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Associate Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director of Research for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822 
Phone: 570-271-8160
Fax: 570-214-9029

Research Interests

I am most interested in critically evaluating the care that women receive during labor and delivery so that obstetric providers can ensure we are providing the most evidence based care in order to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes. In prior studies I have focused on comparing sutures and staples for cesarean skin closure to determine which results in less wound morbidity, morphine sleep as a therapeutic and diagnostic option for women with painful contractions who are not presenting in active labor, and survey studies to optimize our counseling of patients who are undergoing labor induction.

Recent Publications 

  • Mackeen AD, Rafael TJ, Berghella V. (2013, Jan). Effectiveness of 17-a-hydroxyprogesterone caproate on preterm birth prevention in women with history-indicated cerclage. Amer J Perinatol , Epub ahead of print. Full Text
  • Mackeen AD, Devaraj T, Baxter JK. (2013, May). Cesarean skin closure preferences: a survey of obstetricians. J Mat-Fetal & Neonat Med , 26(8), 753-6. Full Text
  • Tong C, Mackeen AD, Berghella V. (2012, Dec). The effect of standardized counseling on patient knowledge about induction of labor. J Mat-Fetal & Neonat Med , 25(12), 2700-03. Full Text
  • Mackeen AD, Berghella V, Larsen, ML. (2012 Nov). Techniques and materials for skin closure in cesarean section. Cochrane Database Syst Rev , 11, CD003577. Full Text
  • Mackeen AD, Seibel-Seamon J, Grimes-Dennis J, Baxter JK, Berghella V. (2011, Oct). Tocolytics for preterm premature rupture of membranes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev , 5(10), CD007062. Full Text


MPH, University of Medicine and Dentristy School of Public Health, 2001-2003
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2001-2005
Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2005-2009
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2009-2012