Ilina D. Pluym, MD
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Ilina D. Pluym, MD

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Westwood OBGYN | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 430, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Pluym is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her medical degree at New York University and Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Brown University. Dr. Pluym completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at UCLA. Her clinical and research interests include high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis, 3D ultrasound and artificial intelligence and maternal mental health. Dr. Pluym is heavily involved in resident and fellow education and is also a collaborator in multiple projects with the University of California Fetal Consortium.




Medical Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2019


Maternal & Fetal Medicine, UCLA Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2020


Obstetrics & Gynecology, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, 2017


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2023, 2024
  • CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, 2022

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  1. Guimier An, Pontual L, Braddock S, Torti E, Perez-Jurado L, Munoz-Cabello P, Arumi M, Monaghan KG, Lee H, Wang L, Pluym ID, Lynch S, Stals K, Ellar S, Muller C, Houyel L, Cohen L, Lyonnet S, Bajolle F, Amiel J, Gordon CT. Biallelic alterations in PLXND1 cause common arterial trunk and other cardiac malformations in humans. Hum Mol Genet. 2022 Apr 9.
  2. Holliman K, Pluym ID, Grechukhina O, Blumenfeld Y, Platt LD, Copel J, Han CS. Maternal-fetal medicine fellows’ perception and comfort with obstetrical ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2022 Feb 22.
  3. Yin O, Richley M, Hadaya J, Mei J, Mok T, Fahim M, Pluym ID, Rao R, Martin C, Han CS, Benharesh P, Afshar Y. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pregnancy: a bridge to delivery and pulmonary recovery for COVID-19-related severe respiratory failure. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Dec 16.
  4. Mok T, Afshar Y, Platt LD, Guo R, Rao RR, Pluym ID, Silverman NS, Han CS. Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Monochorionic-Diamniotic Twins: The Role of Intertwin Discrepancy in Middle Cerebral Artery Doppler Measurements and the Cerebroplacental Ratio. Am J Perinatol. 2021 Jul 29.
  5. Mei JY, Mallampati D, Pluym ID, Han CD, Afshar Y. Twin Vaginal Deliveries in Labor Rooms: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Am J Perinatol. 2021 Apr 20.
  6. Mok T, Contreras D, Chmait R, Goldstein J, Pluym ID, Tabsh K, Aldrovandi G, Afshar Y. Complicated Monochorionic-Diamniotic Twins in a Pregnant Woman with COVID-19 in the Second Trimester. Am J Perinatol. 2021 April 14.
  7. Pluym ID, Tandel MD, Kwan L, Mok T, Holliman K, Afshar Y, Rao R. Randomized Control Trial of Postpartum Visits at Two and Six Weeks. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 Mar 27:100363. PMID: 33785465
  8. Pluym ID, Holliman K, Afshar Y, Lee CC, Richards MC, Han CS, Krakow D, Rao R. Emergency Department Use Among Postpartum Women with Mental Health Disorders. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 Jan;3(1):100269. PMID: 33013100

In the News

  • Healthline, “How taking Tylenol during pregnancy may affect child’s attention, sleep” September 28, 2022
  • MDEdge, “Group prenatal care had mixed effect on preterm birth” February 18, 2022
  • MDEdge, Marijuana use linked to nausea, vomiting of pregnancy” February 4, 2022
  • MDEdge, Chewing xylitol gym may modestly reduce preterm birth” February 4, 2022
  • UCLA Health Webinar, “Prenatal Care 1-0-1” January 31, 2022
  • Healio, “Remote monitoring of high-risk pregnancies shown to be safe and cost-effective” December 20, 2021
  • Romper, “Can being scared cause you to go into labor?” September 24, 2021
  • Healio, “Third-trimester routine ultrasound provides limited benefits” September 1, 2021
  • LA Times, “Pregnancy increases risk of COVID-19 complications for women and their babies” April 22, 2021
  • ABC News, “Messenger RNA COVID vaccines likely safe for pregnant women, study says”, April 22, 2021
  • USA Today, “Can you get pregnant while you’re already pregnant? It’s rare, but yes.”             April 14, 2021
  • Real Women’s Health Podcast, “Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts”, Nov 13, 2020
  • Healthline, “Despite What Senator Cruz Says, Pregnancy Can Be A Life Threatening Condition” Sep 10, 2020
  • Twitter Chat by ACOG and ATA, #thyroidchat, Aug 26, 2020


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2023, 2024
  • CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, 2022