Cassandra Heiselman, DO, MPH

Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Research/Clinical Interests 

  • Community Health/Women's Health

  • Fetal Heart Rate Signal Processing

  • Machine Learning in Medicine

  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

  • International Women's Health

  • Race/Ethnic Disparities

  • Telemedicine

Education/Training

  • Stony Brook Medicine (Stony Brook, NY)
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, Class of 2021

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General (Akron, OH)
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Class of 2018

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience (Kansas City, MO)
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2014

  • Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (New Orleans, LA)
    Master of Public Health- Epidemiology, Class of 2012

  • Boston University, College of Arts and Science (Boston, MA)
    Bachelors of Arts, Cum Laude, BA Thesis with Distinction, Class of 2008
    Major: International Relations; Minor: Biology

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists 

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • American College of Medical Quality 

  • American Medical Association

  • DOCARE International 

Specialty

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Heiselman

Practice Locations

  • East Setauket
    6 Technology Drive
    Suite 200
    East Setauket, NY 11733

  • Bohemia
    4875 Sunrise Highway
    Suite 200
    Bohemia, NY 11716

  • Commack
    500 Commack Rd
    Suite 200
    Commack NY, 11725

Contact Information
Patients can call (631) 444-4686

 

 

Publications, Presentations, and Awards

Publications:
Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

  • Apostolis, CA; Heiselman, C: Sacral Osteomyelitis After Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy Performed After a Recent Dental Extraction: A Case Report. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov-Dec; 20(6): e5-7. 
  • Eapen, Sarah; Heiselman, Cassandra; Murphy, Christie: Myocardial Ischemia Following Intracavernous Injection. AMSRJ. 2015; 1(2): 245-250.  
  • Kantorwaska, Agata; Heiselman, Cassandra; Halpern, Tara; Akerman, Meredith; Elsayad, Ashley; Muscat, Jolene; Sicuranza, Genevieve; Vintzileos, Anthony; Heo, Hye: Identification of Factors Associated with Delayed Treatment of Obstetric Hypertensive Emergencies. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020;223:250.e1-11.  
  • Preis H, Mahaffey B, Heiselman C, Lobel M. Pandemic-related pregnancy stress and anxiety among women pregnant during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM. 2020;2(3, Supplement):100155 
  • Heiselman, Cassandra J., Nicole Iovino, and Kimberly M. Herrera. A case report of co-infection with rhinovirus and SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy. Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine 9.1 (2020), 20200028. https://doi.org/10.1515/crpm-2020-0028 Web. 
  • Preis H, Mahaffey B, Heiselman C, Lobel M. Vulnerability and resilience to pandemic-related stress among U.S. women pregnant at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Soc Sci Med. 2020;266:113348. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113348 
  • Herrera, Kimberly; Milone, Gina; Davis, Jay A; Persad, Malini;  Dinglas, Cherl; Heiselman, Cassandra; Buckley, Ayisha; Garretto, Diana; Pastore, Lisa M. Psychological measures of patient’s decision-making for prenatal genetic testing. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Nov 18;1-7. doi:10.1080/14767058.2020.1847074 
  • Preis H, Mahaffey B, Pati S, Heiselman C, Lobel M. Adverse perinatal outcomes predicted by prenatal maternal stress among U.S. women at the COVID-19 pandemic onset. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages 179–191, https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaab005 

Book Chapters: 

  • Heiselman, Cassandra; Bacak, Stephen J: Management of Postterm Pregnancy. Perifacts #16145. July 2017
  • Lavin, Justin P; Hasan, Ayesha; Heiselman, Cassandra: Endometritis and Other Postpartum Infections. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018. 
  • Lavin, Justin P; Hasan, Ayesha; Heiselman, Cassandra: Endometritis and Other Postpartum Infections. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2020.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2019. 
  • Lavin, Justin P; Heiselman, Cassandra; Lende, Michelle; Endometritis and Other Postpartum Infections: The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2021. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2020.  

Presentations: 

