Steven Joseph Ralston, M.D., M.P.H.

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Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Pennsylvania Hospital
2 Pine East
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-3934
B.S. (Biophysics & Biochemistry (Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in Major))
Yale College, 1985.
MD (Honors; Alpha Omega Alpha)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, 1990.
M.P.H. (Health Law, Bioethics, & Human Rights (Honors: Capstone Award))
Boston University, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Burris HH, Just AC, Haviland MJ, Neo DT, Baccarelli AA, Dereix AE, Brennan KJ, Rodosthenous RS, Ralston SJ, Hecht JL, and Hacker MR.: Long non-coding RNA expression in the cervix mid-pregnancy is associated with the length of gestation at delivery. Epigenetics 2018.

ACOG Committee on Genetics: Practice Advisory: Response to FDA’s Authorization of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutation Direct-to-Consumer Testing. ACOG 2018.

Steven J. Ralston & Ruth M. Farrell: “Ethical Issues Faced by the OB/GYN Hospitalist.” Healthcare SystemsIssues in OBH. 2018.

Steven J. Ralstonn: The Conscience of an MFM. American Journal of OB/GYN 2018.

Committee on Genetics, ACOG: Counseling About Genetic Testing and Communication of Genetic Test Results. Obstet Gynecol 129(4): e96-e101, April 2017.

Johnson KM, Shainker SA, Estroff JA, Ralston SJ.: Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Epulis: Implications for Delivery. J Ultrasound Med 36(2): 449-451, February 2017.

Sugarman, J et al.: Ethical Considerations Concerning Amnioinfusions for Treating Fetal Bilateral Renal Agenesis. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017.

Committee on Genetics, ACOG, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Microarrays and Next-Generation Sequencing Technology: The Use of Advanced Genetic Diagnostic Tools in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obstet Gynecol 128(6): e262-e268, December 2016.

Schnettler WT, Goldberger AL, Ralston SJ, Costa M: Complexity analysis of fetal heart rate preceding intrauterine demise. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 203: 286-290, August 2016.

Shainker SA, Modest AM, Hacker MR, Ralston SJ: The effect of a universal cervical length screening program on antepartum management and birth outcomes. AJP Rep 6(2):e206-11, Apr 2016.

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