Jenna Beckham, MD

Jenna Beckham, MD

Obstetrician-Gynecologist, WakeMed, NC, USA
Work Experience: 5+ years in obstetrics and gynecology

“My patients are my motivation for everything I do professionally. They teach me something new every day! As an OB-GYN, I have the privilege to be involved in some of the most important and intimate moments in my patients’ lives.”

Career Highlights 

  • OB-GYN at WakeMed, Raleigh, NC, 2017–present
  • Physician at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Chapel Hill, NC, 2017–present
  • Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and AAGL
  • Research award to focus on maternal and infant morbidity and mortality; recognized for excellence in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals
  • Presented research at conferences across the U.S.

Education

  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Surgical Education Scholars Program, 2020
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Teaching Scholars Program, 2021
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2013–2017
  • Medical Degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2013
  • Master of Science in Public Health from University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, 2012

Featured Publications

  • “Risk factors for postpartum readmission for preeclampsia or hypertension before delivery discharge among low-risk women: a case-control study.” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, May 2021, vol. 3, no. 3, doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100317
  • “The elusive diagnosis and emergent management of a late-presenting ruptured interstitial pregnancy: a case report.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 13 Aug 2021, vol. 21, no. 1 (553), doi: 10.1186/s12884-021-04026-7
  • “The Gestational Diabetes Management System (GooDMomS): development, feasibility and lessons learned from a patient-informed, web-based pregnancy and postpartum lifestyle intervention.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 21 Sep 2016, vol. 16, no. 1 (277), doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1064-z

My Journey in Medicine

For me, the field of obstetrics and gynecology is the most exciting, while also being enjoyably challenging. I was drawn to the mix of medical and surgical care and the diversity of patients and conditions in this specialty. Additionally, I enjoy practicing the full breadth and depth of the complex field of OB-GYN.  

My clinical interests include high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and family planning. Caring for LGBTQIA+ patients and providing comprehensive and gender-affirming care to this population are also passions and specialties of mine. 

In my faculty position at UNC Chapel Hill, I really enjoy training residents and teaching medical students, passing on my love for the profession to the next generation of doctors.

My job as an OB-GYN at WakeMed is truly my dream job!  When I was a third-year medical student on a rotation at this clinic, I told my current boss that I wanted to work here. It was the only job I applied for upon completing my training, and it’s just as wonderful as I imagined!

Collaborating with Flo is such an exciting opportunity, and I’m so thrilled to be here. I am fascinated by the intersection of technology and medicine and am excited that Flo is prioritizing expansion of its LGBTQ+ content.

Fun Facts

In my free time, I love to travel with my husband, hike with my three big dogs, and practice power vinyasa yoga. 

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