Joshua F. Nitsche, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Joshua F. Nitsche, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

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Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-6893
Department: 336-716-4039


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1996
  • Ph.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2002
  • M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2004
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, 2008
  • Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology

NPI Number

  • 1053384149
Joshua F. Nitsche, M.D., Ph.D.

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Joshua F. Nitsche, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Research Interests

education/training (all f, t,, nursing research, women's health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6489 | Department: 336-716-4039


Recent Publications

Shumard KM, Akoma UN, Street LM, Brost BC, Nitsche JF. Development of a novel task trainer for second trimester ultrasound-guided uterine evacuation. Simul Healthc. 2015;10(1):49-53.

Street L, Philips J, Kozakiewicz M, Jijon R, Kesty K, Nitsche J. Is a small abdominal circumference a predictor of perinatal complications in fetuses with a normal estimated fetal weight? [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;212(1 Suppl):S329.

Nitsche J, Langman LJ, Penn HJ, Derleth D, Watson W, Brost B. Effect of acetaminophen on fetal activity. Am J Perinatol. 2015;():.

Akoma UN, Shumard KM, Street L, Brost BC, Nitsche JF. Impact of an inexpensive anatomy-based fetal pig simulator on obstetric ultrasound training. J Ultrasound Med. 2015;34(10):1793-1799.

Nitsche J, Russell B, Trinidad MC, Brost B. Development of a model for training and evaluation of ultrasound needle guidance skills [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;212(1 Suppl):S392.

Street LM, Matheson D, Mill MP [sic] [Mills MP], Nitsche JF, Pinyan CW, Eisenach J. Snoring frequency increases during pregnancy and is associated with hypertension and cesarean delivery for labor dystocia [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); 2014 May 14-18; Toronto, Ontario Canada. 2014;():374.

Nitsche JF, Russell BC, Trinidad MC, Brost BC. Development of a targeting task trainer for ultrasound-guided needle procedures. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;123(Suppl 1):19S.

Nitsche JF, Morris DM, Shumard K, Akoma U. The effect of vaginal delivery simulation on medical student education. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;123(Suppl 1):117S.

Russell BC, Whitecar P, Nitsche JF. Isolated unilateral pulmonary agenesis and other fetal thoracic anomalies. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2014;69(6):335-345.

Nitsche JF, Brost BC. Obstetric ultrasound simulation. Semin Perinatol. 2013;37(3):199-204.

Nitsche JF, Brost BC. The use of simulation in maternal-fetal medicine procedure training. Semin Perinatol. 2013;37(3):189-198.

Nitsche JF, Brost BC. A cervical cerclage task trainer for maternal-fetal medicine fellows and obstetrics/gynecology residents. Simul Healthc. 2012;7(5):321-325.

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Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Joshua F. Nitsche, M.D., Ph.D.

Joshua F. Nitsche, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Grateful to have such a wonderful doctor!


*Dr. Nitsche is a great doctor. Very concerned and doesn't rush me. Also very thoroughly.


The doctor did not seem to care that I was there. He took very little interest in my concerns. As a physician myself, I found this very unprofessional and would never treat a patient this way. I will not see this provider again and have changed practices.


My good experience was perfect.


*Dr. Nitsche was amazing. Above & beyond helpful & making me feel at ease w/the situation.

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