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Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Board Certifications Obstetrics and Gynecology
NPI # 1679764799
Gender Female

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 2nd Floor
800 Washington St.
Box 360
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-4202
Phone #: 617-636-4549

Honors + Awards

2017, Received the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Award for "Best Oral Presentation, Basic Science"

2014, CREOG & APGO National Faculty Award for Outstanding Resident Teacher

2014, Best presentation in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New England Perinatal Society

2013, Best presentation in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New England Perinatal Society

2013-2014, Award in Nutrition in Pregnancy, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Abbott Nutrition (one awarded nationally)

2012, Dru Carlson Memorial Award for Best Research in Ultrasound and Genetics for her abstract "Decreased apoptosis in fetuses of obese women: implications for neurodevelopment", Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Publications + National Presentations

1. Edlow AG, Hui L, Wick HC, Fried I, Bianchi DW. Assessing the fetal effects of maternal obesity via transcriptomic analysis of cord blood: a prospective case-control study. BJOG 123(2): 180-189, 2016. PMID: 26840378

2. Edlow AG, Guedj F, Pennings JLA, Sverdlov D, Neri C, Bianchi DW. Males are from Mars, females are from Venus: sex-specific fetal brain gene expression signatures in a mouse model of maternal diet-induced obesity. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 May;214(5):623.e1-623.e10. PMCID: PMC4851594

3. Neri CN, Edlow AG. Effects of maternal obesity on fetal programming: Molecular approaches. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med, 2015.

4. Edlow AG, Slonim DK, Wick HC, Hui L, Bianchi DW. The pathway not taken:understanding 'omics data in the perinatal context. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul;213(1):59.e1-59.e172. PMCID: PMC4485545.

5. Noto K, Majidi S, Edlow AG, Wick HC, Bianchi DW, Slonim DK. CSAX: Characterizing systematic anomalies in eXpression data. J Comput Biol. 2015 May;22(5):402-13. PMCID: PMC4424968.

6. Edlow AG, Vora NL, Hui L, Wick HC, Cowan JM, Bianchi DW. Maternal obesity affects fetal neurodevelopmental and metabolic gene expression: a pilot study. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 18;9(2):e88661. PMCID: PMC3928248.

7. Hui L, Wick HC, Edlow AG, Cowan JM, Bianchi DW. Global gene expression analysis of term amniotic fluid cell-free fetal RNA. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;121(6):1248-54. PMCID: PMC3748378.

8. Little SE, Edlow AG, Thomas AM, Smith NA. Estimated fetal weight by ultrasound: a modifiable risk factor for cesarean delivery? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct;207(4):309.e1-6. PMID: 22902073.

9. Edlow AG, Bianchi DW. Tracking fetal development through molecular analysis of maternal biofluids. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 PMCID: PMC4378902.

10. Edlow AG, Chen M, Smith NA, Lu C, McElrath TF. Fetal bisphenol A exposure: concentration of conjugated and unconjugated bisphenol A in amniotic fluid in the second and third trimesters. Reprod Toxicol. 2012 Aug;34(1):1-7. PMID: 22516041.

11. Edlow AG, Hou MY, Maurer R, Benson C, Delli-Bovi L, Goldberg AB. Uterine evacuation for second-trimester fetal death and maternal morbidity. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 1):307-16. PMID: 21252744.

News, Media + Videos

Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

The Edlow Laboratory's research on maternal obesity is critical in designing effective and targeted interventions.

Learn more about the research

Research Grants

K-12 Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) Award
NICHD/Washington University
Additional annual funding provided by the March of Dimes via RSDP
Role: Principal Investigator

Burroughs Wellcome Fund via RSDP Seed Grant
Role: Principal Investigator

Russo Family Charitable Foundation Trust via the Russo Pilot Program at Tufts University School of Medicine
Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Andrea Edlow, Emmanuel Pothos)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Abbott Nutrition Award (only one awarded nationally)
Role: Principal Investigator

Natalie Zucker Award for Women Scholars
Role: Principal Investigator

The goal of these studies is to understand how maternal obesity affects fetal brain development and offspring behavior, and how fetal sex impacts these parameters.