Shelly Soni, MD

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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

Education and Training

Medical School

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

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending High-Risk Obstetrician

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




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