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Blair J. Wylie, MD, MPH

About

Dr. Wylie serves as the Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She also holds an appointment as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and serves as the obstetric consultant to the New England Region’s Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Network. Dr. Wylie and her MFM team is dedicated to optimizing pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies.

Awards and/or Certifications:

Boston Top Doctor 2017, 2018
ACOG Mentor of the Year Award, District 1 2015
Honor Your Caregiver Award, Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care
Ela Hockaday Distinguished Alumna Award, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Award of Research Excellence, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

What do patients have to say about you?

"I wanted to let you know that our girls have been doing well. Thank you for all your guidance, support, and reassurance throughout this pregnancy. We were very glad to be able to work with you during a stressful time for us!"

"Thank you for caring for me during the scary end of my pregnancy and through his birth and postpartum. I like to thank you around the anniversary of that every year. Thank you also for all of the support you provided to me and others directly and indirectly in doing work abroad."

"We will forever be indebted to you for your care during our daughter’s delivery. It’s hard to express how deeply grateful we are for your teamwork, your compassion, and your humble and measured decision-making, especially when things weren’t progressing ideally. Thank you very much. You all have an amazing job."

Treatments and Procedures Offered:

Prenatal care and consultations for high risk pregnancies, obstetric ultrasound, chorionic villous sampling, amniocentesis, cervical cerclage, breech extraction of twins

What’s your background, education and training?

AB, Princeton University 1994
MD, Harvard Medical School 2000
MPH, Columbia University 2007

What makes your business stand apart?

My clinical practice encompasses the full range of maternal-fetal medicine including prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound, high risk obstetric consultations, caring for pregnant women hospitalized during pregnancy, and deliveries. A unique contribution that I provide for women and their families in New England is consultation about how environmental exposures can impact the health of their pregnancy and the developing baby. These potential toxins include lead, mercury, pesticides, phenols, and phthalates. Given my work in global maternal health, I also provide consultations for women traveling internationally during pregnancy.

What treatments are you most excited to offer?

Our team at the Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has always been dedicated to taking superior care of pregnant women when there are complications with mother, the fetus, or the pregnancy. Increasingly, we have recognized that in order to optimize the health of families we will need to focus not only on our individual patients but also on the communities that support them.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

It is an honor to help women and their families during one of the most vulnerable and amazing times in their lives. It is often assumed that pregnancy and childbirth end perfectly. My profession is there for times when things do not go as planned. Helping families to understand what is happening, to navigate the uncertainties, to celebrate successes but also to grieve with them at times of loss is a tremendous privilege.

Keywords: Maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics, high risk pregnancy, reproductive environmental health, global health

Awards

Top Doctor: 2019

Hospitals

Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston

Special expertise

Pregnancy-High Risk