Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Associate Director, MFM Fellowship Director, MFM Clerkship Medical Director, Perinatal Clinic Alternate PI, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network

To schedule an appointment: 212-305-8951

Practice Location(s)

Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown

51 West 51st St, 3rd FL

(between 5th and 6th Ave)

New York, NY 10019

Biography

Dr. Gyamfi is board certified in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. As a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist, she focuses on obstetric complications such as preterm birth, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and, thrombophilias in pregnancy. Her clinical practice includes caring for high risk patients, performing detailed ultrasounds and procedures for prenatal diagnosis. She is the Medical Director of the Perinatal Clinics at Columbia, where residents and fellows work closely with MFM faculty to learn to care for women with high risk pregnancies.

Dr. Gyamfi is also a proficient, NIH-funded researcher working on multiple clinical trials. She is currently the principal investigator of a multi-center, randomized trial designed to improve outcomes in infants of women at risk for late preterm birth and also does research in the areas of thyroid disease, preeclampsia, CMV and, genetic determinants of prematurity. She is an integral part of Columbia’s team of investigators in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network at the National Institutes of Health and has numerous publications in the area of prematurity, antenatal corticosteroids, thyroid disease and, Jehovah’s Witness care.

Aside from her clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Gyamfi has served as the Associate Member President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). She has also been a member of the SMFM Publications Committee, a national group of highly-regarded MFM specialists who write guidelines on clinical practice for MFM-subspecialists. She was selected as a faculty member for an annual conference directed at stimulating research interests and collaboration between MFM and Neonatal fellows-in-training. She has been invited to speak about her research locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Gyamfi’s special interests include maternal and obstetric complications of pregnancy including prevention of preterm birth, diabetes in pregnancy, thyroid disease, chronic hypertension, thrombophilias, anemia and pregnancy in special populations such as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Education

Board Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL
Residency Training: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Fellowship Training: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Research