Escamilla R, Ross C, Baker S, Hatfield T, Latulippe M. New opportunities for breastfeeding promotion and support in WIC:
Review of WIC Food Packages, Improving Balance and Choice. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2017 April; 49(7S2): S197-S201

7. Hauspurg A, Parry S, Iams JD, Mercer B, Grobman W, Hatfield T, Silver RM, Parke CB, Haas DM, Saade GR, Wapner RJ, Reddy UM, Simhan H. Early pregnancy blood
pressure category and trajectory and preeclampsia risk. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Jan. 2019 Volume 220, Issue 1, Supplement, Pages S288–S289

The Predictive use of Spot Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratios and Decreased Sample Collection time in the Diagnosis of Preeclampsia. Funded by Memorial Foundation, Completed 2014
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