Emily McGahey

DM, MSN, CNM, FACNM, Clinical Director

Emily received her undergraduate nursing degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. After graduating, she moved home to Colorado and worked for three years as a Labor and Delivery nurse in a large tertiary care center before deciding to go back to school to become a midwife at the University of New Mexico. There she was able to learn from great teachers and preceptors in a variety of different settings including an out-of-hospital birth center. Emily completed her Doctorate of Midwifery in 2020 from Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her doctoral work focused on assessing birth certificate accuracy in identifying midwives as the attending provider at birth.

Emily joined TMC in August of 2011 as the second Ruth Brexendorf Stifel Midwife Fellow and became a full-time midwife here in March 2012. Emily served as Associate Clinical Director from July 2020- December 2021 and at the end of 2021, she became the Clinical Director of the Midwife Center.  

She is committed to providing a variety of birthing options to individuals and families from various backgrounds. She is grateful to be practicing at TMC where midwives are able to provide truly client-centered care that empowers women and individuals here in Pittsburgh.

Emily is active with the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the ACNM (PA-ACNM), serving as President from 2012 till 2018 and now in the role of Legislative Committee Co-Chair, assisting PA-ACNM in furthering midwifery through modernization legislation. Emily is a member of the Nominating Committee, Workforce Committee, and is the secretary of the State Government Affairs Committee for ACNM National. Additionally, Emily is adjunct faculty in both the Masters and Doctoral programs at Jefferson University.