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Ronald Wapner

Ronald Wapner

Ronald Wapner, MD is the Director of Reproductive Genetics for the Columbia University Irving
Medical Center. Dr. Wapner is an internationally known physician and researcher specializing in
reproductive genetics. He pioneered the development of chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and multifetal
reduction. He has authored or co-authored over 400 publications, and he has been an active
investigator in the area of Genetics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is either a principal or coinvestigator
for a number of NICHD sponsored multi-center studies. He was granted five-year NIH
funding to investigate the costs and benefits of prenatal genetic diagnosis by genomic sequencing;
this work has led to a collaboration with various industry and academic stakeholders to build an
international repository of structural anomalies and the creation of the International Fetal
Genomics Consortium (IFGC). The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has honored Dr. Wapner
with both a Lifetime Achievement Award (2015) and the Dru Carlson Memorial Award for Best
Research in Ultrasound and Genetics (2017); He was awarded the Pioneer Award from the
International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis (2021).

Ronald Wapner, MD
Professor of OB/GYN
Director of Reproductive Genetics
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY 10032