Courtney D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG, is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert with specialized surgical training in fetal interventions. She is the director of Atrium Health’s Charlotte Fetal Care Center.
Dr. Stephenson completed her undergraduate studies at Fairfield University and received her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Graduating in the top 10 percent of her class, Dr. Stephenson was awarded the American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award for academic excellence in medicine. She served her residency in New York Methodist Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.
During her college years, Dr. Stephenson excelled in athletics in addition to academia. She was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year for gymnastics and was the ECAC gold medal champion and a United States Gymnastics Federation All-American athlete. Dr. Stephenson earned eight All-America titles and a national bronze medal on the balance beam during her student-athlete career.
Upon joining Atrium Health in 2004, Dr. Stephenson quickly became a leader within the field of fetal intervention, notably when she was the first in the region to perform intra-uterine fetal surgery. Soon after, she was the first doctor in the world to treat a condition called Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion sequence — known as TRAP — with a microwave antenna, a groundbreaking lifesaving surgery performed on at-risk babies while they’re still in utero.
In addition to her fetal surgery expertise, Dr. Stephenson is board certified in two specialty areas: Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Since 2009, she has been recognized yearly as one of the “Top Doctors in Charlotte” by Charlotte Magazine and “Top Doctor in America” since 2011. She’s also received an Excellence in Healthcare award from the Charlotte Business Journal in 2015, recognizing her as an individual who has shown exemplary work to advance healthcare through innovation, leadership and expertise. She was also named one of Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women.
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