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Posts by Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, MSN

  • In this video, Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, MSN, associate chief of the Midwifery Service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the department's approach to community health, incorporating social determinants of health into the care of their patients.

  • At Massachusetts General Hospital, nurse-midwives work closely with physicians to provide seamless patient care and expand the range of patients they safely care for, from low-medication to epidural deliveries.


Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, MSN, is associate chief nurse-midwife of the Midwifery Division in the Department of OB/GYN at Mass General and a teaching associate at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests are in contraceptive and family planning especially in underserved communities. She has a special interest in eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and advocating for equitable health care access.

She sees patients at Chelsea Health Center and speaks Spanish. Katherine completed her midwifery education at Yale University and also holds a BA from Barnard College.

Obstetrics & Gynecology Care at Mass General

The Mass General Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology offers the highest level of care to women. Our clinical and research team is a leader in advancing treatments for gynecologic cancers, menopause, high-risk obstetrics, infertility and urogynecology.