Megan Chinen Oakes, MD

Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Undergrad: The University of Virginia
Med school: University of California, Irvine
Residency: University of California, Irvine

What are your career goals?
Academic medicine

How are you listed in PubMed?
Oakes MC and Oakes M

Awards & Honors

2019 Michael L. Berman Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery
2017 Sterling Staph Award for Resident Teacher of the Year
2015 Gold Humanism Honor Society, Administrative Chief Resident


Hometown: Pasadena, California

What are your hobbies?
Yoga, running, Bar Method, cooking, going on walks with my family

Family info
I live with my husband (Jesse), daughter (Addie), and our 2 dogs

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I am an identical twin


Why did you choose your MFM fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine?
I chose to train at WashU because of the rigorous clinical training and opportunity to be mentored by seasoned physician scientists.

What impact have you had on the Fellowship?
One of the benefits of training at different locations for residency and fellowship is the opportunity provide a different perspective on the approach and management of various problems.

How has your opinion of the Fellowship changed since starting your training?
The fellowship training opportunity has exceeded my expectations. I am consistently impressed by the commitment to and investment in my education, both on an individual and Division-wide scale.

What are the greatest opportunities you have had to make a difference?
At WashU, we have the opportunity to care for the highest risk pregnancies in Missouri and beyond. Every day I am at the bedside, I get the opportunity to make a difference in my patients’ lives in tangible ways. This serves as rich ground for clinical research endeavors that allow us to pursue improving outcomes for pregnant women on a larger scale.

Life in STL

What do you love about St Louis?
All the green space

What is one thing people don’t know about St.Louis/Washington University?
The food scene is impressive!