Uma Reddy appointed Vice Chair of Research for Columbia Ob/Gyn

January 21, 2022
Uma M. Reddy, MD, MPH
Uma M. Reddy, MD, MPH

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is pleased to welcome Uma M. Reddy, MD, MPH as our new Vice Chair of Research. Dr. Reddy also holds an appointment as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Professor of Population and Family Health in the Mailman School of Public Health. A distinguished physician, researcher, and educator, Dr. Reddy previously served as a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Section Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Reddy as our new Vice Chair of Research,” said Mary E. D’Alton, MD, Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn at NYP/CUIMC. “Dr. Reddy’s strong leadership and extensive experience conducting and overseeing high-profile biomedical research will provide the solid structure our department needs to continue our recent growth in research.”

Dr. Reddy is known throughout the field for her groundbreaking research in stillbirth, preterm birth, and labor management. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale School of Medicine in 2018, Dr. Reddy served as a Medical Officer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). While at the NIH, she provided clinical services at several hospitals, including Walter Reed Medical Center and Medstar Washington Hospital Center as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Reddy will serve as the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU) Principal Investigator for Columbia University. She continues to engage in NIH funded clinical and translational research for the NIDDK funded U01 “Glycemic Observation and Metabolic Outcomes in Mothers and Offspring (GO MOMs) study,” which studies changes in glycemia (blood sugar levels) over the course of pregnancy.Dr. Reddy is also Co-PI for the NICHD funded R01 “Large scale genome sequencing and integrative analyses to define genomic predictors of recurrent pregnancy loss.”

In addition to her clinical and research work, Dr. Reddy is also a respected educator and mentor in the field. Dr. Reddy has been selected to serve as a Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines – Obstetrics; Fellow of the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society (AGOS); American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Board Examiner; and was selected as Fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, 2020-2021 Class. She has published 270 peer reviewed articles, many in the most impactful journals including NEJM and JAMA.

“Columbia has a rich tradition in research in Ob/Gyn, and my goal is to expand our research in women’s health to experts in all disciplines of biomedical science,” Dr. Reddy said. “As Vice Chair of Research, my focus will be on promoting impactful research by our faculty and trainees, collaborative research across subspecialties as well as tackling pressing public health problems that affect our patient population.”

Dr. Reddy graduated from Brown University Magna cum laude and received her medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Reddy also earned a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University.