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Steven J. Ralston, MD, MPH, Joins Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC

Specialist in high-risk pregnancy

  • Date: 2/15/2012
  • Phone: 617-667-4507

BOSTON - Steven J. Ralston, MD, MPH, has joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as the Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also the Program Director for the medical center's Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program.

Ralston comes to BIDMC from Tufts Medical Center in Boston where he served as the Medical Director of the Perinatal Diagnosis Center, the Course Director of the third year clerkship in OB/GYN and the Associate Course Director for Ethics and Professionalism.

A graduate of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Ralston completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Tufts Medical Center and holds a master's degree in public health with a concentration in health law, bioethics and human rights from Boston University's School of Public Health.

Ralston oversees high-risk obstetrical services, inpatient and outpatient obstetrical consultations, prenatal diagnostics services, such as level 2 targeted ultrasounds, genetic counseling and risk assessment, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling and fetal treatment services, such as multi-fetal reduction, fetal blood sampling, transfusions and shunts.

His research interests include ethics in obstetrics and gynecology and prenatal diagnosis.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks among the top four in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org .