Herman Locsin Hedriana, M.D.
Fetal Well-being Assessment and Treatment
Safety and Quality Initiatives
Non-invasive Prenatal Screening
- Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Hedriana believes in patient-centric care where the mother and fetus safety, welfare and, right to information and choice come first.
Dr. Hedriana is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist offering consultative care for women with various medical and genetic conditions that may affect their planned or current pregnancy.
With over 20 years of private and academic practice as well as biotechnological experience, Dr. Hedriana has various clinical interests and expertise. His areas of interest include prenatal screening, perinatal safety initiatives, prenatal diagnosis (including amniocentesis), fetal ultrasound, multiple gestation, and management of labor.
Dr. Hedriana's research focus is on quality improvement, improving process while ensuring maternal-fetal safety, prenatal screening using non-invasive technology and labor management improvement. He is also interested in outreach perinatal services using telemedicine.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
M.D., Far Eastern University-NRMF Institute of Medicine, Fairview, Quezon City, Philippines 1983
B.S., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1979
Internship: Rotating Internship, Philippine General Hospital, Manila MM Philippines 1983-1984
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York NY 1988-1992
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 1992-1994
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1999
CA Medical Board, License, 1990
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
Northern California Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Honors and Awards
Award for leadership and commitment to promote and advocate for women at UC Davis and in the Sacramento community given by the Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Sub-Committee (SWADAAC) at UC Davis Health at the First SWADAAC International Women's Day celebration, 2020
Top downloaded paper award 2018-2019 - recognized as one of the most read in Prenatal Diagnosis, 2020
Data Science Center, IMPACT(lnter & Multidisciplinary Program to Accelerate Convergence & Translation), UC Davis Office of Research. Dates: 2019-2022., 2019
National Science Foundation Award for "Transabdominal Fetal Oximetry for Improved Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring" is under the direction of Soheil Ghiasi, Diana Fanner, Wujian Wang, Herman L Hedriana. Dates: January 1, 2019 and ends December 31, 2022, 2019
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Research Excellence Award for a highly cited paper, Use of maternal early warning trigger (MEWT) tool reduces maternal morbidity, 2018
40th Dean's Lecture Award, Far Eastern University - NRMF Institute of Medicine, 2018
Excellence in Leadership Dignity Health Perinatal Safety, 2014
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Council of District Chairs Service Recognition Award, 2015
California March of Dimes Prematurity Champion, 2014
Select Recent Publications
Fong DD, Yamashiro K, Johnson MA, Vali K, Galganski L, Pivetti C, FarmerDL, Hedriana HL, Ghiasi S. Validation of a novel transcutaneous fetal oximeter in a hypoxic fetal sheep model. Reprod Sci. 2020 (in press).
Blumberg DA, Undewood MA, Hedriana HL, Lakshminrusimha S. Vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2: what is the optimal definition? Am J Perinatol. 2020 (in press).
Hedriana H, Martin K, Saltzman D, Billings P, Demko Z, Benn P. Cell free DNA fetal fraction in twin gestation; in single nucleotide polymorphism-based non-invasive prenatal screening. Prenat Diagn. 2020 Jan;40(2):179-184. doi: 1 0.1002/pd.5609. Epub 2019 Nov 21. PMID: 31711265.
Hedriana H. Precision Medicine and Noninvasive Prenatal Screening. Audio Digest Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 September;66:17.
Norwitz ER, McNeill GM, Kalyan A, Rivers E, Ahmed E, Meng L, Vu P, Egbert M, Shapira M, Kobara K, Parmar S, Goel S, Prins S, Aruh I, Persico N, Robins JC, Kirshon B, Demko ZP, Ryan A, Billings PR, Rabinowitz M, Benn P, Martin KA, Hedriana HL. Validation of a single-nucleotide polymorphism-based non-invasive prenatal test in twin gestation: determination of zygosity, individual fetal sex, and fetal aneuploidy. J Clin Med. 2019 June 28;8(7). Pii: E937. doi: 10.3390/jcm8070937. PMID: 31261782.
Sienas L, Miller T, Melo J, Hedriana H. Hyperreactio luteinalis in a monochorionic pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia: a case report. Case Rep Womens Health. 2018 August 9. doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2018.e00073 eCollection 2018 Jul. PMID: 30167380.
Shields LE, Wiesner S, Klein C, Pelletreau B, Hedriana HL. A standardized approach for category Il fetal heart rate with significant decelerations: maternal and neonatal outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1055/s-003S-1660459. EPub 2018 Jun 12. PMID 29895077.
Dhamankar R, Valenti E, Hedriana HL. Non-invasive prenatal testing: a unique approach with single nucleotide polymorphism. J Fetal Med. Epub 2018 April 10.
Shields LE, Walker S, Hedriana HL, Wiesner S, Pelletreau B, Hitti J, Benedetti TJ. A Comparison of the Nulliparous-Term-Singleton-Vertex and Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Cesarean Birth Metrics Based on Hospital Size. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Mar;35(4):390-396. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
Shields LE, Wiesner S, Klein C, Pelletreau B, Hedriana HL. Early standardized treatment of critical blood pressure elevations is associated with a reduction in eclampsia and severe maternal morbidity. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;216(4):415.e1-415.e5. Epub 2017 Jan 30.