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Caitlin R. Linscheid, MD, PhD

Professional Background

Academic Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kansas Medical Center.

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kansas City Medical Center. 2017-2021.

I received my B.A. in psychology from Bethel College and my MD/PhD from the University of Kansas Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Peggy Petroff. My PhD research focused on better understanding the role of minor histocompatibility antigens in maternal-fetal immune interactions during pregnancy. We specifically looked at changes in minor histocompatibility antigens in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia and growth restriction and the mechanisms by which oxygen levels within the placenta impact antigen expression. We also looked at the expression of antigens within exosomes released from the placenta and their interaction with maternal T-cells.

Following graduation, I completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. I remained active in research, focusing on the impact of early life stress on maternal and neonatal health outcomes.

After residency, I took a position as an Ob/Gyn at the University of Kansas Medical Center where my research interests continue to be the impact of early life stress and trauma on maternal and neonatal health outcomes.

I am passionate about teaching learners in both clinical and surgical settings and advocating for initiatives to improve birth equity in both rural and urban environments.

Research Interests: Pre-eclampsia, adverse childhood experiences, birth equity

Email: clinscheid@kumc.edu

Education and Training
  • BA, Psychology, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Publications
  • Mulder, Lubbertus., CF, Ooms, Marcel, Majdak, Susan, Smedresman, Jordan, Linscheid, Caitlin, Harai, Ariana, Kunz, Andrea, Simon, Viviana. 2010. Moderate influence of human APOBEC3F on HIV-1 replication in primary lymphocytes. Journal of Virology, 84 (18), 9613-9617
  • Holland, Olivia, Linscheid, Caitlin, Hodes, Herbert, Nauser, Traci, Stone, Peter, Chamley, Larry, Petroff, Margaret. 2012. Minor histocompatibility antigens are expressed in the syncytiotrophoblast and trophoblast debris: Implications for maternal alloreactivity to the fetus. American Journal of Pathology, 180 (1)
  • Linscheid, Caitlin, Petroff, Margaret. 2013. Minor histocompatibility antigens and the maternal immune response to the fetus during pregnancy. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 69 (4)
  • Giugliano, S, M., G, Warren, B., D, S, Linscheid, C, Ward, A, Kramer, A, Dobrinskih, E, Sheiko, M., A, Gale, M., JR, Golden-Mason, L, Winn, V., D, Rosen, H., R. 2015. Hepatitis C virus sensing by human trophoblasts induces innate immune responses and recruitment of maternal NK cells: Potential implications for limiting vertical transmission. Journal of Immunology, 195 (8), 3737-3747
  • Linscheid, Caitlin, Heitmann, Erica, Singh, Paul, Wickstrom, Elizabeth, Qui, Lei, Hodes, Herbert, Nauser, Traci, Petroff, Margaret. 2015. Trophoblast expression of the minor histocompatibility antigen, HA-1, is regulated by oxygen and is increased in placentas from preeclamptic women. Placenta, 36 (8), 832-838
  • Linscheid, Caitlin, Holoch, Kristin, Moran, Hannah, Spoozak, Lori. 2021. Uterine didelphys and cervical agenesis in an 18 year-old presenting with a pelvic mass. American Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 34 (5), 758-760