Professional Affiliations:

Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Margaret S. Audell

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

"Fostering open communication between patient and physician."

Dr Audell received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed her postgraduate training there before moving back to Southern California in 1983. She has been in practice for over 30 years in the Orange County area.

She enjoys both aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has had the great pleasure of caring for and delivering patients that she delivered years ago. She finds that caring for women through the spectrum of their lives, from adolescence to advanced age is a very rewarding experience. Dr Audell finds it especially enjoyable when she has the privilege of caring for two or three generations of the same family.

It is Dr Audell's philosophy that the essence of a great patient-physician relationship is communication. She believes that a collaborative relationship between patient and physician is the core to the health and well-being of patients.

With her long commitment to patient care, and her participation in the community, Dr Audell has been an active medical staff member at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, and has served on numerous committees throughout her career. She has had the pleasure of being the Vice Chief of Staff, as well as Chief of Staff of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. She has previously served as the Chairman of the Women's and Children's Credentials Committee. She now serves as the Chairman of the Practitioners Wellbeing Committee.

She previously served on the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, which oversaw the largest birth defects registry in the world. She was active in the Cooperative of American Physicians-Mutual Protection Trust, by serving as a member of their OB/Gyn Peer Review Committee, the Obstetrical Claims Review Committee, and also was a member of their Board of Directors.

In her spare time, she and her husband, who is an engineering geologist, periodically travel to their favorite spot in Utah to relax, fly fish, and hike in the Wasatch Mountains.