David Lagrew, MD

Executive Medical Director, Women’s Services

David Lagrew, MD is currently Executive Medical Director, Women’s Services at St. Joseph Hoag Health. After growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, where he completed his medical school and residency, he came to Southern California to complete his maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and University of California, Irvine. Following the fellowship, Dr. Lagrew joined the faculty at University of Louisville before returning to become medical director at Saddleback Women’s Hospital in 1988. In 1996 he became the Medical Director for Informatics as part of a health system wide effort to adopt electronic medical records. In 2010 he became the CIAO for MemorialCare and focuses on modern physician adoption of electronic records. Dr. Lagrew currently is a member of the Executive Committees of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and California Maternal Data Center. He co-chairs the CMQCC Hemorrhage Taskforce. He has worked on numerous perinatal quality initiatives with focuses on cesarean section rates, maternal hemorrhage and elective deliveries. In addition to these administrative and leadership roles he continues to practice Maternal Fetal Medicine. He has helped author numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters.

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