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Ronald J. Wapner, MD

Board Certifications: 
Clinical Genetics (MD), Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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(212) 326-8951

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Expertise

  • Fetal Assessment
  • Consultation

Education & Training

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

Honors & Awards

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

About Ronald Wapner

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.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

GHI

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicaid

Medicare

  • Medicare

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
New Patient Appointments:
(212) 326-8500
Primary
2
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

Research

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.

Grants

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

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 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