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H. Frank Andersen, MD

Clinical Professor and Clinical Education Director, OBGYN
Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences


  • BA, Luther College
  • MD, University of Iowa
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology , University of Michigan
  • Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Clinical Informatics

Selected Publications

Andersen HF, Nugent CE, Wanty SD, Hayashi RH. Prediction of risk for preterm delivery by ultrasound measurement of cervical length. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1990; 163:859-67.

Andersen HF, Barclay ML. A computer model of uterine contractions based on discrete contractile elements. Obstet Gynecol 1995; 86:108-11.

Elkins TE, Andersen HF, Barclay M, Mason T, Bowdler N, and Anderson G. Court-ordered cesarean section: An analysis of ethical concerns in compelling cases. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989; 161:150-154.

Brown D, Andersen HF, and Elkins TE. An analysis of the ACOG and AAP ethics statements on conflicts in maternal-fetal care. J Clinical Ethics 1991; 2:19-22.

Freda MC, Andersen HF, Damus K, Poust D, Brustman L, and Merkatz IR. Lifestyle modification as an intervention for inner city women at high risk for preterm birth. J Advanced Nursing 1990; 15:364-372.

Freda MC, Andersen HF, Damus K, Merkatz IR. Are there differences in information given to private and public prenatal patients? Am J Obstet Gynecol 1993; 169:155-60.

Oakley D, Murtland T, Mayes F, Hayashi R, Petersen BA, Rorie C, Andersen HF. Processes of care: Comparisons of certified nurse-midwives and obstetricians. J Nurse-Midwifery 1995; 40:399-409.

Dighe M, Frederick I, Andersen HF, et al, for the International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century INTERGROWTH-21st). Implementation of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project in the United States. BJOG 2013;120 (Suppl. 2): 123–128.

Altman MR, Murphy SM, Fitzgerald CE, Andersen HF, Daratha KB. The cost of nurse-midwifery care: Use of interventions, resources, and associated costs in the hospital setting. Women’s Health Issues 2017; 27:434-440.

Additional Information

Frank has enjoyed a diverse career that spans both coasts and south (Texas), to the northwest. The common thread of his work has been training and preparing students, residents and physicians for a changing medical care landscape. His research passions include prevention of pre-term delivery, computer applications in medicine and collaborative health care models. He has taught and practiced in several international settings and travels regularly to Guatemala with teams providing rural medical care. At home he enjoys scuba diving, hiking and camping.

Frank Andersen
H. Frank Andersen, MD
Clinical Professor and Clinical Education Director, OBGYN