Kay Roussos-Ross

Kay Roussos-Ross, M.D.

Professor And Chief, Medical Director, Women's Health At Medical Plaza,

Department: MD-OBSTETRICS / GYNECOLOGY-GEN
Business Phone: (352) 273-7660
Business Email: kroussos@ufl.edu

About Kay Roussos-Ross

I am Dr. Dikea (Kay) Roussos-Ross, I am board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. My areas of focus include high-risk obstetric patients with co-morbid psychiatric and substance use disorders. My clinical practice also includes general obstetrics, gynecology, and surgical gynecology. I am the Chief of the Division of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of Women’s Health at the UF Health Shands Medical Plaza.

I completed both my undergraduate and graduate studies at UF, graduating with Research Honors from the College of Medicine and receiving my Doctor of Medicine degree in 2002. Prior to receiving my medical degree, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, graduating with Highest Honors. I continued my UF studies in the Physician Assistant Studies Program, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. I first completed a residency in Psychiatry and joined the UF Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Professor and as the Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, with a primary area of focus in Perinatal Psychiatry. I furthered my interest in women’s health with a second residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which I completed in 2012.

Accomplishments

SASGOG Faculty Award
2020 · The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robert C. Cefalo National Leadership Institute
2019 · American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Honor Medical Society
2017-current · Alpha Omega Alpha
Gold Humanism Honor Society
2016-current · The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Lee Dockery Excellence in Teaching Cup
2015 · University of Florida
Excellence in Teaching
2014 · Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
National Faculty Award
2013 · American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Exemplary Teaching Award
2012-2018 · University of Florida
Golden Apple Teaching Award for Medical Student Teaching
2008-2019 · University of Florida
Chief Residency
2005-2006 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Josepha Cheong Resident Teaching Award
2003-2005 · Department of Psychiatry – University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7180 Obs and Gyn Clerkship
2018
MDT7160 Elect Top Ob/Gyn
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2018
MDC6001 Intro Clin Practice
2024-2025
BMS6631 Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine for Addiction Medicine
    American Board of Preventive Medicine for Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Women’s Health
Areas of Interest
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Birth Control and Family Planning
  • Birth control – slow release methods
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Pelvic laparoscopy
  • Sterilization surgery – making a decision
  • Substance use disorder
  • Tubal ligation

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-2283-2441

Publications

2023
Acceptability of an mHealth App for Monitoring Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health: Qualitative Study With Women and Providers
JMIR Formative Research. 7 [DOI] 10.2196/44500. [PMID] 37285185.
2022
COVID-19: changing the care process for women’s health-the patient’s perspective.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. 35(25):6180-6184 [DOI] 10.1080/14767058.2021.1909560. [PMID] 34044744.
2022
Exclusive breastfeeding promotion policies: whose oxygen mask are we prioritizing?
Journal of Perinatology. 42(8):1141-1145 [DOI] 10.1038/s41372-022-01339-z. [PMID] 35347245.
2022
Safety of deep brain stimulation in pregnancy: A comprehensive review.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 16 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2022.997552. [PMID] 36248692.
2021
Decrease in Florida’s pregnancy-related mortality from 2009 to 2018: reducing the Black-White disparity
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 225(2):194-196 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.03.040.
2017
Do Educational Seminars for the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Improve Attitudes Toward the Value of Vaccination?
Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. 30(4):456-459 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.12.003. [PMID] 28108212.
2017
Epidemiologic Surveillance of Teenage Birth Rates in the United States, 2006-2012.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 129(6):1068-1077 [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001897. [PMID] 28486356.
2017
Obesity and reproduction: a study to determine how effectively medical education enhances awareness of the reproductive risks related to obesity.
JBRA assisted reproduction. 21(4):330-335 [DOI] 10.5935/1518-0557.20170059. [PMID] 29068182.
2016
Education of Providers Crucial in Ensuring that Patients Receive Desired Postpartum Sterilization Procedures.
The Journal of reproductive medicine. 61(7-8):347-350 [PMID] 30408380.
2016
Potential selection bias associated with using geocoded birth records for epidemiologic research.
Annals of epidemiology. 26(3):204-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.01.002. [PMID] 26907541.
2015
Opioid use in pregnant women and the increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome: what is the cost?
Journal of addiction medicine. 9(3):222-5 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000122. [PMID] 25984838.
2014
It’s not your mother’s marijuana: effects on maternal-fetal health and the developing child.
Clinics in perinatology. 41(4):877-94 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clp.2014.08.009. [PMID] 25459779.
2014
The effects of air pollution on adverse birth outcomes.
Environmental research. 134:198-204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envres.2014.08.002. [PMID] 25173052.
2011
Labor and delivery in a patient with hemophilia B.
International journal of obstetric anesthesia. 20(3):250-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijoa.2011.04.003. [PMID] 21641201.

Grants

Jan 2024 – Jun 2024
Perinatal Psychiatrist Consultant
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Jul 2023 – Jun 2024
Reducing Maternal Morbidity & Mortality with Gator MOMitor Year 3
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023
Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality with Gator MOMitor
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Sep 2021 – Jun 2024
15/24 The Healthy Brain and Child Development National Consortium
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022
Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the Covid-19 Era and Beyond
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Win-win: A University of Florida model for training addiction medicine fellows and incorporating behavioral healthcare into the primary care of the medically underserved
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN
Sep 2019 – Mar 2022
Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2019 – Dec 2023
Perinatal Psychiatrist Consultant Agreement
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN

Education

Residency – Obstetrics and Gynecology
2011 · University of Florida
Residency – Psychiatry
2006 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2002 · University of Florida
Master’s of Science – Physician Assistant Studies
1998 · University of Florida
Bachelor’s of Science – Sociology
1995 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7660
Emails:
Business:
kroussos@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100294
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610