1. Ronald J. Wapner, MD

    • Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
      Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
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    Wapner was a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Prior to Drexel, he taught at Thomas Jefferson University for 22 years where he also served as the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Wapner is a nationally known clinician specializing in first trimester screening and invasive procedures, such as Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS), Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (PUBS) and amniocentesis. He was instrumental in developing CVS and multi-fetal reduction procedures. He has also authored or co-authored over 120 publications.

    Honors and Awards

    • The Dru Carlson Award for Best Research in Genetics and Ultrasound, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2012
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    Board Certifications

    • Clinical Genetics (MD)
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Clinical Expertise

    • Fetal Assessment
    • Consultation

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

      51 West 51st Street
      New York, NY 10019
      Phone:
      (212) 326-8951
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      (212) 326-8951
      Fax:
      (212) 326-5610

    More Locations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

      3959 Broadway
      Floor: 12 (Central)
      New York, NY 10032
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-3151
      Fax:
      (212) 342-2802

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    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Jefferson Medical College
    • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Gender

    Male
  2. Dr. Wapner has been an active investigator in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine throughout his career and has been, or is, either a Principal Investigator (PI)or Co-Investigator for a number of multi-center studies including much of the original work on chorionic villus sampling and multi-fetal pregnancy reductions. Dr. Wapner has played a significant role in the development of multidisciplinary research studies and clinical research centers for MFM throughout his career. He continues to practice clinical MFM, reserving approximately 25% of his time for research activities. He served as the PI for the Philadelphia Center in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network from more than 8 years and has continued that work at Columbia. He also served as Co- PI of the National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD)-sponsored NIFTY trial investigating the retrieval of fetal cells from maternal circulation. He served as Co-PI of the EATA trial in which 13 centers in the US and Europe performed a randomized comparison of amniocentesis and CVS in weeks 13 and 14 of gestation. This study also evaluated the efficacy of first trimester screening for fetal aneuploidy in a multi-centered fashion, for which Dr. Wapner served as PI.

    Research Information

    Grants/Contracts

    • MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE UNITS (MFMU) NETWORK (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2001 - Mar 31 2021

      MARCH OF DIMES TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CENTER FOR PRETERM BIRTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Private)

      Nov 1 2014 - Oct 31 2019

      CHRONIC HYPERTENSION AND PREGNANCY (CHAP) (Federal Gov)

      Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2019

      COLLECTION OF PERIPHERAL WHOLE BLOOD SAMPLES FROM PREGNANT WOMEN AT HIGH RISK FOR FETAL ANEUPLOIDY IN SUPPORT OF MOLECULAR ASSAY DEVELOPMENT (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

      May 14 2014 - May 14 2019

      A RETROSPECTIVE SURVEY OF PRETERM PATIENTS WITH PREECLAMPSIA WHO WERE HOSPITALIZED AT POTENTIAL CLINICAL TRIAL SITES OVER THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS TO ESTABLISH FEASIBILITY FOR THE PRESERVE-1 STUDY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

      Apr 2 2014 - Apr 2 2019

      THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

      Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2018

      DEVELOPMENT OF NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR MICRODELETION/MICRODUPLICATION AND OTHER GENETIC DISORDRS BASED ON FETAL DNA ISOLATED FROM MATERNAL BLOOD. (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

      Jun 4 2013 - Jun 4 2018

      FRACTION OF CELL-FREE DNA IN MATERNAL SERUM BEFORE AND AFTER CVS WHEN COMPARED TO CONTROLS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

      Jun 4 2013 - Jun 4 2018

      PRENATAL CYTOGENETIC DIAGNOSIS BY ARRAY-BASED COPY NUMBER ANALYSES: FOLLOW-UP (Federal Gov)

      Jun 8 2007 - May 31 2017

      PREGENANCY AS A WINDOW TO FUTURE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH (Federal Gov)

      Aug 24 2013 - Apr 30 2017

      DETERMINANTS OF LEUKOCYTE TELOMERE LENGTH AT BIRTH (SUSSER/FACTOR-LITVAK/AVIV) (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2012 - Feb 28 2017

      PRENATAL PYRETHROID EXPOSURE AND CHILD MENTAL, MOTOR AND BEHAVIORAL DVLPMNT (WHYATT/FACTOR-LITVAK) (Federal Gov)

      Nov 15 2012 - Oct 31 2016

      CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC SEQUENCING OF STRUCTURAL VARIATION (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016

      MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK AT CUMC (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2011 - Mar 31 2016

      MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK AT CUMC (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2001 - Mar 31 2016

