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Homa K. Ahmadzia, M.D., MPH

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and Assistant Professor

Homa K. Ahmadzia, M.D., MPH, is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ahmadzia completed her undergraduate, medical school education and Master of Public Health at the George Washington (GW) University. She then completed her residency at Yale University where she was awarded the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award in her second and third year of residency and also served as Administrative Chief resident. Dr. Ahmadzia completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Duke University.

Dr. Ahmadzia has presented her research at numerous national and regional conferences including the Pediatric Academic Societies, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Congress for Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She received the Charles B. Hammond Fund research award to fund her fellowship thesis project. And she received the Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Mentored Career Development Award through the GW-Children’s National partnership with the National Institutes of Health. Currently she is funded by a K23 Career Mentored Development Award from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Ahmadzia’s areas of research interest include prevention of postpartum hemorrhage using tranexamic acid, ultrasound and the ability to predict birth weight, public health epidemiology and global maternal health.


Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

2021
Ahmadzia HK, Lu Y-C, Barak S, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Kapse K, Limperopoulos C, Andescavage N Optimizing abnormal placentation detection prenatally using quantitative MRI. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 4, 2021.
2021
Andescavage N, Bullen T, Liggett M, Barnett S, Espinosa K, Kapse A, Kapse K, Ahmadzia H, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C Relating fetal brain development and neonatal neurobehavior in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 3, 2021.
2021
Andescavage N, Liggett M, Barnett S, Espinosa K, Kapse A, Kapse K, Ahmadzia H, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C. Impaired prenatal cerebellar growth predicts neurodevelopmental outcomes in growth restricted fetuses. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, April 30, 2021.