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Deborah A. Driscoll, MD

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD Physician

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Genetics
Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Driscoll is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Deborah A. Driscoll

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2006 through 2012

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Genetics

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Medical Genetics - Clinical Genetics, 1990
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFP)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Antenatal Screening
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal Abnormalities
  • Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Maternal Serum Screening
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis
  • Reproductive Genetics

Description of Clinical Expertise

prenatal genetic diagnosis, genetic screening and counseling, obstetrical ultrasound, antenatal testing, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, National American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), Founding Fellow, National American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Fellow, National American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, National American Medical Association, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), Biomedical Research & Education Foundation, Medical Advisory Board, 2004-present, Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Foundation for Excellence in Women’s Health, National Genetic Counseling Master's Program, Advisory committee, Arcadia University, 2001-2002, International 22q11 Chromosome Deletion Foundation Medical Advisory Board, 2004-present, March of Dimes, National March of Dimes, Review Committee for Genetics & Your Practice Online, 2002-2003, NHLBI, ad hoc reviewer, NICHD, Women's Health Reproductive Research Centers, Advisory Committee, North American Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), Reproductive Scientist Development Program, Executive Committee,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Driscoll is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

22q11.2 deletion syndrome, preterm birth

Selected Publications:

Driscoll, D.A. and Sullivan K.E.: DiGeorge Syndrome: A Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, a Molecular and Genetic Approach, 2nd edition : In Press.

Lambrechts, D., Deviendt, K., Driscoll, D.A., Goldmuntz, E., Gewillig, M., Vlietinck, R., Collen, D., Carmeliet, P.: Low expression VEGF haplotype increases the risk for tetralogy of Fallot: a family-based association study J. Med. Genet. : In Press.

Sherman, S., Pletcher, B., Driscoll, D.A.: Fragile X syndrome: diagnostic and carrier testing Genetics in Medicine : In Press.

Driscoll, D.A.: Molecular and Genetic Aspects of DiGeorge/velocardiofacial syndrome Congenital Heart Disease: Molecular Diagnosis : In Press.

Merrill A., Rosenblum-Vos, L., Driscoll, D.A., Daley K., Treat K.: Prenatal diagnosis of Fanconi Anemia (group c) subsequent to abnormal sonographic findings. Pren Diag 25 (1): 20-22,2005.

Saitta, S.C., Harris, S.E., McDonald-McGinn, D.M., Emanuel, B.S., Tonnesen, M.K., Zackai, E.H., Seitz, S.C., Driscoll, D.A.: Independent de novo 22q11.2 deletions in first cousins with DiGeorge/velocardiofacial syndrome Am. J. Med. Genet. 124A : 313-317,2004.

Saitta SC, Saitta SC, Harris SE, Gaeth AP, Driscoll DA, McDonald-McGinn DM, Maisenbacher MK, Yersak JM, Chakraborty PK, Hacker AM, Zackai EH, Ashley T, Emanuel BS.: Aberrant interchromosomal exchanges are the predominant cause of the 22q11.2 deletion Hum Mol Genet 13 (4): 2004.

Morgan MA, Driscoll DA, Mennuti MT, Schulkin J: Practice patterns of obstetrician-gynecologists regarding preconception and prenatal screening for cystic fibrosis Genetics in Medicine 6 (5): 450-55,2004.

Watson MS, Cutting GR, Desnick RJ, Driscoll DA, Klinger K, Mennuti MT, Palomaki GE, Popovich BW, Pratt VM, Rohlfs EM, Strom CM, Richards CS, Witt DR, Grody WW: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) population carrier screening: 2004 revision of ACMG’s mutation panel Genetics in Medicine 6 (5): 387-91,2004.

Seeber, B and Driscoll DA: Mini-review: Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome: should we test adolescents? J Ped Adol Gyn 17 : 161-167,2004.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-7503
Fax: (215) 662-7846
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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