Robert H. Ball, MD

Department or Service

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Phone: 832-826-3000 (Main) | 281-420-3600 (Baytown) | 281-491-6830 (Sugar Land)

Contact Information

Texas Children's Pavilion for Women
6651 Main Street, F420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Texas Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine, Baytown, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, Independence Plaza I
4201 Garth Rd, Suite 212
Baytown, TX 77521
United States
Texas

Texas Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine, Sugar Land
16605 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 500
Sugar Land, TX 77479
United States
Texas

Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Oxford University medical school BM, BCh 1985
Vanderbilt University residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 1990
University of California, San Francisco fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine 1992

About

I strive to provide compassionate care, with the patient and family a key part of the management team.

Clinical Interests:

Fetal imaging with ultrasound
Fetal therapy

Research Interests:

Prenatal diagnosis and interventions

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

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.