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Laura Elizabeth Riley, MD

Director, Labor and Delivery

Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Infectious Disease

  • Phone: 617-724-2229
Departments
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Interests
HIV disease in pregnancy
Infectious disease complications of pregnancy
Medical complications of pregnancy
High risk pregnancy
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship, Boston Medical Center
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal & Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gender
Female
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

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".
 

Laura Riley, MD, talks about her high-risk patient practice

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.

Christmas cheer all year

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.

Partners HealthCare Flu Team helps viewers

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.

No need to book an appointment, just "Ask the Doctor"

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.

No need for an appointment, just "Ask the Doctor"

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.

Women's health fair a success

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.

From Mom to Mom: New Mass General Fundraising Initiative Links Boston Moms with Moms in Uganda

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.

Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-2229
Fax: 617-724-2498