High Risk Pregnancy

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)

Common Reasons for referral to MFM could include:

- Preterm Labor               - Multiple Births

- Placenta Previa              - Preeclampsia

- Miscarriage Risk            - Gestational Diabetes

Our Doctors

David G. Chaffin, MD

David G. Chaffin, MD

Dr. Chaffin is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in maternal-fetal medicine. He is available for consults with physicians through either University Perinatal Associates in Hurricane, WV or Cabell Huntington Hospital Perinatal Center in Huntington, WV. He has hospital privileges at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He earned a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and he completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. While completing a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Arizona, his interests in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, diabetes, multiple gestations, and ultrasound were refined. He has published research into the mechanisms of fetal heart rate variability and ultrasound image processing and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Dr. Chaffin joined the faculty of the Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine in 1998. He has received awards for Excellence in Teaching from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a Professor and is the Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 

Kelly Cunnings, MD

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Cummings, a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialist, has been appointed assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. She specializes in high-risk pregnancies, including cases of preterm labor, placenta previa, miscarriage risk, multiple births, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. 

Cummings earned her medical degree from Marshall University, where she also completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency. She then completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Cummings is accepting new patients and referrals at the following Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology locations:  Marshall University Medical Center, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington; and at Marshall Health–Teays Valley, 300 Corporate Center Drive, Scott Depot. For appointments, call 304-691-1400.

Physicians may refer high risk obstetric patients to Dr. Chaffin at the following locations.

Transfer of care
Marshall Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 4500
WV 25701
Phone 304-691-1400

Cabell Huntington Hospital
Maternal Hypertension Center
1616 13th Ave
Suite 100
WV 25701
Phone 304-526-6897
FAX 304-526-6363

Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 Corporate Center Drive
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone 304-691-1810
Toll free 855-886-6747
FAX 304-757-8422

Cabell Huntington Hospital
Perinatal Center
1616 13th Ave
Suite 100
WV 25701
Phone 304-526-2124

For Appointments Call


Teays Valley







Kelly Cummings, MD

David G. Chaffin, Jr., MD, FACOG