• Rachel Sinkey is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Sinkey attended Asbury University in Wilmore, KY for her undergraduate studies and the University of Kentucky for her medical degree. She pursued obstetrics and gynecology training at TriHealth / Good Samaritan in Cincinnati, OH where her interest in the management of medical diseases in pregnancy was sparked . She subsequently pursued sub-specialty training in Maternal-Fetal medicine at the University of South Florida. Her interests include heart disease in pregnancy, maternal mortality and decision and cost-effectiveness analyses. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their children.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Vasa previa screening strategies: decision and cost-effectiveness analysis.Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  52:522-529. 2018
    2018 Does adjunctive use of progesterone in women with cerclage improve prevention of preterm birth?Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  31:202-208. 2018
    2018 Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks among nulliparous women: The impact on maternal and neonatal risk.PLoS ONE.  13:e0193169. 2018
    2017 Epidemiology of racial/ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity and mortality.Seminars in Perinatology.  41:258-265. 2017
    2016 A positive association between umbilical cord RBC folate and fetal TL at birth supports a potential for fetal reprogramming.Nutrition Research.  36:703-709. 2016
    2016 Cost-Effectiveness of Old and New Technologies for Aneuploidy Screening.Clinics in Laboratory Medicine.  36:237-248. 2016
    2016 Homocysteine Levels Are not Related to Telomere Length in Cord Blood Leukocytes of Newborns.American Journal of Perinatology.  33:552-559. 2016
    2016 Combination Risk-Reducing Breast, Gynecologic and Reconstructive Surgery among High-Risk Women: Does Surgical Order Impact Outcome?Journal of Gynecologic Surgery.  32:124-128. 2016
    2016 Placental Alpha-Microglobulin-1 Test in Resource-Limited Settings: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  127:584-591. 2016
    2015 #37: Diagnosis and management of vasa previa.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  213:615-619. 2015
    2015 The first known case of alanine aminotransferase deficiency diagnosed during pregnancy.European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.  191:141-142. 2015
    2015 The GoMo study: a randomized clinical trial assessing neonatal pain with Gomco vs Mogen clamp circumcisionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212. 2015
    2015 The GoMo study: a randomized clinical trial assessing neonatal pain with Gomco vs Mogen clamp circumcision.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212:664.e1-664.e8. 2015
    2015 Diagnosis and management of vasa previa: The definition, epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, and management of vasa previa, particularly cases diagnosed prenatallyContemporary OB/GYN.  60:31-33. 2015


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    2017 142-Pontocerebellar Disorders.  581-584.e1. 2017
    2017 Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.  543-547.e1. 2017
    2017 Noonan Syndrome.  564-567.e1. 2017

    Research Overview

  • -Maternal cardiac disease in pregnancy
    -Maternal mortality
    -Decision and cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by PRO-LAB DIAGNOSTICS 2018 - 2019
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky
  • TriHealth, Residency 2014
  • University of South Florida, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Full Name

  • Rachel Sinkey
  • Blazerid

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