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Stephen L Pedron, MBA, MD

  • Maternal And Fetal Medicine

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Gender: Male
  • Languages Spoken:
    • Spanish
    • English

Office Hours

  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat: Closed

About Stephen L Pedron, MBA, MD

Medical Education
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    • Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Fellowship
      • University of Wisconsin Madison
      • Internship
        • Phoenix Baptist Hospital
        • Graduate Education
          • University of Chicago: MBA
          • Undergraduate Education
            • University of Arizona
Focus Areas
  • Maternal And Fetal Medicine


Professional Statement:
Dr. Pedron regularly delivers instructional seminars to working groups, on expert panels, and at conferences. He has taught and rendered care during missions work in Haiti and China. He is heavily embedded in community work.

Personal Info:
Dr. Pedron's other passions include family (he has several children and grandchildren), travel, cooking, racing (anything that uses motive force) and German Shepherds, among others. 

Areas of Interest:
Multiple gestation, diabetes, fetal complications, genetic disorders, complex maternal medical problems, placental disorders, pre- and post-pregnancy consultation, business administration

Professional Memberships:
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine

Fetal ultrasound, amniocentesis 

Why did you become a provider:
I was fascinated by the science.

Why did you decide to join UnityPoint Health?
My wife and I fell in love with the community and UnityPoint Health was a great opportunity to introduce the Maternal Fetal Medicine service line to Cedar Rapids.

Describe your typical patient:
Families with maternal high-risk problems, fetal issues and often both.

What would your patients say about you?
Everyone at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic would do absolutely anything to serve our patients.

Podcast Episodes Featuring Dr. Pedron:
Ep. 17 - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Ep. 30 - COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Ep. 75 - High Risk Pregnancies
Ep. 92 - COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnant Women
Ep. 99 - Pregnant Women and the Moderna Vaccine
Ep. 110 - Medicine: Color, Culture and Equity Pt. 3
Ep. 131 - COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

About Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists are OB/GYN physicians who have completed a multi-year fellowship in perinatology, which is the subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of complicated, high-risk pregnancies.

These pregnancies include individuals with:

  • Multiple gestation
  • History of preterm delivery
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart, lung, vascular or kidney disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Fetal complications
  • Genetic findings or history
  • Mental health issues
  • Substance use disorder
  • Other complex medical history

Maternal Fetal Medicine Services

  • Pre-pregnancy counseling
  • Genetic screening and counseling
  • Amniocentesis
  • Diabetes management
  • Perinatal subspecialist ultrasound
  • Co-management of complicated pregnancies
  • Pregnancy loss and post-mortem consultation



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