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Dr. Arnold P. Advincula Named New Gynecology Chief at NYPH/CUMC

Dr. Arnold P. Advincula has been named vice chair of women’s health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and chief of gynecology at the Sloane Hospital for Women at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Dr. Advincula assumed his new role on February 1, 2014.

 

Dr. Ronald Wapner Supports New Prenatal Genetic Testing

Ronald Wapner, MD

The Washington Post recently examined innovations in prenatal genetic testing, including research on a new technique called chromosomal microarray analysis by NYP/CUMC reproductive geneticist Dr. Ronald Wapner. In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, microarray analysis was shown by Wapner and collaborators to be as effective as the standard method of amniocentesis analysis (karyotyping) in analyzing the number of chromosomes present in a fetal cell. In addition, the test found DNA abnormalities not detected in karyotyping.

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