  • Castro J, Heiselman DE, Chen A, Heiselman CJ, Friedman N: Incidence of seizures in comatose cardiac arrest survivors undergoing induced hypothermia therapy-a retrospective analysis.  Poster presentation, Scientific Sessions 2006, American Heart Association, Chicago, IL, November 12, 2006.  
  • Castro J, Friedman N, Chen A, Heiselman D, Heiselman C:  Induced Hypothermia Therapy for Survivors of In-and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest – A Retrospective Review. Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, Feb 18, 2007.   
  • Castro J, Friedman N, Chen A, Heiselman D, Heiselman C: Seizures in Comatose Arrest Survivors Receiving Therapeutic Hypothermia. Oral presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, Feb 18, 2007.   
  • Castro J, Friedman N, Chen A, Heiselman D, Heiselman C: Use of Routine Blood Cultures in Protocols for Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest. Poster presentation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, Feb 18, 2007.   
  • Castro C, Heiselman C, Chen A, Friedman N, Heiselman D: Use of Routine Blood Cultures in Protocols for Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest. Poster presentation.  17th Annual NEOUCOM Residency Research Day, Akron, OH, May 9, 2007. 
  • Wuescher C, Heiselman, C; Lee J, Delahanty M; Haller N: Impact of Clostridium Difficile Colitis on Rehabilitation Outcomes. Poster presentation. 18th Annual NEOUCOM Residency Research Day, Akron, OH, April 23, 2008. 
  • Abdelfatah, M; Heiselman, C; Dumford, D; Murphy, C; Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with B-cell lymphoma, a rare lethal cause for fever of unknown origin.  24th Annual NEOUCOM Residency Research Day. April 25, 2014 
  • Shah, K; Heiselman, C; Smelcer, P: Consultation Communication: Hospital Culture and Perspectives. Poster presentation. Annual AIPNO Conference, Cleveland, OH, October 2016. 
  • Heiselman, C; Smelcer, P; Shah, K; Cottrell, C; Lavin, JP: Inpatient Consultation Communication: Hospital Culture and Perspectives. ePoster presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2017. 
  • Heiselman, C; Smelcer, P; Shah, K; Cottrell, C; Lavin, JP: Communication Among Inpatient Consultants: Is a Change in Culture Needed?. Oral presentation. 2017 Cleveland Clinic Akron General Scientific Session, Akron, OH, May 31, 2017. 
  • Kantorowska, A; Heiselman, C; Halpern, T; Akerman, M; Elsayad, A; Muscat, J; Sicuranza, G; Vintzileos, A; Heo, H: Identifying Barriers that Delay Treatment of Obstetric Hypertensive Emergency. Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2019. 
  • Dinglas, C; Umesh, V; Heiselman, C; Garretto, D; Herrera, K. “Do maternal and neonatal outcomes vary based on indications since the introduction of late preterm antenatal steroids?”. Oral presentation. 13th Annual Women in Medicine Stony Brook Research Day, Stony Brook, NY, March 6, 2019. 
  • Davis, J; Heiselman, C; Hoffmann, E; Dinglas, C; Akerman, M; Elsayah, A; Adams, R; Vintzileos, A; Heo, H. “Does 1st Trimester Hemoglobin A1c Predict Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?”. Poster presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 2019. 
  • Heiselman, C; Dinglas, C; Davis, J: “Cell Free DNA Screening: Basics and Beyond”. Film Festival presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 2019. 
  • Dinglas, C; Davis, J; Heiselman, C; Chavez, M; Vintzileos: “Selective laser ablation followed by a delayed Solomon technique for twin-twin transfusion syndrome may improve dual survival”. Poster presentation. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - 29th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Berlin, Germany, October 2019.  
  • Heiselman, C; Pastore, LM; Milone, G; Davis, J; Dinglas, C; Persad, M; Garretto, D; Herrera, K: How do distress levels affect women’s decision-making for invasive prenatal genetic testing? Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 2020.  
  • Fuchs, A; Heiselman, C; Davis, J; Overbey, J; Rosenn, B: Do fibroids change in size during pregnancy? Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 2020.  
  • Davis, J; Heiselman, C; Cochrane, E; Staszewski, C; Gruttadauria, M; Fuchs, A; Fung, J; Dayton, S; Garry, D; Herrera, K; Garretto, D: Comparison of Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT) on Prenatal and Postnatal Growth Effects. Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 2020.  
  • Lende, M; Heiselman, C; Knebusch, M; Cottrell, C; Bacak, S: Postpartum Diabetes Screening in an Urban Resident Clinic. Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 2020.  
  • Davis, J; Heiselman, C; Peresleni, T; Baker, D; Garry, D: Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are Potential Markers for Preterm Birth (PTB). Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 2020. 
  • Heiselman, C; Fuchs, A; Davis, J: “Opioid Use in Pregnancy: Breaking Through the Stigma”. Film Festival presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, April 2020.  
  • Davis, J; Heiselman, C; Cochrane, E; Staszewski, C; Gruttadauria, M; Fuchs, A; Fung, J; Dayton, S; Garry, D; Herrera, K; Garretto, D: “Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT) Outcomes on Maternal Weight Gain”. Poster presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, April 2020.  
