Heather Frey

Heather Frey, MD

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 31 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 15 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a maternal-fetal medicine physician, I care for women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk due to a current or prior pregnancy complication, maternal medical condition or fetal condition. One of the aspects I value most about my career is the relationships I form with patients and families during a pregnancy. By listening to my patients and learning about their values and experiences, we develop a care plan that not only promotes the health of the patient and her baby but is individualized to their unique circumstances. Women who come to a high-risk obstetrician for care often feel overwhelmed and worried. I understand the importance of clear and compassionate communication and that’s why I take time with my patients, to ensure that the care that I provide is thorough and that I address the questions and needs of the patient and her family.

Over the years, I’ve gained an appreciation for the role of the physician not only as a clinical provider but also as an educator and scientist. I recognize how my impact on maternal and child health can be amplified by educating others and performing research that leads to improved evidence-based care, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work at a preeminent academic medical center. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, my colleagues are similarly committed to providing personalized, exceptional care and addressing the biggest health challenges facing the communities that we serve through innovation and collaboration. My research focuses on labor management and the prevention of preterm birth. In particular, our research team seeks to better understand the relationship between maternal body mass index and labor and obstetric outcomes.

I love the opportunities I have to teach at the Ohio State College of Medicine. One of my roles in medical education is serving as the maternal-fetal medicine fellowship director. I’m also a research and career mentor to multiple residents and medical students. Supporting learners as they master new clinical skills and watching them as they develop into competent and compassionate physicians brings me great joy.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son. We like to cook, hike, travel and read together. I’m also fortunate to have extended family close by so family dinners and get-togethers are a frequent occurrence!
  • Nicholas J. Teteris, MD, Outstanding Teaching Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015
  • Director, Resident Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2018 – present
  • Fellowship Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2020 – present

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premature Birth
  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced
  • Preconception Care
  • Pregnancy, High-Risk
  • Reproductive Health

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
8/1/2003 - 5/31/2007


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

6/25/2007 - 6/30/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011


Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN (Subspecialty: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)

American Board of OB/GYN

American Board of OB/GYN (Subspecialty: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)

American Board of OB/GYN

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

31 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.2 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    Very friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2020

    Dr. Frey is a wonderful doctor and I'm so thankful for the excellent care she provides me & my baby during pregnancy. One of the best!

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

    You can tell Dr. Frey knows what she's talking about. I feel very confident that she knows what's best for me & my baby.

  • Reviewed on May 19, 2020


  • Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

    Did not make me feel at ease coming to OSU for delivery of my baby. When asked about precautions taken to prevent POTS related incident after delivery, she stated "nothing."

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Dr. Frey has been good to work with.

  • Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

    She was very kind, professional & knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Dr.Frey is always very good at listening, understanding, explaining things, & addressing concerns. She is genuinely caring & takes her time with you.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    I love Dr. Heather Frey. She is the reason my daughter is here. She listens and work really hard!

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    I love my doctor from the moment I met her 2 years ago!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Frey has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

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