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Samuel I. Parry, MD

Samuel I. Parry, MD Physician

Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine Franklin Payne Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Parry is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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About Dr. Samuel I. Parry

Patients seen by this provider for their prenatal care will deliver at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues in 2006, and 2008 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal and Fetal Medicine, 1999
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypertension and Pregnancy
  • Lung Disease and Pregnancy
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Urinary Tract Infection and Pregnancy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Areas of clinical expertise include: 1) viral infections during pregnancy, 2) medical complications of pregnancy, and 3) fetal heart rate monitoring.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: SUNY at Buffalo Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oral Boards, Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialty, National American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, National Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section, NIH Center for Scientific Review, National Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), National Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Foundation Finance Committee, National Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Foundation Selection Committee, National Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Parry is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Areas of research interest include: 1) viral infections of the human placenta, and 2) preterm delivery.

Selected Publications:

Facco FL, Parker CB, Reddy UM, Silver RM, Louis JM, Basner RC, Chung JH, Schubert FP, Pien GW, Redline S, Mobley DR, Koch MA, Simhan HN, Nhan-Chang CL, Parry S, Grobman WA, Haas DM, Wing DA, Mercer BM, Saade GR, Zee PC.: NuMoM2b Sleep-Disordered Breathing study: objectives and methods. Am J Obstet Gynecol 212 (4): 542,2015 .

Zhang H, Baldwin DA, Bukowski RK, Parry S, Xu Y, Song C, Andrews WW, Saade GR, Esplin MS, Sadovsky Y, Reddy UM, Ilekis J, Varner M, Biggio JR: A Genome-Wide Association Study of Early Spontaneous Preterm Delivery. Genet Epidemiol 39 (3): 217-26,2015 .

Haas DM, Parker CB, Wing DA, Parry S, Grobman WA, Mercer BM, Simhan HN, Hoffman MK, Silver RM, Wadhwa P, Iams JD, Koch MA, Caritis SN, Wapner RJ, Esplin MS, Elovitz MA, Foroud T, Peaceman AM, Saade GR, Willinger M, Reddy UM: A description of the methods of the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: monitoring mothers-to-be (nuMoM2b). Am J Obstet Gynecol 212 (4): 542,2015 .

Manuck TA, Esplin MS, Biggio J, Bukowski R, Parry S, Zhang H, Varner MW, Andrews W, Saade G, Sadovsky Y, Reddy UM, Ilekis J: The phenotype of spontaneous preterm birth: application of a clinical phenotyping tool Am J Obstet Gynecol 212 (4): 487,2015 .

Parry S, Zhang H, Biggio J, Bukowski R, Varner M, Xu Y, Andrews W, Saade G, Esplin S, Leite R, Ilekis J, Reddy U, Sadovsky Y, Blair I: Maternal Serum Serpin B7 Is Associated With Early Spontaneous Preterm Birth Am J Obstet Gynecol 211 (6): 678 el-12,2014 .

Parry S, Elovitz MA: Pros and Cons of Maternal Cervical Length Screening to Identify Women at Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Delivery. Clin Obstet Gynecol 57 (3): 537-46,2014 .

Quant HS, Friedman AM, Wang E, Parry S, Schwartz N: Transabdominal ultrasonography as a screening test for second-trimester placenta previa. Obstet Gynecol 123(3):628-33 : 2014.

Jeffcoat MK, Jeffcoat RL, Tanna N, Parry S: Association of a common genetic factor, PTGER3, with success of periodontal therapy and preterm birth. J Periodontol 85(3):446-54 : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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