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Brett Einerson
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Brett Einerson, MD, MPH, FACOG

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

U of U Health Elko Specialty Clinic

Maternal Fetal Medicine Outreach Clinic
801-213-2995

University of Utah Hospital

University Maternal Fetal Medicine, Area E
801-213-2995
  • CLINICAL PRACTICE

    Dr. Einerson is a physician and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) expert at the University of Utah Health. He sees patients who have complex pregnancies or health conditions that can complicate pregnancy. His medical practice includes consultations with patients who already have an OBGYN or midwife, ultrasound consultations, prenatal care for complex pregnancies, deliveries of complex and routine pregnancies, and postpartum follow-up care. He sees patients for consultation and prenatal care in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah Medical Center and in Elko, Nevada at the University of Utah Specialty Clinic. He performs procedures and delivers pregnant patients at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Dr. Einerson takes care of patients with all types of high-risk pregnancy issues and specializes in placenta problems (including placenta accreta spectrum, placenta previa, and vasa previa), twin or triplet pregnancies, cervical insufficiency, and fetal genetic differences.

    Dr. Einerson performs a multitude of testing options and procedures in pregnancy including ultrasounds of the fetus and placenta starting in the first trimester, genetic screening, amniocentesis (collecting amniotic fluid) for genetic diagnosis, cerclage and other treatments to prevent preterm birth, vaginal birth, cesarean birth, vaginal delivery of complex situations (like twins and breech-presenting babies), external cephalic version (turning a breech or transverse baby to head-down) and treatments for placenta accreta spectrum including cesarean hysterectomy or conservative management.

    RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

    Dr. Einerson is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at the University of Utah.

    Dr. Einerson’s research focuses on placenta accreta spectrum, severe maternal morbidity, quality improvement and patient safety, obstetric and postpartum hemorrhage, and cost-effectiveness. He has ongoing funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD, K23HD106009) to study alternative treatments for placenta accreta spectrum (PAS). He was the recipient of a career develop award through the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network to study the cost of care in patients undergoing induction of labor or expectant management at term in the ARRIVE trial. His research is supported by the University of Utah Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program and the Utah OBGYN Research Network (OGRN). His peer reviewed research has been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (BJOG), and BMJ Open. In 2020, he received the Roy M. Pitkin Award on behalf of the Department for an outstanding research publication in Obstetrics & Gynecology (PMID 32541288).

    Dr. Einerson is a nationally recognized clinical expert in diagnosis and management of placenta accreta spectrum disorders (PAS). He is Director of the Utah Placenta Accreta Program at the University of Utah. As one of the busiest referral programs for PAS in the United States, the program provides internationally recognized, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approaches to diagnosis, treatment, patient-centered support for those affected by PAS. He is a Board Member of the Pan American Society for Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS2) and serves as that society’s Publications Committee Chair. In 2020 and 2021 he was co-director of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Accreta Scientific Forum. In October 2022, he and the University of Utah hosted the 4th Annual National meeting of PAS2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Given this expertise, he has been a speaker, lecturer, and podcast guest to discuss PAS for regional and national events including SMFM Post-Graduate Courses and Accreta Scientific Forum, the PAS2 National Conference, the Vanderbilt High Risk Pregnancy Seminar, the Park City Postgraduate OBGYN Course, the Healthful Woman Podcast, and CREOGs Over Coffee Podcast.

    Dr. Einerson is an engaged leader, award-winning educator, and effective mentor. He was a member of the SMFM Patient Safety and Quality Committee from 2016 to 2022, where he authored the SMFM Placenta Accreta Spectrum Safety Checklist. Locally, he is the Medical Director of Obstetric Emergency Services (OBES) at University of Utah Health Medical Center, Chair of the University of Utah Severe Maternal Morbidity Review Committee, and Member of the University Transfusion Committee. He is Associate Program Director (Research) for the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship. A devoted medical educator, he has received eight teaching awards from medical students and residents, including twice being named the recipient of the National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology (CREOG) for promoting high standards of residency education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

    Dr. Einerson received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2011. He completed a Masters in Public Health in Health Care Leadership in 2010 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2015. Thereafter, he has been at the University of Utah, first for Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship (completed in 2018) and now as faculty in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FACOG) and is board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

    Link to his research at: Google Scholar | Scopus | ORCID

    Board Certification

    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 25 reviews )

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    July 06, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Einerson is amazing. My very 1st visit with him and I felt the welcomed. It felt as if I knew Dr. E for years. He did have a medical student and she was very nice to me and explained everything by a step by step basis. I know my risks and advantages of pregnancy. I have a clearer picture of what is in store for me.

    May 25, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Einerson listened carefully to all of our many questions and gave us clear and research based information. He was gracious with his time, and provided a helpful perspective, which greatly impacted our ability to make informed decisions about our family planning.

