Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Kristen A. Matteson, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of the Division of Research for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital.  Dr. Matteson is recognized nationally for her expertise in the field of abnormal uterine bleeding and clinical research methods.  Dr. Matteson serves as the Research Director for the NIH-funded Brown/ Women & Infants Hospital Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) scholars program and the Director of Resident Research for the Departmetn of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Matteson’s research, national presentations, and publications focus on abnormal uterine bleeding, evidence-based medicine in gynecology, and research methods.  Dr. Matteson is conducting a randomized clinical trial funded by the NICHD comparing two non-surgical treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding. Dr. Matteson works with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Menstrual Disorders Committee and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  She has served on the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Systematic Review Group, the editorial board of The Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and the ACOG PROLOG task force for Patient Management in the Office. In addition to several other leadership roles, Dr. Matteson is currently the chair of the ACOG Committee on Gynecologic Practice.

In addition to her research leadership, Dr. Matteson practices both obstetrics and gynecology and teaches residents and medical students.

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