      INNATE AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY TO HCV IN HUMAN PREGNANCY (Federal Gov)

      Feb 7 2014 - Jan 31 2016

      PREVENTION OF PRETERM BIRTH IN HIGH RISK NULLIPAROUS PATIENTS (Federal Gov)

      Jan 10 2010 - Dec 31 2015

      A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LOSS OF IMPRINTING IN FIRST TRIMESTER CVS SAMPLES COMPARED TO PLACENTAL AT BIRTH (Federal Gov)

      Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2015

      IMPACT OF RETURN OF INCIDENTAL GENETIC TEST RESULTS TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENOMIC ERA (Federal Gov)

      Sep 23 2011 - Aug 31 2015

      MONICA HEALTHCARE (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

      Jun 30 2010 - Jun 30 2015

      NUMOM2B HEART HEALTH STUDY (NUMOM2B-HHS) (Federal Gov)

      Aug 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015

      MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNITS NETWORK - MORE ALPS (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015

      THE FETAL ADRENAL GLAND AS A PREDICTOR OF SPONTANEOUS PRETERM BIRTH (Federal Gov)

      Sep 5 2011 - Feb 28 2015

      THE NATIONAL STANDARD FOR NORMAL FETAL GROWTH - CLINICAL SITE EXPANSION (ARRA) (Federal Gov)

      Sep 25 2010 - Sep 25 2014

      IMPACT OF RETURN OF INCIDENTAL GENETIC TEST RESULTS TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENOMIC ERA (Federal Gov)

      Sep 23 2011 - Aug 31 2014

      PRENATAL NON-INVASIVE ANEUPLOIDY TESTING UTILIZING SNPS STUDY (PRENATUS) (Private)

      Jul 1 2011 - Jul 31 2014

      RANDOMIZED TRIAL ANTENATAL LATE PRETERM STEROIDS CLINICAL COORDINATING (Federal Gov)

      Aug 5 2010 - Jul 31 2014

      SLEEP DISTURBANCE AND RISK FOR ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

      Jun 1 2011 - Apr 30 2014

      NON-INVASIVE CHROMOSOMAL EXAMINATION OF TRISOMY STUDY/PROTOCOL TD-007 (Private)

      Feb 18 2012 - Feb 1 2014

      NUMOM2B-SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING SUBSTUDY (Federal Gov)

      Dec 1 2010 - Dec 31 2013

      NUMOM2B CAPITATION FUNDING - MOU (Federal Gov)

      Oct 1 2010 - Dec 31 2013

      THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2009 - Nov 30 2013

      NATIONAL CHILDRENS STUDY (PASSAIC SITE) - NCE (Federal Gov)

      Sep 28 2008 - Sep 27 2013

      A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LOSS OF IMPRINTING IN FIRST TRIMESTER CVS SAMPLES COMPARED TO PLACENTAL AT B (Federal Gov)

      Sep 25 2011 - Aug 31 2013

      AKU GLOBAL NETWORK RESEARCH UNIT (Federal Gov)

      Sep 3 2001 - Apr 30 2013

      INVESTIGATIONAL STUDY OF A PRENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR FETAL ANEUPLOIDY (PROTOCOL TT-001) (Private)

      Dec 14 2010 - Dec 31 2012

      A--NATIONAL CHILDREN S STUDY VANGUARD CENTER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD-07) (Federal Gov)

      Sep 30 2005 - Sep 27 2012

      NATIONAL CHILDREN S STUDY - VANGUARD CENTER (Federal Gov)

      Mar 4 2011 - Sep 6 2012

      ART-0006: MELISSA STUDY: MATERNAL BLOOD IS SOURCE TO ACCURAT ELY DIAGNOSE FETAL ANEUPLOIDY NESTED CASE:CONTROL ANALYSES T (Private)

      Aug 5 2010 - Aug 4 2012

      ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION IN PREGNANT WOMEN: THYROID DISRUPTION A ND INFANT DEVELOPMENT (Federal Gov)

      Aug 1 2009 - Jul 31 2012

      CNV ATLAS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (Federal Gov)

      Sep 30 2009 - May 31 2012

      GENOMIC AND PROTEOMIC NETWORK FOR PREMATURE BIRTH RESEARCH G PN STUDY (Federal Gov)

      Feb 1 2009 - Jan 31 2011

      ART-0005: NON-INVASIVE FETAL GENETIC TESTING USING MATERNAL BLOOD SAMPLES (Private)

      Nov 12 2009 - Nov 11 2010

  3. publications

    For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov