Monica A Lutgendorf


Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics
Department Chair
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Intimate Partner Violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Quality Improvement and Healthcare Disparities
Neuroprotection in preterm infants, Non-invasive prenatal screening, Medical Simulation
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 2011 - 2014

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA 2004 - 2008

M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD 2000 - 2004

B.S., Chemistry, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 1996 - 2000


CAPT Monica Lutgendorf is the Chair of the Department of Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. CAPT Lutgendorf attended the University of Southern California, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry. She received her Medical Doctorate in 2004 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and completed her internship and residency in 2008 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, practicing there until 2011, when she began a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center. After completing her fellowship in 2014, CAPT Lutgendorf joined the medical staff at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she served as Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Associate Residency Program Director, and Chair of the Defense Health Agency’s Women and Infants Clinical Community. In 2021, CAPT Lutgendorf returned to USU as the Department Chair of the Department of Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics. She is committed to clinical standardization, provider support, medical simulation; and diversity, equity, and empowerment for women in healthcare.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Miller MJ, Butler P, Gilchriest J, Taylor A, Lutgendorf MA. Implementation of a standardized nurse initiated protocol to manage severe hypertension in pregnancy. J Matern Fetal Neonat Med 2018;19:1-7. PMID 30231659

Ramseyer AM, Lutgendorf MA. Implementation of Low-Cost Obstetric Hemorrhage Simulation Training Models for Resident Education. Mil Med 2019 Apr 20. Pii: usz098. Doi:10.1093/milmed/usz098. PMID 31038159

Lutgendorf MA, Spalding C, Drake E, Spence D, Heaton JO, Morocco KV. Multidisciplinary In Situ Simulation-Based Training as a Postpartum Hemorrhage Quality Improvement Project. Mil Med 2017 Mar182:e1762-e1766. PMID: 28290956

Lutgendorf MA, Stoll KA. Why 99% may not be as good as you think it is: Limitations of screening for rare diseases. J Maternal Fetal Neonatal Med 2015 Jul;21:1-3. PMID: 26181768

Lutgendorf MA, Busch JM, Doherty DA, Conza LA, Moone SO, Magann EF. Prevalence of Domestic Violence in a Pregnant Military Population. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 113(4):866-872, April 2009. PMID: 19305332

Representative Bibliography

Kalkhoff, SM, Lutgendorf MA, Morrison TC, Han T, Spence DL. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Sleep Study Surveillance with Targeted APAP Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2022 Jan 17:100571. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2022.100571 PMID: 35051670

Greer JA, Lutgendorf MA, Ennen CS, Van Petten L, Modzik A, Salas D, Fish J, Middlebrooks R, Spalding CN, Delorey D. Obstetric Simulation Training and Teamwork (OB-STaT): Immediate Impact on Knowledge, Teamwork and Adherence to Hemorrhage Protocols. Simul Healthc 2021 PMID: 35136007 DOI: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000641

Uribe-Leitz T, Matsas B, Dalton MK, Lutgendorf MA, Moberg E, Schoenfeld AJ, Goralnick E, Weissman JS, Hamlin L, Cooper Z, Koehlmoos TP, Jarman MP. Geospatial Analysis of Access to Emergency Cesarean Delivery for Military and Civilian Populations in the US. JAMA Netw Open 2022 Jan 4;5(1):e2142835. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.42835. PMID: 35006244

Lutgendorf MA, Abramovitz LM, Bukowinski AT, Gumbs GR, Conlin AMS, Hall C. Pregnancy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Associations with Infant Outcomes and Prenatal Care Utilization. J Maternal Fetal Neonatal Med 2021Dec 9:1-8 PMID: 34886747

Andriotti T, Ranjit A, Hamlin L, Koehlmoos T, Robinson JN, Lutgendorf MA. Psychiatric Conditions During Pregnancy and Postpartum in a Universally Insured American Population. Mil Med. 2021 Apr 21:usab154. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab154. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33881522

Stortz SK, Mulligan S, Snipes M, Hippman C, Shridhar NN, Stoll K, Lutgendorf MA. Effect of Standardized Video Education on Prenatal Genetic Testing Choices: Decisional Conflict and Decisional Regret. Am J Perinatol. 2021 Apr 20. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1727229. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33878774.

Abramovitz LM, Lutgendorf MA, Bukowinski AT, Gumbs GR, Conlin AMS, Hall C. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Cohort of Pregnant Active Duty U.S. Military Servicewomen. J Trauma Stress. 2021 Jun;34(3):586-595. doi: 10.1002/jts.22656. Epub 2021 Feb 5. PMID: 33544939

Gonzalez SC, Budge J, Butler PD, Higgs M, Whiting J, Lutgendorf MA. An Evidence-Based Oxytocin Protocol for the Third Stage of Labor to Improve Hemorrhage Outcomes. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2021 Feb 20;33(1). PMID: 33410457

Montanez K, Berninger T, Willis M, Harding A, Lutgendorf MA. Genetic testing costs and compliance with clinical best practices. J Genet Couns. 2020 May 1. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1285. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32356909

Lutgendorf MA. Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Health, Clinical Expert Series. Obstet Gynecol 2019;134:470-480. PMID: 31403968 Selected as 2020 ABOG Maintenance of Certification Article