Obstetrics and Gynecology

Asha Rijhsinghani, MD

Portrait

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology  - Maternal/Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Office: 31323 Pomerantz Family Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-356-1945

Email: asha-rijhsinghani@uiowa.edu

Education

MD, Grant Medical College, Bombay University, Bombay, India

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York
Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine, John Hopkins University
Fellowship, Immunology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Maryland Board of Medicine
New York Board of Medicine
Indiana Board of Medicine
Iowa Board of Medicine
MFM Subspecialty, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Competence in Maternal Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diplomat, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Research Summary

1. Asha Rijhsinghani, Diedre Fleener, Chao Li: Impact of Maternal Age on Prenatal Diagnosis of fetal Down syndrome 2. Asha Rijhsinghani, Diedre Fleener, Chao Li: Ultrasound findings correlated with fetal death in pregnancies affected by Down syndrome 3. Asha Rijhsinghani, Diedre Fleener: Intracranial findings in fetuses with Down syndrome. 4. Asha Rijhsinghani, Diedre Fleener: Fetal cardiac exam in the morbidly obese pregnant women 5. Kristi Borowski, Asha Rijhsinghani: The Natural History of Prenatal Ultrasound Findings in Prader-Willi Syndrome-Identification of a Severe Neonatal Phenotype. 6. Shannon Findlay, MD, Dawei Liu, PhD, Asha Rijhsinghani, MD. Clinical Course and Laboratory Findings in Pregnant Patients with McArdle’s Disease

All Publications

Movva V, Rijhsinghani A.  Discrepancy in placental echogenicity: a sign of twin anemia polycythemia sequence..  Prenat Diagn [Epub ahead of print].  2014 March 30. 
[PubMed]

Movva V, Rijhsinghani A.  Discrepancy in placental echogenicity: a sign of twin anemia polycythemia sequence..  Prenat Diagn. .  2014 March 30. 

Findlay S, Liu D, Rijhsinghani A.  Acute compartment syndrome: clinical course and laboratory findings in pregnant patients with McArdle's disease..  Pain Med.  2014 March. 15(3):481-2.

Mancuso A, Rijhsinghani A.  Elevated delta OD 450 due to transient abnormal myelopoiesis in a Down syndrome fetus with hepatosplenomegaly on ultrasound.  Prenat Diagn..  2014 March. 34(3):299-301.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A.  Prenatal Diagnosis.  2014. 

Rijhsinghani A.  Vaginal Bleeding during Pregnancy.  2013 September. 

Li C, Fleener D, Rijhsinghani A.  Close Fetal Surveillance Decreased Stillbirth Rate in Pregnancies with Fetal Down Syndrome.  2013. 

Rijhsinghani A, Li C, Fleener D.  Termination Rate and Stillbirth in Pregnancies Affected by Fetal Down Syndrome.  2013. 

Rijhsinghani A, Niebyl J.  Medical Management of Preterm Labor.  World Clin Obstet Gynecol.  2012 June. 2(1):137-51.

Van Kirk K, Fleener D, Rijhsinghani A.  Blood glucose control in diet controlled gestational diabetics (GODM A1) following corticosteroid administration.  Proc Obstet Gynecol..  2012 May 15. 2(3):Article 6 [2 p.].
[Link]

Gupta S, Rijhsinghani A.  Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Preterm Labor.  2012. 

Gupta S, Rijhsinghani A.  Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Preterm Labor.  World Clin Obstet Gynecol.  2012. 2(1):91-8.

Rijhsinghani A.  Extreme Preterm Birth.  World Clin Obstet Gynecol.  2012. 2(1):99-111.

Rijhsinghani A.  Extreme Preterm Birth-at the Threshold of Viability.  2012. 

Rijhsinghani A, Niebyl J.  Preterm Labor Management.  2012. 

Rijhsinghani A.  Role of Ultrasound in Management of Preterm Labor.  World Clin Obstet Gynecol.  2012. 2(1):112-25.

Rijhsinghani A.  Role of Ultrasound in Preterm Labor.  2012. 

