Dr. Mary D’Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, the IOM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Dr. D’Alton specializes in maternal fetal medicine, performing prenatal diagnostic procedures and managing maternal complications. She has implemented a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of high-risk pregnancies and the diagnosis and treatment of fetal complications. Toward this end, she was instrumental in establishing the Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at MSCHONY/CUMC, a regional coordinated-care center for the treatment of fetal complications, which opened in 2010.
“It is an honor to welcome our highly distinguished colleagues to the Institute of Medicine,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. “These individuals have inspired us through their achievements in research, teaching, clinical work, and other contributions to the medical field. Their knowledge and skills will deeply enrich the IOM.”