Carolyn M. Zelop, MD

Director, Perinatal Ultrasound and Research, Valley Medical Group

Carolyn Zelop, MD
Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
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VMG - Maternal Fetal Medicine

140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 390s
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-291-6321
Fax: 201-291-6318



MD, Tufts University School Of Medicine, 1983 - 1987

BA, Lafayette College, 1979 - 1983


Brigham And Women's Hospital, Maternal And Fetal Medicine, 1991 - 1993

Internship & Residency

Brigham And Women's Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1987 - 1991

Board Certifications

American Board Of Obstetrics And Gynecology - Certified, 1994

Cert Of Special Qual Maternal And Fetal Med - Certified, 1999

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Maternal complications of pregnancy, including autoimmune conditions, pregestational diabetes, renal disease and thromboembolic disease; fetal complications, including growth restriction and structural abnormalites; preconceptual counseling for patients with chronic illness; pregnancy complications, including abruption;
diagnosis of morbidly adherent placentation; preterm labor; isoimmunization.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Amniocentesis, maternal consultation, detailed fetal sonography using 3 and 4 D, fetal echocardiography.

Valley has the first and only AIUM accredited program in NJ.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

Has received Best Doctor and Top doctor awards. Engaged in active research. Author of greater than 70 peer reviewed publications, including most recently, AHA Guidelines online for resuscitation of CA in pregnancy, 2015. ABOG MFM board examiner. AHRQ technical advisor and reviewer for Maternal Hemorrhage, 2014. Clinical Professor of OB/GYN, NYU School of Medicine.

Awards & Accolades


Top Doctors
Castle Connolly

Best Doctors
orsCastle Connolly

Fetal Echocardiography Certification

Publications & Research

Published Work

Atkins, D. L., Sasson, C., Hsu, A., Aziz, K., Becker, L. B., Berg, R. A., Bhanji, F., Bradley, S. M., Brooks, S. C., Chan, M., Chan, P. S., Cheng, A., Clemency, B., de Caen, A., Duff, J. P., Edelson, D. P., Flores, G. E., Fuchs, S., Girotra, S., Hinkson, C., … Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation, Adult and Pediatric Task Forces of the American Heart Association in Collaboration With the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for Respiratory Care, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (2022). 2022 Interim Guidance to Healthcare Providers for Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: From the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and Get With the Guidelines®-Resuscitation Adult and Pediatric Task Forces of the American Heart Association in Collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for Respiratory Care, The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and American Society of Anesthesiologists. Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.122.008900. Advance online publication.

AHA Scientific Statement for Resuscitation of Cardiac Arrest During Pregnancy

Lack of Upward Displacement of the Heart During Pregnancy, Implications for Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Efficacy of the Genetic Sonogram in a Stepwise Sequential Protocol for Down Syndrome Screening

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® retreatment Evaluation and Follow-up of Endometrial Cancer
Ultrasound quarterly


Does Antidepressant Use Attenuate the Risk of a Major Depressive Episode in Pregnancy?

Research Projects

Low Dose ASA and ART Outcomes in Large BMI Patients Used Periconceptually
It is unclear if low dose ASA improves outcomes of large BMI ART patients  ASA large BMI  patient outcomes will be compared to large BMI patients historically who ingested no ASA  periconceptually.

Clinical Trials

Continuous Blood Pressure Assessment During the Evaluation of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy




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