Shelly Soni, MD, is an attending high-risk obstetrician in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Areas of Expertise:
Prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, Maternal outcomes after fetal interventions, Obstetrical management of pregnancies impacted with birth defects Locations:Main Hospital Appointments and Referrals (800-IN UTERO):800-468-8376
Dr. Soni is an attending physician in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Her clinical and research interests include maternal outcomes after fetal interventions and the obstetrical management of pregnancies impacted with birth defects. She completed her medical degree in India with a specialty in obstetrics and gynecology. She subsequently gained experience as an attending obstetrician-gynecologist. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York.
She spent two years as our fetal therapy fellow, then completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine in New York. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.
Education and Training
MD - PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
MBBS - Government Medical College, Patiala, India
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York, NY
Maternal Fetal Medicine - Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, New York, NY
Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Maternal-Fetal Medicine – American Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyObstetrics and Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Titles and Academic Titles
Attending High-Risk Obstetrician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in Surgery
Teefey CP, Soni S, Khalek N. Maternal Fetal Surgery: Intervention and Management. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jun;63(2):455-467. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000534. PMID: 32265364.
Soni S, Krantz DA, Greenberg M, Vohra N, Rochelson B. Recurrence of extreme serum analytes in consecutive pregnancies and their association with obstetrical outcomes. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017. PMID: 28838266
Soni S, Moldenhauer JS, Spinner SS, Rendon N, Khalek N, Martinez-Poyer J, Johnson MP, Adzick NS. Chorioamniotic membrane separation and preterm premature rupture of membranes complicating in utero myelomeningocele repair. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May;214(5): 647.e1-7. PMID: 26692177
Moldenhauer JS, Soni S, Rintoul NE, Spinner SS, Khalek N, Martinez-Poyer J, Flake AW, Hedrick HL, Peranteau WH, Rendon N, Koh J, Howell LJ, Heuer GG, Sutton LN, Johnson MP, Adzick NS. Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair: The Post-MOMS Experience at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2015;37(3):235-40. PMID: 25138132
Soni S, Menon M, Kusunam S, Bajaj S, Muoio V, Molmenti E, Jhaveri KD, Bhaskaran M. Elevated beta hCG levels in female patients of end stage renal disease – A Case series and review of literature. Indian J Nephrol. 2013 Nov;23(6):424-7. PMID: 24341617
Soni S, Chavan NC, Cohen WRC. Effect of Maternal Body Mass Index on Oxytocin Treatment for Arrest of Dilatation. J Perinat Med. 2013 Sep 1;41(5):517-21. PMID: 23515101
Soni S, Gupta A, Jacobs AJ. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in a multiethnic population at a community hospital. J Reprod Med. 2011 May; 56(5-6): 195-198. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 21682113.
Soni S, Badawy SZ. Celiac disease and its effect on human reproduction: a review. J Reprod Med. 2010 Jan; 55(1-2): 3-8. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20337200.
Soni S, Aggarwal N, Dhaliwal L, Wangkheimayum S, Menon MC. Absent Circadian Rhythm of Proteinuria in Hospitalized Patients with Preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2010 Sep; Epub(Epub): 1-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20860489.
Soni S, Aggarwal N, Dhaliwal L, Wangkheimayum S. Correlation of 2-hour and 4-hour urinary proteins with 24-hours proteinuria in hospitalized patients with preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2009 Feb; 28(1): 109-118. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19165675.
Aggarwal N, Suri V, Soni S, Chopra V, Kohli HS. A prospective comparison of random urine protein-creatinine ratio vs 24-hour urine protein in women with preeclampsia. Medscape J Med. 2008 Apr; 10(4):98. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18504482.
Aggarwal N, Soni S. (May-June 2007). Management of Shock. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Education, Training& Research National Board of Examinations.Vol II, Chapter no. 10, Page no. 44-46.
Posters and Presentations
Soni S, Shah N, Reisner J, Rochelson B, Simmonds L. Neonatal hypoglycemia in Women Controlled Intrapartum with Subcutaneous Insulin & Drip as compared to Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion pump. Poster presented at: 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting
Soni S, Krantz DA, Greenberg M, Vohra N, Rochelson B. Recurrence of extreme serum analytes in subsequent pregnancies and their association with obstetrical outcomes. Poster presented at: 64th Society for Reproductive Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting; Orlando, Florida. 2017.
Soni S, Krantz DA, Blitz M, Vohra N, Rochelson B (Jan 2017). Maternal Serum free-beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery. Poster presented at: 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM); Las Vegas, Nevada
Treece A, Reichert S, McKay E, Soni S, Khalek N. Prenatal Diagnosis of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: Clinical Characteristics and Correlation with Placental Pathology. Poster presented at Society for Pediatric Pathology, Spring Meeting, Boston, MA. March 2015.
Soni S, Khalek N, J, Moldenhauer J, Johnson MP, Martinez-Poyer J, Rintoul N, Flake A, Peranteau W, Adzick NS, Hedrick H. (Feb 2015) Influence of gestational age and mode of delivery on neonatal outcomes in prenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Poster presented at: 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM); San Diego, CA
Awards and Honors
2013, Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics from The Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
2013, Emanuel A. Friedman, M.D., Sr.D. Award for greatest talent and achievement in research
2013, New York Obstetrical Society Resident and Fellow Research Award for Outstanding Research Paper
2002, Honors in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics and Physiology in Medical School , Govt. Medical College, Patiala, India
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Indian Medical Association
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
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