Ronald J. Wapner, MD

Board Certifications: 
Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD), Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Fetal Testing, Fetal Anomalies, Genetic Testing, Preterm Birth Prevention

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director of Reproductive Genetics
  • Vice Chair of Research

Dr. Ronald Wapner is the Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Director of Reproductive Genetics. Prior to Columbia University, Dr. Wapner was a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine and taught at Thomas Jefferson University for 22 years where he also served as the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Wapner is an internationally known physician and researcher specializing in reproductive genetics. He pioneered the development of chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and multi-fetal reduction. He has authored or co-authored over 450 publications and he has been an active investigator in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM).

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Male

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-326-8951

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Primary
CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors & Awards

  • The Dru Carlson Award for Best Research in Genetics and Ultrasound, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (2017, 2012)
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)
America's Top Doctor

Research

Dr. Wapner has been an active investigator in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine throughout his career and has been, or is, either a principal or co-investigator for a number of NICHD sponsored multi-center studies. He currently serves as the center PI for the National Standards for Fetal Growth study as well as the PI for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. He recently led a multi-center study evaluating the accuracy, efficacy, and clinical advantages of prenatal diagnosis using microarray analysis.

Grants

PRENATAL GENETIC DIAGNOSIS BY GENOMIC SEQUENCING: A PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - Aug 31 2023

PROSPECTIVE COLLECTION OF WHOLE BLOOD SPECIMENS FROM PREGNANT WOMEN AT ANY RISK OF FETAL CHROMOSOMAL ANOMALY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NONINVASIVE PRENATAL TEST (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Aug 29 2018 - Aug 29 2023

NEW YORK CITY CONSORTIUM FOR PRECISION MEDICINE (Federal Gov)

Mar 24 2018 - Feb 28 2023

SETTLE AND RELEASE AGREEMENT/RSV-M-301 (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jan 9 2018 - Jan 9 2023

WHOLE BLOOD SAMPLE COLLECTION FROM PREGANANT SUBJECTS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 26 2017 - Jun 26 2022

COLUMBIA/CORNELL/HARLEM HOSPITAL PRECISION MEDICINE INITIATIVE HPO (Federal Gov)

Jul 6 2016 - Dec 31 2021

PULMONARY COMPLICATIONS IN A BIRTH COHORT AFTER A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF ANTENATAL CORTICOSTEROIDS: THE ALPS FOLLOW-UP STUDY - CLINICAL COORDINATING CENTER (ALPS-FS: CCC) (Federal Gov)

Aug 5 2010 - Jul 31 2021

MEDICAL OPTIMIZATION & MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANCIES WITH OVERT TYPE 2 DIABETES (MOMPOD) (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2016 - Jun 30 2021

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE UNITS (MFMU) NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2001 - Mar 31 2021

CALCIUM ACTIVATED CHLORIDE CHANNEL MODULATION OF MYOMETRIAL EXCITABILITY (Federal Gov)

Apr 10 2016 - Jan 31 2021

TELOMERES AND FEMALE FECUNDITY (Federal Gov)

Dec 15 2016 - Nov 30 2020

MARCH OF DIMES TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CENTER FOR PRETERM BIRTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Private)

Nov 1 2014 - Oct 31 2019

CHRONIC HYPERTENSION AND PREGNANCY (CHAP) (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2019

COLLECTION OF PERIPHERAL WHOLE BLOOD SAMPLES FROM PREGNANT WOMEN AT HIGH RISK FOR FETAL ANEUPLOIDY IN SUPPORT OF MOLECULAR ASSAY DEVELOPMENT (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

May 14 2014 - May 14 2019

A RETROSPECTIVE SURVEY OF PRETERM PATIENTS WITH PREECLAMPSIA WHO WERE HOSPITALIZED AT POTENTIAL CLINICAL TRIAL SITES OVER THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS TO ESTABLISH FEASIBILITY FOR THE PRESERVE-1 STUDY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Apr 2 2014 - Apr 2 2019

DETERMINANTS OF LEUKOCYTE TELOMERE LENGTH AT BIRTH (SUSSER/FACTOR-LITVAK/AVIV) (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2012 - Feb 28 2019

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AMONG CHILDREN OF THE NATIONAL FETAL GROWTH STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 21 2016 - Aug 31 2018

AIR POLLUTION AND RISK OF PLACENTAL ABRUPTION IN NEW YORK CITY (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2018

DEVELOPMENT OF NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR MICRODELETION/MICRODUPLICATION AND OTHER GENETIC DISORDRS BASED ON FETAL DNA ISOLATED FROM MATERNAL BLOOD. (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 4 2013 - Jun 4 2018

