Richard M. Burwick, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Richard M. Burwick, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • OB/GYN-Maternal Fetal Medicine


Blood Disorders

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1 & 2)

Gestational Diabetes

High Risk Pregnancy

Hypertension - Pregnancy

Maternal-fetal Medicine

Nutrition Counseling

Richard M Burwick, MD, has extensive clinical and research expertise in the area of preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Dr. Burwick and his colleague Dr. Bruce Feinberg are recognized as the first in the world to treat preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome using complement blockade. Dr. Burwick also has expertise in complement disorders such as atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, and he specializes in blood, kidney and immune disorders in pregnancy. Dr. Burwick clinically performs high-level ultrasound, amniocentesis and CVS procedures. He is also an expert in cervical cerclage and pessary to prevent premature delivery. Dr. Burwick provides an individualized care plan for each patient and he provides high-risk consultation before, during or after pregnancy.

  • Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University, 2000
  • Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, 2004
  • Master's: University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, 2004
  • Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2009
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2013

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Burwick RM, Feinberg BB. Eculizumab for the Treatment of Preeclampsia / HELLP Syndrome. Placenta. 2013 Feb; 34(2): 201-3.
  • Burwick RM, Rincon M, Beeraka SS, Gupta M, Feinberg BB. Evaluation of Hemolysis as a Severe Feature of Preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2018 Aug;72(2):460-465.
  • Burwick RM, Vasquez J, Valencia C, et al. Terminal Complement Activation in Preeclampsia. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Dec; 132(6):1477-1485.
  • Govindappagari S, Burwick RM. Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy with Intravenous versus Oral Iron: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Perinatol. 2019 Mar;36(4):366-376.
  • Govindappagari S, Nguyen M, Gupta M, Hanna RM, Burwick RM. Severe Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Pregnancy Mimicking HELLP Syndrome. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar 25; 2019:4325647.

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