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Spong, Catherine Yvonne

Formal Title:

Associate Director for Extramural Research

Phone:

301-435-6894

Email:

spongc@mail.nih.gov

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6100 EXECUTIVE BLVD Room 4A05A, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Rockville Md 20852

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Catherine Spong, M.D. is the Director, Division of Extramural Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. In this role, she oversees the Institute’s extramural research program which includes more than 3,100 projects. In addition to serving as the NICHD Director’s principal advisor on extramural scientific and policy issues, she is the Executive Secretary of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council. She joined the NICHD in the intramural program in 1995, joined the extramural staff in 2001, and was named Branch Chief of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch in 2001. She received B.A.s in biology and chemistry and her M.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City medical School’s Six Year Medical Program in 1991.  She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and subspecialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. She is also an Editor of several textbooks including William’s Obstetrics, Management of High Risk Pregnancy, Protocols of High Risk Pregnancy and Stillbirth: Prediction, Prevention and Management.   She is the maternal-fetal medicine specialist at  the NIH’s Clinical Center and at INOVA Alexandria hospital. Dr. Spong is the NICHD liaison for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Executive Board and the Liaison Committee of Obstetrician/Gynecologists. She is a fellow of ACOG and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Perinatal Research Society.

Publications (PubMed):

 
Title Authors Publication Date
Prenatal treatment prevents learning deficit in down syndrome model.Incerti M,Horowitz K,Roberson R,Abebe D,Toso L,Caballero M,Spong CYPLoS One2012
Neuroprotective peptides influence cytokine and chemokine alterations in a model of fetal alcohol syndrome.Roberson R,Kuddo T,Benassou I,Abebe D,Spong CYAm J Obstet Gynecol2012 Dec
Risk of Uterine Rupture and Placenta Accreta With Prior Uterine Surgery Outside of the Lower Segment.Gyamfi-Bannerman C,Gilbert S,Landon MB,Spong CY,Rouse DJ,Varner MW,Caritis SN,Meis PJ,Wapner RJ,Sorokin Y,Carpenter M,Peaceman AM,O'sullivan MJ,Sibai BM,Thorp JM,Ramin SM,Mercer BM,for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) NetworkObstet Gynecol2012 Dec
Preventing preterm births: analysis of trends and potential reductions with interventions in 39 countries with very high human development index.Chang HH,Larson J,Blencowe H,Spong CY,Howson CP,Cairns-Smith S,Lackritz EM,Lee SK,Mason E,Serazin AC,Walani S,Simpson JL,Lawn JE,on behalf of the Born Too Soon preterm prevention analysis groupLancet2012 Nov 15
Customized versus Population Approach for Evaluation of Fetal Overgrowth.Costantine MM,Mele L,Landon MB,Spong CY,Ramin SM,Casey B,Wapner RJ,Varner MW,Rouse DJ,Thorp JM Jr,Sciscione A,Catalano P,Caritis SN,Sorokin Y,Peaceman AM,Tolosa JE,Anderson GD,for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, Bethesda, MarylandAm J Perinatol2012 Nov 12
Placental Villous Hypermaturation is Associated with Idiopathic Preterm Birth.Morgan TK,Tolosa JE,Mele L,Wapner RJ,Spong CY,Sorokin Y,Dudley DJ,Peaceman AM,Mercer BM,Thorp JM,Jo O'Sullivan M,Ramin SM,Rouse DJ,Sibai B,for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units NetworkJ Matern Fetal Neonatal Med2012 Nov 6
