Robert H. Ball, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Phone: 832-826-3000 (Main) | 281-420-3600 (Baytown) | 281-491-6830 (Sugar Land)
Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
|Oxford University||medical school||BM, BCh||1985|
|Vanderbilt University||residency||Obstetrics & Gynecology||1990|
|University of California, San Francisco||fellowship||Maternal Fetal Medicine||1992|
I strive to provide compassionate care, with the patient and family a key part of the management team.
Fetal imaging with ultrasound
Prenatal diagnosis and interventions
Ball RH and Belfort MA: Fetal Surgery Procedures and Associated Maternal Complications. Critical Care Obstetrics, 5th edition. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2010.
Chmait R, Ball RH: The Prenatal Management of the Fetus with a Correctable Defect. Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Norton ME, ed., Saunders, Philadelphia, 2016.
Ball RH, Alireza S, Belfort ME: Open Fetal Surgery. Operative Obstetrics. Apuzzio, Vintzileos and Iffy, eds, Taylor & Francis Medical Books, London, 2016.
Peer Reviewed Journals
Malone FD, Canick JA, Ball RH, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Bukowski R, Berkowitz RL, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, Dukes K, Bianchi DW, Rudnicka AR, Hackshaw AK, Lambert-Messerlian G, Wald NJ, D'Alton ME; First- and Second-Trimester Evaluation of Risk (FASTER) Research Consortium: First-trimester or second-trimester screening, or both, for Down's syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine November 10; 353(19):2001-11, 2005.
Golombeck K, Ball RH, Lee H, Farrell JA, Farmer DL, Jacobs VR, Rosen MA, Filly RA, Harrison MR. Maternal morbidity after maternal-fetal surgery. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2006;194(3):834-9.
Malone FD, Ball RH, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Saade GR, Berkowitz RL, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, Dukes K, Canick JA, Bianchi DW, D'Alton ME; FASTER Trial Research Consortium: First-trimester septated cystic hygroma: prevalence, natural history, and pediatric outcome. Obstetrics and Gynecology August; 106(2):288-94, 2005.
Ball RH, Caughey AB, Malone FD, Nyberg DA, Comstock C, Saade GR, Berkowitz RL, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, Emig D, and D’Alton ME;First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk (FASTER) Research Consortium. First- and Second-Trimester Evaluation of risk for Down Syndrome. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007;110:10-7.