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Laura Riley, M.D., a Boston native received her undergraduate education at Harvard University; her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh-Magee Women's Hospital. She completed subspecialty training in maternal-fetal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and in infectious disease at Boston University Medical Center.
Dr. Riley joined the obstetrical service at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1995, where she focuses on high-risk pregnancy with an emphasis on infectious disease complications of obstetrics. She also serves as the medical director of Labor and Delivery at MGH.
Dr. Riley has participated in multiple research initiatives, including epidural anesthesia and fever, maternal immune response to hepatitis C and pertussis vaccination. Nationally, serves as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control on perinatal HIV testing and prevention of group B strep. She is the chair of the Immunization Task Force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and represents ACOG at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice. Dr. Riley also dedicates time to educate the general public about women's health issues. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Early Show several times and is quoted in many major publications, including Newsweek and the New York Times .She has written two books on pregnancy for consumers, entitled "You and Your Baby: Pregnancy" and "You and Your Baby: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy".
When Tanisha Torres first visited MGH Cardiology in 2009, she was armed with a long list of handwritten questions. Though Torres jokes it was due in part to “only child syndrome,” she knows those questions stemmed from years of confusion about how best to treat her heart condition.
Laura Riley, MD, medical director of Labor and Delivery, answers frequently asked questions about the Zika virus.
Inspired by Moms Helping Moms, an initiative of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Carolyn O’Gorman of Winchester, Mass., is helping to raise money for the maternity ward at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in southern Uganda, Africa.
MGH Hotline 6.10.11 From free blood pressure checks to massage therapy gift certificate raffles, booths at "An Ounce of Prevention," a day-long women's health fair May 11 in the Bulfinch Tent, provided attendees with resources and information for living a long and healthy life.
MGH Hotline 3.18.11 Partners HealthCare and WHDH-TV Channel 7 have launched an interactive "Ask the Doctor" web series with experts in the areas of obstetrics, pediatrics and emergency and primary care medicine.
MGH Hotline 3.18.11 Partners HealthCare and WHDH-TV Channel 7 have launched the interactive "Ask the Doctor" web series with experts in the areas of obstetrics, pediatrics and emergency and primary care medicine.
MGH Hotline 1.1.10 Once a week, Boston-area television viewers and web users will have the opportunity to obtain the latest information on the flu by chatting live on www.whdh.com with a Partners HealthCare expert as part of a collaborative public health campaign from Partners, WHDH-TV 7 NBC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
MGH Hotline 3.20.09 MGH is known for providing world-class health care – not necessarily for providing musical inspiration. For one patient and his family, however, it did just that.
Laura Riley, MD, medical director of Labor and Delivery in the Obstetrics Service at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses what it means to be a "high-risk" patient in both her and other maternal-fetal medicine practices.
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