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Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Katherine Goetzinger, MD, MSCI

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Areas
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Patients Seen At
Center for Women's Wellness and Fetal Health
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3023 North Ballas Road, Building D, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO  63131
314-996-6000
Fax:   314-996-6060
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Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 454-8181
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Box 8064, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Board Certification
Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2002
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010
Master of Science: Clinical Investigation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012
Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013
Honors and Awards
New Investigator Award – Clinical Ultrasound, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2012        

NIH R13 Young Investigator Travel Award, Perinatal Research Society, 2012

“Outstanding Reviewer”, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011

Chief Resident Award for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures,Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2010

Award for Highest CREOG Score, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2009, 2010

First Place David Rothman Resident Research Day, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2009

President’s Award, Annual Scientific Meeting, The St. Louis Gynecological Society, 2009

Most Promising 2nd Year Resident Award, The St. Louis Gynecological Society, 2008

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Odibo AO, Cahill AG, Goetzinger KR, Harper LM, Tuuli MG, Macones GA.  Customized growth chart for twin gestations to optimize identification of small for gestational age fetuses at risk for intra-uterine fetal death.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, (In Press).

Stout MJ, Goetzinger KR, Tuuli MG, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  First-trimester serum analytes, maternal characteristics and ultrasound markers to predict pregnancies at risk for preterm birth.  Placenta 2013, 34(1):  14-19.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Isolated short femur length on mid-trimester ultrasound: a marker for fetal growth restriction and other adverse perinatal outcomes.  J Ultrasound Med 2012; 31(12):  1935-41.

Goetzinger KR, Tuuli MG, Odibo AO, Roehl KA, Macones GA, Cahill AG.  Screening for fetal growth disorders by clinical exam in the era of obesity.  J Perinatol, (In Press).

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Kemna J, Odibo L, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  First-trimester prediction of preterm birth using ADAM12, PAPP-A, uterine artery Doppler and maternal characteristics.  Prenat Diagn 2012; 32(10):  1002-7.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  The relationship between maternal body mass index and tobacco use on small-for-gestational-age infants.  Am J Perinatol 2012; 9(3):  153-8.

Goetzinger KR, Harper LM, Tuuli MG, Macones GA, Colditz GA.  The effect of regional anesthesia on the success rate of external cephalic version:  A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Obstet Gynecol 2011; 118(5):  1137-44.

Odibo AO, Goetzinger KR, Odibo L, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Nelson DM, Dietzen DJ.  First-trimester prediction of pre-eclampsia using metabolomic biomarkers: a discovery phase study.  Placenta 2011; 31(10):  990-4.

Odibo AO, Zhong Y, Goetzinger KR, Odibo L, Bick J, Bowers C, Nelson DM.  First-trimester placental protein 13, PAPP-A, uterine artery Doppler and maternal characteristics in the prediction of pre-eclampsia.  Placenta 2011; 32(8):  598-602.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Echogenic bowel on second-trimester ultrasonography:  Evaluating the risk of adverse pregnancy outcome.  Obstet Gynecol 2011; 117(6):  1341-8.

Odibo AO, Goetzinger KR, Huster KM, Christiansen JK, Odibo L, Tuuli MG.  Placental volume and vascular flow assessed by 3D power Doppler and adverse pregnancy outcomes.  Placenta 2011; 32(3):  230-4.

Goetzinger KR, Singla A, Gerkowicz S, Dicke JM, Gray DL, Odibo AO.  Predicting the risk of pre-eclampsia between 11 and 13 weeks’ gestation by combining maternal characteristics and serum analytes, PAPP-A and free β-hCG.  Prenat Diagn 2010; 30(12-13):  1138-42.

Goetzinger KR, Dicke JM, Gray DL, Stamilio DM, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  The effect of fetal gender in predicting Down syndrome using long bone ultrasonographic measurements.  Prenat Diagn 2010; 30(10):  950-5.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Association of first-trimester low PAPP-A levels and preterm birth.  Prenat Diagn 2010; 30(4):  309-13.

Goetzinger KR, Singla A, Gerkowicz S, Dicke JM, Gray DL, Odibo AO.  The efficiency of first-trimester serum analytes and maternal characteristics in predicting fetal growth disorders.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009; 102(4): 412: e1-6.

Goetzinger KR, Stamilio DM, Dicke JM, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Evaluating the incidence and likelihood ratios for chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses with common central nervous system malformations.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 199(3): 285: e1-6.

O’Keefe G, Veal L, Marisa N, Goetzinger KR, Stewart J, Sharfstein JM.  A public health response to implementation of Medicare Part D.  Public Health Rep 2007; 122(1): 101-4.

Goetzinger KR, Rao VB.  Defining the ATPase center of bacteriophage T4 DNA packaging machine:  requirement for a catalytic glutamate residue in the large terminase protein gp17.  J Mol Biol 2003; 331: 139-54.