    January 12, 2023
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Hes always answering questions and is very informative to our questions

    December 16, 2022
    EXTERNAL SITE

    He is the best and his MA makes us feel welcomed and cared about ! Hes encouraging and gives me the confidence with my birth plan needed as a High Risk Patient . Ty Dr. Einerson and Blake ! For always reassuring us that the only stupid questions is not asking a question . Ty

    September 19, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I was pleased that the Dr contacted a surgeon/specialist and together they me hope in a smaller easier solution than what I had originally been told from other Dr's.

    August 29, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Awesome care, thank you

    August 06, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Conversation about serious medical issue was frank, honest, and full of empathy. Doctor took a significant amount of time with me. He could not have dove a better job.

    May 14, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I love working with Dr einerson. He is the best.

  • CLINICAL PRACTICE

    Dr. Einerson is a physician and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) expert at the University of Utah Health. He sees patients who have complex pregnancies or health conditions that can complicate pregnancy. His medical practice includes consultations with patients who already have an OBGYN or midwife, ultrasound consultations, prenatal care for complex pregnancies, deliveries of complex and routine pregnancies, and postpartum follow-up care. He sees patients for consultation and prenatal care in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah Medical Center and in Elko, Nevada at the University of Utah Specialty Clinic. He performs procedures and delivers pregnant patients at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Dr. Einerson takes care of patients with all types of high-risk pregnancy issues and specializes in placenta problems (including placenta accreta spectrum, placenta previa, and vasa previa), twin or triplet pregnancies, cervical insufficiency, and fetal genetic differences.

    Dr. Einerson performs a multitude of testing options and procedures in pregnancy including ultrasounds of the fetus and placenta starting in the first trimester, genetic screening, amniocentesis (collecting amniotic fluid) for genetic diagnosis, cerclage and other treatments to prevent preterm birth, vaginal birth, cesarean birth, vaginal delivery of complex situations (like twins and breech-presenting babies), external cephalic version (turning a breech or transverse baby to head-down) and treatments for placenta accreta spectrum including cesarean hysterectomy or conservative management.

    RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

    Dr. Einerson is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at the University of Utah.

    Dr. Einerson’s research focuses on placenta accreta spectrum, severe maternal morbidity, quality improvement and patient safety, obstetric and postpartum hemorrhage, and cost-effectiveness. He has ongoing funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD, K23HD106009) to study alternative treatments for placenta accreta spectrum (PAS). He was the recipient of a career develop award through the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network to study the cost of care in patients undergoing induction of labor or expectant management at term in the ARRIVE trial. His research is supported by the University of Utah Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program and the Utah OBGYN Research Network (OGRN). His peer reviewed research has been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (BJOG), and BMJ Open. In 2020, he received the Roy M. Pitkin Award on behalf of the Department for an outstanding research publication in Obstetrics & Gynecology (PMID 32541288).

    Dr. Einerson is a nationally recognized clinical expert in diagnosis and management of placenta accreta spectrum disorders (PAS). He is Director of the Utah Placenta Accreta Program at the University of Utah. As one of the busiest referral programs for PAS in the United States, the program provides internationally recognized, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approaches to diagnosis, treatment, patient-centered support for those affected by PAS. He is a Board Member of the Pan American Society for Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS2) and serves as that society’s Publications Committee Chair. In 2020 and 2021 he was co-director of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Accreta Scientific Forum. In October 2022, he and the University of Utah hosted the 4th Annual National meeting of PAS2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Given this expertise, he has been a speaker, lecturer, and podcast guest to discuss PAS for regional and national events including SMFM Post-Graduate Courses and Accreta Scientific Forum, the PAS2 National Conference, the Vanderbilt High Risk Pregnancy Seminar, the Park City Postgraduate OBGYN Course, the Healthful Woman Podcast, and CREOGs Over Coffee Podcast.

    Dr. Einerson is an engaged leader, award-winning educator, and effective mentor. He was a member of the SMFM Patient Safety and Quality Committee from 2016 to 2022, where he authored the SMFM Placenta Accreta Spectrum Safety Checklist. Locally, he is the Medical Director of Obstetric Emergency Services (OBES) at University of Utah Health Medical Center, Chair of the University of Utah Severe Maternal Morbidity Review Committee, and Member of the University Transfusion Committee. He is Associate Program Director (Research) for the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship. A devoted medical educator, he has received eight teaching awards from medical students and residents, including twice being named the recipient of the National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology (CREOG) for promoting high standards of residency education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

    Dr. Einerson received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2011. He completed a Masters in Public Health in Health Care Leadership in 2010 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2015. Thereafter, he has been at the University of Utah, first for Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship (completed in 2018) and now as faculty in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FACOG) and is board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

