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Fergal D. Malone, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Education/Training

Undergraduate (MB, BAO, BCh, Medicine, 1985-1991): University College Dublin, Faculty of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland

Doctorate (MD, Obstetrics, 1998): University College Dublin, Faculty of Medicine

Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

1991 - 92
Intern, Internal Medicine / Gen Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, University College Dublin
1992 - 93
Resident, Gen Surgery / Urology, St. Vincent's Hospital, University College Dublin
1993 - 96
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston
1996 - 98
Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston
1998 - 99
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine,
Staff Perinatologist, New England Medical Center, Boston
1999 - 03
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Staff Perinatologist, Director of Perinatal Research, Director Columbia Perinatal Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, New York
2003 -
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director of OBGYN Ultrasound, Director of Perinatal Research,
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, New York

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Board Certified, Obstetrics / Gynecology, 1999
  • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2001
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1993 to present
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 1997 to present
  • Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001 to present
  • International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, Member, 1999 to present
  • International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member, 2000 to present
  • Massachusetts Medical Society, 1993 to present
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1997 to present

Honors

  • Molloy Prize in Chemistry, University College Dublin, 1986
  • Catholic University of Ireland, First Place Scholarships, 1986 and 1987
  • University College Dublin, Faculty of Medicine, First Place Scholarships, 1986 and 1987
  • Ambrose Birmingham Gold Medal in Anatomy, University College Dublin, 1987
  • Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarships, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, National University Ireland, 1987 and 1988
  • Dargan Medal in Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, University College Dublin, 1989
  • Dr. Francis McLaughlin Medal in Psychiatry, St. Vincent's Hospital, University College Dublin, 1990
  • Sean Malone Gold Medal in Psychiatry, University College Dublin, 1990
  • Colman Saunders Gold Medal in Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University College Dublin, 1990
  • Surgeon Hugh Boyle Kennedy Medal in Surgery, University College Dublin, 1991
  • The 1941 Gold Medal, Graduated First Place in Medical Faculty, University College Dublin, 1991
  • Boston Obstetric and Gynecologic Society Prize Paper, 1996
  • Resident of the Year, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, 1996
  • First Place Clinical Research Presentation, New England Perinatal Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, 1997
  • Best Oral Research Presentation, Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2002

Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order)

