Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Care of Medical Patient in Pregnancy and Before Conception

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 05, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Ellen Harrison, MD
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Dr. Ellen Harrison received an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a MD degree from Tufts University, then completed an internship, residency, and chief residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She joined the Montefiore Einstein faculty at North Central Bronx Hospital (NCB), where she became the ICU director. When CCM boards were created, she became board certified in CCM. Dr. Harrison created an Obstetrical Medicine consultation service at NCB. After sequential position changes, she was appointed Director of Medicine for the last 7 years of the Montefiore-NCB affiliation. Currently she is the Associate Director of Medicine at Weiler and the Director of Obstetrical Medicine at Montefiore. She holds a joint appointment of Associate Professor in Medicine and in Obstetric and Gynecology & Women's Health and is a member of the Maternal Fetal Medicine division.

Dr. Harrison focuses on inpatient house staff education, preconception care, obstetrical medicine, obstetrical critical care, and peer review. She teaches in inpatient medicine, ambulatory care, and multiple medicine subspecialties.

Outside of Einstein, Dr. Harrison has been involved as the internal medicine consultant to the NIH-sponsored Expert Panel on the Content of Prenatal Care, and as co-director of the March of Dimes Preconception Working Group, which produced a national curriculum. She has served in multiple roles with the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI), a joint project of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II and NYS DOH to review and analyze and improve maternal mortality in NY State, including chairing the Critical Care subcommittee. Dr. Harrison has been involved with the North American Society of Obstetrical Medicine (NASOM) since before its inception, including reviewing and judging presentations at the national meeting and, with NASOM's sponsorship, working in Romania as a consult/resource/teacher focusing on obstetrical critical care at the University Hospital in Bucharest and a second regional medical center.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand impact of pregnancy on the management of medical diseases
  2. Tailor care for women with common chronic medical problems in anticipation of pregnancy

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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