Heather Frey, MD

College of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
395 W. 12th Ave., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43210

Dr. Frey specializes in maternal fetal medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Her research is primarily focused on preterm birth prevention and optimization of labor management. She’s also interested in further exploring the intrapartum care of pregnant individuals with obesity.

Dr. Frey is devoted to using her clinical research training and experience to mentor junior colleagues, including medical students, residents and fellows. She’s director of Resident Research for the department and serves as the director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship program.

Research interests

  • Labor management
  • Intrapartum care of women with obesity
  • Preterm birth prevention
  • Prevention of maternal and infant mortality


  • Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation: Washington University, St. Louis
  • Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Nicholas J. Teteris, MD, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2015