David Schrimmer, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Chief, Division of Obstetrics
Philosophy of Care
My approach to patient care is that of a true partnership with you. I have the honor of acting as your guide through a process that is potentially frightening to you, but very familiar to me. I respect your input, desires and wishes, and help to support them in a way that is protective to both you and your unborn child (or children!). We share the mutual goal of a healthy outcome for all.
While I am trained in the most sophisticated techniques, my hope for you is that I do as little as possible. A gentle nudge back to health is often better than the most complex procedure. Collectively, we try to do as little as possible, while never losing sight of our mutual goal of health. And, if things happen along the way, you can rest more easily knowing that you will be informed of every development, and will have the ultimate say in the path we take.
I have a special interest in multiple gestation pregnancies, having created and directed a multiple gestation program for more than 10 years. In addition, I am very interested in fetal therapy, including laser therapy for monochorionic twins which is part of our program here at UC Davis.
Finally, I have a passion for teaching and advancing the science of medicine through research, which is why I practice here, at UC Davis.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
M.D., USC, 1983
Ob/Gyn, LAC-USC Medical Center, Women’s Hospital, 1987
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, LAC-USC Medical Center, Women’s Hospital, 1991
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1989
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1996
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Honors and Awards
Nominated, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2012
Nominated, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2010
Medical student teaching award, UCSD APGO teaching award for medical student education, 2010
APGO/Solvay Educational Scholars’ Program, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2005
Resident Teaching Award, UCSD, 2003
ACOG/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals President’s Community Service Award, International Outreach in Eastern Europe, 2003
APGO teaching award for medical student education, 2002
Outstanding Attending Physician, teaching award, University of Southern California Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1989
Outstanding Resident Teacher in Gynecology, 1987
Select Recent Publications
David B. Schrimmer, MD. Fetal Therapy. Women’s Health Review. A Clinical Update in Obstetrics-Gynecology. (Edited by Philip J. DiSaia, MD; Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, PhD; Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc; Thomas R. Moore, MD; Lloyd H. Smith, MD, PhD and Manuel Porto, MD.) Elsevier/Saunders. 2012: 87-94.
Lynlee M. Wolfe, MD & David B. Schrimmer, MD. Multifetal Pregnancy. Women’s Health Review. A Clinical Update in Obstetrics-Gynecology. (Edited by Philip J. DiSaia, MD; Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, PhD; Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc; Thomas R. Moore, MD; Lloyd H. Smith, MD, PhD and Manuel Porto, MD.) Elsevier/Saunders. 2012: 80-86.
Kristen H. Quinn, Carol Tran Cao, Emily Lukacz, Yvette LaCoursiere, Andrew Hull, David Schrimmer. Monoamniotic Twin Pregnancy: Continuous Inpatient Electronic Fetal Monitoring (CEFM) - An Impossible Goal? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011; 204:2; 161.e1-6.
Jennifer Wan, David Schrimmer, Veronique Tache, Kristen Quinn, Yvette LaCorsiere, Gina James, Dolores Pretorius. Current Practices in Determining Amnionicity and Chorionicity in Multiple Gestations. Prenatal Diagnosis 2011; 31: 1; 125-30.
David B. Schrimmer, MD, and Thomas R. Moore, MD. Sonographic evaluation of amniotic fluid volume. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 2002; 45: 4; 1026-1038.
Catanzarite VA, Willms D, Wong D, Landers C, Cousins L, and Schrimmer D: Acute respiratory distress syndrome in pregnancy and the puerperium: Causes, courses, and outcomes. Obstet Gynecol 2001; 97; 760-64.