Assistant Professor of Women’s Health and Midwifery
Director, Nurse-Midwifery Track of Primary Care Program
Penn Ob/Gyn and Midwifery Care at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia

Throughout her career as a certified nurse midwife and a failure-to-thrive nurse clinician, Kimberly Kovach Trout has focused on providing safe, high-quality care, including improving nutrition during pregnancy. Her clinical practice as a nurse-midwife at Pennsylvania Hospital fuels many of Dr. Trout’s research questions, through which she seeks to pursue evidence to improve clinical practice where it is lacking.

But one area of research — gestational diabetes — comes from both her personal and clinical experience. After Dr. Trout was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in her second pregnancy, she began to conduct in-depth research on the causes, therapies, and impacts of this condition

My work centers on creating a healthy environment for mothers and babies, from pre-conception and prenatal care to birth and healthy options in their community.” 


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1980