David G. Chaffin, Jr., MD, FACOG



Clinical Interests

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Dr. Chaffin has a special interest in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, diabetes, multiple gestations and ultrasound. He also specializes in fetal echocardiograms and non-stress tests. He has published research into the mechanisms of fetal heart rate variability and ultrasound image processing and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine University Medical Center - Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Tucson, Ariz.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member, Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
  • Member, American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine


  • Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
4th Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1400
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

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Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology - Teays Valley

300 Corporate Center Drive
3rd Floor
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-691-1800

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Beckley

100 North Heights Drive
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 304-345-4525

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Charleston

108 Washington Street W
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-345-4525

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Perinatal Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital

1616 13th Avenue
Suite 100
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-526-2124

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Nellhaus EM, Nieuwenhuizen L, Egleton R, Hansen Z, Chaffin D, Loudin S, Davies TH. 2019. History of postpartum depression as a contributor to the severity of NAS. Addict Behav. 89: 78-84.
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Merry-Sperry AD, Chaffin DG, Denning KL, Shamma B, Massey C, Werthammer J. 2018. Placental Chorioangioma with Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis. South. Med. J. 2018 8 4;111(8):457-459.
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Martin A, Cottrell J, Korona Jr. M, Chaffin D. 2018. An “Ice Cream Headache” in a Term Gravida: A Case Report Martin A, Cottrell J, Korona Jr M, Chaffin D.An "Ice Cream Headache"in a Term Gravida: A Case Report

Cummings K, Cottrell J, Ounpraseuth S, Stone R, Chaffin DG, and Magann E.. 2018. The Effect of Hepatitis C on Maternal Bile Acid Level and the Fetal Left Ventricular Tei Index Cummings K, Cottrell J, Ounpraseuth S, Stone R, Chaffin DG, and Magann E. (2018) "The Effect of Hepatitis C on Maternal Bile Acid Level and the Fetal Left Ventricular Tei Index.," Marshall Journal of Medicine 2018;4: Iss. 2, Article 8.

. 2016. Graves' Disease Pharmacotherapy in Women of Reproductive Age. Pharmacotherapy. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Jan;36(1):64-83. doi: 10.1002/phar.1676. Review
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Stone RA, Silvis A, Jude D, Chaffin D. 2014. Increasing body mass index exacerbates inflammation in obese gravidas. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May;123 Suppl 1:81S.
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Stitely ML, Calhoun B, Maxwell S, Nerhood R, Chaffin D. 2010. Prevalence of drug use in pregnant West Virginia patients 2010 Apr;106:48-52

Chaffin DG, Webb DG. 2009. Outcomes of pregnancies at risk for hypertensive complications managed using impedance cardiography. Am J Perinatol. 2009 Nov;26(10):717-21.
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