Whitney Pinger, CNM, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and completed her midwifery training at Yale University in 1986. Prior to joining the Ob/Gyn Faculty at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, she had established private practices, run low-income clinics, and served on the faculty at Yale University, Georgetown University, and The Washington Hospital Center.
Her strong advocacy for normal birth infuses her teaching on labor and delivery and her faculty practice. She is an expert in evidence-based maternity care, natural childbirth, optimal nutrition during pregnancy, primary cesarean prevention, and vaginal birth after cesarean. She is committed to and passionate about, the education of the next generation of physicians, midwives, and nurses.
Whitney received the American College of Nurse-Midwives Regional Award of Excellence in 2009 and was honored as a 2010 Women's Health Hero by The Our Bodies Ourselves Foundation. She is recognized for developing Midwifery Pearls: Evidence for Clinical Practice, a unique presentation of everyday, scientifically proven practices of nurse midwives that lead to improved outcomes. This presentation received the ACNM National Media Award for 2010. She also received The 2010 Outstanding Resident Teacher Award from the Residents at the Washington Hospital Center.
In 2014 Whitney was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She will serve the ACNM in a consultative and advisory capacity.
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