Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty certified in maternal fetal medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Robert Sigman joined Children’s Hospital Central California as a perinatologist in October 2012.
Dr. Sigman came to us from the University of North Texas Health Science Center where he worked as an assistant professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology, in Fort Worth, Texas. While there, he developed the first prenatal genetic program at UNT.
Other positions Dr. Sigman has held include: director, maternal fetal medicine, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, Wash.; director, critical care obstetrics, Saint Alphonsus Hospital, Boise, Idaho; and running a private practice in Huntsville, Ala.
Dr. Sigman has achieved many other accomplishments in his field. As the only board certified perinatologist in eastern Washington, he developed a highly successful perinatal ultrasound, teaching and consultative practice. As the only private perinatologist in the state of Alabama, he developed a perinatal program for northern Alabama that reduced perinatal morbidity and mortality, and established the only ultrasound and genetics lab between Birmingham, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn. As head of maternal fetal medicine at the University of South Dakota, he developed intrastate outreach programs for the Indian reservation system and Ellsworth Air Force Base, and a statewide perinatal network.
Dr. Sigman has presented on numerous maternal fetal topics across the country. He has also published in peer-reviewed journals, including “Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine” and “European Journal of Ultrasound.”
Dr. Sigman received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pa. He did his medical internship at West Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Charity Hospital, Louisiana State University, in New Orleans. He did his fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Washington University, in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Sigman is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Specialty Medical Group. In his free time, he enjoys motorcycle riding and flying his own plane.