Goetzinger KR, Dicke JM, Gray DL, Stamilio DM, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  The effect of fetal gender in predicting Down syndrome using long bone ultrasonographic measurements.  Prenat Diagn 2010; 30(10):  950-5.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Association of first-trimester low PAPP-A levels and preterm birth.  Prenat Diagn 2010; 30(4):  309-13.

Goetzinger KR, Singla A, Gerkowicz S, Dicke JM, Gray DL, Odibo AO.  The efficiency of first-trimester serum analytes and maternal characteristics in predicting fetal growth disorders.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009; 102(4): 412: e1-6.

Goetzinger KR, Stamilio DM, Dicke JM, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Evaluating the incidence and likelihood ratios for chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses with common central nervous system malformations.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 199(3): 285: e1-6.

O’Keefe G, Veal L, Marisa N, Goetzinger KR, Stewart J, Sharfstein JM.  A public health response to implementation of Medicare Part D.  Public Health Rep 2007; 122(1): 101-4.

Goetzinger KR, Rao VB.  Defining the ATPase center of bacteriophage T4 DNA packaging machine:  requirement for a catalytic glutamate residue in the large terminase protein gp17.  J Mol Biol 2003; 331: 139-54.

Invited Publications
Odibo AO, Goetzinger KR & Publication Committee of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  MFM Consult:  Isolated echogenic bowel diagnosed on second-trimester ultrasound.  Contemporary OB/GYN August 2011:  24-28.

Goetzinger KR, Tuuli MG, Odibo AO.  Statistical analysis and interpretation of prenatal diagnostic imaging studies.  Part III:  Analytic approach to study design.  J Ultrasound Med 2011; 30(10):  1415-23.

Goetzinger KR, Odibo AO.  Statistical analysis and interpretation of prenatal diagnostic imaging studies.  Part I:  Evaluating the efficiency of screening and diagnostic tests.  J Ultrasound Med 2011; 30(8):  1121-7.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  Fryns Syndrome.  Obstetric Imaging, Copel J ed.  Philadelphia:  Saunders, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  Tuberous Sclerosis.  Obstetric Imaging, Copel J ed.  Philadelphia:  Saunders, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  Pentalogy of Cantrell.  Obstetric Imaging, Copel J ed.  Philadelphia:  Saunders, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  Miller-Dieker Syndrome.  Obstetric Imaging, Copel J ed.  Philadelphia:  Saunders, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  Shprintzen Syndrome.  Obstetric Imaging, Copel J ed.  Philadelphia:  Saunders, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  Cystic Fibrosis.  Obstetric Imaging, Copel J ed.  Philadelphia:  Saunders, 2012.

Macones GA, Cahill AG, Goetzinger KR, Trudell A.  Discussion:  ‘Cost-effectiveness of induced labor’ by Kaimal et al.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011; 204(2): 179-80; discussion e1-3.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG.  An update on cystic fibrosis screening. Clin Lab Med 2010; 30(3):  533-43.

Shanks A, Carbone J, Goetzinger K, Reed J, Groden J.  Discussion: ‘Scheduling the first prenatal visit’ by Nettleman et al.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 203(3):  e1-4.

Macones GA, Allsworth J, Harper L, Goetzinger K.  Discussion: ‘Vitamin D insufficiency in women of childbearing age’ by Ginde et al.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 202(5):  e1-3.    

Madden T, Allsworth JE, Tepe M, Goetzinger K, Czarnecki D, Grentzer J.  Discussion: ‘Factors influencing oral contraceptive effectiveness’ by Dinger et al.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009; 201(3): e1-4.

Macones GA, Stamilio DM, Jungheim E, Cahill AG, Goetzinger K.
Discussion: ‘Lactation and midlife metabolic syndrome’ by Ram et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198(3): 338-9; discussion e1-6.

Goetzinger KR, Macones GA.  Operative vaginal delivery:  current trends in obstetrics.  Women’s Health 2008; 4(3): 281-90.

Cahill AG, Odibo AO, Willers DM, Chang JJ, Shanks A, Goetzinger K. Discussion: ‘Cervical dilation in mid-pregnancy: expectant management vs. cerclage’ by Pereira et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007; 197(5): 551-2; discussion e1-5.

Abstracts
Goetzinger KR, Zhong Y, Cahill AG, Odibo L, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  The efficiency of first-trimester uterine artery Doppler, ADAM12, PAPP-A and maternal characteristics in the prediction of pre-eclampsia.  American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012 Annual Convention.  Phoenix, AZ  (Abstract #1239503 )  March 30-April 1, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Isolated short femur length on mid-trimester ultrasound:  A marker for intrauterine growth restriction and other adverse perinatal outcomes.  American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012 Annual Convention.  Phoenix, AZ  (Abstract #1237341)  March 30-April 1, 2012.

Odibo AO, Cahill AG, Goetzinger KR, Odibo L, Tuuli MG, Dietzen D.  First- trimester metabolomic signature markers and preeclampsia: effect of maternal smoking. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX  (Abstract #737) February 6-11, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Tuuli MG, Longman RE, Huster KM, Odibo AO, Cahill AG. Antenatal intra-abdominal bowel dilation in the prediction of postnatal bowel atresia in fetuses with gastroschisis.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #494) February 6-11, 2012.

