The longtime chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will deliver this year’s Benson and Pamela Harer Seminar on History this morning.
Irwin R. Merkatz, MD, FACOG, will speak at 8:10 am today on “The ‘Evolution’ of Prematurity” in Ballroom ABC. Attendees should expect a clinical review of the topic with a personal look at his own work in the field.
Dr. Merkatz revolutionized prenatal testing by discovering the link between low alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and Down syndrome. He has been a leading voice in obstetrics and gynecology for decades, leading efforts to prevent preterm births and eliminate racial and gender disparities in health outcomes. He also was the longest-serving department chair in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States.