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, Nieuwoudt C, Reeder CF, Swamy GK.
Infections in pregnancy and the role of vaccines. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2018 Jun;45(2):369-388.

Towers CV, Fortner KB.
Infant follow-up postdelivery from a hepatitis C viral load positive mother. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2018 Mar 27:1-81.

Towers CV, Shelton S, van Nes J, Gregory E, Liske E, Smalley A, Mobley E, Faircloth B, Fortner KB.
Preoperative cesarean section intravenous acetaminophen treatment for postoperative pain control: A randomized double-blinded placebo control trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Adebanjo T, Godfred-Cato S, Viens L, Fischer M, Staples JE, Kuhnert-Tallman W, Walke H, Oduyebo T, Polen K, Peacock G, Meaney-Delman D, Honein MA, Rasmussen SA, Moore CA, Contributors: Alleyne EO, Badell M, Bale JF Jr, Barfield WD, Beigi R, Berrocal AM, Blackmore C, Blank EC, Pitre JB, Boyle C, Conners E, Curry C, Danila RN, De La Vega A, DeBiasi RL, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Dolan SM, Driggers RW, Dziuban E, Eichwald J, Eppes C, Fehrenbach N, Fisher M, Fortner KB, Garbarczyk E, Garcia F, Gaw S, Godoshian V, Gonzalez IA, Green C, Griffin DD, Hall M, Houtrow A, Hudak M, Hunter LL, Kimberlin D, Lawrence LM, Lee EH, Leeb R, Levine D, Malave C, Maldonado YB, Mofenson L, Mulkey SB, Munoz FM, Needle S, Oram C, Pasley CG, Carlos MP, Pensirikul A, Petersen EE, Platt L, Prakalapakorn SG, Reagan-Steiner S, Rodriguez J, Rosenblum E, Sanchez PJ, Cortes MS, Schonfeld DJ, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Sidelinger DE, Tait VF, Valencia-Prado M, Waddell LF, Warren MD, Wiley S, Yamada E, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Ysern F, Zahn CM.
Update: Interim guidance for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection - United States, October 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2017 Oct 20;66(41):1089-1099.

Current Presentations

Fortner KB, Kilgore LC. Recognition and management of abnormally adherent placenta Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Towers CV, Hyatt BH, Visconti KC, Chernicky L, Chattin K, Fortner KB. Neonatal head circumference in newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Towers CV, Katz E, Liske E, Howard B, Wolfe L, Fortner K. Psychosocial background of pregnant women with opiate use disorder (OUD). Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Shelton S, Towers C, VanNes J, Gregory E, Liske E, Smalley A, Mobley E, Faircloth B, Fortner K. Preoperative Cesarean section intravenous acetaminophen and postoperative pain control: A blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 84th Annual Meeting; 2017 Oct 18-21; Scottsdale, AZ.

Reeder C, Towers C, Clark C, Chernicky L, Zite N, Fortner K. Rate of histologic chorioamnionitis among parturients with intrapartum fever. Presented at Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2017 Aug 10-12; Park City, UT.

Gregory E, Fortner K, Dudney T, Wolfe L. Septic arthritis in pregnancy: The great imitator. Presented at Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2017 Aug 10-12; Park City, UT.

Fortner KB. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists expert forum on the diagnosis, evaluation, and management, of congenital Zika virus infection. Presented at The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Headquaters (Invited Lecture); 2017 Aug 30-31; Atlanta, GA.

Fortner KB, Kilgore LC. Abnormal placentation: Strategies for prevention, diagnosis, management. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 6-9; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Nosocomial infections. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Invited Lecture); 2017 Jan 24; Las Vegas, NV.

van Nes J, Perry J, Fortner K. A multidisciplinary approach to operative vaginal delivery simulation. Presented at 9th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference; 2016 Nov 18-19; Nashville, TN.

Fortner KB. Hepatitis C: Concepts and updates. Presented at 30th Annual Conference on High Risk Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 29 - Oct 1; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Identification and management of CMV in pregnancy. Presented at 30th Annual Conference on High Risk Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 29 - Oct 1; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Pertussis: Resurgence, detection, and prevention. Presented at 30th Annual Conference on High Risk Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 29 - Oct 1; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Global health threat: Zika virus and pregnancy. Presented at Vanderbilt University 42nd Annual High Risk Obstetrical Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14; Nashville, TN.

Fortner KB. Influenza: The viral that still humbles. Presented at Vanderbilt University 42nd Annual High Risk Obstetrical Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14; Nashville, TN.

Barrett KM, Black L, Edwards KM, Fortner KB. Antenatal vaccine compliance with ACIP guidelines during three subsequent years following guideline change. Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2016 Aug 11-13; Annapolis, MD.

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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