Stout MJ, Goetzinger KR, Tuuli MG, Cahill AG, Macones GA,Odibo AO.  First-trimester serum markers combined with maternal characteristics to predict pregnancies at risk of preterm birth.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #393) February 6-11, 2012.

Odibo AO, Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Odibo L, Haas K, Schoenborn J, Liebsch J, Roehl KA, Macones GA. Delivery timing of the preterm growth-restricted fetus (FGR):  lessons from a prospective study.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #387) February 6-11, 2012.

Carbone JF, Goetzinger KR, Liebsch J, Rampersad RM, Macones GA,Odibo AO.          Combination of first-trimester placental protein 13 (PP13), 3D placental volume, vascular indices and maternal characteristics for prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #346) February 6-11, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Odibo AO, Shanks AL, Roehl KA, Cahill AG.  Factors influencing the accuracy of clinical estimation of fetal weight in term pregnancies. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #298) February 6-11, 2012.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Kemna J, Odibo L, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  First-trimester prediction of preterm birth using ADAM12, PAPP-A, uterine artery  Doppler maternal characteristics.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32nd  Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #9) February 6-11, 2012.

Odibo AO, Liebsch J, Kemna J, Odibo L, Goetzinger KR.  First-trimester uterine artery Doppler and placental 3D power Doppler vascular flow in the prediction of  pre-eclampsia.  21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Los Angeles, CA (Abstract# OP09.06)  September 18-22, 2011.

Goetzinger KR, Hernandez-Andrade E, Odibo AO.  A comparison of fractional  moving blood volume and 3-D vascular flow indices of the placenta in the prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes.  21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Los Angeles, CA (Abstract# OP27.03)  September 18-22, 2011.

Goetzinger KR, Odibo AO, Krantz DA.  Evaluating the risk association between  low pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and small for gestational age birth weight using customized versus population-based growth curves.  American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2011 Annual Convention.  New York, NY (Abstract #989596) April 14-17, 2011.

Goetzinger KR, Tuuli MG, Odibo AO, Roehl KA, Macones GA, Cahill AG.  The influence of maternal obesity on the sonographic evaluation of large for gestational age (LGA) infants?  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31st Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA (Abstract #223445) February 7-12, 2011.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Is isolated echogenic bowel an independent risk factor for intrauterine growth restriction and intrauterine fetal demise?  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31st Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA (Abstract #222991) February 7-12, 2011.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Evaluating the influence of maternal obesity on the screening efficiency of sonographic markers for the prediction of Down syndrome.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31st Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA (Abstract #223380) February 7-12, 2011.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Is the risk association between high body mass index and large for gestational age infants magnified by pre-gestational diabetes?  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 30th Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL (Abstract #269) February 1-6, 2010.

Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Does smoking magnify the risk of small for gestational age infants in women with abnormal body mass index?  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 30th Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL (Abstract #419) February 1-6, 2010.

Odibo AO, Goetzinger KR.  Predicting the risk of placental dysfunction syndromes by combining maternal characteristics and first-trimester aneuploidy screening variables.  19th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Hamburg, Germany (Abstract #08.07) September 13-17, 2009.

Singla A, Goetzinger KR, Gerkowicz S, Dicke JM, Gray D, Odibo AO.  Predicting the risk of pre-eclampsia (PEC) by combining maternal characteristics and first-trimester aneuploidy analytes.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 29th Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA (Abstract #786) January 26-31, 2009.

Goetzinger KR, Singla A, Gerkowicz S, Dicke JM, Gray D, Odibo AO.  Evaluating the efficiency of first-trimester serum analytes and maternal characteristics in predicting fetal growth disorders.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 29th Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA (Abstract #657) January 26-31, 2009.

Goetzinger KR, Dicke JM, Gray D, Stamilio DM, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Evaluating the effect of fetal gender in predicting Down syndrome using long bone ultrasonographic measurements.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 29th Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA (Abstract #619) January 26-31, 2009.

Goetzinger KR, Stamilio DM, Paul M, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Clinical prediction models for cervical cerclage success in multiple gestations.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28th Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #250) January 28-February 2, 2008.

Goetzinger KR, Stamilio DM, Dicke JM, Macones GA, Odibo AO.  Evaluating the incidence and likelihood ratios (LR) for chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses   with central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities.  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28th Annual Meeting.  Dallas, TX (Abstract #146) January 28-February 2, 2008.

Goetzinger KR, Rao VB.  Defining the catalytic center of the putative DNA-translocating ATPase in bacteriophage T4.  American Society for Microbiology 102nd General Meeting.  Salt Lake City, UT (Abstract M-2) May 19-23, 2002.

Goetzinger KR, Rao VB.  Identification of a possible catalytic carboxylate in a critical ATPase catalytic center of the DNA packaging protein gp17 from bacteriophage T4.  American Society for Microbiology 101st General Meeting.  Orlando, FL (Abstract M-35) May 20-24, 2001.






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