Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD

Board Certifications: 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Diabetes In Pregnancy, Preterm Birth Prevention, Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes, Thrombophilia/Clotting

Academic Appointments

  • Ellen Jacobson Levine and Eugene Jacobson Professor of Women's Health (in Obstetrics and Gynecology) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Chair for Faculty Development
  • Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Co-Director, Columbia University Preterm Birth Prevention Center
  • PI, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network

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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 with a primary focus on preterm birth prevention. However, she also focuses on 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 Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Training Program, where she oversees the training and development of future MFM physicians.

Dr. Gyamfi is also a proficient, NIH-funded researcher working on multiple clinical trials. As lead PI, she recently completed the multi-center, randomized ALPS trial designed to improve neonatal outcomes in infants of women at risk for late preterm birth. This paper is now published in the New England Journal of Medicine. A long-term follow-up to this study is underway. She also conducts research in the areas of preterm birth, antenatal corticosteroids, preeclampsia, CMV, and genetic determinants of neonatal respiratory morbidity related to preterm birth. Her Masters of Science degree in Biostatistics allows her the opportunity to run analyses on existing or developed datasets and provides a unique insight into clinical obstetric research. She is the PI of 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 served as a member of the Board of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). She served as a member of the SMFM Publications Committee, a national group of highly-regarded MFM specialists who write guidelines on clinical practice for MFM-subspecialists; and was a founding member of the SMFM Research Committee. She has been selected as a faculty member for the annual NICHD conference directed at stimulating research interests and collaboration between MFM and Neonatal fellows-in-training on various occasions, and she has served as the Chair of the AAP/Abbott sponsored Santa Fe conference for Neonatal and Perinatal Fellows. As MFM Fellowship Director at Columbia University, she oversees the training of 9 fellows, making this one of the largest training programs in the country. She has been invited to speak about her research locally, nationally, and internationally; and she is a member of AGOS.

Dr. Gyamfi’s special interests include epidemiology and biostatistics as well as maternal and obstetric complications of pregnancy including prevention of preterm birth, diabetes in pregnancy, antenatal corticosteroids, chronic hypertension, thrombophilias, and anemia.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Primary
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors & Awards

  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017 Research Excellence Award, “The effect of intramuscular progesterone on the rate of cervical shortening.”
  • SMFM Award of Research Excellence, “Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids (ALPS): a Randomized Trial to Reduce Neonatal Respiratory Morbidity”, Oral Plenary Abstract #1, February, 2016
  • Elected to the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS), an organization composed of individuals attaining national prominence in scholarship in the discipline of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, 2016
  • Elected to the Board of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2014 (term 2015-2018)
  • Most Emulatable MFM, SMFM First Year Fellows’ Retreat, Palisades, NY, November, 2014
  • Invited Member, Preterm Birth International Coalition (PREBIC), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, March 31-April 2, 2014
  • America’s Top Obstetricians & Gynecologists, 2013, 2014
  • Invited Member, Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB), FAZST Trial, NICHD (2013-present)
  • Elected to the New York Obstetrical Society (2009)
  • AAOGF James W. Kennedy Award for travel to AGOS (American Gynecologic and Obstetric Society [2008])
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Research

Grants

NANOPORE-BASED SEQUENCING OF PLACENTA-CELL-TYPE-SPECIFIC EXTRACELLULAR RNA FOR REAL TIME ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN PLACENTA DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2019 - Apr 30 2024

PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ANESTHESIA AND SUBSEQUENT NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2018 - Jul 31 2023

RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, MULTICENTER, PHASE III STUDY COMPARING THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF RETOSIBN VERSUS PLACEBO AS ADD-ON THERAPY FOR WOMEN IN SPONTANEOUS PRETERM LABOR (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Feb 6 2017 - Feb 6 2022

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

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Mar 31 2021

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

Apr 1 2001 - Mar 31 2021

PREBIC GLOBAL 2020 ANNUAL MEETING IN GHANA (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2020 - Jan 31 2021

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2019

QUANTITATIVE ACTIVITY LEVELS AND GESTATIONAL AGE AT DELIVERY: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY AMONG NULLIPAROUS WOMEN (Private)

Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2018

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2018

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2018

PRENATAL STRESS: THE EPIGENETIC BASIS OF MATERNAL AND PERINATAL EFFECTS (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2011 - Sep 30 2017

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CISA CENTER (Federal Gov)

Sep 27 2012 - Sep 26 2017

THE EFFECTS OF PRENATAL STRESS & POOR NUTRITION ON BRAIN AND COGNITION (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2011 - Jun 30 2017

MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK AT CUMC (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2001 - Mar 31 2016

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF NOVEL INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION AND EVALUATION OF ANTIVIRAL AND VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS (Federal Gov)

Apr 14 2015 - Sep 18 2015

BCRP AND FETAL GLYBURIDE EXPOSURE (Private)

Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2015

BCRP AND FETAL GLYBURIDE EXPOSURE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2015

GSK GSK221149A (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jul 13 2010 - Jul 13 2015

CHOLESTASIS OF PREGNANCY AND THE PR INTERVAL: THE CPR STUDY (Private)

Apr 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015

THE MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE UNIT NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2009 - Nov 30 2013

PETRA- BSTE-1002 PRE-ECLAMPSIA TRIAGE BY RAPID ASSAY OF NOVE L BIOMARKERS OF PLACENTAL FUNCTION AND MATERNAL ADAPTATION (Private)

Aug 19 2010 - Aug 19 2012

BIOBEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT OF STRESS IN ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY: PARINATAL OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

May 5 2009 - Apr 30 2012