Faculty Profile

Dr. Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D.,  M.P.H.

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Reproductive & Medical Genetics)

Vice Chair, Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Professional Interests

Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, in New York City.  She serves as a Medical Advisor to March of Dimes and is also on the faculty of the Human Genetics Program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.  Board-certified in both OB/GYN and Clinical Genetics, Dr. Dolan graduated magna cum laude with honors from Brown University and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She did her residency in OB/GYN at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital and her fellowship in clinical genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She received a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.

Dr. Dolan maintains her clinical practice in the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics.  Her research interests focus on the integration of genetics into maternal child health, specifically looking at ways to apply advances in genetics and genomics to improve the health of mothers and babies and prevent birth defects and preterm birth.

Selected Publications

Morken NH, Skjaerven R, Richards JL, Kramer MR, Cnattingius S, Johansson S, Gissler M, Dolan SM, Zeitlin J, Kramer MS; PREBIC Epidemiology Working Group.  Adverse Infant Outcomes Associated with Discordant Gestational Age Estimates.  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2016 Aug 23.


Richards JL, Kramer MS, Deb-Rinker P, Rouleau J, Mortensen L, Gissler M, Morken NH, Skjærven R, Cnattingius S, Johansson S, Delnord M, Dolan SM, Morisaki N, Tough S, Zeitlin J, Kramer MR. Temporal Trends in Late Preterm and Early Term Birth Rates in 6 High-Income Countries in North America and Europe and Association With Clinician-Initiated Obstetric Interventions. JAMA. 2016 Jul26;316(4):410-9.


Botkin JR, Rothwell E, Anderson RA, Rose NC, Dolan SM, Kuppermann M, Stark LA, Goldenberg A, Wong B. Prenatal Education of Parents About Newborn Screening and Residual Dried Blood Spots: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jun 1;170(6):543-9. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.4850. PubMed PMID: 27043416.


Heng YJ, Pennell CE, McDonald SW, Vinturache AE, Xu J, Lee MW, Briollais L, Lyon AW, Slater DM, Bocking AD, de Koning L, Olson DM, Dolan SM, Tough SC, Lye SJ. Maternal Whole Blood Gene Expression at 18 and 28 Weeks of Gestation Associated with Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Asymptomatic Women. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 22;11(6):e0155191.


Leavitt K, Goldwaser T, Bhat G, Kalia I, Klugman SD, and Dolan SM.  Chromosomal microarray in prenatal diagnosis: case studies and clinical challenges.  Personalized Medicine. May 2016 13(3): 249-255. 


Hirschberg CI, Kalia I, Dolan SM.  Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty: Perinatal Zika Virus Infection. J Preg Child Health.  2016, Vol 3, Issue 2.


Kerrigan N, Akabas MH, Betzler TF, Castaldi M, Kelly MS, Levy AS, Reichgott MJ, Ruberman L, Dolan SM. Implementing competency based admissions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Med Educ Online. 2016 Feb 3;21:30000.


Vavolizza RD, Kalia I, Aaron KE, Silverstein LB, Barlevy D, Wasserman D, Walsh C, Marion RW, Dolan SMDisclosing Genetic Information to Family Members About Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Obligation or a Choice?  J Genet Couns. 2015 Aug;24(4):608-15.


Dolan SM, McCabe ERB.  Preterm birth:  Progress and Prospects.  Contemporary Ob/Gyn.  2015 July;60(7):27-33.


McDonald SW, Kingston D, Bayrampour H, Dolan SM, Tough SC. Cumulative psychosocial stress, coping resources, and preterm birth. Arch Women’s Ment Health. 2014 Dec;17(6):559-68.


Botkin JR, Rothwell E, Anderson RA, Goldenberg A, Kuppermann M, Dolan SM, Rose NC, Stark L. What parents want to know about the storage and use of residual newborn bloodspots. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Nov;164(11):2739-44.


Silverstein LB, Stolerman M, Hidayatallah N, McDonald T, Walsh CA, Paljevic E, Cohen LL, Marion RW, Wasserman D, Dolan SM. Translating Advances in Cardiogenetics Into Effective Clinical Practice. Qual Health Res. 2014 Oct;24(10):1315-28.


Erskine KE, Hidayatallah NZ, Walsh CA, McDonald TV, Cohen L, Marion RW, Dolan SM.  Motivation to Pursue Genetic Testing in Individuals with a Personal or Family History of Cardiac Events or Sudden Cardiac Death.  J Genet Couns.  2014 Oct;23(5):849-59.


Hidayatallah N, Silverstein LB, Stolerman M, McDonald T, Walsh CA, Paljevic E, Cohen LL, Marion RW, Wasserman D, Hreyo S, Dolan SMPsychological stress associated with cardiogenetic conditions.  Personalized Medicine 2014. 11(7):631-40.


Dolan SMPersonalized Genomic Medicine and Prenatal Genetic Testing.  JAMA September 24, 2014.  312(12):1203-5.


