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Alison G. Cahill, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
High Risk Obstetrics

Board Certifications

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hospital Affiliations

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Progress West Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Maternal medical complications in pregnancy, specifically maternal congenital heart disease as well as diabetes in pregnancy, critical care obstetrics, fetal alloimmunization, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and operative vaginal delivery.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health

4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Suite: 710
Floor: 7
Office Phone: (314) 454-8181
Fax: (314) 747-1429

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Building D

3023 N. Ballas Road
Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131

Office Phone: 314-996-6000
Fax: 314-996-6069

Progress West Hospital

20 Progress Point Pkwy
O'Fallon, MO 63368

Suite: 101G
Office Phone: 314-454-8181
Fax: 314-747-1637

Education

Education

B.A.: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 1997
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2005
M.D.: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut 2002
Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2008
MSci: Clinical Investigation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2008

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Risk of Maternal Morbidity with Increasing Number of Cesareans.
Sondgeroth KE, Wan L, Rampersad RM, Stout MJ, Macones GA, Cahill AG, Tuuli MG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Oct 29; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673653.

PMID:
    30372778
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Effect of Oligohydramnios on Fetal Heart Rate Patterns during Term Labor Induction.
Rhoades JS, Stout MJ, Macones GA, Cahill AG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Oct 29; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675152.

PMID:
    30372774
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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True knot at the time of delivery: electronic fetal monitoring characteristics and neonatal outcomes.
Carter EB, Chu CS, Thompson Z, Tuuli MG, Macones GA, Cahill AG
J Perinatol. 2018 Oct 15; doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0250-4.

PMID:
    30323323
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rates of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery Among Nulliparous Women Receiving Neuraxial Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Cahill AG, Srinivas SK, Tita ATN, Caughey AB, Richter HE, Gregory WT, Liu J, Woolfolk C, Weinstein DL, Mathur AM, Macones GA, Tuuli MG
JAMA. 2018 Oct 9; 320(14)1444-1454. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.13986.

PMID:
    30304425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lifestyle Interventions Limit Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Overweight or Obesity: LIFE-Moms Prospective Meta-Analysis.
Peaceman AM, Clifton RG, Phelan S, Gallagher D, Evans M, Redman LM, Knowler WC, Joshipura K, Haire-Joshu D, Yanovski SZ, Couch KA, Drews KL, Franks PW, Klein S, Martin CK, Pi-Sunyer X, Thom EA, Van Horn L, Wing RR, Cahill AG, LIFE‐Moms Research Group.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Sep; 26(9)1396-1404. doi: 10.1002/oby.22250.

PMID:
    30230252
    [PubMed - in process]
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Implementation and Outcomes of Universal Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping at Term.
Rhoades JS, Wesevich VG, Tuuli MG, Macones GA, Cahill AG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Sep 12; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1669908.

PMID:
    30208504
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Clinical Diagnosis of Placenta Accreta and Clinicopathological Outcomes.
Rosenbloom JI, Hirshberg JS, Stout MJ, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Tuuli MG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Sep 7; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1670635.

PMID:
    30193384
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Neonatal Morbidity in the Offspring of Obese Women Without Hypertension or Diabetes.
Polnaszek BE, Raghuraman N, Lopez JD, Frolova AL, Wesevich V, Tuuli MG, Cahill AG
Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct; 132(4)835-841. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002775.

PMID:
    30130347
    [PubMed - in process]
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Effect of Oxygen vs Room Air on Intrauterine Fetal Resuscitation: A Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial.
Raghuraman N, Wan L, Temming LA, Woolfolk C, Macones GA, Tuuli MG, Cahill AG
JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Sep 1; 172(9)818-823. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1208.

PMID:
    30039159
    [PubMed - in process]
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Effect of a Home-Based Lifestyle Intervention on Breastfeeding Initiation Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged African American Women with Overweight or Obesity.
Lewkowitz AK, López JD, Stein RI, Rhoades JS, Schulz RC, Woolfolk CL, Macones GA, Haire-Joshu D, Cahill AG
Breastfeed Med. 2018 Jul/Aug; 13(6)418-425. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0006.

PMID:
    29912571
    [PubMed - in process]
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High resolution spatial and temporal evolution of dissolved gases in groundwater during a controlled natural gas release experiment.
Cahill AG, Parker BL, Mayer B, Mayer KU, Cherry JA
Sci Total Environ. 2018 May 1; 622-6231178-1192. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.049.

PMID:
    29890586
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical implications of umbilical artery Doppler changes after betamethasone administration<sup>†</sup>.
Raghuraman N, Porcelli B, Temming LA, Macones GA, Cahill AG, Tuuli MG, Dicke JM
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Jun 27; 1-7. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2018.1484095.

PMID:
    29863424
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pain relief: determining the safety of ibuprofen with postpartum preeclampsia.
Hirshberg JS, Cahill AG
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun; 218(6)547-548. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.04.026.

PMID:
    29793573
    [PubMed - in process]
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The vaginal eukaryotic DNA virome and preterm birth.
Wylie KM, Wylie TN, Cahill AG, Macones GA, Tuuli MG, Stout MJ
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug; 219(2)189.e1-189.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.04.048.

PMID:
    29738749
    [PubMed - in process]
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Normal Cervical Effacement in Term Labor.
Rhoades JS, Stout MJ, Woolfolk C, Tuuli MG, Macones GA, Cahill AG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Apr 24; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1645858.

PMID:
    29689580
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In Reply.
Temming LA, Cahill AG
Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Apr; 131(4)740. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002549.

PMID:
    29578968
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Prediction Model for Severe Maternal Morbidity in Laboring Patients at Term.
Rosenbloom JI, Tuuli MG, Stout MJ, Young OM, Woolfolk CL, López JD, Macones GA, Cahill AG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Feb 8; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1626716.

PMID:
    29528468
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Weight Control Program and Gestational Weight Gain in Disadvantaged Women with Overweight or Obesity: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Cahill AG, Haire-Joshu D, Cade WT, Stein RI, Woolfolk CL, Moley K, Mathur A, Schechtman K, Klein S
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Mar; 26(3)485-491. doi: 10.1002/oby.22070.

PMID:
    29464907
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A prospective cohort study of fetal heart rate monitoring: deceleration area is predictive of fetal acidemia.
Cahill AG, Tuuli MG, Stout MJ, López JD, Macones GA
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May; 218(5)523.e1-523.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.01.026.

PMID:
    29408586
    [PubMed - in process]
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Techniques for Repair of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries.
Meister MR, Rosenbloom JI, Lowder JL, Cahill AG
Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2018 Jan; 73(1)33-39. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000521.

PMID:
    29368789
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Clinical epidemiology in obstetrics, applying a broad array of research design and analytic techniques such as regression analyses, decision science, economic analysis, and time-dependent techniques to some of the challenging questions in clinical obstetrics. These have included patient selection and intrapartum management of patients attempting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), measures of glycemic control which can predict adverse neonatal outcomes in diabetic pregnancies, and diagnostic algorithms for pulmonary embolism in pregnant women.

Her current research focus has been on electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, and its association with adverse neonatal outcomes. Her RWJF Physician Faculty Scholars Program project, “Prediction of Fetal Acidemia with Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring,” will be examining features of Category II EFM recordings and their ability to predict outcomes. She aims to incorporate these findings into improving the use of the most commonly utilized instrument, EFM, in all of obstetrics.