Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists are qualified by training and experience to manage complicated pregnancies. Their services are complementary to obstetricians in providing consultations, co-management, or direct care for a complicated pregnancy or for pre-conception counseling.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists also function in collaboration with family physicians and certified nurse-midwives. Most women seek consultation from or care by a MFM specialist because they are "at risk" and considering becoming pregnant, or otherwise worried about their pregnancy.

The division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine has outpatient services at the Regional Perinatal Center, at University Health Care Center. Please visit the Perinatal Center for more information and useful links.

Robert K Silverman, MD

Robert K Silverman, MD
Appointed 07/11/88
Women's Health Network
3WT Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4458

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Women's Health Network: Obstetric, Gynecology & Urogynecology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1990, Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Residency: Oakwood Hospital, 1988
  • MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 1984

Clinical Interests

  • Obesity and Pregnancy,

    IUGR-intrauterine growth restriction;

    ultrasound diagnosis of fetal anomalies; diabetes in pregnancy

Research Interests

  • Obesity, Fetal growth, hypertension, teratology, and the diagnosis of fetal anomalies with ultrasonography.

Specialties & Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients
  • Birth Defects
  • Diabetes
  • High Risk Pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy


  • Adults


  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
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