Jacquelyn Adams, MD
Assistant Professor (CHS)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Cavadini


B.S. Marshall University, Huntington, WV

M.D. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

Residency Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron, OH

Fellowship University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Honors and Awards

Louis M. Walker Award,
For resident achievement in both obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Health System.Academic Achievement Award,
Given to the resident with highest CREOG exam scores for four years

Women’s Health Service And Leadership Award,
Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternal Fetal Medicine 2nd Place Award,
Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

First place in original research across Northeast Ohio Medical University teaching sites in
obstetrics and gynecology, Northeast Ohio Medical University Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Day

The Robert Flora and Linda Upp Award,
Given for outstanding research in women’s health at Summa Health System Post Graduate
Research Day


Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Metformin Exposure and Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Jenna L Racine, Jacquelyn H Adams, Kathleen M Antony, Kara K Hoppe, Jesus I Iruretagoyena, Katharina S Stewart, April Eddy, Janine S Rhoades

Published Date: May, 2021 - pmid:33940652 - American journal of perinatology

Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese women: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Kathleen M Antony, Jacquelyn H Adams, Laura Jacques, Scott Hetzel, Richard J Chappell, Sarah E Gnadt, Amye J Tevaarwerk

Published Date: January, 2021 - pmid:33451596 - American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM

A Matter of Time: Does Gestational Age Affect the Duration of the Fetal Anatomic Survey?

John R Poehlmann, Ainsley Timmel, Jacquelyn H Adams, Vivek K Gupta, Janine S Rhoades, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara K Hoppe, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: November, 2020 - pmid:33155692 - Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examination Duration and Association With Body Mass Index

Vivek K Gupta, Jacquelyn H Adams, Timothy Heiser, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara K Hoppe, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: September, 2019 - pmid:31503163 - Obstetrics and gynecology

Management of Maternal Cardiac Arrest in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study

Jacquelyn Adams, Jose R Cepeda Brito, Lauren Baker, Patrick G Hughes, M David Gothard, Michele L McCarroll, Jocelyn Davis, Angela Silber, Rami A Ahmed

Published Date: August, 2016 - pmid:27555967 - Critical care research and practice

Use of nonpathogenic, green fluorescent protein-marked Escherichia coli Biotype I cultures to evaluate the self-cleansing capabilities of a commercial beef grinding system after a contamination event

Jennifer A Wages, Jennifer Williams, Jacquelyn Adams, Bruce George, Eric Oxford, Dan Zelenka

Published Date: November, 2014 - pmid:25364922 - Journal of food protection

Beliefs about preventive care, individual health, and lifestyle change among low-income African American women at risk for diabetes

Adam M Bernstein, Natalie Rudd, Gina Gendy, Kristie Moffett, Jacquelyn Adams, Scott Steele, Michelle Frietchen

Published Date: December, 2013 - pmid:24304627 - Holistic nursing practice

Using autoethnography to reclaim the 'place of healing' in mental health care

J Liggins, R A Kearns, P J Adams

Published Date: July, 2012 - pmid:22795913 - Social science & medicine (1982)

Analysis of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of toxicity: potential roles of toxicogenomics and proteomics in toxicology

S W Burchiel, C M Knall, J W Davis, R S Paules, S E Boggs, C A Afshari

Published Date: February, 2001 - pmid:11158710 - Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology

Operation, formulary decision-making activities of a P & T Committee in a managed care setting

J Adams, J Richardson

Published Date: April, 1991 - pmid:10109798 - Hospital formulary

Adams’ research on metformin and gestational weight gain highlighted in MDEdge

Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Jacquelyn Adams, MD! Adams presented the poster Weight gain in pregnancy: can metformin steady the scales? at the 2020 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Grapevine, TX this February. Her research was highlighted in an article published on MDEdge.

Less gestational weight gain seen with metformin” describes Adams’ study comparing gestational weight gain for women who used metformin for diabetes or prediabetes during their pregnancy to weight gain of women who were not treated with metformin. The study found that metformin exposure at any point in pregnancy was associated with a significantly greater chance of appropriate – rather than excessive – weight gain.

