Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist at Allegheny Health Network
Get to know Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew, who serves patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York Feb 16, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – A seasoned physician, Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew is the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Chief Clinical Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. As such, she works with leaders across AHN to shape an inclusive workplace culture and equitable health care delivery and outcomes for all patients and communities served. Her experiences as a nurse, distinguished professor, naval officer, global health strategist, an obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in global health issues bring a unique perspective to her role.
A nationally recognized leader in diversity and global health and as an expert in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), she also sees patients 13 and older at AHN Downtown on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh. She provides personalized care and has a specialized focus on women whose health care needs are often underserved, including those living with HIV.
Born a Pennsylvania coal miner’s daughter, Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew launched a career in health care and public service as a nurse. While working, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, followed by a Master of Public Policy & Management degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School. She then went on to complete her Adult Nurse Practitioner degree and Master of Education degree from California State University.
Subsequently, with her husband’s support, she enlisted in the US Navy and completed her medical education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, before completing an internship at the Naval Hospital Portsmouth. Finally, she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her research fellowship in family planning and contraception at Magee Women’s Hospital.
An authority in her field, the doctor is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The mission of the ABOG is to define specialty standards, certify obstetricians and gynecologists, and facilitate continuous learning to advance knowledge, practice, and professionalism in women’s health.
In her professional experience, Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew serves as the Founder and current CEO and President of JUSTWONDOOR (Women and Newborns, Diversity, Outreach, Opportunity, and Research), a program that aims to educate global medical providers through local and international health care collaborations.
Throughout her illustrious career, she has served as an attending physician within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She was also the Director and Edgar B. Jackson Jr., MD, Endowed Chair in Clinical Excellence & Diversity at the University Hospitals Center for Clinical Excellence and Diversity.
Active in academia, Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew serves as an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean of Students at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) is the medical specialty that encompasses the two subspecialties of obstetrics (covering pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period) and gynecology (covering the health of the female reproductive system – vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts).
Learn More about Dr. Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew:
Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3070840-Margaret-Larkins-Pettigrew-Doctor or through Allegheny Health Network, https://findcare.ahn.org/Margaret-Larkins-Pettigrew
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