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University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine


Alison Cahill, M.D., MSCI, is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health and director of the Health Transformation Research Institute. Cahill is also a practicing, fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine specialist in UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute.

Cahill earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she also earned her master’s in clinical investigation.

Cahill joins Dell Medical School after serving 14 years in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is a nationally recognized scientist in the area of perinatology and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications on the subject. She has received awards for her efforts in research, most recently the Award of Research Excellence from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Research Excellence Award from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She also serves as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Global Reports and is the senior editor for the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine editions of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was recently elected chair of the Committee on Obstetric Practice for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she leads ongoing discussion and outcomes-based research innovations with the shared goal of improving clinical best practices for women and their babies.