Rijhsinghani A, Fleener D.  Fetal cardiac exam in the morbidly obese pregnant women..  2011. 

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia A, Piehl D.  Meconium stained amniotic fluid in pregnancies affected by fetal gastroschisis..  2011. 

Bleile M, Rijhsinghani A, Dwyre D, Raife T.  Successful use of maternal blood in the management of severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn due to anti-Kp(b)..  Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis.  2010 December. 43(3):281-3.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Borowski K.  The Natural History of Prenatal Ultrasound Findings in Prader-Willi Syndrome-Identification of a Severe Neonatal Phenotype.  2010. 

Shamshirsaz A, Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A, Greiner A, Holstein S, Niebyl J.  Severe lead poisoning caused by use of health supplements presenting as acute abdominal pain during pregnancy..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2009 August. 114(2 Pt 2):448-50.
[PubMed]

Strauss R, Mock D, Johnson K, Cress G, Burmeister L, Zimmerman M, Bell E, Rijhsinghani A.  A randomized clinical trial comparing immediate versus delayed clamping of the umbilical cord in preterm infants: short-term clinical and laboratory endpoints..  Transfusion.  2008 April. 48(4):658-65.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A.  Cerebellum is not affected in fetuses with Down syndrome.  2008. 

Rijhsinghani A.  Impact of maternal age in pregnancies diagnosed with fetal Down syndrome.  2008. 

Rijhsinghani A.  Pregnancies affected by Down syndrome abnormal umbilical artery Doppler flow can identify those at risk for fetal death.  2008. 

Lau S, Rijhsinghani A.  Extensive cervical prolapse during labor: a case report..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  2008 January. 53(1):67-9.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Fleener D, Rana** S, Karumanchi A.  Circulating anti-angiogenic proteins and uterine artery Doppler at 23 weeks and 27 weeks predicts pre-term delivery.  2007. 

Bhatia R, Romines B, Rijhsinghani A.  Twins ≤ 26 weeks gestation have significantly higher risk of intraventricular hemorrhage and neonatal death compared to singletons.  2007. 

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia R.  Symphysis-fundal height measurements and maternal weight gain are more accurate than ultrasound in predicting neonatal macrosomia in morbidly obese women.  2006. 

Kelly A, Rijhsinghani A.  Antenatal course of a fetal intracranial arteriovenous fistula: a case report..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  2005 May. 50(5):367-9.
[PubMed]

Piehl D, Rijhsinghani A.  Intraabdominal dilatation in fetuses with gastroschisis is associated with increased number of operations in the neonatal period.  2005. 

Bhatia A, Rijhsinghani A.  Fetal renal artery blood flow increases after an intrauterine transfusion in isoimmunized pregnancies.  2004 March. 

Bhatia A, Rijhsinghani A.  Oligohydramnios and meconium are not good markers for adverse fetal outcomes or cesarean sections in fetuses with gastroschisis.  2004 March. 

Hansen W, Rijhsinghani A, Grant S, Yankowitz J.  Prenatal diagnosis of Apert syndrome.  Fetal Diagn Ther..  2004 March. 19(2):127-30.
[PubMed]

Ge S, Bu L, Disterhoft M, Pyevich V, Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A.  Utility of 3-D for fetal examination.  2004 March. 

Ge S, Bu L, Disterhoft M, Pyevich V, Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A.  Utility of 3D for fetal examination.  2004 March. 43(5, supplement 2):A344.

Bhatia A, Rijhsinghani A.  Stomach dilation in fetuses with gastroschisis is associated with IUGR.  2004 February. 

