Dr. Shari Gelber is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine.  Dr. Gelber received her B.S. from Stanford University with honors in Biological Sciences. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Neurobiology and Behavior from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.  Dr. Gelber completed clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Drexel University College of Medicine followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Cornell University Medical College, where she practiced Maternal-Fetal Medicine for 10 years.  During her tenure at Weill Cornell she was the Donna Redell Clinical Scholar in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the director of perinatal research and the medical school OB/GYN clerkship director.  During her time at Weill Cornell she received numerous research and teaching awards.   She joined MFMA in 2018.

Dr. Gelber’s research interests are in understanding the origin of both spontaneous and indicated preterm birth. She contributed to the discovery and characterization of a novel toxin from Gardnerella vaginalis, a microorganism strongly associated with preterm birth. She has also studied the role of immune regulation in the development of preeclampsia. Dr. Gelber has published in both clinical and research ethics as well as patient decision-making.

Dr. Gelber performs preconception counseling, high risk pregnancy consultations as well as diagnostic imaging and invasive procedures.   Dr. Gelber has a special interest in maternal medical conditions that may affect pregnancy including infectious diseases that cause congenital and perinatal infections, cancer, autoimmune disease, hypertension and obesity.

Professional Education, Training, Certification and Appointments

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Certified, Nuchal Translucency Assessment, Fetal Medicine Foundation
  • Certified, Fetal Nasal Bone Assessment, Fetal Medicine Foundation

Professional Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: Drexel University
  • Medical School & Ph.D: Columbia University

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