The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kimberly Fortner, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, OB/GYN
Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Education

Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Internship

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

Residency

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty Diplomate in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Current Publications

Fortner KB, Grotegut CA, Ransom CE, Bentley RC, Feng L, Lan L, Heine RP, Seed PC, Murtha AP.
Bacteria localization and chorion thinning among preterm premature rupture of membranes. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 8;9(1):e83338. eCollection 2014.

Sheffield JS, Munoz FM, Beigi RH, Rasmussen SA, Edwards KM, Read JS, Heine RP, Ault KA, Swamy GK, Jevaji I, Spong CY, Fortner KB, Patel SM, Nesin M.
Research on vaccines during pregnancy: Reference values for vital signs and laboratory assessments. Vaccine. 2013 Sep 13;31(40):4264-73. Epub 2013 Jul 29.

Munoz FM, Sheffield JS, Beigi RH, Read JS, Swamy GK, Jevaji I, Rasmussen SA, Edwards KM, Fortner KB, Patel SM, Spong CY, Ault K, Heine RP, Nesin M.
Research on vaccines during pregnancy: Protocol design and assessment of safety. Vaccine. 2013 Sep 13;31(40):4274-9. Epub 2013 Jul 29.

Current Presentations

Fortner KB. Cytomegalovirus in pregnancy. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Fortner KB, Edwards KM, Broder KR, Jimenez N, Yuwei Z, Walter EB, Heine RP, Moro P, Liang JL, Swamy GK. Reactogenicity of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant women. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Fortner KB. Intrapartum group B streptococcus prophylaxis and future strategies. Presented at St. Thomas Annual High Risk OB Conference (Invited Lecture); 2015 Nov 13; Nashville, TN.

Fortner KB. Pertussis: Resurgence, treatment and prevention. Presented at St. Thomas Annual High Risk OB Conference (Invited Lecture); 2015 Nov 13; Nashville, TN.

Fortner KB. Hepatitis C: Concepts and updates. Presented at Symposia Medicus 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics; 2015 Oct 21-24; Maui, HI.

Fortner KB. Maternal immunization recommendations for women's health providers. Presented at Symposia Medicus 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics; 2015 Oct 21-24; Maui, HI.

Fortner KB. Women's health practices: How to influence influenza prevention! Presented at Symposia Medicus 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics; 2015 Oct 21-24; Maui, HI.

Fortner KB. Perinatal GBS vaccines: How close are we? Presented at American Society of Microbiology and the International Society of Chemotherapy - Joint ICAAC/ICC Meeting; 2015 Sep 17-21; San Diego, CA.

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