    Link to his research at: Google Scholar | Scopus | ORCID

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Obstetrics & Gynecology -Primary
    Academic Divisions Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Education history

    Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Resident
    Health Care Leadership Program - University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health M.P.H.
    Professional Medical Medicine - Wake Forest University School of Medicine M.D.
    Biology - Bethel University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Lee W, Fox KA, Cassady CI, Collins S, Einerson BD, Hobson SR, Palacios-Jaraquemada JM, Shrivastava VK (2021). Placenta Accreta Spectrum 2021: Roundtable Discussion. J Ultrasound Med. (Read full article)
    2. Einerson BD, Weiniger CF (2021). Placenta accreta spectrum disorder: updates on anesthetic and surgical management strategies. Int J Obstet Anesth, 46, 102975. (Read full article)
    3. Swanson K, Debbink M, Letourneau JM, Kuppermann M, Einerson BD (2021). Association of multifetal gestation with obstetric and neonatal outcomes in gestational carrier pregnancies. J Assist Reprod Genet, 38(3), 661-667. (Read full article)
    4. Ibrahim Y, Einerson B, Carrell DT, Emery BR, Johnstone E (2020). The hamster egg penetration test may decrease intracytoplasmic sperm injection utilization while maintaining high conventional fertilization rates. Asian J Androl, 23(1), 11-15. (Read full article)
    5. Swanson K, Letourneau JM, Kuppermann M, Einerson BD (2020). Obstetric morbidity in gestational carrier pregnancies: a population-based study. J Assist Reprod Genet, 38(1), 177-183. (Read full article)
    6. Kuramoto G, Hammad IA, Einerson BD, Allshouse AA, Debbink M, Grainger DW, Silver RM, Okano T (2020). Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Sheets Improve Uterine Incision Repair in a Rodent Hysterotomy Model. Am J Perinatol, 39(11), 1212-1222. (Read full article)
    7. Shainker SA, Silver RM, Modest AM, Hacker MR, Hecht JL, Salahuddin S, Dillon ST, Ciampa EJ, DAlton ME, Otu HH, Abuhamad AZ, Einerson BD, Branch DW, Wylie BJ, Libermann TA, Karumanchi SA (2020). Placenta accreta spectrum: biomarker discovery using plasma proteomics. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 223(3), 433.e1-433.e14. (Read full article)
    8. Swanson K, Letourneau JM, Kuppermann M, Einerson BD (2020). Reproductive Travel of Intended Parents for Delivery of Gestational Carrier Pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol, 136(3), 591-596. (Read full article)
    9. Carusi DA, Fox KA, Lyell DJ, Perlman NC, Aalipour S, Einerson BD, Belfort MA, Silver RM, Shamshirsaz AA (2020). Placenta Accreta Spectrum Without Placenta Previa. Obstet Gynecol, 136(3), 458-465. (Read full article)
    10. Grover B, Einerson BD, Keenan KD, Gibbins KJ, Callaway E, Lopez S, Silver RM (2020). Patient-Reported Health Outcomes and Quality of Life after Peripartum Hysterectomy for Placenta Accreta Spectrum. Am J Perinatol. (Read full article)
    11. Monson M, Heuser C, Einerson BD, Esplin I, Snow G, Varner M, Esplin MS (2020). Evaluation of an external fetal electrocardiogram monitoring system: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 223(2), 244.e1-244.e12. (Read full article)
    12. Swanson K, Letourneau JM, Kuppermann M, Einerson BD (2020). Association of Obstetric and Neonatal Outcomes With Deviation From Guidelines for Gestational Carriers. Obstet Gynecol, 136(2), 387-393. (Read full article)
    13. Einerson BD, Nelson RE, Sandoval G, Esplin MS, Branch DW, Metz TD, Silver RM, Grobman WA, Reddy UM, Varner M, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units MFMU Network (2021). Cost of Elective Labor Induction Compared With Expectant Management in Nulliparous Women. Obstet Gynecol, 136(1), 19-25. (Read full article)
    14. Einerson BD (2020). Should patients in the third trimester with a history of bariatric surgery receive growth ultrasound? BJOG, 127(7), 847. (Read full article)
    15. Einerson BD, Comstock J, Silver RM, Branch DW, Woodward PJ, Kennedy A (2020). Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder: Uterine Dehiscence, Not Placental Invasion. Obstet Gynecol, 135(5), 1104-1111. (Read full article)
    16. Einerson B (2020). Are there any good data to support outpatient cervical ripening? BJOG, 127(5), 580. (Read full article)
    17. Einerson BD, Grobman WA (2019). Elective induction of labor: friend or foe? Semin Perinatol, 44(2), 151214. (Read full article)
    18. Son SL, Benson AE, Hart Hayes E, Subramaniam A, Clark EAS, Einerson BD (2019). Outpatient Cervical Ripening: A Cost-Minimization and Threshold Analysis. Am J Perinatol, 37(3), 245-251. (Read full article)