Hamill N, Rijhsinghani A, Williamson R, Grant S.  Prenatal diagnosis and management of fetal anemia secondary to a large chorioangioma..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2003 November. 102(5 Pt 2):1185-8.
[PubMed]

Weissman A, Dawson J, Rijhsinghani A, Honkamp N.  Non-evidence-based use of Rho(D) immune globulin for threatened abortion by family practice and obstetric faculty physicians..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  2002 November. 47(11):909-12.
[PubMed]

Trembath D, Rijhsinghani A.  Possible maternal inheritance of a common obstructive urinary tract anomaly. Report of a case of a woman with multiple urinary tract infections and two sons with posterior urethral valves..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  2002 November. 47(11):962-4.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Hansen W, Phan B.  Cystic fibrosis presenting as fetal anemia. A case report..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  2002 August. 47(8):686-8.
[PubMed]

Poetker D, Rijhsinghani A.  Fetal survival after umbilical cord prolapse for more than three days. A case report..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  2001 August. 46(8):776-8.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Strauss R.  A randomized controlled trial of cord blood collection in immediate versus delayed cord clamping in pre-term infants.  2001 March. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J.  Isolated structural congenital cardiac defects do not require multiple followup ultrasound examinations.  2001 March. 

Rijhsinghani A.  Antiviral treatment in pregnancy.  Drug Therapy in Pregnancy, Williams & Wilkins.  2000 December. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J.  Bipolar cautery for selective termination of an acardiac twin: timing, technique, and fetal consequences.  2000 September. 

Edwards R, Rijhsinghani A.  Dysfibrinogenemia and placental abruption..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  2000 June. 95(6 Pt 2):1043.
[PubMed]

Bhatia S, Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A.  Selective use of cordocentesis in the management of pregnant patients with elevated levels of circulating maternal thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins..  2000 March. 

Nesler S, Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A, Williamson R, Hansen W.  Value of middle cerebral artery peak velocity in evaluation of possible fetal anemia..  2000 March. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J, Bhatia S.  Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin Level Does Not Adequately Predict Fetal or Neonatal Hyperthyroidism.  2000 February. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J.  Bipolar cautery for selective termination of an acardiac twin: Timing, technique, and fetal consequences.  2000. 

Bigner D, Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J.  Congenital fiber-type disproportion presenting antenatally with clubfoot and hydramnios..  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation.  2000. 49(4):275-6.
[PubMed]

Yankowitz J, Rijhsinghani A, Williamson R, Hansen W, Nestler S.  Does Marsh Score contribute to the evaluation of patients at risk of fetal anemia in red blood cell alloimmunization?.  2000. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J.  Selective Use of Cordocentesis in the Management of Pregnant Patients with Elevated Levels of Circulating Maternal Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulins. .  2000. 

Baylis S, Strijbos P, Sandra A, Russell R, Rijhsinghani A, Charles I, Weiner C.  Temporal expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in mouse and human placenta..  Molecular human reproduction.  1999 March. 5(3):277-86.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J, Kanis A, Mueller G, Yankowitz D, Williamson R.  Antenatal sonographic diagnosis of club foot with particular attention to the implications and outcomes of isolated club foot..  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  1998 August. 12(2):103-6.
[PubMed]

Yankowitz J, Grant S, Rijhsinghani A.  Are Routine Alpha Fetoprotein and Acetylcholinesterase Determinations Still Necessary at Second Trimester Amniocentesis? .  1998 February. 

Yankowitz J, Williams L, Krishnamurti D, Rijhsinghani A.  Effect of Prenatal Diagnosis on Prevalence of Trisomy 13, 18, and 21, and Abdominal Wall and Neural Tube Defects, Iowa 1983-1995.  1998 February. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J.  Thoraco-amniotic shunting in fetuses with non-immune hydrops and massive pleural effusion.  1998 February. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J, Strauss R, Kuller J, Patil S, Williamson R.  Risk of preeclampsia in second-trimester triploid pregnancies..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1997 December. 90(6):884-8.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Smith D.  Self-limiting nonimmune hydrops and acute fetal small bowel distention following maternal trauma..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1997 October. 90(4 Pt 2):700-1.
[PubMed]

Powell S, Rijhsinghani A.  Ruptured bacterial intracranial aneurysm in pregnancy. A case report..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  1997 July. 42(7):455-8.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Kantamneni L, Schlueter A, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen inhibits fetal thymocyte development in vitro..  American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989).  1997 May. 37(5):384-90.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Kantamneni L, Schlueter A, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen inhibits fetal thymocyte development in vitro..  1997 March. 