Edelman EA, Lin BK, Doksum T, Drohan B, Edelson V, Dolan SM, Hughes KS, O'Leary J, Vasquez L, Copeland S, Galvin S, DeGroat N, Pardanani S, Feero WG, Adams C, Scott JA. Evaluation of a novel electronic genetic screening and clinical decision support tool in prenatal clinical settings. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jul;18(5):1233-45.


Dolan SM. Interpregnancy Interval and Congenital Anomalies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun;210(6):498-9.


Edelman EA, Lin BK, Doksum T, Drohan B, Edelson V, Dolan SM, Hughes KS, O'Leary J, Vasquez L, Copeland S, Galvin SL, DeGroat N, Pardanani S, Feero WG, Adams C, Jones R, Scott JA. Implementation of an electronic genomic and family health history tool in primary prenatal care.  Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2014 Mar;166C(1):34-44.


Klugman S, Dolan SMExpanded genetic testing in assisted reproductive technology: lessons learned from prenatal testing.  Virtual Mentor. 2014 Jan 1;16(1):38-42.


Linder J, Hidayatallah N, Stolerman M, McDonald TV, Marion R, Walsh C, Dolan SM. Perceptions of an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Qualitative Study of Families with a History of Sudden, Life-Threatening Cardiac Events, and Recommendations to Improve Care.

The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2014 Jan;29(1&2):3-14. 


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. 2013 Nov 26.


Lin Bruce K, Edelman E, McInerney JD, O’Leary J, Edelson V, Hughes KS, Drohan B, Kyler P, Lloyd-Puryear M, Scott J, Dolan SMPersonalizing prenatal care using family health history:  identifying a panel of conditions for a novel electronic genetic screening tool.  Personalized Medicine.  2013:10(3);307-318.


McDonald SW, Lyon AW, Benzies KM, McNeil DA, Lye SJ, Dolan SM, Pennell CE, Bocking AD, Tough SC.  The All Our Babies pregnancy cohort: design, methods, and participant characteristics.  BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013;13 Suppl 1:S2.


Dolan SM, Christiaens I.  Genome-wide association studies in preterm birth: implications for the practicing obstetrician gynaecologist. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13;Suppl 1:S4.


Benediktsson I, McDonald SW, Vekved M, McNeil DA, Dolan SM, Tough SC.  Comparing CenteringPregnancy® to standard prenatal care plus prenatal education.  BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013;13 Suppl 1:S5.


McNeil DA, Vekved M, Dolan SM, Siever J, Horn S, Tough SC.  A qualitative study of the experience of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care for physicians.  BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013;13 Suppl 1:S6.


Erskine K, Griffith E, DeGroat N, Stolerman M, Silverstein LB, Hidayatallah N, Wasserman D, Paljevic E, Cohen L, Walsh CA, McDonald T, Marion RW, Dolan SMAn interdisciplinary approach to personalized medicine: case studies from a cardiogenetics clinic.  Personalized Medicine.  2013:10(1).


McDonald SW, Benzies KM, Gallant JE, McNeil DA, Dolan SM, Tough SC. A Comparison Between Late Preterm and Term Infants on Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health.  Matern Child Health J. 2012 Oct 7.


Rose NS, Dolan SM.  Newborn Screening and the Obstetrician.  Obstet Gynecol.  2012 Oct;120(4):908-17.


Pennell CE, Vadillo-Ortega F, Olson DM, Ha E-H, Williams S, Frayling TM, Dolan SM, Katz M, Merialdi M, Menon R.  Preterm Birth Genome Project (PGP) – Validation of Resources for Preterm Birth Genome Wide StudiesIn press at Journal of Perinatal Medicine.  2012 Aug 18. 


Rose NS, Dolan SM.  Newborn Screening and the Obstetrician.  Obstet Gynecol.  2012 Oct;120(4):908-17.


Barlevy D, Wasserman D, Stolerman M, Erskine KE, Dolan SMReproductive Decision Making and Genetic Predisposition to Sudden Cardiac Death.  American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research.  2012 July-September 3(3):1-10.


McNeil DA, Vekved M, Dolan SM, Siever J, Horn S, Tough SC.  Getting more than they realized they needed:  a qualitative study of women’s experience of group prenatal care.  BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.  2012 Mar 21;12(1):17. 


Cohen LL, Stolerman M, Walsh C, Wasserman D, Dolan SMChallenges of genetic testing in adolescents with cardiac arrhythmia syndromes.  Journal of Medical Ethics. 2012 Mar;38(3):163-7.


Dolan SM, Cox S, Tepper N, Ruddy D, Rasmussen SA, MacFarlane K.  Pharmacists’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding vaccination and treatment of pregnant women for seasonal influenza and pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1).  J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012 Jan-Feb;52(1):43-51.


