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CahillA_3611_72.jpg Alison Cahill, M.D., M.S.C.I.


Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound


M.D. University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington Connecticut (2002)

M.S.C.I., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2008)


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2002-2005)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri (2006-2008)

Board Certification:
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Societies, Memberships, and Honors:
American Medical Association
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member
Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Community Moderator
Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Member

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Committee on Practice Bulletin in Obstetrics (Member)

Lifestyle Interventions for Expectant Moms “LIFE-Moms” Consortium

-          Safety Committee (Co-chair)

-          Design, Data Quality and Analysis Committee (Member)

-          Physical and Clinical Measures Committee (Member)

Fellow of the Year Award - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education in OB/GYN - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Outstanding Reviewer of the Journal - Top 5%
Clinical Teacher of the Year Award - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine



Alison G. Cahill, M.D., M.S.C.I. is an Associate Professor and Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound at Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cahill earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. During her fellowship, Dr. Cahill also earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation as part of the NIH-sponsored K30 program in clinical research training at Washington


Clinical Interests:

Dr. Cahill’s clinical interests include maternal medical complications in pregnancy, specifically maternal congenital heart disease as well as diabetes in pregnancy, critical care obstetrics, fetal alloimmunization, and operative vaginal delivery.


Research Interests:

Dr. Cahill’s research interests include 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.

Dr. Cahill’s most recent  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. 

E-Mail: Cahilla@wudosis.wustl.edu