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Anthony Vintzileos, MD

Winthrop Titles/Positions

Chairman and Residency Program Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Faculty Appointments

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine


Winthrop University Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 259 First Street, Mineola, New York 11501






Brief Resume

Dr. Anthony Vintzileos is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at Stony Brook University, School of Medicine, NY. Prior to his present position, Dr. Vintzileos was Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School during the years 2002-2007. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and he is also certified by the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, ABOG. Dr. Vintzileos has been a steady supporter of the literature in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and tireless academic contributor during various annual scientific meetings. Over the past 28 years, he has had numerous oral and poster presentations. In recognition of his academic contributions, he was given the award for ÒOutstanding Individual ContributorÓ in 1998 and also the ÒAward of Research ExcellenceÓ by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2001. In addition, over the years, he has participated as ÒabstractÓ reviewer and also frequently organized and presented in the workshops, postgraduate courses and symposia during various scientific meetings. Dr. Vintzileos has served on several national review panels, study sections, and committees and he has served as an elected member to the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) from 2005-2008.

Description of Research Interests/Activities

Dr. Vintzileos has authored and co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles and over 110 other articles and book chapters on topics related to maternal-fetal medicine, fetal behavior and obstetrical ultrasonography. Much of his published research on the fetal biophysical profile, preterm premature rupture of the membranes, fetal heart rate monitoring, genetic sonography, fetal anomalies, growth restriction and preterm birth has been introduced into standard obstetrical practices today. He is a member of the editorial board for several medical journals. He consults for several peer-reviewed OB/GYN journals and has been recognized as a top reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1998, 2000 and 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009.

Areas of Experience

Women’s Health
Obstetrical ultrasound
High Risk Pregnancy

Research Team Members

Wendy Kinzler, MD, who completed her fellowship in Maternal-fetal Medicine (MFM) at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2002 and joined the Ob/Gyn Department at Winthrop in May 2008. Dr. Kinzler is the associate director of the joint Stony Brook-Winthrop MFM fellowship program and also the associate directore od the Ob/Gyn residency program at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Kinzler's research interests and expertise are in the areas of adverse pregnancy outcome, recurrent pregnancy loss, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth, low birth weight and obstetrical ultrasound.

Martin Chavez MD,who completed his Ob/Gyn residency and fellowship in Maternal-fetal Medicine (MFM) at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2003 and joined the Ob/Gyn Department at Winthrop in March 2008. Dr. Chavez is the director of the MFM Division at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Chavez's research interests and expertise are in the areas of fetal biometry and behavior and 3-D/4D obstetrical ultrasound.

Morgan Peltier, PhD, who has spent most of his career in basic science research studying preterm birth in the laboratory and joined Winthrop University Hospital in 2009 (see basic sciences lab).
Cande Ananth, PhD, MPH, a renown perinatal epidemiologist, who is currently working at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 1996 and with whom the MFM division of Winthrop University Hospital collaborates in the application for multicenter NIH trials.

Clinical Practice and Interests

High Risk Pregnancy
Prematurity (indicated and spontaneous)
Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Selected Publications

1) Yeo L, Vintzileos AM. The role of ultrasound in prenatal detection of chromosomal abnormalities. Expert Rev. Obstet.Gynecol. 2008;3:103-17.

2) Kinzler WL, Vintzileos AM. Fetal growth restriction: a modern approach. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008, 20:125-131.

3) Nath CA, Ananth CV, DeMarco C,Vintzileos AM: Low birthweight in relation to placenta abruption and maternal thrombophilia status. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 198:293.e1-5

4) Ananth CV, Kirby RS, Vintzileos AM: Recurrence of preterm birth in twin pregnancies in the presence of a prior singleton preterm birth. J Matern. Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2008;21:289-295.

5) Vintzileos AM, Ischemic Placental Disease Is the Main Cause for Indicated Preterm Births. The Female Patient 2008;33:12-13.

6) Kiefer D, Keeler S, Rust O, Wayock C, Vintzileos A, Hanna N, Is midtrimester short cervix a sign of intraamniotic inflammation? Amer. J. Obstet Gynecol 2009:200:374.e1-374.e1-5.

7) Vintzileos AM, Evidence-Based Compared with Reality-Based medicine in Obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:1135-40.

8) Oyelese Y, Vintzileos AM. Placental abruption. BMJ Point of Care, 2009,

9) Ananth CV, Kaminsky L, Getahun D, Kirby RS, Vintzileos AM. Recurrence of fetal growth restriction in singleton and twin gestation. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009;24:1-8.

10) Peltier MR, Ananth CV, Oyelese Y, Vintzileos AM; New Jersey-Placental Abruption Study Investigators. Thromboembolic diseases in families of women with placental abruption. Epidemiology 2009;20:733-737.

11) Keeler SM, Kiefer DG, Rust OA, et al. Comprehensive amniotic fluid cytokine profile evaluation in women with a short cervix: which cytokine(s) correlates best with outcome? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009;201:276 e1-6

12) Ananth CV, Vintzileos AM, Distinguishing pathological form constitutional small for gestational age births in population-based studies. Early Human Development 85 (2008)653-658.

13) Elsassesr DA, Ananth CV, Prasad V, Vintzileos AM; For the New Jersey-Placental Abruption Study Investigators., Diagnosis of placental abruption: relationship between clinical and histopathological findings. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009;Nov. 9 (Epub)

14) Ananth Cv, Smulian JC, Vintzileos AM, Ischemic placental disease: Maternal veruss fetal clinical presentations by gestational age. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Nov. 9 (Epub)

15) Vintzileos AM, Chavez MR, Kinsler WL. Use of ultrasound in the labor and delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Nov. 9. (Epub)

16) Vintzileos AM, Ananth CV, How to write and publish and original research article. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 August 26 (Epub)

17) Ananth CV, Kaminsky L, Getahun D, Kirby RS, Vintzileos AM, Recurrence pf fetal growth restriction in singleton and twin gestations. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Aug 22(8):654-61.
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