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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Sammy Tabbah, MD

Assistant Professor

  • BS: Kent State University
  • Doctor of Medicine: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • State Medical Board of Ohio, 2011
  • Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • P. O. Box 670526
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0526
  • Office 513-558-8448
  • Fax 513-558-3558
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

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1. Nolan HR, Gurria J, Peiro JL, Tabbah SM, Diaz Primera R, Polzin W, Habli M, Lim FY 2019. Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS): Natural history, prenatal management strategies, and outcomes at a single comprehensive fetal center. J Pediatr Surg, 54 6, 1153

2. Millen KR, Buhimschi CS, Zhao G, Rood KM, Tabbah SM, Buhimschi IA. 2018. Serum and urine thioflavin-T-enhanced fluorescence in severe preeclampsia Hypertension., june 71, 1185

3. Tabbah SM, Buhimschi CS, Rodewald-Millen K, Pierson CR, Bhandari V, Samuels P, Buhimschi IA 2018. . Hepcidin, an iron regulatory hormone of innate immunity, is differentially expressed in premature fetuses with early-onset neonatal sepsis. Am J Perinatol, ,

Schoen CN, Tabbah S, Iams JD, Caughey AB, Berghella V 2015. Why the United States preterm birth rate is declining Am J Obstet Gynecol, 213 2, 175-80

Turner AN, Tabbah S, Mwapasa V, Rogerson SJ, Meshnick SR, Ackerman W, Kwiek JJ 2013. Severity of maternal HIB-1 disease is associated with adverse birth outcomes in Malawian women: a cohort study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 64 4, 392-9

Snyder CC, Wolfe KB, Loftin RW, Tabbah SM, Lewis DF, DeFranco EA 2011. The influence of hospital type on induction of labor and mode of delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 205 4, 346.e1-4

Published Abstracts

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1. Rossi, Robert; Tabbah, Sammy; McKinney, David; Peiro, Jose; Lim, Foong-Yen; Habli, Mounira 2019. Clinical factors associated with shorter latency after open fetal myelomeningocele repair. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , 220 1, S166

2. Taylor, Meredith; Lee, MacKenzie; Lim, Foong; Tabbah, Sammy; DeFranco, Emily; McKinney, David 2018. The influence of laser microseptostomy during selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation on newborn survival of the recipient and donor twins in twin pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218 1, S489

3. Millen, Katherine Rodewald; Buhimschi, Catalin; Zhao, Guomao; Rood, Kara; Tabbah, Sammy; Samuels, Philip; Buhimschi, Irina. 2015. Amyloid-like aggregates present in the serum of women with severe preeclampsia (sPE) and their association with severity of clinical manifestation American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , 212 1, S62

5. Tabbah, Sammy; Millen, Katherine Rodewald; Summerfield, Taryn; Rood, Kara; Zhao, Guomao; Buhimschi, Catalin; Buhimschi, Irina. 2015. . Amniotic fluid hepcidin in pregnancies complicated by intraamniotic infection. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , 212 1, S147

6. Rood, Kara; Millen, Katherine Rodewald; Tabbah, Sammy; Bahtiyar, Mert; Thung, Stephen; Summerfield, Taryn; Zhao, Guomao; Ackerman, William; Shellhaas, Cynthia; Samuels, Philip; Buhimschi, Irina; Buhimschi, Catalin 2015. . Evidence for the participation of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL)/matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) complex in the amniotic fluid inflammatory response to infection . American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , 212 1, S219

7. Millen, Katherine Rodewald; Rood, Kara; Tabbah, Sammy; Oliver, Emily; Nayeri, Unzila; Summerfield, Taryn; Zhao, Guomao; Buhimschi, Catalin; Buhimschi, Irina. 2015. Antenatal corticosteroids’ effect on the soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) in women with preeclampsia (PE). American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , 212 1, S291

4. Millen, Katherine Rodewald; Buhimschi, Catalin; Zhao, Guomao; Tabbah, Sammy; Thung, Stephen; Paidas, Michael; Funai, Edmund; Buhimschi, Irina . Heparin stimulates placental release and increases circulating levels of amyloid-like aggregates in women with prophylactic anticoagulation American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , 212 1, S144