Preventing the First Cesarean Delivery: Summary of a Joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Workshop.Spong CY,Berghella V,Wenstrom KD,Mercer BM,Saade GRObstet Gynecol2012 Nov
17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent prematurity in nulliparas with cervical length less than 30 mm.Grobman WA,Thom EA,Spong CY,Iams JD,Saade GR,Mercer BM,Tita AT,Rouse DJ,Sorokin Y,Wapner RJ,Leveno KJ,Blackwell S,Esplin MS,Tolosa JE,Thorp JM Jr,Caritis SN,Van Dorsten JP,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) NetworkAm J Obstet Gynecol2012 Nov
The utility of uterine artery Doppler velocimetry in prediction of preeclampsia in a low-risk population.Myatt L,Clifton RG,Roberts JM,Spong CY,Hauth JC,Varner MW,Wapner RJ,Thorp JM Jr,Mercer BM,Grobman WA,Ramin SM,Carpenter MW,Samuels P,Sciscione A,Harper M,Tolosa JE,Saade G,Sorokin Y,Anderson GD,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU)Obstet Gynecol2012 Oct
Cytokine and chemokine alterations in Down syndrome.Roberson R,Kuddo T,Horowitz K,Caballero M,Spong CYAm J Perinatol2012 Oct
Relationship between fetal station and successful vaginal delivery in nulliparous women.Segel SY,Carreño CA,Weiner SJ,Bloom SL,Spong CY,Varner MW,Rouse DJ,Caritis SN,Grobman WA,Sorokin Y,Sciscione A,Mercer BM,Thorp JM,Malone FD,Harper M,Iams JD,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units NetworkAm J Perinatol2012 Oct
Association of polymorphisms in neuroprotection and oxidative stress genes and neurodevelopmental outcomes after preterm birth.Costantine MM,Clark EA,Lai Y,Rouse DJ,Spong CY,Mercer BM,Sorokin Y,Thorp JM Jr,Ramin SM,Malone FD,Carpenter M,Miodovnik M,O'Sullivan MJ,Peaceman AM,Caritis SNObstet Gynecol2012 Sep
First-trimester prediction of preeclampsia in nulliparous women at low risk.Myatt L,Clifton RG,Roberts JM,Spong CY,Hauth JC,Varner MW,Thorp JM Jr,Mercer BM,Peaceman AM,Ramin SM,Carpenter MW,Iams JD,Sciscione A,Harper M,Tolosa JE,Saade G,Sorokin Y,Anderson GD,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) NetworkObstet Gynecol2012 Jun
Excessive early gestational weight gain and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in nulliparous women.Carreno CA,Clifton RG,Hauth JC,Myatt L,Roberts JM,Spong CY,Varner MW,Thorp JM Jr,Mercer BM,Peaceman AM,Ramin SM,Carpenter MW,Sciscione A,Tolosa JE,Saade GR,Sorokin Y,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) NetworkObstet Gynecol2012 Jun
Elective repeat cesarean delivery compared with spontaneous trial of labor after a prior cesarean delivery: a propensity score analysis.Gilbert SA,Grobman WA,Landon MB,Spong CY,Rouse DJ,Leveno KJ,Varner MW,Caritis SN,Meis PJ,Sorokin Y,Carpenter M,O'Sullivan MJ,Sibai BM,Thorp JM,Ramin SM,Mercer BM,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units NetworkAm J Obstet Gynecol2012 Apr
Effect of antenatal corticosteroids on respiratory morbidity in singletons after late-preterm birth.Gyamfi-Bannerman C,Gilbert S,Landon MB,Spong CY,Rouse DJ,Varner MW,Meis PJ,Wapner RJ,Sorokin Y,Carpenter M,Peaceman AM,O'Sullivan MJ,Sibai BM,Thorp JM,Ramin SM,Mercer BM,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health,Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU)Obstet Gynecol2012 Mar
Progestogens to prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies: an individual participant data meta-analysis of randomized trials.Schuit E,Stock S,Groenwold RH,Maurel K,Combs CA,Garite T,Spong CY,Thom EA,Rouse DJ,Caritis SN,Saade GR,Zachary JM,Norman JE,Rode L,Klein K,Tabor A,Cetingöz E,Morrison JC,Magann EF,Briery CM,Serra V,Perales A,Meseguer J,Nassar AH,Lim AC,Moons KG,Kwee A,Mol BWBMC Pregnancy Childbirth2012 Mar 15
To VBAC or not to VBAC.Spong CYPLoS Med2012