  • Freeman, E; Heiselman, C; Knebusch, M; Cottrell, C; Bacak, S: “Intention Versus Uptake: LARC Among Postpartum Women in a Federally Qualified Health Clinic”. Poster presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, April 2020.  
  • Heiselman, C; Pastore, LM; Milone, G; Davis, J; Dinglas, C; Persad, M; Garretto, D; Herrera, K: How do distress levels affect women’s decision-making for invasive prenatal genetic testing? Oral presentation. 14th Annual Women in Medicine Stony Brook Research Day, Stony Brook, NY, March 11, 2019. (accepted) 
  • Fuchs, A; Heiselman, C; Davis, J; Overbey, J; Rosenn, B: Do fibroids change in size during pregnancy? Oral presentation. 14th Annual Women in Medicine Stony Brook Research Day, Stony Brook, NY, March 11, 2019. (accepted) 
  • Freeman, E; Heiselman, C; Knebusch, M; Cottrell, C; Bacak, S: “Intention Versus Uptake: Long-acting reversible contraception among postpartum women in a federally qualified health center”. Oral presentation. Cleveland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Research Day. May 2020.  **Award: 2nd Place Resident Research**
  • Henninger, C; Heiselman, C; George, E; Bacak, S: A Novel Approach to Suture Placement in Robotic-Assisted Transabdominal Cerclage. Poster presentation. CAOG Annual Meeting, October 2020. 
  • Kohli HK, Heiselman C, Heiligenstein M, Fuchs A, Garretto D, Herrera K. Patient Satisfaction with Obstetrics and Gynecology Telemedicine Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster Presentation. 48th Annual Latinx Medical Student Association Northeast Conference. January 2021.  
  • Heiselman C, Fuchs A, Abuzeid O, Heiligenstein M, Iovino N, Huber A, Gorman M, Sha S, Herrera K, Garretto D, Noureddine L, Choi J, Garry D. Opioid Maintenance Therapy Prescription by Obstetricians and Postpartum Visit Compliance. Poster Presentation. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 41th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Virtual. January 2021. 
  • Fuchs A, Heiselman C, Peralta L, Gorman M, Umesh V, Abuzeid O, Garretto D, Herrera K, Hussain A, Garry D. Fetal Abdominal Circumference as an Early Marker in Prediction of Small for Gestational Age Newborns. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Virtual. January 2021  
  • Abdelnour R, Heiselman C, Freeman E, George E, Kovach S, Chien E. Access to Tdap Vaccine in Outpatient Offices and Immunization Uptake during Pregnancy. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Virtual. January 2021  
  • Heiselman C, Fuchs A, Abuzeid O, Gorman M, Iovino N Sha S, Garretto D. Risk Factors Associated with Severe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Requiring Morphine. Poster Presentation. American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Virtual 2021 Meeting. April 2021.  **Award: Abstract Honorable Mention**
  • Fuchs A, Heiselman C, Peralta L, Umesh V, Gorman M, Herrera K, Abuzeid O, Choi J, Garretto D, Garry D. Prediction of Cesarean Delivery by Umbilical Artery Dopplers in Growth Restricted Fetuses. Poster presentation. AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) 2021 Annual Convention. April 2021. 
  • Heiselman C, Fuchs A, Abuzeid O, Huber A, Heiligenstein M, Herrera K. Risk Factors for Preterm Delivery in Women on Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT). Poster Presentation. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2021 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, April 2021 
  • Abuzeid O, Heiselman C, Fuchs A, Herrera K, Garry D, Abuzeid M. Obstetric Outcomes of Singleton Live Birth After Hysteroscopic Division of Complete Uterine Septum. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2021 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, April 2021. 
  • Heiselman C, Fuchs A, Abuzeid O, Heiligenstein M, Iovino N, Huber A, Gorman M, Sha S, Herrera K, Garretto D, Noureddine L, Choi J, Garry D. Opioid Maintenance Therapy Prescription by Obstetricians and Postpartum Visit Compliance. Poster Presentation. New York Obstetrical Society Residents and Fellows Research Day. April 13, 2021. 
  • Preis, H, Heiselman, C, Mahaffey, B, Lobel, M. Birth satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic among 2,339 women in the U.S. Oral presentation. New York Perinatal Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting. April 21, 2021 
  • Kohli HK, Heiselman C, Heiligenstein M, Fuchs A, Garretto D, Herrera K. Patient Satisfaction with Obstetrics and Gynecology Telemedicine Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Oral presentation. New York Perinatal Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting. April 21, 2021 
  • Fuchs A, Heiselman C, Peralta L, Gorman M, Umesh V, Abuzeid O, Garretto D, Herrera K, Hussain A, Garry D. Prediction of Small for Gestational Age Newborns and Their Mode of Delivery Using Fetal Abdominal Circumference and Umbilical Artery Dopplers in the Growth Restricted Fetus. Oral presentation. New York Perinatal Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting. April 21, 2021