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Natalie Whaley, M.D., M.P.H.

Natalie Whaley, M.D., M.P.H.

Obstetrics & Gynecology , General Obstetrics & Gynecology

5 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Gender Wellness, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

About Me

Certified Specialties

Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Planning, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 2013 - 2015

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2009 - 2013


MPH | Johns Hopkins University. 2014

MD | University Of Washington Medical Center. 2009


National Faculty Award for Resident Education. 2017

Ward L. Ekas Award Award for Resident Leadership. 2013

Dr. Curtis J. Lund Award for Resident Scientific Paper. 2012

Gilford W. Wilson Award for Compassionate Care. 2012

Urogynecology Award. 2012

Obstetrical Perinatology Award. 2012

Gilford W. Wilson Award for Compassionate Care. 2011

Richard E. Fullerton Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2011


Journal Articles

Prenatal care utilization in pregnant women who consider but do not have abortions.

Toscano M, Wood J, Spielman S, Ferri R, Whaley N, Seligman NS

BMC pregnancy and childbirth.. 2022 January 2122 (1):53. Epub 01/21/2022.

Women with sickle cell disease report low knowledge and use of long acting reversible contraception.

Pecker LH, Hussain S, Lanzkron S, Tao X, Thaler K, Burke AE, Whaley N

Journal of the National Medical Association.. 2021 June 9 Epub 06/09/2021.

Evaluating sensitivity and specificity of handheld point-of-care ultrasound testing for gynecologic pathology: a pilot study for use in low resource settings.

Toscano M, Szlachetka K, Whaley N, Thornburg LL

BMC medical imaging.. 2020 October 2720 (1):121. Epub 10/27/2020.

The patient perspective: perceptions of the quality of the abortion experience.

Altshuler AL, Whaley NS

Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology.. 2018 December 30 (6):407-413. Epub 1900 01 01.

Improving LARC Access for Urban Adolescents and Young Adults in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting.

Onyewuchi UF, Tomaszewski K, Upadhya KK, Gupta PS, Whaley N, Burke AE, Trent ME

Clinical pediatrics.. 2018 October 13 :9922818805234. Epub 10/13/2018.

The Rise of Female Sterilization: A Closer Look at Colombia.

Folch BM, Betstadt S, Li D, Whaley N

Maternal and child health journal.. 2017 September 21 (9):1772-1777. Epub 1900 01 01.

Update on Medical Abortion: Expanding Safe and Equitable, Patient-Centered care

Whaley, NS; Betstadt SJ.

Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports. 2016; 5(1): 48-54.

Update on medical abortion: simplifying the process for women.

Whaley NS, Burke AE

Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology.. 2015 December 27 (6):476-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intrauterine contraception.

Whaley NS, Burke AE

Women's health.. 2015 November 11 (6):759-67. Epub 12/02/2015.

Contraception in the postpartum period: immediate options for long-acting success.

Whaley N, Burke A

Women's health.. 2015 March 11 (2):97-9. Epub 1900 01 01.


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

Chapter: Pregnancy Safety and Termination

Authors: Natalie Whaley, MD, MPH

Publisher: Oxford 2018

Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse (2017)

Chapter: Claiming the Abortion Narrative: A qualitative exploration of mainstream and social media reflections on abortion

Authors: Whaley NS, Brandt JL

Publisher: Springer 2017

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

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During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

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During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

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During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

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During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Whaley is just great, across the board. Lovely bedside manner and sharp as a tack.

Feb 09, 2024

5.0 stars

I have already recommended Dr. Whaley to several people

Nov 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Natalie Whaley is the absolute best provider. She is the only obstetrician I will see and I send everyone I know to her. Her warm personality and exceptional skills make her a trustworthy physician and I wouldn't want anyone else to care for me and my baby.

Nov 02, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Natalie Whaley is always very helpful, compassionate & caring during any visit I have had and I always recommend her!

Oct 27, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Whaley is just the best. I have sent all of my friends to her, and will continue to do so. She is incredibly knowledgeable and good at her job, and has a fantastic non-judgmental bedside manner. She is thorough, and effective at communicating what needs to be said in a kind and accessible manner. Other providers take note please :)

Oct 14, 2023

5.0 stars

I recommend/brag about how much I love Dr Whaley to my friends especially if they're having a difficult time with their current obgyn.

Sep 30, 2022

5.0 stars

Switched my routine OB/GYN care to this provider.

Sep 30, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Whaley is amazing. Again, the services I needed are the last thing I ever wanted to experience, but I'm glad that if I had to go through this, Dr. Whaley was there. She has excellent bedside manner, let me cry, gave me time and kind and compassionate words, and never broke eye contact with me. She explained everything thoroughly and would repeat anything I asked for without making me feel like I was taking too much time. While performing the procedure that day, she explained what would happen, what it would feel like, and gave cues for when something was starting or stopping, all while interjecting with distracting personal chatting about what my partner and I do for a living. It was emotional and scary and it hurt, but again - I was happy to have her there for me.

May 25, 2022

5.0 stars

I love Dr. Whaley and I appreciate the time she makes available to see patients at this office.

Feb 28, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Whaley - I don't even know where to begin! She was phenomenal! I cannot say enough about how wonderful her & her staff were to my husband & I during our appointments. Their whole team was superb! Very professional, kind, and supportive!

Feb 10, 2022


So caring and takes the time to explain everything. Simply the best.

Feb 04, 2022