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Dr. Laurence Shields, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

(805) 786-6170

San Luis Obispo Perinatal Center

1941 Johnson Ave Ste 105B San Luis Obispo , CA 93401

Get to Know Dr. Shields

Accepting Patients



31 Years

Care Philosophy

Laurence Shields, MD is currently the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Marian Regional Medical Center. After fellowship at UCSD, he joined the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle where he practiced for 13 years. During that time he participated in numerous clinical outreach programs, directed the Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship program, and published and lectured widely in both preclinical and clinical areas. In 2006, Dr. Shields and his family relocated near his home-town on California?s Central Coast. Since relocation to California, Dr. Shields has been an active participant with in the California Maternal Quality Care collaborative (CMQCC) Pregnancy-Related and Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review committee (CA-PAMR), he was a member of the CMQCC Maternal Hemorrhage Taskforce, and co-chair of the Preeclampsia Taskforce. He also serves as Medical Director of Dignity Health?s Maternal Patient Safety Improvement Coalition and is a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Committee. He has over 20 years experience as a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist with a strong commitment to optimizing maternal and fetal outcomes especially in pregnancies complicated by maternal medical or abnormal fetal conditions.


University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio 1987

University Of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio 1991

University Of California, San Diego 2005

University Of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio 1988

Dr. Shields's Experience

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized Doctor

Dr. Shields's Locations

Accepting New Patients


San Luis Obispo Perinatal Center

1941 Johnson Ave Ste 105B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 786-6170 Fax: (805) 786-6171

Center for Women's Health-Hancock

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 104, Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 739-3280 Fax: (805) 347-3958

Marian Perinatal Center

220 S Palisade Dr Ste 201, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Affiliated Hospitals

French Hospital Medical Center

1911 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Marian Regional Medical Center

1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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