Faculty Profile

Dr. Komal Bajaj, M.D.

Komal Bajaj, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Professional Interests

Healthcare Quality, Reproductive Genetics, Medical Simulation, and Healthcare Games

Selected Publications

Peaceman, AM, Bajaj, K, et. al.  The interval between a single course of antenatal steroids and delivery and its association with neonatal outcomes.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005. 193(3 Pt2):1165-9

Baia C, Lambert R, Meyer R, Bajaj K, Samanich J, Dar P, Rosen O. Index of Suspicion in the Nursery: Metabolic Acidosis and Echogenic Kidneys on Fetal Ultrasound. NeoReviews 2010. 11:e447-e452

Bajaj K, Klugman S. Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: A good option for high-risk patients. Menop Medicine 2010. 18(4): S6-S8

Gross SJ, Bajaj K, Karpel B, Kahlek N, Garry D, Zhan J, Klugman S, Roe AM, Wagner B, Apfelroth SD, Schreiber-Agus N. Rapid and novel prenatal molecular assay for detecting aneuploidies and microdeletion syndromes. Prenat Diag 2011. 31(3):259-66

Gregg AR, Gross SJ, Best RG, Monaghan KG, Bajaj K, Skotko BG, Thompson BH, Watson MS.ACMG Statement on Noninvasive Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy. Genet Med 2013:15(5):395–398   

Suskin B, Roe AM, Bajaj K. Prefrontal space ratio to screen for Trisomy 21 in a racially diverse population: a pilot study. J. Fetal Med 2014 Mar; 1(1):25–27

Grati FR, Ferreira JC, Bajaj K. Noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal trisomies 21, 18, 13 and the common sex chromosome aneuploidies from maternal blood using massively parallel genomic sequencing of DNA. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jul 12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.07.015.

Bajaj K, Gross SJ. Carrier screening: past, present, and future. J. Clin. Med 2014, 3:1033-1042

Grati FR, Malvestiti F, Ferreira JC, Bajaj K, et. al. Fetoplacental mosaicism: potential implications for false-positive and false-negative noninvasive prenatal screening results. Genet Med 2014 Aug;16(8):620-4

Nadir NA, Bentley S, Papanagnou D, Bajaj K, et. al. Characteristics of real-time, non-critical incident debriefing practices in the Emergency Department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2016

Klugman S, Suskin B, Spencer BL, Dar P, Bajaj K, Powers J, Reichling J, Wasserman D, Dolan SM, Merkatz IR. Clinical utility of chromosomal microarray analysis in prenatal diagnosis: report of first 6 months in clinical practice. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Sep;27(13):1333-8.

Grati FR, Bajaj K, Malvestiti F, et al. The type of feto-placental aneuploidy detected by cfDNA testing may influence the choice of confirmatory diagnostic procedure. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Jul 27.

Rose E, Schreiber-Agus N, Bajaj K, Goldwaser T, Klugman S. Challenges of Pre- and Post-Test Counseling for Orthodox Jewish Individuals in the Premarital Phase. J Genet Counsel 2016 Feb;25(1):18-24

Suskin E. Erksine K, Hercher L, Bajaj K. The integration of noninvasive prenatal screening into the existing prenatal paradigm: a survey of current genetic counseling practice. J Genet Counsel. E pub 2016 Feb 15.

Meguerdichian M, Walker K, Bajaj K. "Working memory is limited: improving      knowledge transfer by  optimising simulation through cognitive load theory." BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning2.4 (2016): 131-138.

Bajaj K, Rivera-Chiauzzi E. Y, Lee C, Shepard C, Bernstein PS, Moore-Murray, T., ... & Goffman D. (2016). Validating Obstetric Emergency Checklists using Simulation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Perinatology, 33(12), 1182-1190.

Gregg, AR, Skotko BG, Benkendorf JL, Monaghan KG, Bajaj K, Best BG... & Watson MS (2016).  Noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy, 2016 update: a position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Genetics in Medicine, 18(10), 1056-1065.

Suskin BG, Sciscione AM, Teigen N, Jenkins TC, Wapner RJ, Gregg AR... & Bajaj K. (2016).   Revisiting the challenges of training Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows in chorionic villus   sampling. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 215(6), 777-e1.

Cooper M, Papanagnou D, Meguerdichian M, Bajaj K.  Emergency Obstetrics for the Emergency Medicine Provider. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016. 

Ferreira JCP, Grati FR, Bajaj K, Malvestiti F, Grimi MB, Trotta A., ... & Maggi F. (2016).   Frequency of fetal karyotype abnormalities in women undergoing invasive testing in the absence     of ultrasound and other high‐risk indications. Prenatal diagnosis, 36(12), 1146-1155.

Chen, C., Greb, A., Kalia, I., Bajaj, K., & Klugman, S. (2016). Patient perspectives on intimate partner violence discussion during genetic counseling sessions. Journal of genetic counseling, 1-11.

Cooney, C., Hercher, L., & Bajaj, K. (2017). Genetic Counselors’ Perception of the Effect on Practice of Laws Restricting Abortion. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 1-11.

Nadir, Nur-Ain, Bentley S, Papanagnou D, Bajaj K et al. "Characteristics of Real-Time, Non-Critical Incident Debriefing Practices in the Emergency Department." Western Journal of Emergency  Medicine 18.1 (2017): 146.

Meguerdichian M, Bajaj K, Pohlman, J., D'Orazio, V., Walker, K., & Birnbaum, A. (2017). Novel combination of simulation and Lean methodology to improve operating room turnover. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, bmjstel-2016.

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