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As the Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) program and Chief of Obstetrics at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Dr. Simpson supports a skilled team of physicians with expertise in maternal medicine, critical-care obstetrics, prenatal pediatrics, high-risk deliveries, and research, offering the best maternal and fetal care in the region. She also serves as the Medical Director of the CUMC’s Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics, where patients with pregnancies complicated by fetal malformations, genetic syndromes, or multiple gestations receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary care in a state-of-the-art facility.

As Director of CUMC’s OB/GYN Ultrasound program, she has assembled an outstanding group of sonographers and physicians to provide the best available sonographic imaging to women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Simpson’s specialized training in fetal echocardiography complements her expertise in prenatal diagnosis. She performs invasive fetal procedures such as chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, fetal blood sampling, and others required in complex cases, including, fetoscopy and laser photocoagulation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Dr. Simpson also directs CUMC’s MFM fellowship program, dedicated to educating and training future specialists in high-risk obstetrics. Dr. Simpson has served on the board of directors for the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and was a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2010.

Education & Research

Board Certified: Obstetrics & Gyneocology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Medical School: Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Residency Training: Kingston General Hospital, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Fellowship Training: New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

PubMed Publications

Areas of Focus

Complicated Multiple Pregnancies
Congenital Heart Disease
Fetal Echocardiography
Invasive Procedures
Prenatal Diagnosis

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