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Irwin R. Merkatz, M.D.

Irwin R. Merkatz, M.D.

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women, Einstein and Montefiore Health System

Professor, Pediatrics, Einstein

Chair Emeritus, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women, Einstein

High-risk pregnancyPrenatal testing

An expert in high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Merkatz is recognized for his landmark discovery of the link between low alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and Down syndrome, which revolutionized prenatal testing.  The longest serving department chair in obstetrics and gynecology in the U.S., he established community programs to prevent preterm birth and eliminate racial and gender disparities in health outcomes. read more...


Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Einstein

Attending Physician, Reproductive and Medical Genetics, Montefiore Health System

Reproductive geneticsDrugs/infection in pregnancyPrenatal testingPreterm birth

Dr. Dolan is a clinician, researcher and reproductive genetics specialist who is nationally recognized for her expertise on preterm birth and the evolving field of prenatal genetic testing.  She has worked extensively on promoting preconception care, including the importance of folic acid and vaccinations, as well as understanding the risk of various exposures during pregnancy, such as anti-depressants, opioids and viral infections, including Zika.   read more...