Daniel W. Skupski, M.D.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Daniel Skupski

 

Dr. Daniel Skupski practices at Weill Cornell Ob/Gyn’s 68th Street offices. He specializes in high-risk obstetrics.

 

 

“There’s always more to learn. I believe that there is something better out there in the world that I want to experience.”

Specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine receive years of specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of rare problems that can endanger the safe delivery of a healthy baby. For Dr. Daniel Skupski, this has led to a career-long commitment to expanding his areas of expertise.

Dr Skupski has spent many years studying the conditions that can interact with and complicate pregnancies. His research has ranged from issues of multiple gestations, to diagnosis and treatment of fetal conditions, to management of pregnancies complicated by conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and cervical abnormalities. His research success has led to the publication of many peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and he has served on the editorial boards of the Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

While his focus on research suggests an attraction for new ideas, Dr. Skupski has always been interested in working directly with people—harnessing the tools of science and technology to improve the lives and health of individuals.   His favorite aspect of his practice at Weill Cornell is the opportunity to connect with his patients on a personal level, educate them about what is going on within their bodies, and help them participate successfully in the “magic moment of birth.” 

In addition to the practice and study of medicine, Dr. Skupski is passionate about snowboarding, running marathons and studying history. 

“I ALWAYS remember NEVER to say two words in medicine: ALWAYS and NEVER.”

 

A graduate of Albion (MI) College, with a degree in biology, Dr. Skupski received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency and was Chief Resident at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, and completed a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at NewYork-Hospital Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He accepted a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College in 1994.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Skupski DW, Lowenwirt IP, Weinbaum FI, Brodsky D, Danek MM, Eglinton GS. Improving hospital systems for the care of women with major obstetric hemorrhage. Obstet Gynecol 2006: in press.

 

Jean-Pierre C, Perni SC, Bongiovanni AM, Kalish RB, Karashan E, Ravich M, Ratushny V, Skupski DW, Witkin SS. Extracellular 70-kd heat shock protein in mid-trimester amniotic fluid and its effect on cytokine production by ex vivo-cultured amniotic fluid cells. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006;194:694-8.

 

Skupski DW, Eglinton GS, Fine AD, Hayes EB, OÂÂ’Leary DR. West Nile virus during pregnancy. A case study of early second trimester maternal infection. Fetal Diagn Ther 2006;21:293-295.

 

Moise KJ Jr, Dorman K, Lamvu G, Saade GR, Fisk N, Dickinson JE, Wilson RD, Gagnon A, Belfort MA, OÂÂ’Shaugnessy RO, Chitkara U, Hassan SS, Johnson A, Sciscione A, Skupski DW. A randomized trial of septostomy versus amnioreduction in the treatment of twin olighydramnios-polyhydramnios sequence. Abstract. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;193:701-7.

 

Perni SC, Chervenak FA, Kalish RB, Magherini-Rothe S, Predanic M, Streltzoff J, Skupski DW. Intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility of fetal biometry. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2004;24:654-8.

 

Doh K, Barton PT, Korneeva I, Perni SC, Bongiovanni AM, Tuttle SL, Skupski DW, Witkin SS. Differential vaginal expression of interleukin-1 system cytokines in the presence of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum in pregnant women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2004;12:79-85.

 

Perni SC, Chervenak FA, Kalish RB, Magherini-Rothe S, Predanic M, Streltzoff J, Skupski DW. Intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility of fetal biometry. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2004;24:654-8.

 

Chervenak FA, McCullough LB, Skupski D, Chasen ST. Ethical issues in the management of pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2003;58:473-83.

 

Al-Kouatly H, Schuster SS, Skupski DW. Double nuchal umbilical cord and breech presentation: the value of close follow-up. Gynecol Obstet Invest 2003:56:121-3.

 

Skupski DW, Harrison-Restelli C, Dupont RB. External cephalic version: an approach with few complications. Gynecol Obstet Invest 2003;56:83-8.

 

Barton PT, Gerber S, Skupski DW, Witkin SS. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist gene polymorphism, vaginal interleukin-1 receptor antagonist concentrations, and vaginal Ureaplasma urealyticum colonization in pregnant women. Infect. Immun 2003;71:271-274.

 

Skupski DW, Rosenberg CR, Eglinton GS. Intrapartum fetal stimulation tests: a meta-analysis. Letter to the Editor. Obstet Gynecol 2002;100:830.

 

Chasen ST, Skupski DW, McCullough LB, Chervenak FA. First-trimester ultrasonographic screening for aneuploidy. The Female Patient 2002;27:13-18.

 

Chasen ST, Al-Kouatly HB, Ballabh P, Skupski DW, Chervenak FA. Outcomes of dichorionic triplet pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2002;186:765-7.

 

Chasen ST, Skupski DW, Chervenak FA, McCullough LB. First trimester nuchal translucency screening. Reply to a letter to the editor. J Ultrasound Med 2002;21:481-7.

 

Skupski DW, Gurushanthaiah K, Chasen S. The effect of treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome on the diagnosis-to-delivery interval. Twin Research 2002;5:1-4.