FRACTION OF CELL-FREE DNA IN MATERNAL SERUM BEFORE AND AFTER CVS WHEN COMPARED TO CONTROLS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 4 2013 - Jun 4 2018

PREGNANCY AS A WINDOW TO FUTURE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018

PRENATAL PYRETHROID EXPOSURE AND CHILD MENTAL, MOTOR AND BEHAVIORAL DVLPMNT (WHYATT/FACTOR-LITVAK) (Federal Gov)

Nov 15 2012 - Oct 31 2017

PREGENANCY AS A WINDOW TO FUTURE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH (Federal Gov)

Aug 24 2013 - Apr 30 2017

CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC SEQUENCING OF STRUCTURAL VARIATION (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016

MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK AT CUMC (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2011 - Mar 31 2016

MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK AT CUMC (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2001 - Mar 31 2016

INNATE AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY TO HCV IN HUMAN PREGNANCY (Federal Gov)

Feb 7 2014 - Jan 31 2016

PREVENTION OF PRETERM BIRTH IN HIGH RISK NULLIPAROUS PATIENTS (Federal Gov)

Jan 10 2010 - Dec 31 2015

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LOSS OF IMPRINTING IN FIRST TRIMESTER CVS SAMPLES COMPARE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2015

IMPACT OF RETURN OF INCIDENTAL GENETIC TEST RESULTS TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENOMIC ERA (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2011 - Aug 31 2015

MONICA HEALTHCARE (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jun 30 2010 - Jun 30 2015

NUMOM2B HEART HEALTH STUDY (NUMOM2B-HHS) (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015

MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNITS NETWORK - MORE ALPS (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015

THE FETAL ADRENAL GLAND AS A PREDICTOR OF SPONTANEOUS PRETERM BIRTH (Federal Gov)

Sep 5 2011 - Feb 28 2015

THE NATIONAL STANDARD FOR NORMAL FETAL GROWTH - CLINICAL SITE EXPANSION (ARRA) (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2010 - Sep 25 2014

IMPACT OF RETURN OF INCIDENTAL GENETIC TEST RESULTS TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENOMIC ERA (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2011 - Aug 31 2014

PRENATAL NON-INVASIVE ANEUPLOIDY TESTING UTILIZING SNPS STUDY (PRENATUS) (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jul 31 2014

SLEEP DISTURBANCE AND RISK FOR ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2011 - Apr 30 2014

NON-INVASIVE CHROMOSOMAL EXAMINATION OF TRISOMY STUDY/PROTOCOL TD-007 (Private)

Feb 18 2012 - Feb 1 2014

NUMOM2B-SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING SUBSTUDY (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2010 - Dec 31 2013

NUMOM2B CAPITATION FUNDING - MOU (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2010 - Dec 31 2013

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2009 - Nov 30 2013

NATIONAL CHILDRENS STUDY (PASSAIC SITE) - NCE (Federal Gov)

Sep 28 2008 - Sep 27 2013

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LOSS OF IMPRINTING IN FIRST TRIMESTER CVS SAMPLES COMPARED TO PLACENTAL AT BIRTH (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2011 - Aug 31 2013

AKU GLOBAL NETWORK RESEARCH UNIT (Federal Gov)

Sep 3 2001 - Apr 30 2013

INVESTIGATIONAL STUDY OF A PRENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR FETAL ANEUPLOIDY (PROTOCOL TT-001) (Private)

Dec 14 2010 - Dec 31 2012

A--NATIONAL CHILDREN S STUDY VANGUARD CENTER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD-07) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2005 - Sep 27 2012

NATIONAL CHILDREN S STUDY - VANGUARD CENTER (Federal Gov)

Mar 4 2011 - Sep 6 2012

ART-0006: MELISSA STUDY: MATERNAL BLOOD IS SOURCE TO ACCURAT ELY DIAGNOSE FETAL ANEUPLOIDY NESTED CASE:CONTROL ANALYSES T (Private)

Aug 5 2010 - Aug 4 2012

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION IN PREGNANT WOMEN: THYROID DISRUPTION A ND INFANT DEVELOPMENT (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2009 - Jul 31 2012

CNV ATLAS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - May 31 2012

GENOMIC AND PROTEOMIC NETWORK FOR PREMATURE BIRTH RESEARCH G PN STUDY (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2009 - Jan 31 2011

ART-0005: NON-INVASIVE FETAL GENETIC TESTING USING MATERNAL BLOOD SAMPLES (Private)

Nov 12 2009 - Nov 11 2010