Katherine M. Gesteland, MD MPH
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
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Where I practice
I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I went to Whitman College and during my junior year spent a semester in Kenya. My time in Kenya ignited a deep interest in public health and, more specifically, maternal and fetal health. I went on to study public health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and did my medical training at the University of Utah and Oregon Health and Science University. Throughout my training, I enjoyed the excitement of obstetrics and the joy of seeing families through one of the most exciting times of their lives. I chose to specialize in perinatology (high risk obstetrics) because it provides such a great mix of medicine, surgery, genetics, and imaging. I feel incredibly privileged to practice medicine and am humbled every day by the people who entrust their care to us.
About my practice
As a perinatologist, I help to provide care for pregnant women who are at higher-than-normal risk for complications. This may include things like a poor obstetrical history, hypertension, diabetes, renal disease, lupus, or fetal abnormalities to name a few. I perform ultrasounds to assess fetal anatomy and to diagnose fetal abnormalities. Our office works with a genetic counselor to review options for genetic screening and testing and can do invasive testing such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis. I can help develop a plan of care in conjunction with your primary ob/gyn, or at times, I may serve as your primary obstetrician. I am also happy to see patients prior to conception to discuss their pregnancy risks and map out a plan ahead of time. I am passionate about what I do and love nothing more than seeing families through a safe and healthy pregnancy.
How I thrive
In my free time I find my greatest joy going on outdoor adventures with my family, whether it's a quick trip to a park or a river, camping, or traveling the world. I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, golf, and playing soccer and squash. I am working on mindfulness and being more present in everyday moments.
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