• 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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    2020 Chronic hypertension in pregnancyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  222:532-541. 2020
    2020 Risk factors for Cesarean delivery in pregnancy with small-for-gestational-age fetus undergoing induction of labor 2020
    2020 RE Letter to the Editor: Prehypertension is associated with multiple poor maternal and fetal outcomes, by Giovanni SistiAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  222:514. 2020
    2020 Did a shared thioredoxin-reductase gene mutation lead to maternal peripartum cardiomyopathy and fatal dilated cardiomyopathy in her son? A case report 2020
    2020 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in a Postpartum Patient with Superimposed Preeclampsia and COVID-19American Journal of Perinatology Reports.  10:E165-E168. 2020
    2020 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome among Infants Born to Mothers with Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathies 2020
    2020 Thrombin-Induced Decidual Colony-Stimulating Factor-2 Promotes Abruption-Related Preterm Birth by Weakening Fetal MembranesAmerican Journal of Pathology.  190:388-399. 2020
    2020 Racial disparities in peripartum cardiomyopathy: eighteen years of observations 2020
    2019 The added value of screening fetal echocardiography after normal cardiac views on a detailed ultrasoundPrenatal Diagnosis.  39:1148-1154. 2019
    2019 Elective Induction of Labor in the 39th Week of Gestation Compared With Expectant Management of Low-Risk Multiparous WomenObstetrics and Gynecology.  134:282-287. 2019
    2019 Lower blood pressure thresholds raise the bar in pregnancyCirculation Research.  125:195-197. 2019
    2018 Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks among nulliparous women: The impact on maternal and neonatal riskPLoS ONE.  13. 2018
    2018 Does adjunctive use of progesterone in women with cerclage improve prevention of preterm birth?* 2018
    2018 Vasa previa screening strategies: decision and cost-effectiveness analysis 2018
    2017 Epidemiology of racial/ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity and mortalitySeminars 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 reprogrammingNutrition Research.  36:703-709. 2016
    2016 Cost-Effectiveness of Old and New Technologies for Aneuploidy ScreeningClinics in Laboratory Medicine.  36:237-248. 2016
    2016 Homocysteine Levels Are not Related to Telomere Length in Cord Blood Leukocytes of Newborns 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 AnalysisObstetrics and Gynecology.  127:584-591. 2016
    2015 The first known case of alanine aminotransferase deficiency diagnosed during pregnancy 2015
    2015 The GoMo study: A randomized clinical trial assessing neonatal pain with Gomco vs Mogen clamp circumcisionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212:664.e1-664.e8. 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 #37: Diagnosis and management of vasa previaAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  213:615-619. 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 Cornelia de lange syndrome.  543-547.e1. 2017
    2017 Noonan syndrome.  564-567.e1. 2017
    2017 Pontocerebellar disorders.  581-584.e1. 2017

    Research Overview

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

  • Private Grant  awarded by GESTVISION, INC. 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by PRO-LAB DIAGNOSTICS 2018 - 2019
  • Education And Training

  • University of South Florida, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky 2010
  • TriHealth, Residency 2014
  • Full Name

  • Rachel Sinkey