Dr. Heather Florescue MD, FACOG, Co-Presenter

Dr. Heather Florescue

Dr. Heather Florescue FACOG graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rochester in 2000 and the University of Rochester Medical School in 2004 and completed a residency there as well in 2008. During this time she won several awards for patient care, including being elected to the Gold Humanism Honor. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and became board-certified in January of 2010.

Her passion is stillbirth awareness, education prevention, and care of patients who have lost babies during pregnancy or neonatal period. She provides free teaching sessions with bereaved parents all over Rochester to groups of nurses, doulas, PAs medical students, and residents which includes loss parents discussing their experiences. Dr. Florescue has been on local radio and television shows discussing stillbirth awareness and prevention and believes that doulas are essential in spreading awareness of stillbirth, reducing the stigma sharing information to increase the prevention of these losses. She is the medical advisor for Star Legacy Foundation, Push for Empowered Pregnancy, and Count the Kicks. She was recently honored as “Physician of the Year” by the Western NY Perinatal Bereavement Network.