Ali Alhousseini, M.D., Ph.D.

Ali Alhousseini, M.D., Ph.D.

Ali Alhousseini, M.D., Ph.D.

Position Title

Medical Director of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine - Sparrow Hospital
Faculty member of Michigan State University

Areas of Interest

Maternal-Fetal Medicine and High risk pregnancies


  1. Alhousseini A, Romero R, Benshalom-Tirosh N, Gudicha D, Pacora P, Tirosh D, Kabiri D, Yeo L, Thachil J, Hsu CD, Hassan SS, Erez O. Nonovert disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in pregnancy: a new scoring system for the identification of patients at risk for obstetrical hemorrhage requiring blood product transfusion. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Feb 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1716330. PMID: 31931643
  2. Alhousseini A, Zeineddine S, Husseini A, Baddah H, Saker H, Mody S, Ibrahim SA, Thakur M, Hernandez-Andrade E, Bahado-Singh R. Familial Hydrocephalus and Dysgenesis of the Corpus Callosum Associated with Xp22.33 Duplication and Stenosis of the Aqueduct of Sylvius with X-Linked Recessive Inheritance Pattern. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2019 Apr 9:1-5. doi: 10.1159/000499505. PMID: 30965333
  3. Theis KR, Romero R, Winters AD, Greenberg JM, Gomez-Lopez N, Alhousseini A, Bieda J, Maymon E, Pacora P, Fettweis JM, Buck GA, Jefferson KK, Strauss JF 3rd, Erez O, Hassan SS. Does the human placenta delivered at term have a microbiota? Results of cultivation, quantitative real-time PCR, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and metagenomics. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar;220(3):267.e1-267.e39. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.10.018. PMID: 30832984
  4. Alhousseini A, Mahaseth M, Zeineddine S, Jaiman S, Berman S, Bryant D, Tan S, Hernandez-Andrade E A Non-Lethal Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type II Mutation. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2018 Nov 8:1-5. doi: 10.1159/000494491PMID: 30408804
  5. Alhousseini A, Zeineddine S, Alsamsam A, Gonik B, Abramowicz J, Puder K, Saker H, Hernandez-Andrade E. Incarcerated Uterus Presenting as Short Cervix and Placenta Previa. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Sep 4;2018:7373507. doi: 10.1155/2018/7373507. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30254778
  6. Alhousseini A, Jaiman S, Hernandez-Andrade E, Zeineddine S, Qureshi F, Jacques SM. Umbilical Artery Thrombosis with Associated Acute and Severe Fetal Growth Restriction and Transient Severe Protein S Deficiency: Report of a Case with Prenatal Ultrasound Diagnosis Allowing for Timely Intervention and Good Outcome. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jul 9;2018:6324362. doi: 10.1155/2018/6324362. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30112236
  7. Gomez-Lopez N, Romero R, Xu Y, Leng Y, Garcia-Flores V, Miller D, Jacques SM, Hassan SS, Faro J, Alsamsam A, Alhousseini A, Gomez-Roberts H, Panaitescu B, Yeo L, Maymon E. Are amniotic fluid neutrophils in women with intraamniotic infection and/or inflammation of fetal or maternal origin? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep 28. pii: S0002-9378(17)31128-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.09.013. PMID: 28964823
  8. Alhousseini A, Ebrahim S, Awadalla M, Patwardhan M, Gonik B. Use of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Technology to Explain a Confusing Case of Vasa Previa. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jul 24. doi: 10.1002/jum.14328. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28736851
  9. Gomez-Lopez N, Romero R, Garcia-Flores V, Xu Y, Leng Y, Alhousseini A, Hassan SS, Panaitescu B. Amniotic fluid neutrophils can phagocytize bacteria: A mechanism for microbial killing in the amniotic cavity. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2017 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/aji.12723. PMID: 28703488
  10. Maldonado M, Alhousseini A, Awadalla M, Idler J, Welch R, Puder K, Patwardhan M, Gonik B. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy Leading to Severe Vitamin K Deficiency and Coagulopathy. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2017;2017:5646247. doi: 10.1155/2017/5646247. PMID: 28680707
  11. Alhousseini A, Layne ME, Gonik B, Bryant D, Patwardhan P, Patwardhan M, Successful Continuation of Pregnancy After Treatment of Group A Streptococci Sepsis. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr 4. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001967. PMID: 28383376
  12. Almario L, Antonyan AS, Porto DA, Gomez-Roberts H, Alhousseini A, Gonik B. Management of Psoriasis Herpeticum in Pregnancy: A Clinical Conundrum. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016; 2016:5319425. Epub 2016 Oct 20. PMID: 27840756 PMCID: PMC5093277
  13. Al Housseini A, Newman T, Cox A, Devoe LD. Prediction of risk for cesarean delivery in term nulliparas: a comparison of neural network and multiple logistic regression models. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jul;201(1):113.e1-6. PMID: 19576377
  14. Al-Housseini AM, Sivanandam TM, Bradbury EL, Tannenberg RK, Dodd PR, Gu Q. Upregulation of beta-catenin levels in superior frontal cortex of chronic alcoholics. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2008 Jun;32(6):1080-90. PMID: 18445113
  15. Li P, Prasad SS, Mitchell DE, Hachisuka A, Sawada JI, Al-Housseini AM, Gu Q. Postnatal expression profile of OBCAM implies its involvement in visual cortex development and plasticity. Cereb Cortex. 2006 Feb;16(2):291-9. Epub 2005 May 18. PMID: 15901654 Free PMC Article
  16. Bikhazi AB, Jurjus AR, Kamal MT, Al-Housseini AM, Saab RN, Jaroudi WA, Bitar KM. Kinetics of lipopolysaccharide clearance by Kupffer and parenchyma cells in perfused rat liver. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2001 Aug;129(4):339-48. PMID: 11489431


Post Graduate Training

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital, NC (2003-2005)
  • Internship in Ob-Gyn: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (2006)
  • Residency-Ob-Gyn: Georgia Regents Univ-Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA (2009)

Awards & Honors

Lebanese Baccalaureate rank= third in Lebanon and first in Beirut.
Three consecutive years on the Dean's Honor List at the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1996-1999.
Winner of the John McCain Award – SAAOG meeting Jan 2009, Ashville, NC


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1999)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) American University of Beirut, Lebanon (2003)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology (Reproductive Sciences Concentration), Wayne State University (2019)


Kevin Theis, Ph.D. and Robert Lasley. Ph.D.

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