As a maternal fetal medicine physician, I’m passionate about helping pregnant moms who have a high-risk condition, whether it’s a maternal disease or fetal complication or anomaly. I treat patients the way I would want to be treated by listening to their concerns, answering questions, being respectful and providing patients with the most up-to-date information in a clear, unbiased manner. It’s a privilege that patients allow me to be involved in their care.
I’m lucky to have trained with amazing Ob/Gyn mentors who taught me how to approach difficult situations in the care of high-risk pregnant mothers. Practicing in an academic medical institution with students, residents and fellows along with my passion to provide the best care for my patients pushes me to be a better doctor. I learn something every day, whether it’s when I’m preparing a lecture, answering a question or taking care of a patient.
As a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, I’ll often work with students who seek career guidance or someone to discuss research projects with. It reminds me of when I was a student and valued the relationships I had with my mentors, so I try to be a good mentor and role model for my students as well.
I believe incorporating research alongside patient care is essential for advancing the care of patients. I have been working on repurposing cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) for the prevention or treatment of pregnancy complications, especially preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects 3%-8% of pregnant patients and is associated with short- and long-term maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortality.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, playing soccer and traveling.
- Named the Frederick P. Zuspan Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Elected a Member for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Health Policy & Advocacy Committee (HPAC)
- Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Serving on various National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Review Groups
Additional Languages I Speak
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Diabetes, Gestational
- Pregnancy, High-Risk
- Fetal Development
- Maternal-Fetal Relations
- Pregnancy Complications
- Premature Birth
Education and Training
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon,
9/1/1997 - 6/30/2001
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Riad El Solh, Beirut,
8/1/2001 - 6/15/2003
Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
7/6/2004 - 6/30/2007
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010
American Board of OB/GYN
American Board of OB/GYN (Subspecialty: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Costantine has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.
- Quidel Corporation
- Christiana Care Health System
- Progenity, Inc
- University of Utah