Margaret S. Audell, MD

It is Dr. Audell's belief that "a patient can be a more active participant in her healthcare when she is informed about her medical status and the different options available to her. The physicians at Orange Coast Women's Medical Group encourage their patients to ask questions. Dr. Audell credits today's greater level of patient-physician communication to the public's desire for more information regarding their health. "This greater health awareness is accomplished by more frequent patient requests for screening exams - valuable tools in the early detection and treatment of disease."

Dr. Audell supports Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Dr. Audell did her postgraduate training at Georgetown University Hospital. Board Certified and recertified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Audell has served as a member of several committees at Saddleback's Memorial Medical Center and Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Most recently, she served as Chairman of Saddleback Women's and Children's Credentials Committee and as a Physicians-Mutual Protection Trust Peer Review Committee. Previously, she served on the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, which oversaw the largest birth defects registry in the world. She has a special interest in perimenopausal and menopausal women's issues.

Professional Affiliations:

Vice Chief of Staff SMMC 1999-2001
CAP-MPT Cooperative of American Physicians Mutual Protection Trust:
* Board of Directors
* Member of OB-GYN Review Committee
* Member of Obstetrical Claims Review Committee


This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


Medical Education
George Washington University School of Medicine
Date Completed:
Georgetown University Hospital & Medical Center

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations