Kristen Terlizzi

Co-Founder, National Accreta Foundation

Kristen Terlizzi is a maternal health and patient safety advocate and co-founder of the National Accreta Foundation. In 2014 Kristen spent two months postpartum in the hospital due to complications of Placenta Accreta, a life threatening pregnancy complication requiring attentive multidisciplinary care. Kristen now shares her patient story to educate audiences on abnormal placentation and the downstream costs of cesarean deliveries. Her medical case report is published in the official journal of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and her patient story has been featured in Vox Media, the Wall Street Journal and People.com. Kristen peer mentors women diagnosed with Placenta Accreta and speaks at events for medical students, hospital leadership, and perinatal quality improvement initiatives.