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

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Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
Pennsylvania Hospital
2 Pine East
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-3934
Education:
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

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.

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.

Ralston SJ, Farrell R: The Ethics of Access: Who is Offered a Cesarean Section and Why? Hastings Center Report Vol 45, No 6, Nov-Dec 2015.

Ralston SJ, Farrell R: The Ethics of Access: Who is Offered a Cesarean Section and Why? Hastings Cent Rep 45(6):15-9, Nov-Dec 2015.

March MI, Modest AM, Ralston SJ, Hacker MR, Gupta M, Brown FM: The effect of adopting the IADPSG screening guidelines on the risk profile and outcomes of the gestational diabetes population. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 29(7):1141-5, 2015.

Shainker SA, Modest AM, Hacker MR, Ralston SJ: The effect of a routine cervical length screening program on antepartum management and birth outcomes. Presented as an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Perinatal Society, Newport, RI. 2015.

Shainker SA, Raghuraman N, Modest AM, Schnettler WT, Hacker MR, Ralston, SJ: The utility of midtrimester ultrasound assessment of the subcutaneous space in predicting cesarean would complications. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 28(15):1766-9, 2015.

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