    19. Einerson BD, Rodriguez CE, Silver RM, Donnelly MA, Kennedy AM, Woodward PJ (2020). Accuracy and Interobserver Reliability of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders. Am J Perinatol, 38, 960-967. (Read full article)
    20. Wu J, Einerson B, Shaw JM, Nygaard IE, Sheng X, Wolpern A, Egger MJ (2019). Association between sleep quality and physical activity in postpartum women. Sleep Health, 5(6), 598-605. (Read full article)
    21. Sudhof LS, Shainker SA, Einerson BD (2019). Tranexamic acid in the routine treatment of postpartum hemorrhage in the United States: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 221(3), 275.e1-275.e12. (Read full article)
    22. Einerson BD (2019). QALYs in obstetrics: not the whole story. BJOG, 126(10), 1251. (Read full article)
    23. Smid MC, Stone NM, Baksh L, Debbink MP, Einerson BD, Varner MW, Gordon AJ, Clark EAS (2019). Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths. Obstet Gynecol, 133(6), 1131-1140. (Read full article)
    24. Einerson BD, Rodriguez CE, Kennedy AM, Woodward PJ, Donnelly MA, Silver RM (2018). Magnetic resonance imaging is often misleading when used as an adjunct to ultrasound in the management of placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 218(6), 618.e1-618.e7. (Read full article)
    25. Gibbins KJ, Einerson BD, Varner MW, Silver RM (2018). Placenta previa and maternal hemorrhagic morbidity. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 31(4), 494-499. (Read full article)
    26. Einerson BD, Stehlikova Z, Nelson RE, Bellows BK, Kawamoto K, Clark EAS (2017). Transfusion Preparedness Strategies for Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Obstet Gynecol, 130(6), 1347-1355. (Read full article)
    27. Einerson BD, Son M, Schneider P, Fields I, Miller ES (2016). The association between intrauterine balloon tamponade duration and postpartum hemorrhage outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 216(3), 300.e1-300.e5. (Read full article)
    28. Son M, Einerson BD, Schneider P, Fields IC, Grobman WA, Miller ES (2017). Is There an Association Between Indication for Intrauterine Balloon Tamponade and Balloon Failure? Am J Perinatol, 34(2), 164-168. (Read full article)
    29. Einerson BD, Grobman WA, Miller ES (2016). Cost-effectiveness of risk-based screening for cervical length to prevent preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 215(1), 100.e1-7. (Read full article)
    30. Bortoletto P, Einerson BD, Miller ES, Milad MP (2015). A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Morcellation Hysterectomy for Fibroids. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 22(6S), S58. (Read full article)
    31. Bortoletto P, Einerson BD, Miller ES, Milad MP (2015). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Morcellation Hysterectomy for Myomas. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 22(5), 820-6. (Read full article)
    32. Einerson BD, Miller ES, Grobman WA (2015). Does a postpartum hemorrhage patient safety program result in sustained changes in management and outcomes? Am J Obstet Gynecol, 212(2), 140-4.e1. (Read full article)
    33. Miller ES, Einerson B, Sahabi S, Grobman WA (2014). Association between second-trimester cervical length and cesarean delivery in multiparas. J Ultrasound Med, 33(10), 1733-6. (Read full article)
    34. Einerson BD, Huffman JK, Istwan NB, Rhea DJ, Joy SD (2011). New gestational weight gain guidelines: an observational study of pregnancy outcomes in obese women. Obesity (Silver Spring), 19(12), 2361-4. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Shamshirsaz AA, Carusi D, Shainker SA, Einerson B, Khandelwal M, Erfani H, Shamshirsaz AA, Modest AM, Aalipour S, Fox KA, Lyell DJ, Belfort MA, Silver RM (2020). Characteristics and outcomes of placenta accreta spectrum in twins versus singletons: a study from the Pan American Society for Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS2). [Letter to the editor]. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 222(6), 624-625. (Read full article)
    2. Einerson BD (2018). How would you help a colleague dealing with the stress of an adverse outcome? A report from #BlueJC. [Letter to the editor]. BJOG, 125(8), 1044. (Read full article)
    3. Einerson BD (2017). A report from #BlueJC: Would you recommend cranberry capsules to prevent postoperative bacteriuria? [Letter to the editor]. BJOG, 125(1), 98. (Read full article)

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Falkner J, Einerson B (2017). Nights and Weekends on the Maternity Ward [Podcast]. Common Sense Pregnancy. Available: https://commonsensepregnancyparentingandpower.libsyn.com/68-nights-and-weekends-on-the-maternity-ward.