Mert O. Bahtiyar MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and of Nursing; Director, Yale Fetal Care Center

Research Interests

Fetal cardiac function; Monochorionic gestation; Twin twin transfusion syndrome; Twin anemia polycythemia sequence; Selective intrauterine growth restriction

Current Projects

  1. Effect of intraamniotic infection/inflammation on fetal cardiac function.
  2. Placental architecture in complicated monochorionic gestations.
  3. Predictors of survival in fetuses with cystic congenital adenoid malformations.
  4. Doppler assessment of the uterine blood circulation in abnormal placentation: placenta previa with or without accreta.

Selected Publications

  • Bahtiyar MO, Dulay AT, Weeks BP, Friedman AH, Copel JA (May 2008) Prenatal course of isolated muscular ventricular septal defects diagnosed only by color Doppler sonography: single-institution experience., Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 27(5)715-20.
  • Dulay AT, Buhimschi IA, Zhao G, Luo G, Abdel-Razeq S, Cackovic M, Rosenberg VA, Pettker CM, Thung SF, Bahtiyar MO, Bhandari V, Buhimschi CS (Apr 2008) Nucleated red blood cells are a direct response to mediators of inflammation in newborns with early-onset neonatal sepsis., American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 198(4)426.e1-9 Abstract
  • Bahtiyar MO, Funai EF, Rosenberg V, Norwitz E, Lipkind H, Buhimschi C, Copel JA (Apr 2008) Stillbirth at Term in Women of Advanced Maternal Age in the United States: When Could the Antenatal Testing Be Initiated?, American journal of perinatology Abstract
  • Buhimschi CS, Turan OM, Funai EF, Azpurua H, Bahtiyar MO, Turan S, Zhao G, Dulay A, Bhandari V, Copel JA, Buhimschi IA (Mar 2008) Fetal adrenal gland volume and cortisol/dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate ratio in inflammation-associated preterm birth., Obstetrics and gynecology, 111(3)715-22

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