Kristen Gosnell, RN, MSN

Clinical nurse specialist

Kristen Gosnell is a clinical nurse specialist who cares for mothers and unborn infants at the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. She specializes in pregnancies that are complicated by twin-to twin transfusion syndrome – a condition that results from unbalanced blood distribution in twins that share one placenta – and alpha thalassemia major, an inherited blood disorder.

Gosnell's research interests include brain development in complicated twin pregnancies as well as in-utero treatment of bladder and kidney disease.

After completing her bachelor's degree in nursing at Purdue University, Gosnell began her pediatric nursing career at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In 2003, her work as a travel nurse brought her to San Francisco, where she cared for patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. After finishing her master's degree at UCSF, she worked as a clinical coordinator for the Division of Pediatric Surgery.

Gosnell is president-elect of the Fetal Therapy Nurse Network. She is also a member of the UCSF Clinical InQuERI Council, which supports nurses' participation in research that aim to improve patient care.


Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

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Purdue University, BS, Nursing 1997
UCSF, MS, Nursing 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Washburn EE, Sparks TN, Gosnell KA, Rand L, Gonzalez JM, Feldstein VA. Stage I Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Outcomes of Expectant Management and Prognostic Features. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Feb 08.
  2. Sperling JD, Sparks TN, Berger VK, Farrell JA, Gosnell K, Keller RL, Norton ME, Gonzalez JM. Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Does Laterality Predict Perinatal Outcomes? Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jan 05.
  3. Parchem JG, Sparks TN, Gosnell K, Norton ME. Utility of chromosomal microarray in anomalous fetuses. Prenat Diagn. 2018 Jan; 38(2):140-147.
  4. Washburn EE, Sparks TN, Gosnell KA, Rand L, Gonzalez JM, Feldstein VA. Polyhydramnios Affecting a Recipient-like Twin: Risk of Progression to Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Mar; 35(4):317-323.
  5. Berger VK, Sparks TN, Jelin AC, Derderian C, Jeanty C, Gosnell K, Mackenzie T, Gonzalez JM. Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis: Do Placentomegaly and Polyhydramnios Matter? J Ultrasound Med. 2018 May; 37(5):1185-1191.
  6. Moon-Grady AJ, Rand L, Gallardo S, Gosnell K, Lee H, Feldstein VA. Diastolic Cardiac Pathology and Clinical Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in Monochorionic/Diamniotic Twins. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Sep 01; 205(3):279.e1-279.e11.

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