About MaryAnn Wilbur, M.D. M.P.H.

MaryAnn Wilbur, M.D. M.P.H.

MaryAnn Wilbur is a 2015-2016 NEJM Editorial Fellow. She graduated with a combined MD/MPH from Boston University in 2011 and completed residency training in Gynecology & Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in June 2015. She is now working at the New England Journal of Medicine for one year before returning to Johns Hopkins for a clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. Her areas of interest include gynecologic malignancies and health outcome disparities.

All posts by MaryAnn Wilbur, M.D. M.P.H.

Betamethasone for Women at Risk for Preterm Delivery

• April 6th, 2016

A term delivery occurs on or after 37 weeks gestation.  Any delivery prior is considered “preterm” and those   between 34 weeks, 0 days and 36 weeks, 6 days are often referred to as “late preterm.”  The standard of care has been to recommend antenatal glucocorticoids (typically, betamethasone 12.5mg IM q24 hours x 2 doses) to… Read More…

Randomized Trial of Skin Antiseptics at Cesarean Delivery

• February 17th, 2016

Cesarean section is the most common major abdominal surgery performed in the US and a substantial part of my work as an obstetrician.  So, I was excited about the article just published  in NEJM on skin antisepsis for these procedures.   This article reports a well-executed, randomized controlled trial with a very simple design that included… Read More…

Planned Homebirth: Should you try this at home?

• December 30th, 2015

Until the mid-1920s, most births in the US occurred at home.  By the mid-1950s, it was standard to deliver at the hospital. The rate of homebirths in the US remained exceedingly small until recently, when home births began to increase again. Those in favor of homebirth argue that it is a more natural experience, involves… Read More…

Trial of Continuous or Interrupted Chest Compressions during CPR

• December 2nd, 2015

Nearly a month ago, my husband and I were sitting on the couch watching LOST (yes, I have been living under a rock). My review of outdated pop culture was interrupted by the sound of a car crash. We ran outside. The car had been going quite slowly, and there was minimal damage. But, the… Read More…

Sunlight Canopies for Neonatal Jaundice

• September 16th, 2015

This week, NEJM published a study with major implications for patients and providers in low-resource settings. Slusher and her colleagues designed a trial in Nigeria to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sunlight canopies to treat neonatal jaundice. If neonatal bilirubin levels get too high, babies can develop kernicterus and have serious long-term neurologic impairment…. Read More…