 

Skupski DW, Rosenberg CR, Eglinton GS. Intrapartum fetal stimulation tests: a meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol 2002;99:129-34.

 

Chasen ST, Skupski DW, McCullough LB, Chervenak FA. Prenatal informed consent for sonogram: the time for first-trimester nuchal translucency has

come. J Ultrasound Med 2001;20:1147-52.

 

Skupski DW. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: an update. Croat Med J 2000;41:228-34.

 

Udom-Rice, I, Inglis SR, Skupski D, Adams D, Chervenak FA. Optimal gestational age for twin delivery. J Perinatol 2000;20:231-4.

 

Skupski D. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. The Female Patient 1999;24:43-9.

 

Al-Kouatly H, Skupski D. Intrauterine sling: an unusual manifestation of the stuck twin syndrome. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 1999;14:419-21.

 

Skupski, D. Changes in survival of preterm singletons versus twins delivered after twin-twin transfusion syndrome over the calendar years 1970-1994. Fetal Diagn Ther 1998;13:334-338.

 

Guruangan S, McFarland JG, Cines DB, Skupski D, Bussel JB. Bra (HPA-5B) incompatibility may cause thrombocytopenia in neonates of mothers with immune thrombocytopenic purpura. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 1998;20:202-6

 

Chervenak FA, Skupski DW, Romero R, Myers MK, Smith-Levitin M, Rosenwaks Z, Thaler HT. How accurate is fetal biometry in the assessment of fetal age? Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997;178:678-87.

 

Mastrobattista JM, Skupski D, Monga M, Blanco J, August P. The rate of severe preeclampsia is increased in triplets as compared to twin gestations. Am J Perinatology 1997;14:263-5

 

Skupski D, Newman S, Edersheim T, Hutson JM, Udom-Rice I, Chervenak F, McCullough L. The impact of routine obstetric ultrasound in a low risk population. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;175:1142-5

 

Skupski D, Nelson S, Kowalik A, Polaneczky M, Smith-Levitin M, Hutson J, Rosenwaks Z. Multiple gestations from in vitro fertilization: successful implantation alone is not associated with subsequent preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;175:1029-32

 

Skupski D, Chervenak F, McCullough L, Horowitz S. Cesarean delivery for intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities: incorporating survey data into clinical judgment. Obstet Gynecol 1996;88:60-4

 

Skupski D, Sepulveda W, Udom-Rice I, Leo M, Lescale K, Chervenak F. Fetal seizures: further observations. Obstet Gynecol 1996;88:663-5

 

Skupski D, Bussel J, Wolfe CFW. Fetal transfusion therapy: a review. Obstet Gynecol Survey 1996;51:181-92

 

Smith-Levitin M, Kowalik A, Birnholz J, Skupski DW, Hutson JM, Chervenak FA, Rosenwaks Z. Selective reduction of multifetal pregnancies to twins improves outcome over non-reduced triplet gestations. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;175:878-82

 

Sosic A, Skupski D, Streltzoff J, Yun H, Chervenak F. Vascularity of uterine myomas: assessment by color pulsed Doppler ultrasound. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 1996;54:245-50.

 

Skupski D, Bussel J. Further insights into autoimmune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. Letter to the editor. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;174:1944-6.

 

Skupski D, Streltzoff J, Hutson JM, Rosenwaks Z, Cohen J, Chervenak F. Early diagnosis of conjoined twins in a triplet pregnancy following in vitro fertilization and assisted hatching. J Ultrasound Med 1995;14:611-5

 

Skupski D, Sonnenblick A, Wagner W, Chervenak F. An evaluation of tympanic thermometry in an obstetric population. J Mat Fetal Invest 1995;5:152-4

 

Skupski D. Maternal complications of twin gestation. The Female Patient 1995;20:16-22

 

Skupski D, Eddleman K, Zellers N, Ward B. Rapid exclusion of chromosomal aneuploidies by fluorescence in situ hybridization prior to fetal surgery for obstructive uropathy: a case report. Fetal Diagn Ther 1994:9:353-6

 

Chervenak F, McCullough L, Skupski D. An ethical justification for emergency coerced cesarean delivery. Obstet Gynecol 1993;82:1029-35

 

Skupski D, Bond A, Kogut E, Chervenak F. Short umbilical cord. The Fetus 1992;Vol 2;6:7626-1

 

Skupski D, Chan R, Lee C. Influence of antepartum risk factors on the development of neonatal sepsis. Abstract 566, Annual meeting of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Am J Obstet Gynecol 1991;164;No 1 Pt.2;p 402

 

Skupski D, Dowd C. Congenital diabetes mellitus in a mother and two successive siblings: A case report. J Clinical and Laboratory Investigation 1988;1:43

 

Reviews:

Chasen ST, Skupski DW. Ethical dimensions of nuchal translucency screening. Clin Perinatol 2003;30:95-102.

 

Skupski DW, Chervenak FA. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome: an evolving challenge. Ultrasound Review Obstet Gynecol 2001;1:28-37.