Janssens AC, Ioannidis JP, Bedrosian S, Boffetta P, Dolan SM, Dowling N, Fortier I, Freedman AN, Grimshaw JM, Gulcher J, Gwinn M, Hlatky MA, Janes H, Kraft P, Melillo S, O'Donnell CJ, Pencina MJ, Ransohoff D, Schully SD, Seminara D, Winn DM, Wright CF, van Duijn CM, Little J, Khoury MJ.  Strengthening the reporting of genetic risk prediction studies (GRIPS): explanation and elaboration.  Eur J Epidemiol.  2011 Apr;26(4):313-37.


Gracie S, Metcalfe A, Dolan SM, Kehler H, Siever J, Tough S.  Utilization of the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine by Pregnant Women in a Pandemic Year.   J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Feb;33(2):127-33.


Berns SD, Dolan SM, Kenner C, Abraham MR, Celenza J, Johnson BH.  The Role of Patients and Families in Improving Perinatal Care in Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III:  Enhancing Perinatal Health Through Quality, Safety and Performance Initiatives.  White Plains, NY:  March of Dimes, December 2010.


Dolan SM, Hollegaard MV, Merialdi M, et al.  Synopsis of preterm birth genetic association studies:  the preterm birth genetics knowledge base (PTBGene).  Public Health Genomics.  May 2010;13(7-8):514-23.


Dolan SM, Callaghan WM, Rasmussen SA.  Birth defects and preterm birth: overlapping outcomes with a shared strategy for research and prevention.  Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol.  2009 Nov;85(11):874-8.


Dolan SMPrenatal genetic testing.  Pediatr Ann. 2009 Aug;38(8):426-30.


Khoury MJ, Bertram L, Boffetta P, Butterworth AS, Chanock SJ, Dolan SM, Fortier I, Garcia-Closas M, Gwinn M, Higgins JPT, Janssens CJW, Ostell J, Owen RP, Pagon RA, Rebbeck TR, Rothman N, Bernstein JL, Burton PR, Campbell H, Chockalingam A, Furgerg H, Little J, O’Brien TR, Seminara D, Vineis P, Winn DM, Yu W, Ioannidis JPA.  Genome Wide Association Studies, Field Synopses and the Development of the Knowledge Base on Genetic Variation and Human Diseases.  Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Aug 1;170(3):269-79.


Torloni MR, Betran AP, Daher S, Widmer M, Dolan SM, Menon R, Bergel E, Allen T, Merialdi M.  Maternal BMI and preterm birth: A systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Jul 7:1-14.


Dolan SM, Saraiya D, Donerkervoort S, Rogel K, Lieber C, Sozer A.  The emerging role of genetics professionals in forensic kinship DNA identification following a mass fatality:  Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina volunteers.  Genet Med. 2009 Jun;11(6):414-7.


Dolan SM,Marion RW.  Sociocultural Aspects of Working with a Family Affected with a Rare Autosomal Recessive Condition, in Teaching Cases Exploring Cross-Cultural Care from the Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Health, AlbertEinsteinCollege of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2007: 10-17.


Dolan S, Gross S, Merkatz I, Faber V, Sullivan LM, Malone FD, Porter TF, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Hankins GDV, Eddleman K, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch I, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, Bianchi DW, D’Alton ME for the FASTER Trial Research Consortium.  The Contribution of Birth Defects to Prematurity and Low Birthweight in a Population-based Screening Study.  Obstet Gynecol 2007 Aug;110(2 Pt 1):318-24.


Dolan S, Moore C.  Linking Family History in Obstetric and Pediatric Care:  Assessing Risk for Genetic Diseases and Birth Defects.  Accepted at Pediatrics. 


Dolan S, Biermann J, Damus K.  Genomics for Health in Preconception and Prenatal Periods.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2007;39(1):4.


 Green NS, Dolan SM, Murray TH.  Newborn Screening:  Complexities in Universal Genetic Testing.  Am J Public Health 2006 Nov;96(11):1955-9.


Shapira SK, Dolan SMGenetic Risks to the Mother and the Infant: Assessment, Counseling, and Management. Maternal Child Health Journal 2006 Sept; 10 Suppl 7:143-6 


Pennell CE, Jacobsson B, Williams SM, Buus RM, Muglia LJ, Dolan SM, Morken NH, Ozcelik H, Lye SJ, PREBIC Genetics Working Group, Relton C.  Genetic epidemiological studies of preterm birth: Guidelines for research.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007 Feb;196(2):107-118.


Dolan S, Green NS.  Newborn Screening Can Readily Become Part of Prenatal Care.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004; 191(6):2180-1.


Dolan SM, Shanske AL, Marion RW, Gross SJ.  First trimester diagnosis of Bartsocas-Papas Syndrome (BPS) by transvaginal sonography:  Case report and review of the literature.  Prenatal Diagnosis 2003; 23(2):138-42. 

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Dr. Siobhan Dolan is interviewed by U.S. News & World Report about the preterm birth rate in the U.S., which is similar to that of underdeveloped countries.

New York Times interviews Dr. Siobhan Dolan about the health risks of taking prescription and over-the-counter medications during pregnancy.

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