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Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care, Inc.
Abby Medical Center Office: One Centurian Drive, Suite 312, Newark, DE 19713
Christiana Hospital: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1992,Newark, DE 19718
Phone: (302) 319-5680    Website: www.DCMFM.com
Our Medical Team

Marjorie Pollock

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Appointments

Active Medical Staff Christiana Care Health System Obstetrics and Gynecology Newark, Delaware

Bio

Marjorie Pollock, MSN, APN-C . is an advanced practitioner with the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care. She is the Director of the Diabetes Management Program. Marge has worked in the field of Women’s and Children’s Health since 1987. Marge completed her nursing education at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing earning a BSN in Nursing, MSN in Perinatal Nursing, and completing the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program in 1995. She started her career in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center as a staff nurse providing care for women on Maternity and Labor and Delivery. In the Perinatal Evaluation Center at the same facility, she had the opportunity to work with Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists and performed perinatal ultrasound, fetal testing, and assisted with procedures for women with high risk pregnancies. After completing the Health Care of Women Nurse Practitioner program, she provided obstetrical triage services for pregnant women presenting for care. In 1996, Marge became the Perinatal Assessment Coordinator for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Christiana Care Health Services.  The responsibilities of this position included managing the antenatal testing unit, providing prenatal care for MFM high risk patients, and directing the daily operations of the OB/GYN research program for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This included the oversight of operations at the Christiana recruitment site for research studies funded through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development MFM Research Units Network. In 2004, she transitioned to private practice providing healthcare for women seeking OB/GYN services and in 2007 became the Administrative Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Inspira Health Network in Vineland, N.J.  Marge returned to Delaware in April 2014 when she joined the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care.. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and the University of Delaware, School of Nursing and is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. She has also served as a member of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative Board of Directors and has published in several peer-reviewed journals. Marge and her husband, Brian, reside in Sewell, NJ with their twin girls.

Certification

  • 1995 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

Credentials

  • 1987 BSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1991 MSN, Perinatal Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1995 Post-Master’s Graduate Study, Health Care of Women Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Specialty

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Awards Philadelphia Region, Finalist, Community Service
  • 2004 Certificate of Research Excellence, Christiana Care Health Services
  • 2001 Gold Award, Service Excellence, Christiana Care Health Services
  • 2000 Silver Award, Service Excellence, Christiana Care Health Services
  • 1992 Nursing Excellence Award, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • 1987 Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • 1986 Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter, National Nursing Honor Society

Publications

  • Sciscione A, Hoffman MK, DeLuca S, O’Shea A, Benson J, Pollock M, Vakili B Fetal fibronectin as a predictor of vaginal birth in nulliparas undergoing preinduction cervical ripening. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 106(5Pt1):980-5,2005 Nov.
  • Sciscione A, Duhl A, Pollock M, Hoffman M, Rhee A,Colmorgen G. Extramembranous placement of an air-coupled vs transducer-tipped intrauterine pressure catheter. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 50(8):578-84, 2005
  • DeFalco LM, Sciscione AC, Megerian G, Tolosa J, Macones G, O’Shea A, Pollock MA. Inpatient versus outpatient management of monoamniotic twins and outcomes. Am J Perinat 2005
  • A Sciscione, P Wilson, M Loomis, S Johnson, M Pollock, A O’Shea, M Rode. Lamellar body count compared to fetal lung maturity (FLM)tm for prediction of pulmonary maturity. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Kelly S, Pollock M, Maas B, Lefebvre C, Manley J, Sciscione A. Early transvaginal sonography versus early cerclage in women with an unclear history of incompetent cervix. AmJ Obstet Gynecol 184:1097,2001.
  • Sciscione A, Nguyen L, Manley J, Pollock M, Maas B, Colmorgan G. A randomized prospective comparison of the foley catheter to intravaginal misoprostol for preinduction cervical ripening. Obstet Gynecol, 97(4): 603-7; 2001
  • Sciscione A, Manley J, Shlossman P, Martin E, Lankiewicz M, Pollock M, Colmorgen G. Intracervical fibrin sealants: a potential treatment for preterm premature rupture of membranes. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 184(3): 368-73; 2001
  • Jenkins T, Berghella V, Shlossman P, McIntyre C, Maas B, Pollock M, Wapner R. Timing of cerclage removal after preterm premature rupture of membranes: maternal and neonatal outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 183: 847-52, 2000
  • Sciscione A & Pollock M. Preinduction cervical ripening using the Foley catheter. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology. 20(24), 1-7, 2000
  • Sciscione A, Muench M, Pollock M, Maas B, Jenkins T, DiVito M, Shlossman P, Manley J, Mulla W, Colmorgen GHC. Foley bulb for pre-induction cervical ripening in the outpatient versus inpatient setting. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2000, Miami, FL
  • Sciscione A, McCullough H, Manley J, Shlossman P, Mc Intyre C, Maas B, Pollock M, Colmorgan G. A Prospective randomized comparison of the foley catheter versus intracervical prostaglandin E2 gel for preinduction cervical ripening. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 180(1): 54-9, 1999
  • Arnold L, Gennaro S, Kirby, A, Laverty (Pollock) M. (1995). The Perinatal evaluation center: a nurse practitioner service delivery model. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 991), 45-51