Heather A. Anaya, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Sub-Internship
Associate Residency Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Office: 31314 PFP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Biology & English, Indiana University
DO, Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
MS, Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center
Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
CREOG Program Director School

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Subspecialty Board Certification, Maternal-Fetal Medicine - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nuchal Translucency Certification - Nuchal Translucency Quality Review Program
Illinois Medical License - Illinois Board of Medicine
Fellow - American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Gnade, C., Williams, H. R., Kowalski, J. T., Andrews, J. I. & Anaya, H. (2018). Management of pregnancy in patients with exstrophy-epispadias sequence: a case series and literature review. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8(1).

(2018). Women in Medicine are Burning Out.

Ryken, K. O., Al-Zougbi, A., Fricke, E. & Anaya, H. A. (In Press). Bilateral Spontaneous Adrenal Hemorrhage in Pregnancy. American Medical Student Research Journal,(4(2)).

McCormick, A., Anaya, H. A., Mehendale, R., Fogg, L., Roche, M. & Abramowicz, J. (2017). Comparison of First Trimester Transvaginal Anatomy Scan to the Second Trimester Structural Survey in Normal Weight and Obese Populations: A Pilot Study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med [Epub ahead of print],(2017 Jun 14:1-13), 1-13. PMID: 28612632.

Anaya, H. A., Betz, A. (2017). Prenatal Diagnosis. In Obstetric Care. Cambridge University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/978131662571.

Malling, E. R., Anaya, H. A. & Edens, R. A. (2017). Management of Preeclampsia after Heart Transplant. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology (POG), 7(2), 1-4.

Goad, L., Zakharia, Y. & Anaya, H. A. (2017). Small bowel obstruction, a recurrence of melanoma during the second trimester of pregnancy. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology (POG), 7(3).

Anaya, H. A. (2015). Eating Disorders in Pregnancy.

Anaya, H. A., Yi, F. X., Boeldt, D. S., Krupp, J., Grummer, M. A., Shah, D. M. & Bird, I. M. (2015). Changes in Ca2+ Signaling and Nitric Oxide Output by Human Umbilical Vein Endothelium in Diabetic and Gestational Diabetic Pregnancies. Biol Reprod, 93(3), 60. PMID: 26203178.

Krupp, J., Boeldt, D. S., Yi, F. X., Grummer, M. A., Bankowski Anaya, H. A., Shah, D. M. & Bird, I. M. (2013). The loss of sustained Ca(2+) signaling underlies suppressed endothelial nitric oxide production in preeclamptic pregnancies: implications for new therapy. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 305(7), H969-79. PMID: 23893163.

Barriuso, V., Pombar, X. & Bankowski, H. A. (2013). The use of therapeutic hypothermia in the management of amniotic fluid embolism. Obstetric Medicine, 6, 92-93. DOI: 10.1258/om.2011.110069.

Hobfoll, S. E., Stevens, N. R., Gerhart, J. I., Taylor-Clift, A., Vechiu, C., Sanchez-Varela, V., Anaya, H. B., Finigan, M. & Fung, H. (2013). Traumatic stress, health, and strategies for multi-level bio-psycho-social interventions. In Stress and Anxiety. Berlin, Germany: Logs Verlag.

Bankowski, H., Yi, F. X., Boeldt, D., Shah, D. & Bird, I. (2012). TNF alpha has a direct inhibitory effect on Ca2_responses necessary for eNOS activation in primary HUVEC. (Vols. 206). (1), pp. S123-S124. Am J Obstet Gynecol.

Schwoerer, J. A., Obernolte, L., Van Calcar, S., Heighway, S., Bankowski, H., Williams, P. & Rice, G. (2012). Use of Gastrostomy Tube to Prevent Maternal PKU Syndrome. JIMD Rep, 6, 15-20. PMID: 23430933.

Bankowski, H., Boeldt, D., YI, F. X., Bird, I. & Shah, D. (2011). Alterations of calcium (Ca2+) signaling in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) suggesting a unique vascular adaptation in pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) versus gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) pregnancies. (Vols. 204). (1), pp. S108-S109. Am J Obstet Gynecol.

, Beckmann, C. R., Ling, F. W., Smith, R. P., Barzansky, B. M., Herbert, W. N. (Eds.) (2010). Obstetrics and Gynecology 6th Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Iruretegoyena, J. I., Bankowski, H., Heiser, T., Birkeland, L., Grady, M. & Shah, D. (2010). Outcomes for Fetal Echogenic Bowel during the Second Trimester Ultrasound. DOI: 10.3109/14767050903551442.

Kerrick, H. (2009). The Ob/Gyn Doctor-Patient Relationship: What It Means To Me. Obstet Gynecol, 109(5), 1223-31. PMID: 17470611.

Kerrick, H., Sheiner, E., Mandell, C., Guse, D., Pombar, X., Hussey, M. J., Strassner, H. T. & Abramowicz, J. S. (2009). The fetal cheek-to-cheek diameter and abdominal circumference: are they correlated?. Arch Gynecol Obstet, 280(4), 585-8. PMID: 19219447.

Kerrick, H. (2006). How My Ob/Gyn Mentor Influenced Me. Obstet Gynecol, 107(5), 1187-94. PMID: 16648431.