Anna Targonskaya, MD

Anna Targonskaya, MD

Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Medical Advisor
Work Experience: 7+ years in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Digital Health

“I’m a passionate believer that education is a woman’s strongest tool when it comes to managing her health. At Flo, I aim to support each of our users through understandable and engaging content on preventative care topics so they can make informed decisions and stay healthy.”

Career Highlights

  • Speaker at the 25th International Conference on Population and Development, 2019
  • Author of Flo materials on pregnancy and postpartum related topics, 2017–2018
  • Obstetrician-gynecologist in an ambulatory center, 2012–2018

Education

  • Degree in Medicine, Obstetrics, and Gynecology from Grodno State Medical University, 2011
  • Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Brest Regional Hospital, 2011–2012

Featured Publications

  • “The relationship between ovulatory cycle characteristics and women’s sexual motivation: A longitudinal approach using Flo™ cycle tracking data.” 2021

My Journey in Medicine

While studying at university, I fell in love with the magic of the appearance of a new life and couldn’t imagine myself as anything other than an obstetrician-gynecologist. 

When I started working as an obstetrician-gynecologist, I was pregnant with the eldest of my two boys and spent the majority of my time supporting the health of my fellow pregnant patients. I found a great passion for pregnancy-related topics through this work and my own experience, and it became the main focus in my clinical practice. 

Before becoming a Medical Advisor for Flo, I enjoyed authoring various articles on medical supervision during pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, potential complications, postpartum care, and miscarriage. 

In my current position as a Medical Advisor, I wear many hats. In addition to reviewing content that gets published on our blog and app, I coordinate different content projects, work on Flo’s medical policies and standards, develop and maintain relationships with US and Europe-based medical experts and international health associations (such as UNFPA, EBCOG, and SEUD), and speak at international and local conferences on behalf of Flo. 

From the beginning of my career in medicine to today, I have always strongly advocated for reproductive health education to help inspire women to consciously manage their lives. I aim to utilize both my medical background and understanding of digital technologies to commit to and find innovative solutions for female health.

Fun Facts

My journey to medicine started prior to my admission to the medical university, since I was born in a medical family: My mom was a therapist and my father was an anesthesiologist.

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