Irina Alexandra Buhimschi, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

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Irina Alexandra Buhimschi, MD

Irina Alexandra Buhimschi, MD

Contact Information

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
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Biography

Dr. Irina Buhimschi serves as director of the Center for Perinatal Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is also a tenured professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Romanian

Research Interests

Research Center:

Research Funding*:

  • ID#: March of Dimes Ohio Collaborative

    Role on Project: Theme 5 Leader

    Direct costs per year: $187,821

    Total direct costs for project period: $619,809 (first 3 years)

    Project period: 10/01/2014 – 2/29/2016 – 2/29/2018
  • ID#: OAA-12-000027/SOL-OAA-13

    Type: Saving Lives at Birth Transition Grant

    PI: Irina A. Buhimschi

    Direct costs per year: $414,297

    Total direct costs for project period: $1,657,191

    Project period: 01/01/2014 – 12/31/2017

  • ID#: R01 HD062007-01

    Type: R01 (Investigator Initiated)

    PI: Irina A. Buhimschi & Catalin S. Buhimschi (MPI)

    Direct costs per year: $250,000

    Total direct costs for project period: $1,000,000

    Project period: 09/01/2010 – 05/31/2015

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila," Bucharest, Romania
    Date Completed: 06/30/1990

Post Doctoral

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995

Master's

  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995

Post Doctoral

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Perinatal Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999

Section:

  • Center for Perinatal Research

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 04/01/2013

Professional Experience

2013–present

  • Director, Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

2013–present

  • Professor (with tenure), Department of Pediatrics & Obstetrics/ Gynecology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

2008–2013

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

2005–2013

  • Research Personnel, Yale Biomedical Center of High Performance Computing

2005–2008

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

2003–2005

  • Associate Research Scientist, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

2001–2003

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

1999–2001

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Perinatal Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

1997–1999

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Perinatal Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

1995–1997

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Deptartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

1993–1995

  • Graduate Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

1991–1993

  • Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Filantropia Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

1990–1991

  • Intern, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Filantropia Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

Publications

  • Papanna R, Block-Abraham D, Mann LK, Buhimschi IA, Bebbington M, Garcia E, Kahlek N, Harman C, Johnson A, Baschat A, Moise KJ Jr. Risk factors associated with preterm delivery after fetoscopic laser ablation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. Epub Sept 6, 2013
  • Wang K, Ahmad S, Cai M, Rennie J, Fujisawa T, Crispi F, Baily J, Miller MR, Cudmore MJ, Hadoke PWF, Wang R, Gratacós E, Buhimschi IA, Buhimschi CS, Ahmed AA. Dysregulation of the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) producing enzyme cystathionine ?-lyase (CSE) contributes to maternal hypertension and placental abnormalities in preeclampsia. Circulation. Epub 2013 May 23. PubMed ID: 23704251
  • Tang Z, Buhimschi IA, Buhimschi CS, Tadesse S, Norwitz E, Niven-Fairchild T, Huang ST, Guller S. Decreased levels of folate receptor-ß and reduced numbers of fetal macrophages (Hofbauer Cells) in placentas from pregnancies with severe pre-eclampsia. Am J Reprod Immunol. Epub 2013 Mar 11. PubMed ID: 23480364
  • Wang X, Buhimschi CS, Temoin S, Bhandari V, Han YW, Buhimschi IA. Comparative microbial analysis of paired amniotic fluid and cord blood from pregnancies complicated by preterm birth and early-onset neonatal sepsis. PLoS ONE. 8(2):e56131. Epub 2013 Feb 20. PubMed ID: 23437088

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • DevelopmentXChange Saving Lives at Birth Transition Grant Nominee, 2013
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Research Excellence Award, 2000, 2005, 2008 (twice), 2009 (twice), 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Elected on Perinatal Research Society Council (Basic Science), 2011
  • NICHD “Vision” Workshop on Pregnancy & Pregnancy Outcomes, 2011
  • March of Dimes Award for Best Research in Prematurity, 2006
  • Perinatal Research Society [basic science section] membership (elected), 2005
  • Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, the Zuspan Award, 2004
  • Perinatal Research Society, Young Investigator Award, 2000
  • Lalor Burdik Foundation, Frontiers in Human Reproduction Fellowship Award, 1999
  • International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Prize Paper, 1994
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