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Marya Zlatnik, M.D.


Dr. Marya G. Zlatnik 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 in San Francisco and at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. Her research interests include obstetrical ultrasound and preterm labor.

Zlatnik earned a medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and a master's program in medical science at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. 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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University of Iowa School of Medicine 1993


University of Texas Medical Branch 1997


University of Texas Medical Branch 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jackson RA, Gardner S, Torres LN, Huchko MJ, Zlatnik MG, Williams JC. My Obstetrician Got Me Fired: How Work Notes Can Harm Pregnant Patients and What to Do About It. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):250-4.
  2. Lewkowitz AK, O'Donnell BE, Nakagawa S, Vargas JE, Zlatnik MG. Social media messaging in pregnancy: comparing content of Text4baby to content of free smart phone applications of pregnancy. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Mar 3; 1-7.
  3. Vesterinen HM, Johnson PI, Atchley DS, Sutton P, Lam J, Zlatnik MG, Sen S, Woodruff TJ. Fetal growth and maternal glomerular filtration rate: a systematic review. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Nov 10; 1-16.
  4. Lyndon A, Zlatnik MG, Maxfield DG, Lewis A, McMillan C, Kennedy HP. Contributions of clinical disconnections and unresolved conflict to failures in intrapartum safety. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2014 Jan-Feb; 43(1):2-12.
  5. Jacobson CH, Zlatnik MG, Kennedy HP, Lyndon A. Nurses' perspectives on the intersection of safety and informed decision making in maternity care. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 42(5):577-87.
  6. Maxfield DG, Lyndon A, Kennedy HP, O'Keeffe DF, Zlatnik MG. Confronting safety gaps across labor and delivery teams. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov; 209(5):402-408.e3.
  7. Encarnacion B, Zlatnik MG. Cesarean delivery technique: evidence or tradition? A review of the evidence-based cesarean delivery. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2012 Aug; 67(8):483-94.
  8. Salmeen K, Zlatnik M. The oldest gravidas: a review of pregnancy risks in women over 45. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2011 Sep; 66(9):580-90.
  9. Lyndon A, Zlatnik MG, Wachter RM. Effective physician-nurse communication: a patient safety essential for labor and delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Aug; 205(2):91-6.
  10. Zlatnik MG, Little SE, Kohli P, Kaimal AJ, Stotland NE, Caughey AB. When should women with placenta previa be delivered? A decision analysis. J Reprod Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 55(9-10):373-81.
  11. Kaimal AJ, Zlatnik MG, Cheng YW, Thiet MP, Connatty E, Creedy P, Caughey AB. Effect of a change in policy regarding the timing of prophylactic antibiotics on the rate of postcesarean delivery surgical-site infections. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Sep; 199(3):310.e1-5.
  12. Zlatnik MG, Cheng YW, Norton ME, Thiet MP, Caughey AB. Placenta previa and the risk of preterm delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007 Oct; 20(10):719-23.
  13. Caughey AB, Sandberg PL, Zlatnik MG, Thiet MP, Parer JT, Laros RK. Forceps compared with vacuum: rates of neonatal and maternal morbidity. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Nov; 106(5 Pt 1):908-12.
  14. Reddy UM, Baschat AA, Zlatnik MG, Towbin JA, Harman CR, Weiner CP. Detection of viral deoxyribonucleic acid in amniotic fluid: association with fetal malformation and pregnancy abnormalities. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2005 May-Jun; 20(3):203-7.
  15. Zlatnik MG, Olson G, Bukowski R, Saade GR. Amniotic fluid index measured with the aid of color flow Doppler. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2003 Apr; 13(4):242-5.
  16. Copland JA, Zlatnik MG, Ives KL, Soloff MS. Oxytocin receptor regulation and action in a human granulosa-lutein cell line. Biol Reprod. 2002 May; 66(5):1230-6.
  17. Olson G, Saade GR, Zlatnik M, Dildy GA, Belfort M. The effect of fetal neck position on nuchal fold thickness. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Oct; 183(4):995-7.
  18. Zlatnik MG, Copland JA, Ives K, Soloff MS. Functional oxytocin receptors in a human endometrial cell line. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Apr; 182(4):850-5.
  19. Andres RL, Saade G, Gilstrap LC, Wilkins I, Witlin A, Zlatnik F, Hankins GV. Association between umbilical blood gas parameters and neonatal morbidity and death in neonates with pathologic fetal acidemia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Oct; 181(4):867-71.
  20. Zlatnik MG, Buhimschi I, Chwalisz K, Liao QP, Saade GR, Garfield RE. The effect of indomethacin and prostacyclin agonists on blood pressure in a rat model of preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 May; 180(5):1191-5.

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