Carolyn Reyes, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Carolyn Reyes, M.D.

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-6900

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Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Reyes believes every pregnant patient should have access to the best care available and every patient should be well informed so they can make the best decisions possible. She provides the tools, knowledge and education to help women navigate their complicated pregnancies and prevent adverse outcomes. She works with obstetricians and other specialists to co-manage complicated pregnancies and provides direct care to high-risk pregnancies that require delivery at UC Davis Medical Center.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Carolyn Reyes is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist providing care to pregnant women with medical complications (such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, recurrent pregnancy loss, diabetes) and fetal care (such as obstetric ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, amniocentesis, multiple gestation and fetal growth restriction).

She is a mentor to future physicians and OB/Gyn specialists. She serves on a California Pregnancy-Related Mortality Review Committee that strives to identify ways hospitals and physicians can improve the care provided to prevent adverse outcomes.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Reyes' research focuses on testing strategies to improve the practice of perinatal care during the intrapartum and postpartum period when women are at highest risk for cardiovascular complications of pregnancy. Identifying conditions early in pregnancy may prevent complications. She strives to understand how to best identify women with cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and integrate optimal clinical management of patients with maternal cardiovascular disease during the pregnancy, peripartum and postpartum period.


Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford CA 1981

Medical School

M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 1988


Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1988-1989


Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1988-1992


Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1992-1994

California Pregnancy-Related Mortality Review Committee, 2020, 2021, 2022

National Medical Fellowship Distinguished Service Award, 2021

Chair-elect, California Health Care Foundation Board, 2020, 2021

Providence St. Joseph Health Board of Directors, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Community Service Award, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010

Gee RE, Levy B, Reyes C; Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Health Policy Committee. Health reform in action: updates on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Apr;123(4):869-73. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000185. PMID:24785616.

Korst LM, Reyes C, Fridman M, Lu MC, Hobel CJ, Gregory KD. Gestational pyelonephritis as an indicator of the quality of ambulatory maternal health care services. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Mar;107(3):632-40. doi:10.1097/01.AOG.0000201975.49956.eb. PMID:16507935.

Korst LM, Gregory KD, Lu MC, Reyes C, Hobel CJ, Chavez GF. A Framework for the Development of maternal quality of care indicators. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep;9(3):317-41. doi:10.1007/s10995-005-0001-y. PMID:16160758.

Korst LM, Fridman M, Friedlich PS, Lu MC, Reyes C, Hobel CJ, Chavez GF, Gregory KD. Hospital rates of maternal and neonatal infection in a low-risk population. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep;9(3):307-16. doi:10.1007/s10995-005-0006-6. PMID:16160757.

Lu MC, Fridman M, Korst LM, Gregory KD, Reyes C, Hobel CJ, Chavez GF. Variations in the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage across hospitals in California. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep;9(3):297-306. doi:10.1007/s10995-005-0009-3. PMID:16132205.

Reyes C. Commentary, "Intimate Partner Violence and Health Care: Prevention and Policy Implications", Two-volume edition of Women & Health J. 2002;35(2/3).

A Frame Work for the Development of Maternal Quality Care Indicators: Lisa M. Korst, MD, PhD, Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH, Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH, Calvin J. Hobel, Carolina Reyes, MD, Gilberto F. Chavez, MD, MPH. Report to State of California Maternal Child Health Division. 2001 Jan. 

Berkowitz KM, Reyes C, Sadat P, Kjos SL. Biochemical Maturation of the Fetal Lung in Well-Dated Diabetic Pregnancies. J Reproductive Med. 1997 Dec;42(12):793. 

Reyes C. Book Review: Immigrant Women's Health: Problems and Solutions. JAMA. 2000;283(18):2451-2452. doi:10.1001/jama.283.18.2451.

Berkowitz KM, Reyes C, Sadat P, Kjos SL. Biochemical Maturation of the Fetal Lung in Well- Dated Diabetic Pregnancies. Reprinted in Obstetric and Gynecology Survey. 1998;53(12).