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Courtney Olson-Chen, M.D.

Courtney Olson-Chen, M.D.


High-Risk Pregnancy , Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Highland Perinatal Center

990 South Avenue, Suite 105
Rochester, NY 14620

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14623

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

125 Lattimore Road, West Entrance, Suite 150
Rochester, NY 14620

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

990 South Avenue, Suite 103
Rochester, NY 14620

Reproductive Genetics

500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14623

About Me

Certified Specialties

Maternal and Fetal Medicine - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2017

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2011 - 2014

Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2010 - 2011


MD | Brown University Program in Medicine. 2010


University of Rochester Medical Center ICARE Bronze Star Award. 2020

Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award. 2019

University of Rochester Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty Educator of the Month. 2019

University of Rochester Medical Center ICARE Bronze Star Award. 2019

ICARE Bronze Star Award. 2015

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics. 2014

University of Rochester Obstetrical Perinatology Award. 2014

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 2014

Dr. Curtis J. Lund Research Award, 3rd prize. 2013

University of Rochester Urogynecology Award. 2013

Administrative Chief Resident in Ob/Gyn. 2013 - 2014

Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Resident Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. 2013

University of Rochester Gynecologic Oncology Award. 2012 - 2014

Jack and Edna Saphier Prize in Obstetrics. 2010

Al Senft Prize in International Health. 2010

Charles Carpenter Traveling Fellowship. 2008

Alpert Medical School International Health Travel Scholarship. 2007

Brown University International Health Institute Foreign Studies Fellowship. 2007


Journal Articles

The current state of pertussis vaccination in pregnancy around the world, with recommendations for improved care: Consensus statements from the Global Pertussis Initiative.

Olson-Chen C, Swamy GK, Gonik B, Forsyth K, Heininger U, Hozbor D, von König CHW, Chitkara AJ, Top KA, Muloiwa R, van der Schyff M, Tan TQ

International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics : the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.. 2024 January 22 Epub 01/22/2024.

Who is pregnant? Defining real-world data-based pregnancy episodes in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C).

Jones SE, Bradwell KR, Chan LE, McMurry JA, Olson-Chen C, Tarleton J, Wilkins KJ, Ly V, Ljazouli S, Qin Q, Faherty EG, Lau YK, Xie C, Kao YH, Liebman MN, Mariona F, Challa AP, Li L, Ratcliffe SJ, Haendel MA, Patel RC, Hill EL,

JAMIA open.. 2023 October 6 (3):ooad067. Epub 08/16/2023.

COVID-19 booster vaccination during pregnancy enhances maternal binding and neutralizing antibody responses and transplacental antibody transfer to the newborn.

Munoz FM, Posavad CM, Richardson BA, Badell ML, Bunge KE, Mulligan MJ, Parameswaran L, Kelly CW, Olson-Chen C, Novak RM, Brady RC, Pasetti MF, Defranco EA, Gerber JS, Shriver MC, Suthar MS, Coler RN, Berube BJ, Kim SH, Piper JM, Miller AM, Cardemil CV, Neuzil KM, Beigi RH,

Vaccine.. 2023 August 1441 (36):5296-5303. Epub 06/13/2023.

Attitudes Toward COVID-19 Vaccination Among Pregnant Persons in Urban Hospital-Affiliated Practices: Exploring Themes in Vaccine Hesitancy.

Gibson A, Rand C, Olson-Chen C

Maternal and child health journal.. 2023 July 24 Epub 07/24/2023.

Maternal Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy.

Rand CM, Olson-Chen C

Pediatric clinics of North America.. 2023 April 70 (2):259-269. Epub 1900 01 01.

Recurrence risk and risk factors for monozygotic twin and triplet birth in over 65,000 single-embryo transfers.

Chu CS, Li D, Olson-Chen C, Kawwass J, Vitek W

Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.. 2023 February 7 Epub 02/07/2023.

The Geographical Correlation Between Historical Preterm Birth Disparities and COVID-19 Burden.

Marinescu PS, Olson-Chen C, Glantz JC, Hill E, Hollenbach SJ

Reproductive sciences.. 2022 September 16 Epub 09/16/2022.

Obstetric Provider Attitudes and Office Practices for Maternal Influenza and Tdap Vaccination.

Rand CM, Bender R, Humiston SG, Albertin C, Olson-Chen C, Chen J, Hsu YJ, Vangala S, Szilagyi PG

Journal of women's health.. 2022 July 28 Epub 07/28/2022.

Malnourishment-Associated Acetaminophen Toxicity in Pregnancy.

Dom AM, Royzer R, Olson-Chen C

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2021 May 1137 (5):877-880. Epub 1900 01 01.

An old disease on the rise: new approaches to syphilis in pregnancy.

Liew ZQ, Ly V, Olson-Chen C

Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology.. 2021 April 133 (2):78-85. Epub 1900 01 01.

Impact of maternal obesity on perinatal outcomes in preterm prelabor rupture of membranes ? 34 weeks

Lynch TA, Malshe A, Colihan S, Meyers J, Li D, Holloman C, Soto-Torres E, Malshe A, Olson-Chen C.

American Journal of Perinatology. 2019; 37(5): 467-474.

Antepartum contraceptive counseling in women with preterm birth

Toscano MA, Li DM, Dye TD, Olson-Chen C.

American Journal of Perinatology. 2019; 36(12): 1310-1316.

Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes: Outcomes with Expectant Management until 34 versus 35 Weeks.

Lynch TA, Olson-Chen C, Colihan S, Meyers J, Holloman C, Li D, Link H, Torres P, Kim A, King DJ, Eckman C, Varlamov A, Dexter S, Pressman EK, Soto-Torres E, Malshe A

American journal of perinatology.. 2018 December 15 Epub 12/15/2018.

Chlamydia trachomatis and adverse pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of patients with and without infection

Olson-Chen, C.; Balaram, K.; Hackney, D.

Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2018; : 1-10.

Hypertensive emergencies in pregnancy

Olson-Chen, C.; Seligman, N.

Critical Care Clinics. 2016; 32(1): 29-41.

Timing of induction of labor

Bacak, S.; Olson-Chen, C.; Pressman, E.

Seminars in Perinatology. 2015; 39(6): 450-458.

Does increased peripheral C-reactive protein predate the occurrence of a short cervical length?

Olson-Chen C, Thornburg LL, Hackney DN

The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians.. 2014 July 27 (11):1138-41. Epub 10/24/2013.

What do we know about the natural outcomes of preterm labour? A systematic review and meta-analysis of women without tocolysis in preterm labour.

Hackney DN, Olson-Chen C, Thornburg LL

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology.. 2013 September 27 (5):452-60. Epub 07/12/2013.

Ultrasound for cervical length.

Olson-Chen, C.; Hackney, D.

Ultrasound Clinics. 2013; 8(1): 1-11.

Anemia of inflammation is related to cognitive impairment among children in Leyte, the Philippines.

Olson CL, Acosta LP, Hochberg NS, Olveda RM, Jiz M, McGarvey ST, Kurtis JD, Bellinger DC, Friedman JF

PLoS neglected tropical diseases.. 2009 October 203 (10):e533. Epub 10/20/2009.

Rates of postpartum glucose testing after gestational diabetes mellitus.

Russell MA, Phipps MG, Olson CL, Welch HG, Carpenter MW

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2006 December 108 (6):1456-62. Epub 1900 01 01.


Neurologic Diseases and Pregnancy: A Coordinated Care Model for Best Management (2018)

Chapter: Neurologic infections in pregnancy

Authors: C. Olson-Chen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York 2018

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