Dr. Kimberly Vesco is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, a Kaiser Permanente physician, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has more than a decade of clinical experience caring for normal and high-risk pregnancies within Kaiser Permanente Northwest. In addition to her ongoing clinical work, Dr. Vesco conducts research focusing on women’s health issues, which benefits from her practical insight into patient care and physician workflow.
Along with Victor Stevens, PhD, Dr. Vesco led the Healthy Moms Study, a randomized trial of a group-based diet and lifestyle weight management program for pregnant women. Dr. Vesco is also conducting research with the CDC to study pregnancy-associated morbidities, particularly those attributable to factors such as obesity and gestational diabetes. Her work focuses on ways to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and their offspring.
Dr. Vesco has worked extensively with the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, conducting systematic evidence reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on topics including management of menopausal symptoms, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, and cervical cancer screening. She is a co-investigator on the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures.
Dr. Vesco arrived at Permanente Medical Group in 2001 after earning her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. She trained in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and completed a Women’s Health Fellowship and an MPH degree with a focus in epidemiology and biostatistics.