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Women in Medicine: Filling the Gaps in Women’s Health

DATE & TIME: 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT April 21

Throughout her career, Mary D’Alton, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has identified gaps in women’s healthcare and worked to fill them with innovative training, research, and clinical care programs. This talk will focus on some of the primary areas of her specialty, including maternal mortality and morbidity, women’s mental health, and comprehensive care for women before and after pregnancy. Attendees can expect to increase their awareness of some of these important issues and take home practical strategies for optimizing their own health or the health of the women in their lives.

About Dr. D’Alton

Dr. D’Alton’s practice focuses on patients with high-risk pregnancies. At NYP/CUIMC, she has implemented a multidisciplinary, coordinated approach to manage the highest risk pregnancies and filled gaps in women’s health, building and strengthening NYP/CUIMC’s programs in infertility, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, gynecologic oncology, family planning, and integrated women’s health care. As co-chair of the Safe Motherhood Initiative since 2013, Dr. D’Alton has played a pivotal role in the effort to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in New York State and nationally. Her work has won national recognition, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2006 and election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013.