Michael Fassett, MD, Area Research Chair for West Los Angeles/Kern County

Michael Fassett, MD

Area Research Chair

West Los Angeles/Kern County

Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Dr. Michael Fassett is an obstetrics-gynecology physician at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. He is Southern California regional physician-in-charge for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the area research chair for West Los Angeles/Kern County on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Regional Research Committee. He also serves as associate professor in Clinical Science at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Fassett leads an active research program in perinatal epidemiology, investigating medical complications of pregnancy. He studies hyperemesis gravidarum, preterm birth prediction and prevention, risk factors associated with the development of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity, and issues with contraception. He has authored more than 50 journal articles. He served on the California Maternal Quality Care


Collaborative Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, which led to efforts that reduced maternal mortality in California. Dr. Fassett is also a senior examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s national certifying exam.

Areas of Focus

  • Perinatal risk factors for autism spectrum/ ADHD
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Labor induction


University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Los Angeles County/University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Los Angeles County/University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Honors and Awards

  • Physician Researcher of the Year, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2023
  • Pasadena Magazine, Top Doctors 2023
  • Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023