  1. Malone FD, Craigo SD, Chelmow D, D'Alton ME. Outcome of Twin Gestations Complicated by a Single Anomalous Fetus. Obstet Gynecol 1996;88:1-5.
  2. Malone FD, Geary M, Chelmow D, Stronge J, Boylan P, D'Alton ME. Prolonged Labor in Nulliparas: Lessons from the Active Management of Labor. Obstet Gynecol 1996;88:211-215.
  3. Malone FD, Nores JA, Athanassiou A, Craigo SD, Simpson LL, Garmel SH, D'Alton ME. Validation of Fetal Telemedicine as a New Obstetric Imaging Technique. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997;177:626-631.
  4. Malone FD, Athanassiou A, Nores JA, D'Alton ME. Poor Perinatal Outcome Associated with Maternal Brucella Abortus Infection. Obstet Gynecol 1997;90:674-676.
  5. Malone FD, Crombleholme TM, Nores JA, Athanassiou A, D'Alton ME. Pitfalls of the Double-Bubble Sign - A Case of Congenital Duodenal Duplication. Fetal Diagn Ther 1997;12:298-300.
  6. D'Alton ME, Malone FD, Chelmow D, Ward BE, Bianchi DW. Defining the Role of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization on Uncultured Amniocytes for Prenatal Diagnosis of Aneuploides. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997;176:769-776.
  7. Nores J, Malone FD, Athanassiou A, Craigo SD, Simpson LL, D'Alton ME. Validation of First Trimester Telemedicine as an Obstetric Imaging Technology: A Feasibility Study. Obstet Gynecol 1997;90:353-356.
  8. Nores JA, Athanassiou A, Malone FD, D'Alton ME. Technical Dependability of Obstetric Ultrasound Transmission via ISDN. Telemed J 1997;3:191-195.
  9. Nores JA, Athanassiou A, Elkadry E, Malone FD, Craigo SD, D'Alton ME. Gender Differences in Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Obstet Gynecol 1997;90:580-582.
  10. Malone FD, Kaufman GE, Chelmow D, Athanassiou A, Nores JA, D'Alton ME. Maternal Morbidity Associated with Triplet Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol 1998;15:73-77.
  11. Malone FD, Athanassiou A, Nores J, D'Alton ME. Effect of ISDN Bandwidth on Image Quality for Telemedicine Transmission of Obstetric Ultrasonography. Telemed J 1998;4:161-165.
  12. Malone FD, Ralston S, D'Alton ME. Increased Nuchal Translucency and Fetal Chromosomal Defects. N Engl J Med 1998;338:1228-1229.
  13. Malone FD, Craigo SD, Giatras I, Carlson J, Athanassiou A, D'Alton ME. Suggested Ultrasound Parameters for the Assessment of Fetal Well-being During Chronic Hemodialysis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 1998;11:450-452.
  14. Malone FD, Athanassiou A, Craigo SD, Simpson LL, D'Alton ME. Cost Issues Surrounding the Use of Computerized Telemedicine for Obstetric Ultrasonography. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 1998;12:120-124.
  15. Kaufman GE, Malone FD, Harvey-Wilkes KB, Chelmow D, Penzias AS, D'Alton ME. Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Triplet Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 1998;91:342-348.
  16. Giatras I, Levy DP, Malone FD, Carlson JA, Jungers P. Pregnancy During Dialysis: Management Guidelines. Nephrol Dial Transpl 1998;13:3266-3272.
  17. Malone FD, Chelmow D, Athanassiou A, D'Alton ME. The Impact of Gestational Age at Delivery on the Economics of Triplet Pregnancy. J Mat Fetal Med 1999;8:256-261.
  18. Malone FD, Berkowitz RL, D'Alton ME. Integrated Screening for Down's Syndrome. N Engl J Med 1999;341:1935-6.
  19. Malone FD, Marino T, Bianchi DW, Johnston K, D'Alton ME. Isolated Clubfoot Diagnosed Prenatally: Is Karyotyping Indicated? Obstet Gynecol 2000;95:437-440.
  20. Malone FD, Berkowitz RL, Canick JA, D'Alton ME. First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy - Research or Standard of Care? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2000;182:490-496.
  21. Farina A, Malone FD, Bianchi DW. Fetal sonographic findings: analysis of the most frequent patterns and their specificity of association. Am J Med Genet 2000;91:331-339.
  22. Devine PC, Malone FD, Athanassiou A, Harvey-Wilkes KB, D'Alton ME. Maternal and Neonatal Outcome of 100 Consecutive Triplet Pregnancies. Am J Perinatol 2001;18:225-235.
  23. Cleary-Goldman J, Connolly T, Chelmow D, Malone FD. Accuracy of the TDX-FLM Assay of Amniotic Fluid: A Comparison of Vaginal Pool Samples with Amniocentesis. J Mat Fetal Neonat Med 2002;11:374-377.
  24. Malone FD, D'Alton MD. "First Trimester Sonographic Screening for Down Syndrome". Obstetrics and Gynecology, In Press, 2003.

Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

U10 HD 40485
Malone (PI)
4/01/01 - 3/31/06
NIH/NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network
The goal of this study is to collaborate with 14 other major academic perinatal units in the United States to identify and conduct a range of clinical research trials relevant to adverse perinatal and maternal outcomes.
Role: Principal Investigator

RO1 HD 38652-03S4
D'Alton (PI)
6/15/99 - 5/31/04
NIH/NICHD

The FASTER Trial: First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk for Aneuploidy
The goal of this study is to compare first and second trimester approaches to screening for fetal Down syndrome, using a range of biochemical and sonographic tests in a population of 38,000 patients drawn from the general United States population.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

RO1 HD 38652-03S1
D'Alton (PI)
6/01/01 - 5/31/04

The FASTER Trial: Congenital Cardiac Malformation Screening Study
The goal of this study is to evaluate the role of nuchal translucency sonography as a screening test for congenital cardiac malformations, and to measure the accuracy of fetal echocardiography in diagnosing such malformations.
Role: Co-Investigator

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