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Y. Katherine Bianco, M.D.

Perinatologist and geneticist

Dr. Katherine Bianco is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in the care of the mother and fetus in high-risk pregnancies. She treats patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. Her research interest include prenatal diagnosis and birth defects.

Bianco earned a medical degree at Central University, Luis Razetti School of Medicine and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University, a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UCSF and a fellowship in medical genetics at Stanford University and UCSF. She is a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.


Obstetrics & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay — Fourth Street
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2566
Fax: (415) 353-2496

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-4080
Fax: (415) 353-4077

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Central University, Luis Razetti School of Medicine 1997


Yale New Haven Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004


UCSF, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2008
Stanford University/UCSF, Medical Genetics 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zhou Y, Gormley MJ, Hunkapiller NM, Kapidzic M, Stolyarov Y, Feng V, Nishida M, Drake PM, Bianco K, Wang F, McMaster MT, Fisher SJ. Reversal of gene dysregulation in cultured cytotrophoblasts reveals possible causes of preeclampsia. J Clin Invest. 2013 Jul 1; 123(7):2862-72.
  2. Cheng YW, Shaffer BL, Bianco K, Caughey AB. Timing of operative vaginal delivery and associated perinatal outcomes in nulliparous women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 May; 24(5):692-7.
  3. Bianco K, Mahutte NG, Arici A, Sakkas D, Taylor HS. Effect of estradiol on oocyte development. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Mar; 104(3):230-2.
  4. Henry DE, Cheng YW, Shaffer BL, Kaimal AJ, Bianco K, Caughey AB. Perinatal outcomes in the setting of active phase arrest of labor. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Nov; 112(5):1109-15.
  5. Glenn OA, Bianco K, Barkovich AJ, Callen PW, Parer JT. Fetal cerebellar hemorrhage in parvovirus-associated non-immune hydrops fetalis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007 Oct; 20(10):769-72.
  6. Zhou Y, Bianco K, Huang L, Nien JK, McMaster M, Romero R, Fisher SJ. Comparative analysis of maternal-fetal interface in preeclampsia and preterm labor. Cell Tissue Res. 2007 Sep; 329(3):559-69.
  7. Bianco K, Small M, Julien S, Kershaw T, Michon M, Copel J. Second-trimester ductus venosus measurement and adverse perinatal outcome in fetuses with congenital heart disease. J Ultrasound Med. 2006 Aug; 25(8):979-82; quiz 983.
  8. Bianco K, Caughey AB, Shaffer BL, Davis R, Norton ME. History of miscarriage and increased incidence of fetal aneuploidy in subsequent pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May; 107(5):1098-102.

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