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Katie DePalma, CNM

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Katie DePalma CNM Katie DePalma CNM


  • Certified Nurse Midwife | Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • LGBTQIA + Healthcare
  • Evidence-Based Maternity Care
  • Reducing Primary Cesareans
  • Comfort Measures for Natural Labor/Labor support
  • Trauma-Sensitive Care
  • Obstetric and GYN care for all genders
  • Medical School
    • Georgetown University
Board Certified
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Katie DePalma, MS, CNM, WHNP-BC is a Certified Nurse Midwife with The GW Medical Faculty Associates.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College in Maryland in 2007 and her bachelor’s in nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. Katie completed graduate school in midwifery at Georgetown University in 2014 and worked as a CNM/WHNP in Baltimore from 2014-2018, attending births at Saint Agnes Hospital. While working at Saint Agnes, Katie was part of a nation-wide initiative aimed at reducing the number of primary Cesarean sections.  She also has extensive experience training physicians and nurses in techniques for comfort in labor/labor support. Katie has been teaching graduate students at Georgetown University and is excited to pass along that knowledge to our midwifery and medical students here at GW.

Katie approaches wellness and health in an evidence-based and holistic way and believes that medical care should always be an empowering partnership between clients and their providers. She often works with clients who have experienced previous trauma and acknowledges that trauma can limit access to GYN care. She also focuses on cultivating a safe environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to receive care and understands the complexities of navigating the healthcare system as a sexual/gender minority.

Katie lives in Takoma Park with her partner and their dog with high aspirations of adopting several litters of kittens.  Her hobbies include: hiking, camping, boxing, meditation, herbalism and cooking.