Woman’s Hospital Welcomes Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician with Special Interest in Opioid Use Disorder

March 25, 2019

Dr. Tara Benjamin will care for women with high-risk pregnancies

Woman’s Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Tara Benjamin to its Maternal-Fetal Medicine team, a specialized group of OB-GYN’s trained to care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Benjamin also comes to Woman’s with national recognition in caring for women with perinatal substance use disorders.

A native of New Iberia, Louisiana, Benjamin began her education at Xavier University of New Orleans, then obtained her medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Benjamin finalized her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she also earned a master’s degree in clinical research and served on the clinical faculty for three years.  

Dr. Benjamin has a specific interest in the care and management of pregnant women with opioid use disorder. As an attending physician in Indianapolis, she was recognized for starting the Maternal Recovery program, which specializes in the care and management of pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and served as its director. 

Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians care for women with high-risk pregnancies including, pregnancies age 35 at the time of delivery, women with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or obesity, women with prior pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, preeclampsia or IUGR, or women expecting multiple babies.