Kara Rood

Kara Rood, MD

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a maternal fetal medicine physician, every day that I practice medicine in the office or on the labor floor is completely different. I often refer to my specialty as “surprise medicine” since I never know what to expect when helping high-risk pregnant patients. I often see patients who are managing complex conditions during pregnancy, including hypertension, substance use or cancer, to name a few. I also use ultrasounds to diagnose fetal anomalies such as brain and heart defects and perform amniocentesis to check for genetic abnormalities. Part of my job involves consulting patients about lethal fetal anomalies and other issues that can affect growth and survival of unborn and newborn babies.

Academia is a rigorous career path, but reaps many rewards. By working at an academic medical center, I have freedom to dig deep into important questions and share answers with my peer academics, students and practitioners. Before coming to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I was actively involved in the research and publishing of peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. I’m pleased to continue research on hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, substance use and misuse during pregnancy, and postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Medical Director of Substance Abuse, Treatment, Education and Prevention Program (STEPP)

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Pregnancy, High-Risk
  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Reproductive Health

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Saba School of Medicine, The Bottom,
5/1/2005 - 1/30/2009


Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010


Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

More About My Work

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Rood 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.

  • Alydia Health