M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH

Dr. Menard is UpJohn Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair for Obstetrics, and Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Menard completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing a fellowship at the University of North Carolina (UNC).  While a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow and RWJ Clinical Scholar at UNC, she completed a master’s degree in public health, focusing on clinical epidemiology, preconception health, and fetal and infant mortality review.

Dr. Menard is recognized for her inclusive leadership style with an unusual ability to bring diverse perspectives together, promote collaboration, and find synergy.  She recently served as President of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (2012).  She provides the clinical leadership for development and implementation of North Carolina’s Pregnancy Medical Home Initiative, a program designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated maternity care for pregnant Medicaid recipients.   She is a co-lead for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Collaborative Innovation Network (COIN) to reduce infant mortality through strengthening regionalization, including an emphasis on risk-appropriate maternal care.   She is currently providing national leadership for the implementation of maternal safety bundles through the National Partnership for Maternal Safety while representing the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine on the AIM leadership team.