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Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Southern California; Tufts Medical Center; Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Women and Children's Hospital
Board Certifications Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
NPI # 1851405740
Gender Male
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Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 2nd Floor
800 Washington St.
Box 360
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-4549
Fax #: 617-636-4202

2021, Appointed Member, Intramural - Extramural Collaboration for Drug Screening with Biofabricated 3-D Disease Tissue Models (UH2/UH3) NIH Study Section
2020, Appointed to the Board of the Perinatal Quality Foundation (ex-officio)
2016-2021, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2013, Elected President of New England Perinatal Research Society
2012, Elected Vice-President of New England Perinatal Research Society
2012, Award for Best Poster at 32nd Annual Meeting, SMFM
2008, Elected member, Perinatal Research Society
2007, Reproductive Scientist Development Program, K12 Award, NICHD
2006, Best Oral Presentation at SMFM
2005, Best Oral Presentation at SMFM
2002, AAAOGF - SMFM Scholarship Award

For a complete list of Dr. House's publications, see here: Full list

SELECTED NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

"The Cervix as a Biomechanical Structure," Women's Health Engineering Seminar, Washington State University, September 22, 2022.

Boston Magazine Top Doctors 2023

2023 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center

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Michael House is a maternal-fetal medicine physician at Tufts MC

MIRI PI Dr. Michael House protégé Dr Jean Hostage wins award

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Boston Magazine 2022 Top Doctors

2022 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center

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Boston Magazine Top Doctors 2021

MIRI Doctors named to Boston Magazine's Top Doctors list in 2021

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Top Doctor 2021

2021 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center

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Michael House is a maternal-fetal medicine physician at Tufts MC

Michael House, MD Receives Grand Prize for Novel Device to Prevent Preterm Birth

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Tomo Tarui, MD and Michael House, MD will be collaborating in a study

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Top Doctors Boston Magazine 2020

2020 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center

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Michael House, MD of Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Michael House quoted on NPR’s Morning Edition

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MIRI researchers on the road

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Michael House, MD of Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

MIRI Researcher Dr. Michael House receives four-year NIH research grant.

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Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2016

Boston magazine honors 2016 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center.

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Michael House, MD of Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Michael House a COVID-19 Seed Fund Awardee

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Michael House, MD of Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Michael House receives SMFM/ABOG Bridge Grant

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Michael House, MD of Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Michael House receives STTR grant

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Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2017

Boston Magazine honors 2017 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center.

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Dr. Clarissa Yang on the cover of 2019 Boston Magazine Top Doctor issue.

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NICHD R41HD102268
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
2020-2021
A Novel Device for Cervical Insufficiency in Pregnant Women This STTR will develop an innovative medical device to treat cervical insufficiency with improved efficacy and fewer complications compared with traditional cerclage.
Role: PI

M2D2 Grand Prize Award
2020
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center
The goal is to assist Cx Therapeutics in Developing an Innovative Medical Device to Treat Cervical Insufficiency Compared with Traditional Cerclage.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Funding Grant
2020-2021
Reducing the stress associated with performing non-stress tests – evaluating potential acceptance for home-based monitoring. The study aims to gather information that can inform how to approach home-based non-stress tests; the likelihood that a test would result in a patient needing clinical care acutely via a retrospective chart review and the perspective of patients who would potentially undergo home-based testing with a prospective survey.
Role: PI

SMFM/ABOG Bridge Grant
2020-2021
Novel tools for studying cervical function and dysfunction during pregnancy.
The goal of the project is to gain critical insights into mechanisms of preterm birth where cervical dysfunction is the cause.
Role: Principal Investigator

NIH 1R01HD084695-01A1
2016-2021
“Mechanisms of Infection-Mediated Cervical Ripening.”
The goal of this project is to acquire a greater mechanistic understanding of biochemical pathways leading to cervical ripening, with a particular emphasis on infection-mediated cervical ripening.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

MIT: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Sub Award #5710003419 2013-2017
Properties and Functions of Cervical Mucus Associated with Preterm Birth
The goal is to increase understanding of the basic biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous birth using multidisciplinary approaches.
Role: TMC Principal Investigator

5R01HD091153-04
NICHD
2017-2022 A computational framework for the clinical evaluation of the soft tissue mechanics in pregnancy to understand what causes the mechanical dysfunction in pregnancy, a finite element (FE) simulation framework will be built to identify the anatomical and/or material factors that drive uterine, cervical, and fetal membrane tissue remodeling and deformation.
Role: Consultant

NICHD Scholar of the RSDP
K12HD000849 2007-2013
Cervical Tissue Engineering for Studying Obstetrical Biomechanics.
The goal is to use a tissue engineering strategy to study mechanisms of cervical remodeling during pregnancy.
Role: Principal Investigator

Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Preterm Birth Initiative
2009-2010
Beyond Cervical Length: Development of a Patient-Specific Model of Cervical Mechanical Function during Pregnancy.
The goal of this study was to determine biomechanical function of the cervix during pregnancy by combining three-dimensional ultrasound with biomechanical models of cervical mechanics.
Role: Principal Investigator

Dr. House's research focus is on studying the role of the cervix in normal and high-risk pregnancy. Normal cervical function is critical for a healthy pregnancy but premature cervical shortening and dilation is associated with preterm birth, which affects 12% of pregnancies in the United States. Research activities include 1) design and evaluation of three-dimensional models of cervical tissue to study remodeling of the cervical extracellular matrix, 2) investigation of the cervical biomechanical function using mechanical modeling techniques, 3) study of the barrier properties of cervical mucus as it relates to protection against intrauterine infection and 4) development of novel therapies such as injectable biomaterials to augment cervical function during pregnancy. This research is valuable for understanding why the cervix stays closed in normal pregnancy but shortens and opens in preterm birth. Successful accomplishment of this research relies on a collaborative multidisciplinary research team involving investigators with expertise in mechanical engineering, biology and maternal fetal medicine.