 

Skupski DW. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: Do we really understand it? Frontiers in fetal health 2000;2:12-7.

 

Skupski DW, Bussel JB. Alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Clin Obstet Gynecol 1999;42:335-48.

 

Al-Kouatly HB, Skupski DW. Twin pregnancy. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 1999;11:125-9.

 

Skupski, D. The prenatal diagnosis of gastrointestinal anomalies with ultrasound: what have we learned? Annals New York Acad Science 1998;847:53-58.

 

Skupski D, Bussel J. Antenatal treatment of fetal immune thrombocytopenias. Fetal and Maternal Med Rev 1998;10:1-19

 

Ledger WL, Skupski D. Prevention of infection in pregnancy. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 1997;14:263-5

 

Bussel JB, Skupski D, McFarland J. Fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: Consensus and controversy. J Maternal Fetal Med 1996;5:281-92.

 

Skupski D, Chervenak F, McCullough L. Routine obstetric ultrasound. Int J Gynecol Obstet 1995;50:233-42

 

Smith-Levitin M, Skupski D, Chervenak F. Multifetal pregnancies. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 1995;7:465-71

 

Udom-Rice I, Skupski DW, Chervenak FA. Intrapartum management of multiple gestation. Semin Perinatol 1995:19:424-34

 

Skupski D, Chervenak F, McCullough L. Is routine Ultrasound for All Patients? Clin Perinatol 1994;21:707-22

 

Skupski D, Chervenak F, McCullough L. A clinical and ethical evaluation of routine obstetric ultrasound: editorial comment. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 1994;6:435-9

 

Skupski D, August P. Alternatives to Apresoline for the management of hypertension in labor. Invited commentary, Ask the Perinatologist Newsletter, 1993.

 

Chapters:

Skupski D, Chervenak F. Management of multiple gestation pregnancies. In Intensive Care of the Fetus and the Neonate. 2nd ed. Spitzer AR, ed., Mosby Year Book Publishing Company, in press.

 

Chasen ST, Skupski DW, McCullough LB, Chervenak FA. Prenatal informed consent for sonogram: the time for nuchal translucency has come. In Chervenak FA, Kurjak A, Papp Z, eds. The Fetus as Patient: The Evolving Challenge. The Parthenon Publishing Group, New York, NY,2002.

 

Kalish R, Skupski DW. Delivery route in triplets. In Blikstein I, Keith L, eds. Triplet pregnancies and their consequences. Parthenon Publishing Group, New York, 2002.

 

Chasen S, Skupski DW. Early ultrasound and triplet pregnancy. In Blickstein I, Keith LG, eds. Triplet pregnancies and their consequences. Parthenon Publishing Group, New York, 2002.

 

Skupski DW. Current perspectives on twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. In: Chervenak FA, Kurjak A, (eds). Fetal Medicine: The Clinical Care of the Fetus As a Patient. Carnforth, Lancs., UK: Parthenon Publishing Ltd, 1999.

 

Skupski DW, Chervenak FA, McCullough LB. Routine Obstetric Ultrasound: A Clinical and Ethical Evaluation. In: Chervenak FA, Kurjak A. (eds). New Perspectives on The Fetus As Patient. Parthenon Publishing, Ltd.: Carnforth, Lancs., UK,1996

 

Skupski DW. What is Fetal Distress? In: Chervenak FA, Kurjak A. (eds), New Perspectives on The Fetus As Patient. Parthenon Publishing, Ltd.: Carnforth, Lancs., UK:1996.

 

Skupski D, Wolf CFW, Bussel JB. Fetal and Perinatal Transfusion Medicine. In: Petz LD, Swisher SN, Kleinman S, Spence RK, Strauss R (eds), Clinical Practice of Transfusion Medicine. Churchill Livingstone, New York, 1996.

 

Skupski D, Chervenak F. Maternal Complications of Multiple Gestation. In Gall S (ed), Multiple Pregnancy and Delivery. Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, 1996

 

Skupski D, Chervenak F. Management of multiple gestation pregnancies. In Intensive Care of the Fetus and the Neonate. Spitzer AR, ed., Mosby Year Book Publishing Company, 1996.

 

Sosic A, Skupski D, Streltzoff J, Chervenak F. The clinical value of color Doppler in the evaluation of myomas. In: Kurjak A, Kupesic S (eds). Doppler in gynecology and infertility. Rome, CIC Edizioni Internationali, 1996.

Honors and Awards

-Top 10% of journal reviewers for 2005. Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

-Top Doctors 2001-2005, New York Metro Area, Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd.

 

-Best Poster presentation. Skupski DW, Sharma G, Eglinton GS. Ultrasound scoring system for determining risk of fetal chromosomal anomalies: variation according to race. Lang 2002 Research Seminar, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY. June 7, 2002.

 

-Best oral presentation, First World Congress of Labor and Delivery, Jerusalem, Israel. July 6, 1994

 

-Teaching Award, 1994. Awarded by the Chief Residents, The New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Center

 

-Resident teaching award, 1988. Awarded by the medical students of College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University