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

Dr. Venkatesh is an obstetrician and gynecologist, maternal fetal medicine specialist and a doctoral-trained epidemiologist. He’s jointly appointed in the Division of Epidemiology of the College of Public Health and is active with The Ohio State University’s Institute for Population Research.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Venkatesh’s mission is to improve maternal and child outcomes in high-risk pregnancies using innovative approaches that integrate clinical trials, perinatal epidemiology and precision medicine. His research has focused on the intersection between medical comorbidities in pregnancy like infectious diseases, diabetes and psychiatric illness, with obstetrical complications including postpartum hemorrhage and peripartum infection.

Dr. Venkatesh has methodological expertise in clinical trials, longitudinal cohort studies and clinical prediction models using both statistical methods and machine learning. He’s authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.

Research interests

  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Reproductive infectious diseases
  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Clinical predictive models in obstetrics
  • Disparities in adverse pregnancy outcomes


  • Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • PhD: Brown University
  • Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine and Global Women’s Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Quilligan Scholar, The Pregnancy Foundation and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Young Investigator Award, Perinatal Research Society, 2019