Program Development Manager, MD
Heather Ross has a doctorate in healthcare with 10 years of combined experience in pediatrics and obstetrics. Her passion for teaching began when she was a supervising resident during her medical training in pediatrics. It was at the University of Rochester in New York, where Heather practiced the very “Biopsychosocial” model of medicine, that was founded there. She continued to expand her practice of teaching, working as adjunct faculty at a local University in the DC Metro Area. From there, she wanted to increase her knowledge and patient care of women’s health, so began working for Drs. Reiter, Hill, Johnson, and Nevin. In this position, she has increased screening and awareness of women’s mental health, particularly perinatal mood disorders. Heather went on to expand her passion, through both continuing medical education and experience, to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders in partners. Heather was featured in the December 2016 issue of Washington Parent magazine, where she was interviewed about postpartum mood disorders in men. Most recently, she developed the class, “Nest Steps,” which is currently being offered through Nested. Through this class, she hopes to empower parents to become active participants in their overall health through education and practice. By intervening at this early phase, she ultimately hopes to foster the development of healthy children and families.