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Published on Thursday, October 04, 2018

BJC Medical Group Welcomes Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center

BJC Medical Group is pleased to welcome Amanda Trudell, DO, MSCI, to Town and Country Perinatology at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She is dual board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). Dr. Trudell joins Michael Paul, MD, and women’s health nurse practitioners Megan Sipes and Emily Murphy in the practice. She has also been appointed the Director of Program Development for the maternal-fetal medicine program at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. Trudell was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. She attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate and medical school degrees. Dr. Trudell then moved to St. Louis with her husband to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center. During her residency, she was awarded Best Resident Research Project and received the highest score on The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology annual exam on multiple occasions.

After residency, Dr. Trudell went on to complete a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she had the opportunity to develop skills and interests in clinical research with the support of mentors within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as faculty involved in the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC). With this interest, she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from WUSM. Upon graduation from the MSCI program, Dr. Trudell received an Outstanding Citizenship Award from the CRTC, which is awarded to the clinicians deemed to be the most engaged, respectful and willing to provide support to peers and the program.

Dr. Trudell has robust experience in clinical research with focused interests including stillbirth prediction and prevention, intrauterine growth restriction and non-invasive prenatal testing. She has presented at several national meetings such as the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Trudell has authored book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals such as the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has served as the site principal investigator on a multi-centered randomized controlled trial and continues active participation in clinical research and mentorship.

Prior to joining BJC Medical Group, Dr. Trudell practiced maternal-fetal medicine for another health system in St. Louis, where she was co-chair of the perinatal safety committee and a faculty member and research mentor for the obstetrics and gynecology residency program.

“I am excited to join BJC HealthCare and look forward to developing collaborative relationships and fostering a team-based approach to optimize the health care of women with high-risk pregnancies and their babies,” Dr. Trudell says.

Dr. Trudell was recently awarded a Hollis Fellow award by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology District VII for excellence in mentorship and education, which will give her the opportunity to advocate for women’s health on a regional level.

“I am passionate about contributing to the work to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality,” Dr. Trudell says. “I am actively working with statewide leaders on the development of systems to address the maternal morbidity and mortality crisis in the state of Missouri.”

Amanda Trudell, DO, MSCI, is a member of BJC Medical Group and on staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She practices at Town and Country Perinatology, which is located at 3009 N. Ballas Road, Building C, Suite 351, St. Louis, Mo. To schedule an appointment or learn more, please visit bjcmedicalgroup.org or call the practice at 314-996-6800.

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