MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialist
Asheville, North Carolina
Dolly Pressley Byrd, PhD, CNM has worked as a Certified Nurse-Midwife since graduation from the Yale School of Nursing in 2001. Dolly joined Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in 2005. Working with dedicated colleagues determined to provide optimal obstetric and gynecologic care to women in their community, Dolly is particularly passionate about engaging patients in shared decision making processes to develop their own plan of care and improve health outcomes.
In addition to her clinical duties caring for women in this safety-net obstetric practice, Dolly precepts advanced practice provider students (CNMs, NPs, and PAs), medical students, as well as Family Medicine and Obstetric medical residents. She also serves as Assistant Medical Director of the OB Division. Most recently, Dolly completed her PhD in Nursing from University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her research interests include maternal health as positioned at the intersection of structural discrimination, marginalized populations, and health inequities.