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Dr. Kafui A. Demasio, M.D.

Kafui A. Demasio, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

Professional Interests

The complications of premature rupture of membranes, preterm birth and cervical incompetence, which often result in extreme prematurity and neonatal death, are areas on utmost interest to me.  I believe these issues are intertwined withthe inflammatory process and human adaptation during pregnancy.  Further delineation of this relationship is required to hopefully determine a treatment or preventative strategy.  One career objective is to study the intrauterine environment over the period of latency in a pregnancy complicated by premature rupture of membranes.  Using both clinical strategies and laboratory techniques, I hope to gain knowledge of the change in microbes, inflammatory cytokines and trigger of labor, which results in preterm delivery.

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Bronx, NY 10461

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