Miranda Klassen is the Executive Director of the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation, a non-profit advocacy and research organization she founded in 2008 after surviving an AFE during the birth of her son. Miranda is also an investigator for the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Registry, which she co-founded at Baylor College of Medicine. Ms. Klassen is a frequent speaker, panelist, and lecturer on amniotic fluid embolism and patient advocacy. She has authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored the Support After Severe Maternal Event AIM Safety Bundle. Additionally, Miranda serves as the patient advocate for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), Council of Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care, the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, and the National Obstetric Life Support Program (OBLS). She is also a member of the CDC’s National Partnership to Eliminate Preventable Maternal Mortality and a co-founder of MoMMA’s Voices, a national coalition of maternal health advocacy organizations. Miranda lives in San Diego, CA with her husband Bryce, a critical care nurse, and their son Van.
The experts at Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics pool their decades of experience caring for critically ill pregnant women to discuss the challenges encountered in caring for these vulnerable women.
Dr Stephanie Martin is the Medical Director for Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics and a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist with expertise in critical care obstetrics.
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN is the Nursing Director for Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics with many years of experience caring for critically ill pregnant women.
Julie Arafeh, RN, MS is the Simulation Director for Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics and a leading expert in simulation.