“This is an important finding, said Dr. Adams, because previous work has shown that less weight gain in pregnancy is associated with lower risk for hypertension and preeclampsia, and lower rates of fetal macrosomia.

What about infant outcomes? Dr. Adams said that there were many concerns about metformin: “Would it affect baby outcome? Were those babies more likely to be hypoglycemic? Were they more likely to be growth restricted? Were they more likely to have issues in the NICU? And the answer was really, ‘No.’ ”

Read the whole article here. Amazing work, Dr. Adams!

UW Ob-Gyn residents, fellows, faculty have strong showing at SMFM annual conference

Faculty and fellows from the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as UW Ob-Gyn residents, brought an abundance of amazing research to the 2020 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Grapevine, TX in early February! Just a few of their exciting accomplishments:

  • Janine Rhoades, MD, served as a reviewer for conference abstracts
  • Fellow Jacquelyn Adams, MD’s poster “Weight gain in pregnancy: can metformin steady the scales?” received a profile in MDEdge (read more here!)

Members of the department brought several great posters detailing their recent research accomplishments:

Congratulations to all who presented and attended! What an incredible showing from our department this year. 

Antony’s OBLido study published in AJOG MFM

A study by Katie Antony, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternal-Fetal Medicine! Jackie Adams, MD, of the MFM Division, and Laura Jacques, MD, of the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, co-authored the study.

Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese women: a pilot randomized controlled trial” assessed the impact of using lidocaine patches around cesarean incisions in patients with obesity in their overall opioid use.

The pilot study included 61 participants, who were randomized into trial or placebo group. The study assessed cumulative opioid dose within 24 hours after cesarean delivery, as well as pain and patent satisfaction:

“This pilot suggests that 5% lidocaine patches applied superior and lateral to the cesarean incision are not effective at reducing the average total dose of morphine milligram equivalents administered in the first 24 hours after cesarean delivery among women with obesity, and they did not seem to improve median pain scores. An appropriately powered randomized trial would not be expected to demonstrate reduction in opioid use or pain." 

Read the whole study here!

UW Ob-Gyn brings research, developments to 2021 SMFM Conference

Faculty, residents, fellows, researchers and more brought numerous posters and presentations to the virtual 2021 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting at the end of January! Learn more about the wealth of research shared by our colleagues at the conference:


Racial disparities in post-operative pain experience and treatment following cesarean birth

John Poehlmann; Tiffany Green, Katie Antony, Amy Godecker


Trouble with the curve: Is an ultrasound growth curve needed to predict SGA infants?

Bradley Bosse; Jacquelyn Adams, Melissa Meyer, John Poehlmann, Janine Rhoades, Igor Iruretagoyena

Obtaining accurate blood pressures: A quality improvement initiative to increase obstetric nursing knowledge and confidence

Matt Wagar; Jacquelyn Adams, Amy Godecker, Katie Antony

Prediction of vaginal delivery utilizing intrapartum transperineal ultrasound

Stephanie Peace; Melissa Meyer, Jacquelyn Adams, Katie Antony; Luther Gaston

Comparing 32-week vs 36-week growth ultrasound for prediction of LGA infants in obese gravidae

John Poehlmann; Jacquelyn Adams, Melissa Meyer, Jenna Racine, Janine Rhoades, Igor Iruretagoyena

Impact of a Standardized Post-Cesarean Analgesia Regimen on Postpartum Opioid Use

Melissa Meyer; Katie Antony

The impact of pre-existing maternal anxiety on pain and opioid use following cesarean birth

John Poehlmann; Amy Godecker, Katie Antony

Blood pressure pattern of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is highly affected by obesity

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe co-authored

Postpartum blood pressure of Black women is significantly higher compared to non-Black women

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe co-authored

Did institutional changes and patient behaviors surrounding COVID-19 affect perinatal outcomes?

Jenna Racine; Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara Hoppe

Distance matters. The effect of distance to the hospital on estimated blood loss.

Kara Hoppe; Alexa Lowry

Blood pressure pattern pre-pregnancy through 42-day postpartum of women with preeclampsia, gestational, and chronic hypertension

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe