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Lee Dresang

Lee Dresang

Expert in family medicine, obstetrics, international maternity care, underserved care, Latino health, rural health, women's health, medical education, violence prevention

Associate professor, family medicine School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-3223 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Developed Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course, taught in 50 countries and taken by 100,000 people.
  • International maternity care; ALSO is helping lower postpartum hemorrhage and mortality rates
  • African American infant mortality rate
  • Violence prevention: Author of article comparing rural and urban gun deaths in Washington state


  • Chair, advisory board, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, 2009-11
  • UW Family Medicine statewide maternity care clinical coordinator, 2006-present
  • Editor and author for "Topics in Maternity Care" column for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Board-certified in family medicine obstetrics; trained in cesarean delivery, tubal ligation, high-risk OB management