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 and Gynecology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and 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,, instrument development, medical technology/devices, nursing research, women's health issues

Contact Information

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


Recent Publications

Shumard K, Farmer K, Nitsche JF, Quinn K. Cervical length measurement after ultrasound-indicated cerclage associated with time to delivery [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;214(1 Suppl):S378.

Shumard K, Yoon J, Huang CC, Nitsche JF. Peripartum anti-hypertensive choice affects time to blood pressure control in treating hypertensive disorders of pregnancy [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;214(1 Suppl):S378.

Shumard KM, Elliot V, Nitsche JF, Quinn KH. Amniotic fluid volume at diagnosis of second trimester PPROM impacts latency time [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):190A.

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;32(13):1277-1280.

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.

Nitsche JF, Shumard KM, Fino NF, Denney JM, Quinn KH, Bailey JC, Jijon R, Huang C, Kesty K, Whitecar PW, Grandis AS, Brost BC. Effectiveness of labor cervical examination simulation in medical student education. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;126(Suppl 4):13S-20S.

Nitsche J, Morris D, Shumard K, Akoma U. Vaginal delivery simulation in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology clerkship. Clin Teach. 2015;():.

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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