Rijhsinghani A, Thompson K, Tygrette L, Bhatia S.  Inhibition of interleukin-10 during pregnancy results in neonatal growth retardation..  American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989).  1997 March. 37(3):232-5.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Belsare T.  Neonatal intracerebellar hemorrhage after forceps delivery. Report of a case without neurologic damage..  J Reprod Med.  1997 February. 42(2):127-130.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Belsare T.  Neonatal intracerebellar hemorrhage after forceps delivery. Report of a case without neurologic damage..  The Journal of reproductive medicine.  1997 February. 42(2):127-30.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J, Howser D, Williamson R.  Sonographic and maternal serum screening abnormalities in fetuses affected by spinal muscular atrophy..  Prenatal diagnosis.  1997 February. 17(2):166-9.
[PubMed]

Webb A, Rijhsinghani A, Peleg D.  Clinical applications of absent diastolic flow in multiple gestations.  1997. 

Rijhsinghani A, Kantamneni L, Schlueter A, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen inhibits fetal thymocyte development in vitro..  1997. 

Yankowitz J, Strauss R, Kuller J, Patil S, Grant S, Williamson R.  Risk of preeclampsia in pregnancies complicated by triploidy diagnosed in the second trimester..  1997. 

Webb A, Rijhsinghani A, Peleg D.  Clinical implications of absent diastolic flow in multiple gestations.  1997 January. 

Peleg D, Shalev E, Rijhsinghani A.  Fractured clavicle and Erb’s palsy unrelated to birth trauma.  1997 January. 

Ely J, Howser D, Dawson J, Bowdler N, Rijhsinghani A.  Practice patterns during the third stage of labor: the effect of physician age and specialty..  The Journal of family practice.  1996 December. 43(6):545-9.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Thompson K, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen blocks early T cell development in the thymus..  American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989).  1996 November. 36(5):269-77.
[PubMed]

Ely J, Dawson J, Townsend A, Rijhsinghani A, Bowdler N.  Benign fever following vaginal delivery..  The Journal of family practice.  1996 August. 43(2):146-51.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Tygrett L, Waldschmidt T.  Effect of pregnancy on thymic T cell development..  American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989).  1996 June. 35(6):523-8.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Thompson K, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen inhibits early t-cell development.  1996 March. 

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Thompson K, Tygrett L.  Inhibition of interleukin-10 during pregnancy results in neonatal growth retardation.  1996 February. 

Futon A, Yankowitz J, Williamson R, Grant S, Rijhsinghani A.  Is amniocentesis needed to detect sex chromosome abnormalities when maternal serum alpha fetoprotein is elevated?.  1996 February. 

Rijhsinghani A, Wiechert R, Vijayarani J, Niebyl J, Acarregui J, Wagner C.  Antenatal corticosteroids reduce neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage in patients with severe early onset preeclampsia.  Prenat Neonat Med.  1996. 1:225-229.

Rijhsinghani A, Thompson K, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Estrogen Blocks.  1996. 

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Thompson K, Waldschmidt T.  Inhibition of Interleukin-10 During Pregnancy Results in Neonatal Growth Retardation.  1996. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J, Howser D, Williams R.  Sonographic and maternal serum screening abnormalities in fetuses affected by spinal muscular atrophy..  1996. 

Ely J, Rijhsinghani A, Bowdler N, Dawson J.  The association between manual removal of the placenta and postpartum endometritis following vaginal delivery..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1995 December. 86(6):1002-6.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Savopoulos S, Walters J, Huggins G, Hibbs J.  Ampicillin/sulbactam versus ampicillin alone for cesarean section prophylaxis: a randomized double-blind trial..  American journal of perinatology.  1995 September. 12(5):322-4.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Effect of Pregnancy on Thymic T Cell Development.  1995 July. 

Rijhsinghani A, Yankowitz J, Mazursky J, Williamson R.  Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of amelia..  Prenatal diagnosis.  1995 July. 15(7):655-9.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A.  Appropriate Use of the Laboratory During Antepartum Care.  The Iowa Perinatal Letter.  1995. XV1(2).

