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Braxton Forde, MD

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Cincinnati Fetal Center
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



I am a maternal fetal medicine specialist with a focus in fetal therapy. I received my medical degree at Ohio State, completed residency at Johns Hopkins, and completed fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. I am very happy to join the Cincinnati Fetal Care Center as well as remain a member of the University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Growing up, the only medical person in my family was my mother, who worked as an x-ray technician. Her dedication to family and her patients served as my inspiration for going into medicine. I feel blessed to practice maternal fetal medicine, because it allows me to help mothers and families through tough, yet often rewarding experiences. While not every pregnancy ends in a good outcome, I am always impressed by the courage and grace that families show when faced with a challenging diagnosis. I strive to work less as my patients’ physician and more as their partner, making sure they are the ones leading their care, and that decisions and plans are made as a team.

I have a particular passion towards research and advancing the field of fetal care. In addition to working clinically, I work in a lab at the Center for Fetal and Placental Research, working with other members of our fetal team on new and innovative research that will hopefully one day reach our patients.

On a personal note, my wife recently had a somewhat complicated pregnancy and delivery, and seeing her strength reminded me of how amazing mothers truly are. Not only that, but I also feel lucky to work with such highly expert neonatal and pediatric teams here at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s, as my daughter received world class care in the NICU and afterwards.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cooking, and Ohio State sports.

MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2015.

Residency: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2015-2019.

Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2019-2022.

Services and Specialties

Cincinnati Fetal Center