Department of Reproductive Medicine

Jessica Kingston

Clinical Professor

Patient Appointments: 858-657-8745
Administrative Office: 858-249-1208
Fax: 619-543-3703


Education and Degrees:

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT  
MD           8/95-5/98

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX   8/94-5/95

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
B.A. Chemistry, cum laude        8/89-5/93

Postgraduate Training:

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology      7/99-6/02
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California  

Internship, Obstetrics and Gynecology      7/98-6/99
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California      

Academic Appointments:

Assistant Clinical Professor        8/1/02-present
Department of Reproductive Medicine,
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
 

Medical Licensure:

California  A70367   1999

Board Certification:

Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology    2003

Societies:

ACOG Junior Fellow Vice-Chair District IX      2000-01

ACOG Junior Fellow Chair District IX      2001-02

Fellow, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)  9/04-present

Outside Professional Activities:

Invited participant for KUSI Morning News interview on "Oral Contraception  4/06
& Libido"

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals ACOG Clinical Meeting Resident Reporter  5/02

Medical Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, Santee, CA    8/02- present

Planned Parenthood Affiliate Committee member     5/05 - present

Topic Editor for FIRSTConsult (an imprint of Elsevier LTD.)    1/06-present

Invited participant for KPBS radio interview on cesarean sections   2/05

Invited participant for Fox Morning News interview on "Current Contraceptive  3/05
Methods"

Published interview with Union Tribune on contraception    3/05

University & Academic Activities:

Reproductive Medicine Educational Improvement Committee   1999-02

Administrative Chief Resident       2001-02

UCSD Resident Physician Council       2001-02 

Medical Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, Santee, CA - 8/02- present

UCSD Family Planning and Abortion Services, October 2002-present

Restructured UCSD Family Planning Services and Clinic - 2003-present

Primary Care Clinic Operations Committee, UCSD Medical Center - 2003-2004

Co-Director, RMED 228:  Family Planning Elective - 6/03-present

UCSD Medical Risk Management Committee - 7/03-6/05

Family Planning Services Elective, Course Director UCSD School of Medicine - 9/03- present 

Recruitment & Admissions Committee, School of Medicine - 10/04-4/05

Pregnancy Termination Committee - 2004-present

Faculty Advisor, Medical Students for Choice, UCSD School of Medicine Chapter - Fall 2004-present
 
Standing & Promotions Committee, UCSD School of Medicine - 9/05-8/06

Medical Ethics Committee, UCSD Medical Center - 9/05-3/06

UCSD Postpartum Depression Screening Program, UCSD Medical Center - 2/05-present

Vice-Chair, Standing & Promotions Committee, UCSD School of Medicine - 9/06-present

Planned Parenthood Board Member - 1/07-present

Chair, Planned Parenthood Affiliate Medical Committee - 1/07-present

Planned Parenthood, Tailoring Our Services Task Force Committee - 1/07-present

Perlman EPIC User Group, UCSD Medical Center - 3/07-present
 

Honors / Awards:

Ortho McNeil & Organon Pharmaceuticals      June 2001
Award for Resident Research in Women's Health

UCSD Nursing & Wyeth Pharmaceuticals      June 2002
Chief Resident Leadership Award

UCSD Midwives Resident Consultant Award     June 2002

UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine James H. Price Resident  June 2006
Teaching Award

ACOG/CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching June 2006

Mentoring History:

Mentee:  Jennifer Cato
Status:  Medical Student
Project Title:  Multidisciplinary Clinical Study of the Provision of Abortion Services
Outcome:  Thesis submitted and accepted May 2004


Mentee:  Karrie Murphy
Status:  Medical Student
Project Title:  The Availability of Abortion Training in US Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Programs 2005-2006
Outcome:  In progress

Mentee:  Karen Frankwich
Status:  Medical Student
Project Title:  Sleep Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy
Outcome:  In progress

Mentee:  Danielle Jandial, MD
Status:  Resident Physician, graduated from UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine June 2005
Served as professional advisor and mentor during her residency from 2003-2005

Mentee:  Heather Gunnarson, MD
Status:  Resident Physician, graduated from UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine June 2006
Served as professional advisor and mentor during her residency from 2004-2006

Mentee:  Tracie Davis, MD
Status:  Resident Physician UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine
Project title:  Women's experiences crossing from Mexico to San Diego to access safe, legal abortion services
Outcome:  Presented at UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine Research Day, June 17, 2006
Also serving as professional advisor and mentor from 2004 to present

Mentee:  Jeanne Rollins, MD
Status:  Resident Physician UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine
Project title:  A comparison of antepartum depression rates using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in Midwife versus Physician-run clinics
Outcome:  In progress

Mentee:  Jennifer Mankowski, MD
Status:  Resident Physician UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine
Project Title:  The utility of the postpartum Papanicolaou smear
Outcome:  In progress


Publications:

Abstracts:

1. Kingston JM, Cole LA.  Elevated levels of hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin in preeclampsia.  Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 1998;71

2. Kingston JM, Daneshmand S, Kelly TF, Moore TR.  Ultrasound markers of Down Syndrome:  Influence of nonskeletal markers and maternal height on predictive values of long bone ratios.  Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2003

3. Grossman D, Kingston JM, Schweikert S, Troncoso E, Falquier S, Billings DL.  Crossing to safety:  the experiences of Mexican women who seek safe, legal abortion services in San Diego.  Association of Reproductive Health Professionals Meeting, Tampa, FL, September 2005.

4. Grossman D, Kingston JM, Schweikert S, Troncoso E, Falquier S, Billings DL.
Women 's experiences crossing from Mexico to San Diego to access safe, legal abortion services.  American Public Health Association meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 2005.


Research Articles

1.  Bahado-Singh RO, Oz AU, Kingston JM, Shahabi S, Hsu CD, Cole L.  The role of hyperglycosylated hCG in trophoblast invasion and the prediction of subsequent pre-eclampsia. Prenat Diagn 2002; 22:478-481

INVITED PARTICIPATION AT SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCES:

Poster presentation, "Ultrasound markers of Down's syndrome: Influence of nonskeletal markers and maternal height on predictive values of long bone ratios", Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting, February 2003.

Speaker, Mid-Trimester Abortion Methods, UCSD 3rd Annual Perinatal Symposium, San Diego, California, January 2005.

Poster presentation, "Crossing to safety:  the experiences of Mexican women who access safe, legal abortion services in San Diego", Association of Reproductive Health Professionals meeting, September 2005.

Oral presentation, "Women's experiences crossing from Mexico to San Diego to access safe, legal abortion services", American Public Health Association meeting, December 2005.

Co-coordinator & presenter, "Reproductive Health on the US-Mexico Border: A Binational Dialogue", Ibis Reproductive Health, the Population Council, Mexico City, University of California San Diego, and Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Meeting, July 2006.

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