Judette Louis, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Assistant Professor, Coph Community & Family Health

College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
6th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: jlouis1@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-0828

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  • MD, Medicine, Drexel University College Of Medicine, 2000
  • MD, Medicine, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, 2000
  • MPH, Epidemiology, John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1998

Academic Philosophy

"Education is the most important gift that we can give."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cardiovascular
  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Maternal morbidity


  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • Sleep Research Society (SRS) (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) (Member, 2003 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (AMA) (Member, 2002 - 2007)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (Junior Fellow Member, 2000 - 2007)
  • Ohio Section of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (Chair- Junior Fellow, 2003 - 2004)
  • Ohio Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (Vice Chair- Junior Fellow, 2002 - 2003)

Recent Publications

  • Louis, JM.Menard, MK.Gee, RE. Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. Obstetrics and gynecology. 125(3) : 690-4, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25730234
  • Facco, FL.Parker, CB.Reddy, UM.Silver, RM.Louis, JM.Basner, RC.Chung, JH.Schubert, FP.Pien, GW.Redline, S.Mobley, DR.Koch, MA.Simhan, HN.Nhan-Chang, CL.Parry, S.Grobman, WA.Haas, DM.Wing, DA.Mercer, BM.Saade, GR.Zee, PC. NuMoM2b Sleep-Disordered Breathing study: objectives and methods. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. , 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25746730
  • Trudell, AS.Louis, JM.Tuuli, MG.Caughey, AB.Odibo, AO.Cahill, AG. Use of a simple clinical tool for airway assessment to predict adverse pregnancy outcomes. American journal of perinatology. 32(3) : 257-62, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24971572
  • Louis, JM.Mogos, MF.Salemi, JL.Redline, S.Salihu, HM. Obstructive sleep apnea and severe maternal-infant morbidity/mortality in the United States, 1998-2009. Sleep. 37(5) : 843-9, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24790262
  • Cain, MA.Whiteman, VE.Buhari, MA.Louis, JM. Positive interferon-γ release assay leading to a diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pericarditis in pregnancy. Obstetrics and gynecology. 124(2 Pt 2 Suppl 1) : 475-7, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25004311
  • Salihu, HM.King, L.Patel, P.Paothong, A.Pradhan, A.Louis, J.Naik, E.Marty, PJ.Whiteman, V. Association between Maternal Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Fetal Telomere Length. Sleep. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25325479
  • Ethridge, JK.Louis, JM.Mercer, BM. Accuracy of fetal weight estimation by ultrasound in periviable deliveries. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. 27(6) : 557-60, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23962159
  • Louis, JM.Miladinovic, B. In reply. Obstetrics and gynecology. 121(4) : 876, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635693
  • Gibson, KS.Mercer, BM.Louis, JM. Inner thigh taping vs traction for cervical ripening with a Foley catheter: a randomized controlled trial. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 209(3) : 272.e1-7, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23685080
  • Louis, J.Auckley, D.Bolden, N. Management of obstructive sleep apnea in pregnant women. Obstetrics and gynecology. 119(4) : 864-8, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22433352
  • Louis, J.Auckley, D.Miladinovic, B.Shepherd, A.Mencin, P.Kumar, D.Mercer, B.Redline, S. Perinatal outcomes associated with obstructive sleep apnea in obese pregnant women. Obstetrics and gynecology. 120(5) : 1085-92, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23090526
  • Vricella, LK.Louis, JM.Mercer, BM.Bolden, N. Epidural-associated hypotension is more common among severely preeclamptic patients in labor. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 207(4) : 335.e1-7, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23021700
  • Vricella, LK.Louis, JM.Mercer, BM.Bolden, N. Impact of morbid obesity on epidural anesthesia complications in labor. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 205(4) : 370.e1-6, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21864821
  • Varner, MW.Rice, MM.Anderson, B.Tolosa, JE.Sheffield, J.Spong, CY.Saade, G.Peaceman, AM.Louis, JM.Wapner, RJ.Tita, AT.Sorokin, Y.Blackwell, SC.Prasad, M.Thorp, JM.Naresh, A.Van Dorsten, JP. Influenza-like illness in hospitalized pregnant and postpartum women during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic. Obstetrics and gynecology. 118(3) : 593-600, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21860288
  • Louis, JM.Auckley, D.Sokol, RJ.Mercer, BM. Maternal and neonatal morbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea complicating pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 202(3) : 261.e1-5, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20005507
  • Vricella, LK.Louis, JM.Mercer, BM.Bolden, N. Anesthesia complications during scheduled cesarean delivery for morbidly obese women. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 203(3) : 276.e1-5, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20673866
  • Louis, J. Physician self-disclosure and patient counseling. The virtual mentor : VM. 10(10) : 670-2, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23211811
  • Sokol, RJ.Janisse, JJ.Louis, JM.Bailey, BN.Ager, J.Jacobson, SW.Jacobson, JL. Extreme prematurity: an alcohol-related birth effect. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 31(6) : 1031-7, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17403063
  • Louis, J.Landon, MB.Gersnoviez, RJ.Leveno, KJ.Spong, CY.Rouse, DJ.Moawad, AH.Varner, MW.Caritis, SN.Harper, M.Wapner, RJ.Miodovnik, M.Carpenter, M.Peaceman, AM.O'Sullivan, MJ.Sibai, BM.Langer, O.Thorp, JM.Ramin, SM.Mercer, BM. Perioperative morbidity and mortality among human immunodeficiency virus infected women undergoing cesarean delivery. Obstetrics and gynecology. 110(2 Pt 1) : 385-90, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17666615
  • Louis, J.Buhari, MA.Allen, D.Gonik, B.Jones, TB. Postpartum morbidity associated with advanced HIV disease. Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. 2006: 79512, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17485809
  • Louis, JM.Buhari, MA.Blackwell, SC.Refuerzo, J.Allen, D.Gonik, B.Jones, TB. Characteristics associated with suboptimal viral suppression at delivery in human immunodeficiency virus-1-infected pregnant women. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 193(3 Pt 2) : 1266-9, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16157149
  • Louis, JM.Ehrenberg, HM.Collin, MF.Mercer, BM. Perinatal intervention and neonatal outcomes near the limit of viability. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 191(4) : 1398-402, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15507972


  • Mentor of the Year Award (American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) - 2012)
  • President’s Award for Research Excellence (Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) - 2011)
  • Honorable Mention- Young Investigator Award (American Academy of Sleep Medicine - 2010)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Residents in Obstetrics & Gynecology (MetroHealth Medical Center - 2010)