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Man on a Mission

Dr. Clarel Antoine

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A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Antoine is a world-renowned OB-GYN who has dedicated over 40 years of compassionate maternal-fetal care to thousands of patients spanning multiple generations.

For decades, Dr. Antoine has brought a compassionate, individualized approach to the thousands of women who have been a part of this patient community for generations. Passionate about women’s health, he has tirelessly worked on improving maternal and child health, particularly striving to reduce the complications associated with cesarean section delivery. His revolutionary surgical techniques are changing the way mothers experience that procedure, the healing process and the subsequent decisions they make about growing their families.

In addition to addressing the various risks associated with cesarean births, Dr. Antoine is devoted to a broad range of women’s reproductive health concerns, including recurrent pregnancy loss, contraception, annual screenings, pelvic infections, abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts and many other conditions.

Medical
Credentials

Board certified in Obstetrics in 1982 and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 1983, and currently affiliated with NYU Langone Health, Dr. Antoine earned his M.D. from Columbia University, completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and completed fellowships at Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. A former Director of Obstetrics at NYU Medical Center, he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and an Associate Attending at NYU Langone Health.

Dr. Antoine is a member of several local and national societies, including the New York State Department of Health Taskforce on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes as well as the State’s Maternal Mortality Review Board. Among his awards and honors are the Compassionate Doctor Award and the Patients’ Choice Award, earned every year since 2009 from WebMD’s Vitals.com and presented to those doctors who have annually earned near-perfect ratings, as voted by patients. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor.

Research:
Inspired by Compassion

Dr. Antoine’s research concludes that placenta accreta is caused by a uterine scar defect where the uterine lining meets the uterine wall, and his groundbreaking surgical technique of layer-to-layer closure of the uterus is the key factor in preventing placenta accreta and its far-reaching consequences in subsequent pregnancies.

Dr. Antoine’s recent peer-reviewed publications include “Endometrium-free uterine closure technique and abnormal placental implantation in subsequent pregnancies” published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine and “Origin of a post-cesarean delivery niche: diagnosis, pathophysiologic characteristics, and video documentation” published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. These publications document Dr. Antoine’s most groundbreaking endeavor yet — to reduce and possibly reverse the growing trend of placenta accreta.

Positions​

  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY since 1988

  • Associate Attending, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY since 2001

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1982

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Boards, 1983

Current Professional Services

  • Member, Maternal Mortality Review Board,
    New York State Department of Health

  • Member, Taskforce on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes, NYS Department of Health

Previous Faculty and Hospital Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1979-1981

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1981-1988        

  • Associate Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1981-1995

  • Director of Obstetrics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY, 1995-2008  

Awards, Honors

and Memberships

  • 2004 New York University, Service Citation Award
    2008 NYU Medical Center, OB Team Training for Patient Safety Award

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