Mary E. D AltonChair, Director, Professor | New York, New York
Dr. D'Alton specializes in high-risk Maternal Fetal Medicine, performing prenatal diagnostic procedures and managing maternal health complications. She has implemented a multidisciplinary approach to treat highest risk pregnancies and to diagnose and treat fetal complications. She was instrumental setting up Columbia University Medical Center’s Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics, a regional coordinated care center to treat fetal complications, which opened in 2010. Dr. D’Alton has promoted quality monitoring and training in new technologies to support clinical applications.
Her work to advance research, policy development and clinical practice has won national recognition. Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 by the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Dr. D’Alton has served as its president and has held key positions in other professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy Task Force and American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.