Positions

Overview

  • 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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    2019 A contemporary amniotic fluid volume chart for the United States: The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies–SingletonsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology2019
    2016 Dichorionic twin trajectories: the NICHD Fetal Growth StudiesAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  215:221.e1-221.e16. 2016
    2000 Ultrasound findings and multiple marker screening in trisomy 18Obstetrics and Gynecology.  95:51-54. 2000
    1999 Effects of maternal infections on fetal adrenal steroid productionEndocrine Research.  25:239-249. 1999
    1998 Pregnancy outcomes following sonographic nonvisualization of the fetal stomachObstetrics and Gynecology.  91:905-908. 1998
    1997 Amniotic fluid pulmonary maturity studies may be unnecessary in fetuses with meningomyelocele and hydrocephalusActa diabetologica latina.  176. 1997
    1997 An assessment of fetal loss in twin pregnancy after midtrimester amniocentesisActa diabetologica latina.  176. 1997
    1997 Fetal gastroschisis: the prognostic value of antenatal sonographic findings and selected obstetric factors on neonatal outcomeActa diabetologica latina.  176. 1997
    1997 I pregnancy outcomes following sonographic nonvisuajjzation of the fetal stomachActa diabetologica latina.  176. 1997
    1997 Significance of a false positive trjsomy 18 (t18) multiple marker screening test (mmst)Acta diabetologica latina.  176. 1997
    1997 Significance of a false-positive trisomy 18 multiple-marker screening testObstetrics and Gynecology.  90:938-942. 1997
    1997 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with trisomy 18Acta diabetologica latina.  176. 1997
    1997 The relationship between maternal characteristics and fetal and neonatal anthropometric measurements in women delivering at term: A summaryActa obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. Supplement.  76:8-13. 1997
    1996 Pregnancy outcome following genetic amniocentesis at 11-14 versus 16-19 weeks' gestationObstetrics and Gynecology.  88:114-118. 1996
    1996 Prognostic significance of unexplained elevated amniotic fluid alpha-fetoproteinObstetrics and Gynecology.  87:213-216. 1996
    1996 Second-trimester cystic hygroma: Prognosis of septated and nonseptated lesionsObstetrics and Gynecology.  88:979-982. 1996
    1996 The significance of non-visualization of the fetal bladder during an ultrasound examination to evaluate second-trimester oligohydramniosUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  8:186-191. 1996
    1995 The effect of corticosteroid therapy in the very premature infantACOG Current Journal Review.  8:25-26. 1995
    1995 Fetal myelomeningocele: Is antenatal ultrasound useful in predicting neonatal outcome?Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  40:26-30. 1995
    1995 Does the multiple marker screening test identify chromosomal abnormalities in the first trimester?Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  4:272-276. 1995
    1995 The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Neonatal Anthropometric MeasurementsObstetrics and Gynecology.  85:625-630. 1995
    1995 Will αfetoprotein analysis be useful in detecting fetal anomalies in the first trimester?Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  4:257-261. 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 levelsJournal of Perinatal Medicine.  22:227-234. 1994
    1994 Risk factors for fetal death in white, black, and hispanic womenObstetrics and Gynecology.  84:490-495. 1994
    1994 The effect of corticosteroid therapy in the very premature infantAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  170:869-873. 1994
    1994 Unexplained elevation in maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and subsequent fetal lossObstetrics and Gynecology.  83:138-141. 1994
    1993 ReplyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  169:435. 1993
    1993 Fetal biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length: A comparison by race and sexJournal of Reproductive Medicine.  38:201-206. 1993
    1993 A multicenter study of preterm birth weight and gestational age-specific neonatal mortality.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  168:78-84. 1993
    1993 A multicenter study of preterm birth weight and gestational age—specific neonatal mortalityAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  168:78-84. 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 Anthropometric assessment of body size differences of full-term male and female infantsObstetrics and Gynecology.  81:161-164. 1993
    1993 Association of low maternal serum α-fetoprotein levels and intrauterine growth retardation [5]American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  169:435. 1993
    1993 Maternal risk factors and their influence on fetal anthropometric measurementsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  168:1197-1205. 1993
    1992 Neonatal periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage after maternal beta-sympathomimetic tocolysis. The March of Dimes Multicenter Study Group.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  167:873-879. 1992
    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 Neonatal periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage after maternal β-sympathomimetic tocolysisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  167:873-879. 1992
    1992 Nutrient levels in amniotic fluid from women with normal and neural tube defect pregnanciesBiology of the Neonate.  61:226-231. 1992
    1992 Prenatal differentiation of ventral abdominal wall defects: Are amniotic fluid markers useful adjuncts?Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  37:445-448. 1992
    1992 The relationships among psychosocial profile, maternal size, and smoking in predicting fetal growth retardationObstetrics and Gynecology.  80:262-267. 1992
    1992 Transverse uterine incision closure: One versus two layersAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  167:1108-1111. 1992
    1991 Black-white differences in newborn anthropometric measurements.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  78:782-788. 1991
    1991 Black-white differences in newborn anthropometric measurementsObstetrics and Gynecology.  78:782-788. 1991
    1991 Etiologies of preterm birth in an indigent population: Is prevention a logical expectation?Obstetrics and Gynecology.  77:343-347. 1991
    1991 Fetal obstructive uropathies: Importance of chromosomal abnormalities and associated anomalies to perinatal outcomeJournal of Reproductive Medicine.  36:662-666. 1991
