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Eva K. Pressman, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3350

Administrative: (585) 275-5201

Office: (585) 275-5201

Fax: (585) 275-7366

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Pressman is currently The Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Rochester. She formerly served as Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of the MFM Fellowship training program. She completed her undergraduate training at Brown University and received her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Pressman did her residency training in OB/GYN as well as a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to Rochester in 1999, Dr. Pressman was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins from 1994-1999, where she was also Associate Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency Program, Director of the Fetal Assessment Center, and of the High Risk Obstetrical Clinic. Dr. Pressman is Board Certified in Ob/Gyn and in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Current areas of interest:
Medical complications of pregnancy
Diabetes in pregnancy
Nutrition and metabolism in pregnancy
Preterm Birth
Premature rupture of membranes
Antioxidants and the strength of the chorioamnion

Professional Background

Dr. Pressman is currently The Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Rochester. She formerly served as Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of the MFM Fellowship training program. She completed her undergraduate training at Brown University and received her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Pressman did her residency training in OB/GYN as well as a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to Rochester in 1999, Dr. Pressman was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins from 1994-1999, where she was also Associate Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency Program, Director of the Fetal Assessment Center, and of the High Risk Obstetrical Clinic. Dr. Pressman is Board Certified in Ob/Gyn and in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Current areas of interest:
Medical complications of pregnancy
Diabetes in pregnancy
Nutrition and metabolism in pregnancy
Preterm Birth
Premature rupture of membranes
Antioxidants and the strength of the chorioamnion

Research

Dr. Pressman is currently The Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Rochester. She formerly served as Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of the MFM Fellowship training program. She completed her undergraduate training at Brown University and received her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Pressman did her residency training in OB/GYN as well as a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to Rochester in 1999, Dr. Pressman was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins from 1994-1999, where she was also Associate Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency Program, Director of the Fetal Assessment Center, and of the High Risk Obstetrical Clinic. Dr. Pressman is Board Certified in Ob/Gyn and in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Current areas of interest:
Medical complications of pregnancy
Diabetes in pregnancy
Nutrition and metabolism in pregnancy
Preterm Birth
Premature rupture of membranes
Nutrient metabolism in pregnancy

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

1988
MD | Duke University Sch Medicine
Medicine

1984
BS | Brown University
Mathematics, Other

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

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Awards

2006
National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
Sponsor: ACOG

1998
Faculty Appreciation Award
Sponsor: Johns Hopkins OB/Gyn Residency
Location: Baltimore, MD

1997
National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
Sponsor: CREOG

1991 - 1992
Administrative Chief Resident
Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD

1988
Ishiyaku Euro-American Award
Sponsor: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC

1988
American Medical Women's Association Award
Sponsor: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC

1988
Merck Manual Award
Sponsor: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC

1984
Department of Engineering Research Award
Sponsor: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI

1980
United Technologies Merit Scholarship
Sponsor: United Technologies

1980
New York State Regents Scholarship

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/2017
Akoh CC, Pressman EK, Cooper E, Queenan RA, Pillittere J, O'Brien KO. "Prevalence and Risk Factors for Infections in a Pregnant Adolescent Population." Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.. 2017 Feb 0; 30(1):71-75. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

1/1/2017
Akoh CC, Pressman EK, Cooper E, Queenan RA, Pillittere J, O'Brien KO. "Low Vitamin D is Associated With Infections and Proinflammatory Cytokines During Pregnancy." Reproductive sciences.. 2017 Jan 1; :1933719117715124. Epub 2017 Jan 01.

10/2016
Best CM, Pressman EK, Cao C, Cooper E, Guillet R, Yost OL, Galati J, Kent TR, O'Brien KO. "Maternal iron status during pregnancy compared with neonatal iron status better predicts placental iron transporter expression in humans." FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.. 2016 Oct 0; 30(10):3541-3550. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

Books & Chapters

2013
Chapter Title: Baseline and Variability
Book Title: Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice
Author List: Pressman, EK.
Edited By: Thornburg LL, Glantz JC, Giffie C, Woods JR
Published By: Peri-FACTS Academy2013

2013
Chapter Title: Ultrasound evaluation for fetal anemia
Book Title: Ultrasound Clinics, Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound
Author List: Pressman, EK
Edited By: Eva Pressman, MD
Published By: Elsevier2013

1999
Chapter Title: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Book Title: The Johns Hopkins Family Health Guide
Author List: Pressman, EK
Edited By: M. Klag, A. Davis, R. Lawrence and J. Niparko
Published By: Harper Collins1999 in New York

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