Katherine Jo Gold MD

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Family Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Obstetrics including prenatal care and labor and delivery, mental health in primary care, care for underserved populations, grief and bereavement, death and dying, women's health. 


U of M Family Medicine

Domino's Farms Lobby H Level 2
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Ste 2300
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 2001


  • University of Michigan Health System, Family Medicine, MI, 2005

Professional Organizations

  • Board member and Science Advisory Committee, International Stillbirth Alliance

  • American Association of Medical Colleges, Council of Faculty and Academic Societies

  • University of Michigan Pediatrics Ethics Committee

  • University of Michigan Global Leadership Initiatives Council

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine


Dr. Gold researches the downstream impact of pregnancy loss (including miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death) on maternal mental, physical, and reproductive health. Additional research focuses on pregnancy and postpartum mental health for women in the U.S. and in Africa and stillbirth prevention in developing countries.

She is also interested in ethics, racial disparities in perinatal loss, physician communication training in death and bereavement, reduction of tobacco use during pregnancy, and mental health in primary care and among physicians.


Dr. Gold earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan (2001), where she also completed her residency training in family medicine (2005). She earned her M.S.W. in 1995 and an M.S., also from the University of Michigan. Additionally, she completed two research fellowships: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) with the U-M Department of Obstetrics, the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program fellowship (2007), also at U-M. She is currently the James C. Puffer/American Board of Family Medicine Fellow with the Institute of Medicine. She has a joint appointment with the Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and sees patients at Family Medicine at Domino's Farms.