Faculty Profile

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

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

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

Professional Interests

Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., is a Professor 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 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 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

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. 


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 theBronxCenter 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. 

More Information About Dr. Siobhan Dolan

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Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby: Prenatal Care

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Media Coverage

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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