Education
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Certifications
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maternal - Fetal Medicine
Residencies
OB/GYN - Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowships
Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Duke University School of Medicine
Clinical / Research Interests
Pregnancy and Hematology
Prenatal Diagnosis
Ultrasonography
Management of High Risk Pregnancies
Preconception Counseling
Infectious Diseases
Biography

Homa K. Ahmadzia, MD/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 Masters of Public Health at The George Washington University. She then completed her residency at Yale University where she was awarded the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award in both her second and third year of residency and also served as Administrative Chief resident. She completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Duke University.

Dr. Ahmadzia has presented her research at numerous national and regional conferences including the 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. She also attended the Excellence in Clinical Research course and NICHD Young Investigators Conference. During fellowship, she served on the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Global Health Committee. She has previously received the Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Mentored Career Development Award through the GW-CNMC partnership with NIH and currently on a K23 Career Mentored Development Award from NHLBI. Her areas of research interests include prevention of postpartum hemorrhage using tranexamic acid, ultrasound and the ability to predict birth weight, public health epidemiology and global maternal health. 

Dr. Ahmadzia’s clinical areas of interest include prenatal diagnosis, ultrasonography, management of high risk pregnancies, bleeding disorders and thrombophilias, preconception counseling and infectious diseases. She enjoys taking care of women during pregnancy and hopes to improve perinatal outcomes for women in the US and abroad through her clinical and research interests.

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Clinical Trials

Tranexamic acid was shown to significantly reduce risk of mortality when given to women with diagnosed postpartum hemorrhage in the recent Lancet WOMAN Trial.

This study is being performed at Children's National Health System. We are trying to understand how the normal fetus controls blood flow to the different parts of the body such as the lungs and brain.