    1991 Management of Prenatally Detected Nonlethal Fetal Anomalies: Is a Karyotype of Benefit?American Journal of Perinatology.  8:255-258. 1991
    1991 Maternal serum alpha<inf>2</inf>-macroglobulin and fetal growth retardationObstetrics and Gynecology.  78:594-599. 1991
    1991 The relationship between maternal hematocrit and pregnancy outcomeObstetrics and Gynecology.  77:963. 1991
    1990 Evaluation of a risk scoring system as a predictor of preterm birth in an indigent populationAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  163:873-879. 1990
    1990 Is indicated or spontaneous preterm delivery more advantageous for the fetus?American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  163:868-872. 1990
    1990 Screening Tests for Intrauterine Growth Retardation: A Comparison of Umbilical Artery Doppler to Real‐Time UltrasoundEchocardiography.  7:159-164. 1990
    1990 Smoking, maternal age, fetal growth, and gestational age at deliveryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  162:53-58. 1990
    1990 Study of preterm birth draws different interpretationAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  162:1626-1627. 1990
    1990 The alabama preterm birth prevention projectObstetrics and Gynecology.  75:933-939. 1990
    1990 The relationship between maternal serum and amniotic fluid α-fetoprotein in women undergoing early amniocentesisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  163:903-906. 1990
    1990 Warning symptoms, uterine contractions, and cervical examination findings in women at risk of preterm deliveryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  162:748-754. 1990
    1989 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with down syndromeObstetrics and Gynecology.  74:686. 1989
    1989 Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein prenatal screening for Down syndrome.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  59:25-27. 1989
    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
    1989 In replyObstetrics and Gynecology.  74:686. 1989
    1989 Indomethacin-induced oligohydramniosAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  160:1196-1197. 1989
    1989 Preliminary Results From The Collaborative Alabama And Scandinavian Study Of Successive Small‐For‐Gestational Age Births: Report From a Symposium In Trondheim 9th June 1988Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.  68:19-25. 1989
    1989 Prematurity, postdates, and growth retardation: The influence of use of ultrasonography on reported gestational ageAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  160:462-470. 1989
    1989 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with down syndromeObstetrics and Gynecology.  73:644-646. 1989
    1988 Fetal death after successful conversion of fetal supraventricular tachycardia with digoxin and verapamilAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  158:1169-1170. 1988
    1987 Isolation of Acholeplasma oculi from human amniotic fluid in early pregnancyCurrent Microbiology.  15:325-327. 1987
    1987 Amniotic fluid α-fetorotein levels and pregnancy outcomeAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  157:822-825. 1987
    1986 Prenatal genetic studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham: an update.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:196-199. 1986
    1986 Advanced abdominal pregnancy associated with fetal pulmonary hypoplasia: Report of a caseAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  155:396-397. 1986
    1986 New methods of prenatal diagnosis. Chorionic biopsy and AFP screening.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:22-23. 1986
    1985 Decreased levels of amniotic fluid α-fetoprotein associated with Down syndromeAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  153:541-544. 1985
    1985 ReplyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  153:594-595. 1985
    1985 Fatal meconium aspiration syndrome occurring despite airway management considered appropriateAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  151:731-736. 1985
    1984 Clinically silent polymicrobial amnionitis and intrauterine fetal death associated with a Cu-7 intrauterine contraceptive deviceAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  150:998-999. 1984
    1984 Reply to Campbell et alAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  149:241-242. 1984
    1984 The use of real-time ultrasound as an aid during difficult therapeutic abortion proceduresAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  148:826-827. 1984
    1984 Delay in delivery: Influence of gestational age and the duration of delay on perinatal outcomeObstetrics and Gynecology.  64:480-484. 1984
    1984 Effect of labor on the postpartum bladderObstetrics and Gynecology.  64:115-118. 1984
    1984 The use of real-time ultrasound in the management of obstetric emergenciesClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.  27:68-77. 1984
    1984 Transient fetal anuria of unknown etiology: A case reportAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  149:87. 1984
    1983 Isolation of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum from amniotic fluid at 16-20 weeks of gestation: potential effect on outcome of pregnancy.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  10:294-302. 1983
    1983 In caul delivery of the very premature InfantAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  145:645-646. 1983
    1983 Isolation of mycoplasma hominis and ureaplasma urealyticum from amniotic fluid at 16-20 weeks of gestation: Potential effect on outcome of pregnancySexually Transmitted Diseases.  10:294-302. 1983
    1983 Postpartum tetany and crohn’s diseaseSouthern Medical Journal.  76:1462-1463. 1983
    1983 Toxemia of pregnancy masquerading as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpuraObstetrics and Gynecology.  62:32S-34S. 1983
    1979 Reply to Dr. KumarasamyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  135:549-550. 1979
    1979 Association of extrauterine fetal death with failure of prostaglandin E2 suppositories.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  53:56S-58S. 1979
    1979 Association of extrauterine fetal death with failure of prostaglandin E2 suppositoriesObstetrics and Gynecology.  53:56s-58s. 1979
    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

  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 1973
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1974
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1977
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1981
  • Full Name

  • Richard Davis