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Gabriella Pridjian

Gabriella Pridjian, MD, MBA

• Professor and Chairman
• The C. Jeff Miller Chair in Obstetrics & Gynecology
• Clinical Geneticist, Human Genetics Program
• Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
• Assistant Dean for Lakeside Hospital and Clinics

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Dr. Gabriella Pridjian was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in July of 2004. Additionally, she is a clinical geneticist in the Human Genetics Program at Tulane. Dr. Pridjian received her MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Chicago, Chicago Lying-In Hospital. After spending several years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she moved to New Orleans and completed a fellowship in Human Genetics at Tulane University School of Medicine. She subsequently became Chief of Maternal- Fetal Medicine and then Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Pridjian has authored numerous publications and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Pridjian's areas of research are in preeclampsia, prenatal diagnosis, pregnancy loss, and metabolic disorders in pregnancy.


American Board of Medical Genetics, 1996

American Board of Medical Genetics 1996, recertification 2012

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1990, 2000

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1991, 2000

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Subspecialty in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990, recertification 2013


 Clinical Interests

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Diabetes during Pregnancy
  • First Trimester Screening for Fetal Abnormalities
  • Genetic Sonography
  • Hypertension during Pregnancy
  • Phenylkentonuria during Pregnancy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Disorders
  • Target Ultrasound

Research Interests

  • Metabolic disorders in pregnancy
  • Placental function / preeclampsia

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship and Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago Lying-In Hospital,  Chicago, IL

Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine - University of Chicago, Chicago Lying-Iniversity School

Fellowship: Human Genetics - Tulane University School of Medicine,  New Orleans, LA

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