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Early T Cell Maturation is Blocked in Pregnancy.  1995. 

Rijhsinghani A, Wiechert R, Vijayarani J, Weiner C, Niebyl J.  Betamethasone in the Prevention of Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Pregnancies Complicated by Severe Preeclampsia.  1995 January. 

Rijhsinghani A, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Early T Cell Maturation is Blocked in Pregnancy.  1994 October. 

Rijhsinghani A, Wiechert R.  Diamond-blackfan anemia in pregnancy..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1994 May. 83(5 Pt 2):827-9.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Tygrett L, Bhatia S, Waldschmidt T.  Flow Cytometric Analysis of Peripheral Lymphocyte Subsets in Normal and Preeclamptic Pregnant Women.  1994. 

Rijhsinghani A, Jothivijayarani A, Wiechert R.  Neonatal Outcome of Premature Infants in Severe Preeclamptic Pregnancy.  1994. 

Ely J, Bowdler N, Rijhsinghani A, Henderson J.  The Association Between Manual Removal of the Placenta and Postpartum Endometritis.  1994. 

Afifi A, Eyal F, Rijhsinghani A.  Hydrops Fetalis Associated with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy.  Am J Obstet Gynecol.  1992. 166:929-930.

Huggins G, Rijhsinghani A.  Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section. Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology.  JAMA.  1990 May 16. 263(19):2663-2665.

Pathak A, Hamm C, Eyal F, Walters K, Rijhsinghani A, Bohlman M.  Maternal Vitamin K Administration for Prevention of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants..  Pediatric Research.  1990 April. 27(4, part 2):219A.

Rijhsinghani A, Dubin N, Zacur H, Johnson T, Niebyl J.  Prolactin and plasma prostaglandin metabolite levels in patients undergoing nipple stimulation contraction stress tests..  American journal of perinatology.  1990 January. 7(1):43-5.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Niebyl J.  Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring in the Premature Fetus.  1989 February. 

Rijhsinghani A, Hruban R, Stetten G.  Fetal anomalies associated with an inversion duplication 13 chromosome..  Obstetrics and gynecology.  1988 June. 71(6 Pt 2):991-4.
[PubMed]

Rijhsinghani A, Dubin N, Zacur H, Johnson T, Niebyl J.  Prostaglandin Metabolite and Prolactin Levels in Patients Undergoing Breast Stimulation Contraction Stress Test..  1987 February. 

Siabi B, Rijhsinghani A. 

Rijhsinghani A.  Alloimmunization during Pregnancy (Due June 2014). 

Rijhsinghani A, Movva V, Findlay S, Fleener D.  Limitations of MCA-PSV and amniocentesis in Rh sensitized pregnancies. 

Brubaugh J, Nuangchamnong N, O'Brien E, Fleener D, Rijhsinghani A, Klein J.  Neonatal Outcomes following Extremely Prolonged Preterm Rupture of Membranes.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology [Submitted March 2014]. 

Wernimont S, Rijhsinghani A.  Noval Mutation in COL1A1 Associated with Osteogenesis Imperfecta not Compatible with Life.  Prenatal Diagnosis [submitted March 2014]. 

Hansen W, Rijhsinghani A, Grant S, Yankowitz J.  Prenatal diagnosis of Apert syndrome..  Fetal diagnosis and therapy.  19(2):127-30.
[PubMed]

Borowski K, Rijhsinghani A.  The Natural History of Prenatal Ultrasound Findings in Prader-Willi Syndrome-Identification of a Severe Neonatal Phenotype. 

Movva V, Fleener D, Rijhsinghani A.  Unintended Live Births Following Second Trimester Prenancy Termination by Labor Induction.  Obstetrics and Gynecology [Submitted March 2014]. 

Rijhsinghani A, Findlay S, Movva V, Li C, Fleener D.  Utility of Dopplers in ongoing pregnancies affected by fetal Down syndrome. 

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