Add stillbirth to the list of outcomes to worry about in a pregnant woman with a history of preterm birth or fetal growth restriction.Spong CYObstet Gynecol2012 Mar
Amniotic fluid embolism incidence, risk factors and outcomes: a review and recommendations.Knight M,Berg C,Brocklehurst P,Kramer M,Lewis G,Oats J,Roberts CL,Spong C,Sullivan E,van Roosmalen J,Zwart JBMC Pregnancy Childbirth2012 Feb 10
Timing of delivery and pregnancy outcomes among laboring nulliparous women.Tita AT,Lai Y,Bloom SL,Spong CY,Varner MW,Ramin SM,Caritis SN,Grobman WA,Sorokin Y,Sciscione A,Carpenter MW,Mercer BM,Thorp JM Jr,Malone FD,Harper M,Iams JDAm J Obstet Gynecol2012 Mar
What is new in maternal-fetal medicine?: best articles from the past year.Spong CYObstet Gynecol2012 Jan
Increasing maternal body mass index and characteristics of the second stage of labor.Robinson BK,Mapp DC,Bloom SL,Rouse DJ,Spong CY,Varner MW,Ramin SM,Sorokin Y,Sciscione A,Mercer BM,Thorp JM Jr,Malone FD,Harper M,Ehrenberg H,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU)Obstet Gynecol2011 Dec
Association of cord blood magnesium concentration and neonatal resuscitation.Johnson LH,Mapp DC,Rouse DJ,Spong CY,Mercer BM,Leveno KJ,Varner MW,Iams JD,Sorokin Y,Ramin SM,Miodovnik M,O'Sullivan MJ,Peaceman AM,Caritis SN,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units NetworkJ Pediatr2012 Apr
Antithyroid antibodies and parity: further evidence for microchimerism in autoimmune thyroid disease.Greer LG,Casey BM,Halvorson LM,Spong CY,McIntire DD,Cunningham FGAm J Obstet Gynecol2011 Nov
Influenza-like illness in hospitalized pregnant and postpartum women during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic.Varner MW,Rice MM,Anderson B,Tolosa JE,Sheffield J,Spong CY,Saade G,Peaceman AM,Louis JM,Wapner RJ,Tita AT,Sorokin Y,Blackwell SC,Prasad M,Thorp JM Jr,Naresh A,Van Dorsten JP,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU)Obstet Gynecol2011 Sep
Foreword: disparities in perinatal medicine: focus in infant mortality, stillbirth, and preterm birth.Spong CY,Willinger MSemin Perinatol2011 Aug
Timing of indicated late-preterm and early-term birth.Spong CY,Mercer BM,D'alton M,Kilpatrick S,Blackwell S,Saade GObstet Gynecol2011 Aug
We don't know what we don't study: the case for research on medication effects in pregnancy.Parisi MA,Spong CY,Zajicek A,Guttmacher AEAm J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet2011 Aug 15
Maternal BMI, glucose tolerance, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.Stuebe AM,Landon MB,Lai Y,Spong CY,Carpenter MW,Ramin SM,Casey B,Wapner RJ,Varner MW,Rouse DJ,Sciscione A,Catalano P,Harper M,Saade G,Sorokin Y,Peaceman AM,Tolosa JE,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, Bethesda, MDAm J Obstet Gynecol2012 Jul
Relationship between 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate concentrations and gestational age at delivery in twin gestation.Caritis SN,Simhan HN,Zhao Y,Rouse DJ,Peaceman AM,Sciscione A,Spong CY,Varner MW,Malone FD,Iams JD,Mercer BM,Thorp JM Jr,Sorokin Y,Carpenter M,Lo J,Ramin SM,Harper M,Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units NetworkAm J Obstet Gynecol2012 Nov
Perinatal Outcomes in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women With Mild Gestational Diabetes.Berggren EK,Mele L,Landon MB,Spong CY,Ramin SM,Casey B,Wapner RJ,Varner MW,Rouse DJ,Sciscione A,Catalano P,Harper M,Saade G,Caritis SN,Sorokin Y,Peaceman AM,Tolosa JE,for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) NetworkObstet Gynecol2012 Nov
Obesity, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes.Marshall NE,Spong CYSemin Reprod Med2012 Dec

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