• Richard Davis is currently a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and board certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has been a faculty member at UAB for 40 years. After graduating from the Medical College of Georgia, he completed an OB/GYN residency at UAB in 1973-1977, and Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UAB 1979-1981. He has special interests in ultrasonography, preterm labor, multiple gestations, and medical complications of pregnancy.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Letters to the editor:Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  145:7-8. 2021
    2019 Fetal growth patterns in pregnancy-associated hypertensive disorders: NICHD Fetal Growth StudiesAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  221:635.e1-635.e16. 2019
    2019 A contemporary amniotic fluid volume chart for the United States: The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies–SingletonsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  221:67.e1-67.e12. 2019
    1999 Effects of maternal infections on fetal adrenal steroid productionEndocrine Research.  25:239-249. 1999
    1995 Fetal myelomeningocele: Is antenatal ultrasound useful in predicting neonatal outcome? 1995
    1994 The effect of corticosteroid therapy in the very premature infant. March of Dimes Multicenter Study Group.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  170:869-873. 1994
    1994 Relationship between amniotic fluid and maternal blood nutrient levels 1994
    1993 Fetal biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length: A comparison by race and sex 1993
    1993 Albumin levels in pregnancy: a hypothesis-decreased levels of albumin are related to increased levels of alpha-fetoproteinEarly Human Development.  34:209-215. 1993
    1993 Association of low maternal serum α-fetoprotein levels and intrauterine growth retardation [5]American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  169:435. 1993
    1992 Blood pressure, growth retardation, and preterm deliveryInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.  8:82-90. 1992
    1992 Elevated levels of midtrimester maternal serum α-fetoprotein are associated with preterm delivery but not with fetal growth retardationAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  167:596-601. 1992
    1992 Nutrient levels in amniotic fluid from women with normal and neural tube defect pregnancies 1992
    1992 Prenatal differentiation of ventral abdominal wall defects: Are amniotic fluid markers useful adjuncts? 1992
    1991 Fetal obstructive uropathies: Importance of chromosomal abnormalities and associated anomalies to perinatal outcome 1991
    1991 Management of Prenatally Detected Nonlethal Fetal Anomalies: Is a Karyotype of Benefit? 1991
    1990 Screening Tests for Intrauterine Growth Retardation: A Comparison of Umbilical Artery Doppler to Real‐Time Ultrasound 1990
    1990 Smoking, maternal age, fetal growth, and gestational age at deliveryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  162:53-58. 1990
    1989 A comparison of perinatal outcome in patients undergoing contraction stress testing performed by nipple stimulation versus spontaneously occurring contractionsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  160:1081-1085. 1989
    1987 Isolation of Acholeplasma oculi from human amniotic fluid in early pregnancy 1987
    1987 Amniotic fluid α-fetorotein levels and pregnancy outcomeAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  157:822-825. 1987
    1984 The use of real-time ultrasound in the management of obstetric emergenciesClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.  27:68-77. 1984
    1979 False negative oxytocin challenge test associated with abdominal pregnancyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  133:108-110. 1979
    1977 Fetal Bladder-Neck Obstruction and Elevated Amniotic-Fluid Alpha FetoproteinNew England Journal of Medicine.  297:1351. 1977

    Research Overview

  • -Ultrasonography
    -Preterm labor
    -Multiple gestations
    -Medical complications of pregnancy
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 1973
  • Full Name

  • Richard Davis